"Love your neighbor as you love yourself." - Mark 12:31
The bible gives us many such wonderful messages but this is one that all women seem to have taken to heart with utmost sincerity. As such, we spend hours chatting with our neighbours, on every topic under the sun, and they know the happenings at our home as well as we do. It starts off in a simple fashion, "I have run out of sugar. Can I borrow a cup please?" An invitation to the living room follows. But it is politely declined because she has to cook and clean before the husband and kids get home and hasn't got a lot of time to spare. But as you and your neighbour stand at your door step and the conversation steers to interesting waters about the argument you had with your husband, or about your common friend's financial problems, cooking and cleaning take a back seat. Minutes and hours slip by till the sound of a phone bell or the arrival of your husband breakup the cosy meeting. She leaves reluctantly, with a promise to come back tomorrow to return the sugar cup.