Friends is one my favorite sitcoms, I started to watch the show when I was in high school and had dreams that when I moved out on my own, I would bond with my neighbors which would cultivate life-long friendships.
I currently live in a fabulousl apartment in central Oahu, however the apartment culture is quite different from what I had hoped. I feel like I am Miss Aloha, always greeting everyone with a smile, wishing people a great day, holding doors for them, and what do I get in return?! Perhaps a smile or two. During the holidays, I even make cookies for my neighbors to try and get to know them. I figured Monica from Friends made chocolates, and people started to be friends with her. None of my neighbors seem to be interested in getting to know one another. The ones that I see often, I make up nick names to remember them, such as “drinks-a-lot” man, “Beautiful Family”, and “Cute construction guy”. I understand that everyone has busy lives but when I ask my friends, they tell me that they know their neighbors and even hang out!
An example is @Melissa808 @tiabla @dtsp808 @derekpaiva and @Genepark– they make up “Melrose Place”. The young and the fabulous, beautiful, fun and fashionable! I am SO jealous! I wish there was an opening in their building so I could move in and play with Polly-Oat Cakes (@tiabla‘s kitty). The Melrose clan aka the “Beautiful People” even go out for brunch and bake for one-another.
Maybe it is just me, and maybe because I never went away for college so yearn for my apartment lifestyle to mirror dorm life. Or maybe I just watch too much TV. Either way, if there is an opening at Melrose place- I am there! For those that live in apartments- how are YOUR neighbors? Do you live in a Melrose place, or a boring place like me?