Monday, May 12, 2008
Ok...so yesterday, while having a wonderful relaxing afternoon with friends, I had a slight slip of the tongue. I was describing driving around our neighborhood and how you give the "neighbor wave" to your neighbors that you don't know so well...but that you recognize. Everybody with me? Only, it came out as "weighbor nave". Everyone laughed hysterically. I thought it was pretty funny too.
That got me thinking though....how come we don't know the people that we live so close to? Why do we drive right into our garages and walk right in the house? I was trying to see if I knew any of my neighbors names....I only came up with one. Why do we do that? Maybe I'm the only one...
So...here's the challenge....introduce yourself to one of your neighbors. If you've lived in the same place for awhile (like me), this may be a little uncomfortable because it will require a little humility as you admit that you don't really know their name even though you "weighbor nave" them everyday....but don't worry, they'll be equally nervous....because chances are, they don't know your name either.
Good luck! Turn a "weighbor" into a neighbor!