Excuse me, do these effectively hide my thunder?

July 12th, 2010 · 40 comments

So, according to Susan and Amber, there’s a creeper on the loose in Orlando, Florida…one who has a penchant for peering in the bathroom windows of his female neighbors. (In this case, a window that some brilliant architect decided to position essentially in the shower.)

If you can read this, stop staring in our windows, PERVERT!

Of course, there’s always another side to the story.

Stop standing in front of the window naked, EXHIBITIONIST.

So, how ever could Susan and Amber resolve this tomato/tomahto dispute (aside from, you know, buying curtains)? Dr. Tobias Fünke, never-nude, to the rescue!

Dr. Tobias Fünke, never-nude, to the rescue!

related: Be more private with yourself

FILED UNDER: "up for debate" · neighbors · note wars · Orlando


40 responses so far ↓

  • #1   shwonline bang

    Apparently the illiterate are welcome to keep looking.

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Sean Jungian

    I’m sure curtains infringe on their rights to free expression.

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Nack

      I’m with you, Sean. What is hard about blinds? A couple curtains, gee, tack up a blanket or a towel to cover the window if you’re broke, is it really so hard to close your window from anyone seeing in?

      Instead, they’d rather post a note about people peeping in, and the peepers are getting brazen by saying it’s not their fault for exhibitionism reasons. The last one just invites you to look, I think. “A guy in shorts, is that the Darwin evolution? What is that?” *peer*

      Jul 13, 2010 at 1:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Sean Jungian

      I probably should have mentioned that I am, of course, in full favor of young female college students expressing themselves nakedly in front of open windows in my neighborhood.

      I’m a patriot, y’know.

      Jul 15, 2010 at 8:08 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Julie

    I’m just glad the science of analrapy is finally good for something, even if it is just curing peeping Toms.

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   stuffin'

      I’d say that frosted glass doesn’t effectively hide anyone’s thunder.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 11:10 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   shaniatwainHEY

      Yes y’all, anal-rapists are very effective when it comes to peeping.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 11:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   mamason bang

      Analrapy? 8-O

      Talk about unfortunate names.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   JOHN TROTTER

    “STOP DOGGIN YOU PUUURRVE “

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    If you can read this our frosted-for-our-privacy window is wide open.

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   dixiechick

    Wait, are the windows fogged up, or am I missing my moment of clarity here? Are there candles lined up on the windowsill on the inside, and pictures of Tobias taped to the outside??? Or WTH? (And in picture #2, is that a curtain or a more temporary towel?)

    I AM SO CONFUSED. (But I’m also giggling at the reply in #2!)

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   kate

      I think this is a window in a shower (those aren’t candles, they’re shaving cream and shampoo). I know, a window in a shower, it doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why anyone would build a house with such a big window in the shower (maybe it’s an old house and it used to be just a tub, not a shower?). But I have the same thing in my house, and it sucks. I’m pretty sure the frosted glass doesn’t do much (especially at night), and our privacy curtain sticks to us while we shower.

      Jul 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   PamIAm

      In my last apartment I learned a trick to covering up shower windows. Get some Contact paper, or other translucent or opaque piece of adhesive plastic film. It doesn’t mildew, still lets in a little light, and keeps people from peeking in.

      Our shower window was in a basement apartment, and the glass wasn’t even frosted. -_- People would have been able to peep in without us ever catching them.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 12:57 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   FeRD bang

      Yeah, I’m going to go with, for the third photo:
      (a) We’re outside of the window, looking in. (Biggest clue? No locks or other hardware visible from this side.)
      (b) The products are lined up on the windowsill.
      (c) The pointless and crappy photocopies of Tobias, which really don’t provide any cover at all, are stuck directly to the inside of the window.
      (d) It’s been raining (or somebody’s sloppy with a hose), and the outside of the window is wet, hence the droplets in front of Tobias.
      (e) The window frosting is really pretty ineffective — you could almost scan the UPC on that red-capped can.
      (f) Based on what we know of 3 sides (2 visible, the cans implying the third), that window is set into a very deep windowbox. Which makes this all the more silly. A simple tension-mount cafe rod and a small curtain, and done. (Or two rods, one top and bottom, if convection currents keep pulling the curtain into the shower when it’s in use.) All parts likely obtainable at a nearby dollar store for the princely sum of $3+tax.

      and finally, for extra credit…
      (g) That house’s exterior is painted a really hideous color!

      Jul 13, 2010 at 1:31 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Sirius¤ bang

      (h) FeRD really wishes Susan and Amber would trim that scratchy juniper bush beneath the window.

      (The avatar gave it away)

      Jul 13, 2010 at 10:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   park rose bang

    Oh, I always thought it was the to-may-to/tomato dispute.
    Not the tomahto/tomahto dispute ;)

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      Let’s call the whole thing off!!

      Jul 13, 2010 at 4:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   shesajem

    the window is frosted – how could he see in? maybe they were leaving it open.. that’s just asking for it.

    Jul 13, 2010 at 1:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   mamason bang

      All women are asking for it. That’s the price you pay for having a vagina.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Lenore bang

      *sigh* I miss jinx.

      Jul 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Froget Menot

    …this illiterate worm ( he cant read clothes ) was creepy crawling on my window , forcing me to look at him .. I didnt make out his features .. but i swear it was Desmond Morris
    Will i go blind now?

    Jul 13, 2010 at 1:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   tom

    lol @ the Arrested Development reference. :)

    Jul 13, 2010 at 1:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Andrea

    About the `don`t stand in the window naked” thing…

    I can’t remember what happened after. There was this story last year about a dude getting charge for being nude in his home… a mother and her kid were walking by and saw him in the window. (Except that they were cutting through his yard?) Does anyone know what happened to that case?

    Anyways, I have one of those frosted shower windows and I hate it. I always cover it up when I shower. Especially in the early morning.

    Jul 13, 2010 at 3:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   The Elf

      The mother and kid were on an established path that cut through his yard while the nude dude was drinking coffee in his kitchen at 5:30am. The window faced the side yard/path. The case rested on intent – did the man intend for the boy to see him nude or was it purely accidental. There was additional concern because his house was across the street from a school bus stop, even though the incident did not occur in that part of the house.

      He was convicted – they ruled that since multiple people saw him over the course of several hours, he must have intended to be seen. I think indecent exposure falls under sex offenses, so there’s another one for the sex offender registry.

      http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/indecent-exposure-in-home-121809

      If I found out there was a peeping tom, I’d arrange for the biggest guy I know (muscle-wise, not length & girth) to pose there at the expected time. Let him get the idea that my window is not worth looking into!

      Jul 13, 2010 at 6:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Canthz_B bang

      Guess he violated the “Wear a Robe Law”.

      I’m burning mine this morning…avert your eyes, don’t call the cops or get the courts involved. Surely, they have better things to do.
      That judge is an idiot…otherwise anyone a peeping Tom views could be charged with indecent exposure because their nudity inside their own homes could be seen from outside their homes.

      Can you say “Blame the victim”, Your Honor?

      Dude’s lawyer was also an idiot…should have counter sued that the lady and her son were guilty of peeping.
      He’d have won. By her own account, she viewed this guy more than once. Why’d she look again?
      Yeah, he had a shitty lawyer.
      The man had an expectation of privacy when inside his home…just like women have.

      Is it his fault he’s better endowed than her husband?

      Jul 13, 2010 at 8:27 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Kim

      On the bright-ish side, he was given no fine or jail time. But he did decide to move.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 11:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Crisp Flows

      The person that made the report is a wife of an officer. A short research of the court documents even revealed her name. I’m not sure what the rules are on this blog but I will err on the safe side and say the name is out there.

      Simply put:
      She has undue influence on the outcome of the court case and the fact she was not charged for trespassing and being a peeping tom.

      Jul 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   klb4n6

      On appeal, he was found not guilty – the jury took a whopping 20 minutes to decide, and probably half of that time was used by bathroom breaks.

      http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/fairfax/woman-flipped-off-naked-guy-th.html

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   anony-mouse

      cb, thats friggin insane!! Everyone should have the right to do what they wish inside their own home!! No one is forced to look into someone else’s window, EVER. And why was there an “established path” through the guy’s YARD?

      I completely agree with you, and this ruling sets a disturbing precidence, what’s next? A women tries to prosecute a peeping tom who’s in a tree outside her second story bedroom window with binoculars, but because he can see her, even though only with maximum zoom and through a three inch slit in her curtains, SHE gets fined for indecent exposure?? Give me a break!

      Sep 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   anony-mouse

      klb4n6

      I’m sure that was very comforting to him, and to anyone else who is comfortable running around their own home naked (I was prior to the house becoming overrun with children, now I can’t even be naked in my own bed ::sigh::) considering it took 10-15000 in legal bills to get that ruling!

      Absurd.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Insecurities.

    If you cannot look out through your frosted window and see details, no one can look in and see details.

    If the former is not the case, please work-out more often. ;-)

    Jul 13, 2010 at 4:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   amocksun

    The Analrapist saves the day!

    Jul 13, 2010 at 9:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   mamason bang

      That was always dad’s philosophy. ♥

      Jul 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   dave

    So what’s the logic behind the naked Tobias pictures in the third window? Did posters think that posting naked Tobias pictures would satisfy the peeping tom’s urge? or looking at that hairy body would actually repel him and he won’t look at showering chicks anymore?
    Looking at that picture some more I think Tobias’ sideways, eager and looking inside the shower pose would actually encourage the peeping tom to buy high power binoculars.

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Froget Menot

    …Talk to the wind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN9QuAiI7vQ

    Jul 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Amber

    This is my house.
    To clarify on some questions/statements:

    1. We are renting the house and just moved in. I’ve never had to deal with the whole window in the shower issue so I assumed when I couldn’t see OUT of the window clearly, someone looking in wouldn’t be able to see any distinct outlines or anything of that nature. Plus, theres a plant in front of the window. Sorta.

    2. The way we realized that this isn’t necessarily the case was when our neighbor on the other side of the house , an interesting toothless character named Doak, told me that the neighbor who’s yard the window faces told him he could see my room mate and I in the shower, and that he may be “looking in.”

    3. The last photo was taken from outside.

    4. Tobias serves no purpose but a supreme LOL to my room mate and I. Yes, we’re aware that the photos are of poor quality. Again, LOL.

    5. There is a towel now hanging inside the window. And none of our neighbors talk to us.

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Canthz_B bang

      Seeing that someone is in the shower isn’t the same as seeing the person in the shower clearly, but if it makes you feel any better (and you find some that go with your decor), they sell plastic curtains for windows that happen to be inside of showers.

      Much less tacky than a towel in the window.

      “…my room mate and me in the shower…”, care to go into detail? It’s been slow around here, and hot lesbo shower tales trump poor decorating skills any day! ;-)

      Jul 14, 2010 at 1:26 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Janellionaire

      The tiny, cranky English professor that lives inside me thanks you.

      Jul 14, 2010 at 1:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Crisp Flows

      I had a similar problem and the solution I used was simple and cheap.

      Get some bubble wrap and Windex. (Actually, any spray works.)

      1) Measure the window and cut out the bubble wrap to fit.

      2) Spray the window and place bubble wrap over the window.

      The molecular adhesion will keep the bubble wrap on the window. You’d be surprised how long it stays up (6 months for me.)

      I originally found this method for ways to keep the house warm in the winter. This has a added bonus of keeping your bathroom slightly more warm during these cold months.

      Jul 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
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    Sep 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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