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verse 17: “Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, Lest he become weary of you and hate you.”

The annoying neighbor…almost sounds like a book, doesn’t it? If you remember old sitcom television, you’ll remember Lenny and Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley. The most famous appearance they would make is when they would bust in on the girls, with nothing more than a BANG of the door flinging open, and Squiggy saying “Hello!”. I guess the more recent version of that would be Kramer on the Seinfeld sitcom. These were friends and neighbors who would just walk right in on you and make themselves at home…usually to the chagrin of the homeowners.

Neighbors are unavoidable when you live in close proximity to people. Good neighbors can be very hard to find. Good neighbors are there in good times and in bad times…and especially appreciated in bad times, like if your house is broken into. You don’t want the reputation of the neighbor that people dread having over at their house…especially the one who doesn’t know how to leave. To quote an old saying, “never overstay your welcome.”

Something to think about.

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