hello sir, Interesting post and definitely something that all of us have gone through. I remember when i got married and went to chennai,I was new to the city and hungry for some company as i came from a big family my husband went off to work at 7 in the morning and returned in the night. T.V becomes useless when u can't watch it with someone so i used to lookout for neighbours all the time.Since most of them were working i hardly saw anyone during the day time.One day i heard a child outside and i ran to open my door to find that the apartment next to mine was open and a child was running around and being fond of children i smiled and started talking to the lil girl.I didn't know tamil so i spoke in english which i'm sure the lil one couldn't get but i think affection has no language and can get translated into anything.Anyways i must have spoken to her for only 2-3 min when her mom came rushing and by the time i could turn n give her a smile she had snatched the poor girl inside and shut the door on my face!For a few minutes i kept staring at shut door,smile frozen,thinking what i may have done for such a response... i certainly didn't look scary nor was i remotely trying to enter her house! It upset me immensely. I've spent 15 years in the gulf where we lived with people from different countries and they were so warm and cooperating.If someone fell ill in the apartment everyone used to take turn to help them to get on with cooking or any other requirement.After that when i see that my own people are so aloof it then really gets to me.