Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I woke up face to face with a man this morning!

He wasn't in my bed. He wasn't in the room. In fact, he wasn't even in the house. I'm not sure which of us screamed louder, me or the windowcleaner. It was all he could do to hang onto his chamis.

I know I shouldn't really sleep with the curtains open but I look out onto open fields. The worst that could happen would be I flash to a flock of migrating geese or titillate a voyeuristic pheasant. Any stray dogger desperate enough to have hung around my lit bedroom window would be rewarded with hours of hot cocoa drinking action and tantric book-reading ( I can do it literally for hours and hours on the brink of ecstasy the whole time when given the right literary stimulation).

He normally comes at a weekend while I'm out. I'm still trying to get used to the new waste collection days. Blue and green boxes ( for paper and glass/tin) one week, brown bin for organic composting waste the next ( I never put it out 'cos I'm still trying to fill the home composter I bought at the council sale last autumn, it has a high percentage of rotting fruit and toilet rolls but very little in terms of garden clippings or vegetable peelings - not sure what that says about my lifestyle). I haven't a clue when the main wheelie bin is emptied, but just rely on the neighbours to have got it right. I haven't a hope of trying to remember when he's next due.

Perhaps I'll ask him to whistle very loudly before he climbs his ladder. I don't know why I'm worrying. Poor bloke is probably too traumatised to work again!


Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

LOL! Yes--been there...done that! He'll be just fine--THAT's what workman's comp covers! :)


7:27 pm  
Blogger cream said...

I bet that you had the cleanest windows in the street by the time your window-cleaner finished ogling!
My other job apart from the ones I mentioned, is actually window-cleaner! Fancy that!)

7:41 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Fancy the Fenestrationist do we? What's all this then about geese havin'a gander? If Mr.Clean comes back tomorrow make sure that he's got both hands on his squeege!

8:30 pm  
Blogger Melora said...

So, in G.B. the garbage men also wash the windows? I'd be happy to pay a bit extra for my trash pick-up if they'd do that! I'm sure the sight of you in your nightie made his day!

10:33 pm  
Blogger Joyce said...

I'm so impressed that they pick up compost- very progressive!
I too sleep without covers- window covers, that is. I figure that its my space, so be a peeping tom at your own risk. You're the one who'll have to live with the memories!

2:42 pm  
Blogger trixi said...

That's one of the funniest things I've read! But what an entertaining way to start the day, for everyone, especially your readers. : )

2:46 am  
Blogger The Tart said...

Never a dull moment in CherryPie land ; )

Glad your project worked out too! U are such a good pal!

Big hugs & smooches,
The Tart
; )

5:04 am  

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