Doris is glad to hear that the Palluccis have managed to rent out what was the long standing empty apartment next door to theirs in the building, irrespective of Billy and Toby's auspicious first meeting with the new tenant, the boys who knocked him over and broke his lamp in the process. Doris changes her mind when going over to apologize on the boys' behalf and welcome the man into the building, she learns the new tenant is Willard Jarvis, with who every previous meeting she has had has turned into a disaster because of their different outlooks. As hard as each tries, the Martins and Jarvis can't help but continually run into each other, each encounter as bad as the one before. Based on advice from Nick, Doris tries the good neighbor approach in dealing with Jarvis. The questions become whether this new approach will reduce the bad incidents, and regardless if Doris and Jarvis can truly become friends in the process. Written by
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