We have lived in our present southern Sydney location for over 30 years. In that time we have had at least half dozen neibors on both sides of our property. Some have been friendly.. some not so. I recall when we first moved in there was a middle-aged Asian couple next door. Their house was double storey and rather palatial with a huge swimming pool in their back yard. Without a word of a lie I spoke no more than a dozen words to them in the six months they lived there. We tried to be friendly but they just did not want to know us. Maybe it was our body odor. The next people who moved in there were the opposite...friendly, hospitable and helpful. We became good friends for the two years they lived there. They often invited us poor downtrodden over to swim in their expansive pool.