Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:44
I think that some of these tv programmes about awful neighbours cause more trouble than exists already. It just makes people anxious and then instead of people treating each other normally a fear and anxiety gets between them and stops them having a proper relationship.
I've always found the Polish people I've worked with or lived near to be very reasonable and friendly family-oriented people - they can't be blamed if they're used to a less formal lifestyle than some of us - just have a pleasant word with them. I've also found most of them to be very good cooks - enjoying swapping recipes and baking cakes for colleagues and neighbours.
Do they know that the slamming of the door upsets you? Perhaps the door sticks and they need to get their landlord to fix it.
Smile at them and say hello - it's a start to a good neighbourly relationship - and then hopefully you can be friends - good neighbours are worth their weight in gold