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So I just moved, am I...

So I just moved, am I...

  • Introduce Myself

    Votes: 8 14.5%
  • Eat Bacon and wait for them to introduce themselves

    Votes: 47 85.5%

  • Total voters
    55

MONSTERMUDDER

Let's Go Brandon!!!
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Supposed to introduce myself to the neighbors on my street or are they supposed to introduce themselves to me? I'm not a people person and dunno what to do.

I know my nextdoor neighbor but haven't met anyone else on my street besides a friendly wave when coming/going.

With the covid and everything going on am I supposed to knock on doors and introduce myself?Do I shake hands? Fucking 2020 I swear...
 
Say nothing, put out a BLM matters sign, Trump 2020, Build the Pipeline, Hang a rainbow flag above your USA flag and things will be fine, no introductions needed.
 
Wait til they come over at 2am to tell you to shut the hell up with the impact, then give them a beer.
 
I'll preface my comments with: I'm an extreme introvert. I don't care to deal with many people at a given time.

My previous house was people coming by to introduce themselves as I was moving in. By end of day, I met about 8 neighbors. This was on a street where the lots were ~1/3 acre each.

My new house is in a "neighborhood" where my ~6 acre lot is somewhat small. Close to four years later, I know maybe 4 neighbors... one of them a Pirate member😎 While I'm not known, my house is known; cool mailbox and concrete driveway plus the cruiser graveyard :p With that said, my wife knows more of our neighbors than I do.
 
I know my neighbors by asking if I can hunt their fields, telling them they cant hunt my land, or asking them to come drag out whatever I got stuck. I give away plenty of firewood to the cool ones. Everyone minds their own business, the way it should be.
 
I am not a people person so I mind my business. If they come over then cool I will chat but I usually keep to myself.

I have two neighbors about 50 yards on each side and both stopped by. One leaves me alone, the other just keeps coming over to B.S.
 
It's usually the music and the grinder, I have to turn the music up to hear it over the grinder:laughing:

My nearest neighbor is right at a half mile west of me on the other side of the road. my house and trees are between him and my shop. I recently bought some Pyle outdoor karaoke speakers for the shop, Im trying to be all 2020 and sync my phone or whatever the fucking kids call it. Anyhow, It was loud inside the 40x60 shop but needed more bass. so I added a couple twelves I had in a box with an amp. Now it is dumb loud. One afternoon a couple weeks ago I was out running the planer which is plenty loud so the classic country needed to be just a bit louder. My neighbor walks in the shop, said he could hear Hank coming from up here and wanted to see what was playing that loud! :lmao: Neighborhood music he called it.
 
My nearest neighbor is right at a half mile west of me on the other side of the road. my house and trees are between him and my shop. I recently bought some Pyle outdoor karaoke speakers for the shop, Im trying to be all 2020 and sync my phone or whatever the fucking kids call it. Anyhow, It was loud inside the 40x60 shop but needed more bass. so I added a couple twelves I had in a box with an amp. Now it is dumb loud. One afternoon a couple weeks ago I was out running the planer which is plenty loud so the classic country needed to be just a bit louder. My neighbor walks in the shop, said he could hear Hank coming from up here and wanted to see what was playing that loud! :lmao: Neighborhood music he called it.

Last time I had a BBQ we had a DJ, local guy from the bar did it for cheap, it was great. Played till like 1am. I asked my neighbors about it later (in a hey sorry if I was too loud) type way, and they all said they loved it, it was just loud enough to enjoy outside, but inside they could barely here it. Hell the one said he lit a fire and sat outside drinking whiskey enjoying the free tunes. I told him he should have stopped over.
 
I believe protocol is to fire off a few rounds into the air, followed by a rolling burn out down the street- have to announce your arrival.

I have done this a few times, never worked out like I thought it would.

I'd just wave at people for a bit and you'll end up meeting them.
 
If I'm going to be in a neighborhood, I'll go introduce myself. I try to figure out who is going to have a problem with me out the gate. I usually just say something along the lines of "Hey I'm junkytj, live right over there and new to the hood. I'm trying to figure out who is batshit crazy on the block, can you fill me in? Cool thanks, if you ever have an issue with me come on over and I'm happy to discuss it with you over a beer or ice tea whichever is up to you. Give me achance before you call in the law please. If I you let me know you are out of town for a bit, I'll keep an eye on your place for you if you like, just let me know."

If everyone points at the same house, that's the crazy fucker. If they point all over the place, it's probably about to be me. :flipoff2:

Edit: If I'm not in a neighborhood, I don't say shit to anyone.
 
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Appreciate the advice and witty banter as always :flipoff2:

Its a mostly rural dead end street so I guess I'll just keep to myself and meet em when it happens and not force it. That was my plan all along but someone said I should introduce myself and I thought that would be awkward, just wanted to confirm that and it seems I have :laughing:
 
I've never done the intro thing on purpose

the friendly ones become obvious, and a wave here and there later and you're talking

the neighbors who rather not socialise become obvious also: Like if they run out yelling, holding a camera, taking pics, calling the cops on your motorcycling/modded cars ways (or jumping the natural terrain ramps on their property comes to mind too:flipoff2:)
 
Walking around to all your neighbors houses sounds like one of them court ordered deals. :flipoff2:
 
Appreciate the advice and witty banter as always :flipoff2:

Its a mostly rural dead end street so I guess I'll just keep to myself and meet em when it happens and not force it. That was my plan all along but someone said I should introduce myself and I thought that would be awkward, just wanted to confirm that and it seems I have :laughing:

Similar area as me. When I moved in, I went over to the guy across the street (same age, mid 30s) and brought a small cooler with some beers. We stood on the front porch and chatted, he never invited me in. Turns out he doesn't drink and I haven't been back in 3 years. :laughing:
 
I just spent like 20 mins looking for a asshole neighbor meme with no luck, so oh well. :flipoff2:​​​​​​


I lived on a street for 10 years and never knew anyone . *Ron swanson* Best friends I ever had :flipoff2:

Seriously though, stop and say hi if they're out, going door to door seems a little odd to me.
 
I just spent like 20 mins looking for a asshole neighbor meme with no luck, so oh well. :flipoff2:​​​​​​


I lived on a street for 10 years and never knew anyone . *Ron swanson* Best friends I ever had :flipoff2:

Seriously though, stop and say hi if they're out, going door to door seems a little odd to me.

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