Susan: Hello, my name is Susan; I am your new neighbour.
Neighbour: My name is Chris. Nice to meet you Susan! It is nice to see a new face around.
Susan: Sounds like there is normally not much movement in the area.
Chris: Well, not really. People love living here, because the area has a good reputation.
Susan: Is that so? Why? I thought everybody wanted to live on the waterfront.
Chris: Well, that was the case a couple of years ago. Now, the best place to be is here, in the old industrial quarter.
Susan: I should have known that when I saw how much the average rent was.
Chris: The rent is actually quite decent. It is the pressure you are put under when it comes to cars, appearances and activities.
Susan: That does sound challenging. So, how do you manage to keep up with that?
Chris: Well, I work in sales for a big company, and I drive a BMW as a company car. But honestly, I don’t really care what car I’m driving, as long as it has space for my two dogs.
Susan: What kind of dogs have you got?
Chris: I have two Rottweilers.
Susan: I wonder what the neighbours think about that. They have a reputation for being dangerous.
Chris: Let’s say, it took some time, but now everyone accepts them. People around here know now that mine are friendly. But before, they got weird looks all the time.
Susan: I can imagine. Do you have any activities in common with the neighbours?
Chris: Not really. I enjoy going to barbecues once in a while. But I’ve never accepted an invitation for a sailing trip or anything like that, if you know what I mean.
Susan: I see. Well, I am curious to see how I will get along with the neighbours. I am glad that you live right next door! You should come over for a cup of coffee whenever you have time and meet my husband.
Chris: I’d love to! Thank you.
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