Everyone has neighbours, it’s just a part of life. In a state as crowded as Lagos, you may have a lot more neighbors who may be in closer quarters to you than is the norm.
Here are some tips to make sure you are the best neighbor you could possibly be:
Mind your neighbour’s business for them.
After all, why are you neighbors? Their business is your business. They should want you to know every secret of their lives because you are an integral part of it.
Broadcast what you find out.
Even though they were saying those things in private and you found out by eavesdropping or doing “aproko”, make sure that you tell everyone you know.
It was obviously by mistake that they didn’t tell the whole world themselves so you need to help them out.
Give unsolicited advice
Even though they didn’t ask you, they obviously secretly wanted to know your opinion on their outfit, their jobs, their marriage, their weight, and everything about their lives.
They know that you are the smartest and you know everything, they just forgot to ask you.
Invite them to your church.
Even though they have their own church or mosque that they go to regularly and they have told you this repeatedly, they must have been joking. The real salvation is at your own church. The one they are doing where they go is fake.
Invite yourself into their house when they are eating
After all, he who eats alone dies alone.
Teach them how to raise their children
Give them all these punishments
Even though your children are younger than their own, your own method of parenting is obviously the best and you know everything. Don’t forget to warn the children or beat them when you see them doing something wrong. Forget the fact that they are not your children, it takes a village to raise a child.