I now catch the train with my ex-neighbour every single morning. It’s great. His girlfriend is sometimes on our train some days too. We just get on really well. We talk about work, the area, places worth going to. Just really nice making new friends and meeting like-minded people.
The whole year they lived next door to me, I only knew the to say hello to and I never made much of an effort. I wasn’t aloof, it’s just I’ve done 6 years at my place and have been used to people coming and going. Plus, I’m a slow burn type of person. I don’t make friends instantly.
Now they live up the road in their own place, we’ve become friends. Is funny how things turn out.
As one door closes, another opens.