every house on main street has window boxes filled with various-colored pansies. the mail boxes are hand painted. the houses are numbered in predictable sequence. every lawn in raked and mowed regularly. children play basketball or jump rope in the driveways. well trained dogs sit happily on decks or under the bushes by front doors. joggers use the sidewalks and wave hello to each other as they pass. drivers stop their cars at each stop line, wait for passer-bys and proceed at the posted speed. it all seems perfect.
but no one who lives on main street likes their neighbors.