Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Always cleaning windows

The window cleaners are abseiling down the building. It is fine when they are at the balcony but when they are cleaning the side windows, which they do first, I hear an alarming bang on the window, that without fail gives me such a fright. Of course I covertly check the window cleaners out to see if they are cute.

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  1. The original window cleaner. Probably the grandfather of Sadie, the cleaning lady.

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  2. The cleaners should have listened to their mothers and studied properly at school. Then they could have done work that was safe.

    *sigh* every profession, trade and business has risks, I suppose. Monks have to be celibate, dentists are feared, bridge builders fall off and die, posties are bitten by horrid dogs and everyone dislikes solicitors.

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  3. And? Were they cute? You can't leave a girl hanging like that! ;)

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  4. Couldn't handle that job - hope its well paid!

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  5. Even if they are not cute they are darn well brave.

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  6. LS, that is great. Not heard it for a long time.

    Hels, I think they are often working backpackers. You left out the crusty and dusty historian.

    Fen, I usually check, but I didn't that time.

    MC, for cleaning something less than 300 windows, the company gets around $2,500. The job can be done in one day. I expect they are reasonably well paid. There is a shortage of them.

    Diane, I have never seen anyone older than thirty cleaning our windows. It is a job for the young and brave.

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  7. I see abseiling window cleaners a couple of times a year while waiting for the bus to work. I took a photo once, but they were a bit too far away. The photo is lost in my files.

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  8. Andrew, I have tried to think of something original to add, but cannot get this window cleaner out of my mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMu0kqPo13M&feature=related

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  9. River, I expect they will turn up on your site one Sunday.

    FC, very good. You know how to amuse me.

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  10. Definitely first the checking out for cuteness for sure, followed by 'ARE THEY INSANE'. I really hope I come back in my next life without so many phobias, imagine the views from up there..inside and out haha!

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  11. Grace, I guess they don't look down too much. I am ok with heights unless I look down generally. Looking down at something specific, and I am ok.

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  12. This post reminds me of a man who used to replace the floursecent lighting where I worked in the 1980s by standing on your desk. He always wore those stubby type of shorts in fashion then and the rest I leave to your imagination.

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  13. Drop a few things on the floor near him, did you Victor?

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  14. That subterfuge wasn't necessary Andrew. The man had no inhibitions or else was blissfully unaware of his surroundings. He would stand with legs apart whilst you remained seated at the desk.

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