Even though the next door neighbor was my mom's age, she seemed to know everything about me, which seemed a little weird at the time. If I came in at 2:30am in the morning, the next day at 9am as I was leaving to do something else, she'd mention that I got in pretty late. When I came home from work, she was often in the upstairs window with a cigarette waving at me. Say what? Does anyone remember Gladys from "Bewitched" from back in the day? I'm not kidding when I tell you that this neighbor always knew what I was doing with my day!
This went on for years until I joined the USAF, and ironically, I ended up picking up some of the same habits. I'm not hanging out in windows stalking people, (lol),but I'm the person who asks a lot of questions. This is mostly because I'm always really interested in hearing romantic or funny stories, and I love soaking up knowledge about really cool stuff. Sometimes, I need to know why a person made a particular decision about something.
I think being a nosy person has its ups and downs. If there's a crime in the neighborhood, the nosiness pays off, but if you're cheating on your wife or husband, you're definitely gonna get busted. Now that I'm older, I can't say that it bothers me as much as it did when I was a kid. It's a good way to stay in touch.
Anywho - what about you? Do you know all the dirt on your neighbors, or do you pretty much keep to yourselves?