But the neighbors living on the ground floor present quite a contrast. In their cutest I am reminded of the saying Good fences make good neighbors.” We try to keep them at arm’s length. The head of this family is a petty businessman. He keeps a shop of general household goods. His wife is a housewife, but quarrelsome and short- tempered. Their children, in all are a noisy lot. They are always busy playing cricket, cards or some other game with others. Often you can hear them shouting, yelling, or see them making some mischief. I wonder when do they prepare their lessons and do their homework.
This family sometimes creates a lot of trouble for us and others. The boys park their cycles in the common passage and their mother hangs wet and dripping clothes in the stairs. They never care to keep the common passage and stairs clean. Rather they throw bits of papers, wrappers, banana skins etc., here and there. Their TV and radio are always blaring to our great discomfort Complaints have no effect on them. They do not like to be told of the convenience they cause to others.
Thus, as for our neighbors are concerned, ours is a mixed luck. One family is quite polite, co-operative, considerate and ideal. While on the other hand, the other family is unduly assertive, self-centered and quarrelsome. However, we try our best to coexist with them in a peaceful environment. Perhaps it is the gods who decide our neighbors like our relations.