I always try my best as much as possible to interact with them but sometimes we just don't meet so yeah ...
it's quite common, even in my shared house, we don't get to talk much with the housemates
Neighbours, i remember when i was young (im 23years old only) we use to trade food, play with neigbours children and parents start making friends
everyone is tolerant of each other and would be honest and direct
recently just moved, and neighbours also just moved in, as half my family are smoker, apparently the smoke coming out from our living room is disturbing to our neighbours which i would totally understand if you were to knock on our door to let us know
but no, apparently for 6 months since we moved in the neighbour didnt say a word and though they would just not look at us or acknowledge us back when we nod or greet them at the lift landing (We just thought they didnt want any interaction with strangers)
one fine day when both my parents are out, me and my sister smoking, the husband actually came out with a metal pole and started screaming at us about how our smoke smell makes them feel like they are living in hell, bla bla bla all the insultive words and phrases
so conclusion is after so long why now then say something about it? all the chance they have to tell us about it.....but no they just wanna keep quiet until cannot take it then come out and throw tantrum like a child...
Please people, if theres something your neighbour is doing that is annoying you, just try to tell them early on, maybe can take the opportunities by buying snacks or sharing some left overs from dinner, instead of turning up with a metal pole when you finally cant take it...communications is one of the greatest ability of a human being, use it :/
To Damienfeath, f your mum cb ok. You know the meaning of considerate or not. CB kia, want smoke go find somewhere far from human civilisation and smoke to your death ok. It's because sg have more such ppl from 3rd countries and they breed their disgusting filths into this world that make living damn depressing in sg. Still want others to tell you nicely. That guy should whack you with the pole. MF.
Here in Malaysia also.