10 Types Of Neighbors Every South African Would Love To Have


Neighbors are not just people who live next door to us, they are people we share a lot of things with and who have a lot of things in common with us. Sometimes, neighbors are the people we rely on most even though they are not blood relations and may not be the best kind of people. Neighbors are life savers and everyone loves good neighbors who smile whenever you greet them, who don’t talk behind you to the next person who will listen and who can come to your rescue in times of need.

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Beyond the friendliness, neighbors are people whose disposition can affect us and people who most times we find ourselves trying to emulate or please, so it s important to have good neighbors who we can be proud to emulate, talk about and run to in times of need. And in that regard, we have come up with a list of the kinds of neighbors that every South African would love to have.

10 Types Of Neighbors You Should Have

1. The Handy Plumber


A plumber is a person who specializes in who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. Since plumbing issues are like the most common problems that can that can happen in a home, what better neighbor to have than one who you can constantly call on when you can’t seem to understand why you sink is not cooperating in the usual manner. But because issues with water, sewage and drainage can be quite consistent once it starts, you have to be careful not to overdo it the needy neighbor act so that you don’t end up taking advantage of the poor plumber guy. Or worse, he begins to avoid you.

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2. The Cute Electrician


An electrician is a trades person specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable. These set of people are most handy when your TV set develops an issue, or a light bulb suddenly goes off at night and you really can’t wait till daybreak to fix it.

3. The Fancy Doctor


A Doctor is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Doctor neighbor seems to be one of the most important kinds of neighbors everyone would love to have. There is no better feeling than knowing that you would not need to do the long journey to the hospital when you have a fever, headache or when your child is not eating well. All you would need to do, is walk over to the next house and knock on the door.

4. The Strong Builder

080719-N-9623R-008 FALLUJAH, Iraq (July 19, 2008) Builder 2nd Class Thomas, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17, modifies gussets on a South Western Asia (SWA) hut foundation. The foundation is a unique design created by NMCB-17 builders consisting of 4x4s and 25 load-bearing post versus standard SWA hut 15 post construction. NMCB-17, also known as the "Desert Battalion," is deployed to Iraq and other areas of operations supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth W. Robinson/Released)

A builder can be handy with a lot of things, from constructing a good nursery to building your outdoor swing. For little repairs that might be beyond your carpenter, the builder would know precisely what to d about it. And in case you want to build something from scratch, your builder would be a neighbor you can relate with, who knows you very well and understands what you would prefer.

5. The Mobile Mechanic


A mechanic is a person who specializes in using tools to repair machinery. These machinery could include cars, refrigerators, bicycles, boilers, air conditioners and other home or office appliances that may need service or repair. Everyone would certainly love to have a hunky neighbor who does not mind going down to check your car early in the morning when you have a meeting by 7am and your car just wont wake up from sleep or when your air conditioner suddenly coughs and dies just when you are about to settle in and take a much deserved rest. 

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