Does it hurt to say "Hello"?

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My boyfriend and I recently moved into a new flat in the North End. At first we were over joyed with how friendly the majority of our neighbours are. Every one is constantly smiling, making small talk, and boasting about the neighbourhood. The only exception has been a damp blanket that resides in the flat directly connected to ours. Next door are a group of ladies, who seem to hate everything and everyone. Every time that my partner or I have seen them, we smile and say "hello", with no smile or response back. They literally look at us with a scowl and turn the other way. We have done nothing to deserve this, we're been as quiet as mice since we moved in. This happened again yesterday in the morning as I was getting on my bicycle to ride to work, and I have to say that it really makes me feel like crap. My partner has said that he's not going to try any more, but I've decided that I'm only going to be friendlier. They've made me feel like crap, and I'm assuming they don't want us to talk to them. So, if my smile and "hello" ruins their day, then so be it. —Consider this smile as a weapon

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