I have recently purchased a new home and have moved into a neighborhood. I would like to introduce myself to my immediate neighbors and offer them my telephone number in case there is an emergency or if they have a complaint they can contact me without trying to have to see if I am home. The problem is that most of my neighbors appear to be of the opposite gender (I'm male) and that giving out a phone number is an uncommon thing to do. I would like to ensure that when offering these particular neighbors my phone number it is not interpreted as being anything more than "just being a friendly neighbor".
So my question is: How can I give out my telephone number without someone misinterpreting it as being more than friendly?
- I am in a medium sized city (<50,000 people) in the midwest region of the United States.
- I personally don't have any other reason for being concerned besides "You never know what might happen". Fortunately nothing particularly bad has happened to me personally but it does happen to others. You just never know.