Barking dogs and inconsiderate neighbors

Dog-barking-My 39-apartment building seems to be divided into three types of people:  the nosy gossips who rush outside at the flashing lights of an ambulance to see who is being taken out,  the inconsiderate ones who accuse you of bullying them when you ask them politely not to blow cigarette smoke into your apartment, and last, but not least, those who stay to themselves.  I prefer the company of the ones who stay to themselves but the problem is, they hurriedly rush by, not making eye contact with anyone on their way out the door.  How can you even strike up a conversation when you are deemed invisible? Continue reading