I have been so shaken by the hostility from my neighbours / landlords * that whenever I go to work and get a friendly greeting from my colleagues, or even just walk down the street and have a short conversation with a kid wandering along, it is a shock. Hey! This person is genuinely smiling at me! And it is so relaxing to know that someone *doesn’t* hate me.
- There needs to be a word to cover this dual concept. Neighlords?