The neighborhood rarely sees me going outside of our home. Rarer still will they see me stay outside for extended periods of time, not even a view from our grilled gate.
How rare is rare?
Our neighbors do notice I’m out and ocasionally gives a remark about being outside. They know this: the only instances I’m outside is for an errand or to buy something from a neighborhood store.
This is my explanation on why gossip is quick for small communities.
This also serves as a reminder to stay behaved. There are no surveillance cameras, but there are people always watching whether they know it or not.
Might I argue, in terms of surveillance and recall, people are more dangerous than cameras: cameras record as is. People do not: stories can change.