You know, there’s a pretty simple solution to that problem…

September 26th, 2010 · 68 comments

“My housemate sometimes gets paranoid that people like to watch us going about our day-to-day lives in our apartment,” says Elizabeth in Australia. And yet, instead of, say, window coverings, this note was how she decided to deal with the problem:

Mind your own business & look the other Way. yes! you!

related: Stop looking in our window, pervert!

FILED UNDER: Australia · MYOB · neighbors · privacy


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  • #1   pony girl

    Can’t wait to see the PAN she puts up when people start vandalizing their place in response to that note.

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   TheOldSchool bang

      I know that many people come to this site looking for a guffaw or two.

      But this note does touch upon a serious quality-of-life issue that we would be remiss in not addressing.

      Whenever I’m out in public, I’m ogled constantly by women. It’s a fact of my life that I’ve learned to accept.

      Most of the ladies are fairly discreet about it. Others, less so. However, there are so women whose unsolicted stares are so lascivious in nature that they border on the predatory.

      I’ve learned that the best way to handle this is to methodically go about my business, pretending not to notice, but by the time I get back home, I feel as if I have been sexually assaulted by an unruly mob of eyeballs.

      Visually violated.

      I would never walk around wearing the sign that this woman placed in her window, but, believe me, I know the feelings that drove her to taking the action she took.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   eslinger bang

      Dear TOS,

      I would like to publicly apologize for ogling you, undressing you with my eyes, fantasizing about you making me a sammich while wearing a tiny apron (and nothing else!), daydreaming about you washing my car while getting all soapy and dirrrty, and generally being a lecherous creeper.

      You should probably quit walking around your apartment naked all the time though. It gives me and every other Peeping Tomeka lewd ideas, and, well, frankly, it makes me randy. So really, this is your own fault. Remember that as you walk down the street next time, TOS, you naughty tease, you!

      See you later! ;)

      (EDIT: Spelling correction.)

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   MAMARILLA2 bang

    I don’t know…If you stare at the chimps long enough they will throw poop at you…just sayin’.

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Boxstacker

    How deliciously narcissistic.

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Kylasaurus

    Wow. Talk about asking for it. If I saw this, I might have to wait outside the window with a lawn chair and popcorn.

    ….Too much?

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm   rating: 66  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   aaa bang

      The popcorn might be too much. Cool ranch Doritos would be more appropriate.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 12:55 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   bored@work

      Don’t forget your 3-D glasses.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 7:49 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Mo®

      Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and some Mike and Ike’s for me please.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 8:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   aaa bang

      Fuck yeah Mike and Ike’s.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Mo®

      I will share aaa.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 10:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   aaa bang

      :D

      Sep 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   TheOldSchool bang

    I’m there for ONE brief month and just look at the reaction I got!

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:24 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Julie

    The animals aren’t tell you to f-off?

    I aren’t tell the note-writer to f-off, then.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:36 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Tina

      What do you expect from somebody too dumb to put up a curtain?

      Sep 27, 2010 at 8:39 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Ed Depaine

      I don’t think anyone is lining up to see that tassie. Putting up a curtain would be doing the outside world a favor. Poor dears.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 8:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   anony-mouse

      there, i gived you green ::grin::

      Sep 27, 2010 at 1:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   TheOldSchool bang

      Why don’t they just put a door there in place of the window? Good grief!

      Sep 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   TheOldSchool bang

      But make it a door with a small window so they can check to see if anyone is looking in.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Janellionaire

    What does the bottom of the second note say??

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Elizabeth

      From the larger picture I have it says — (re: the strip club bit)

      “Where it also has women but unlike us, they get their clothes off for your sick pervy/voyeur pleasure/s (?) & (?) also won’ t tell you to mind your own f-ing business.”

      Oct 1, 2010 at 11:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   aaa bang

    Paranoia. Cool.
    I have it too sometimes. I
    Close my blinds though. Douche.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:47 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   aaa bang

    If they weren’t looking
    They’re definitely looking
    Now. Way to be, tool.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:51 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Kat

      Yeah, I wouldn’t ever stare into someone’s apartment, but if I saw a note, I would try to read it.
      This is a super fail move on her part.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 8:10 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Mo®

      Focus diverted.
      Paste the note, neighbors window.
      Hairy man. Nudist.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 8:53 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   aaa bang

      How much hair? What’s his
      Body like? Could be okay.
      Hairy back? No deal.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Mo®

      Hair sweater shining.
      Thick lustrous mat, mane and tail.
      Keeping warm. Winter.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 11:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   aaa bang

      Is this a horse? Yarg.
      No Mister Hands shit here. Eugh.
      The same species, please.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   anony-mouse

      Maybe that was the point.. exibitionist much? (where’s the spell-check on this thing?)

      Sep 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   Mo®

      Neigh nay not pony
      Hirsute naturalist frolicing
      eyes seared, kill me.

      Carl is proud of hair.
      His tank undershirt fluffed
      tufted hair wafting

      Sep 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   aaa bang

      Hair can be okay
      He needs to look like this, though
      Doesn’t deliver?

      Sep 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Grows his own sweaters.
      Climbs the F*** out of trees.
      I will need eye-bleach.

      Sep 28, 2010 at 6:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   matt

    Now your place is on the internet, your perv followers just went from 2-3 per day to millions. haha. Even better though would be if this place had a webcam fixed on this doorway so we could all see you using the kettle and toaster in a state of undress in the middle of the night.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 2:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   sarjo

      Sure, Matt, then the victims of the webcam-rapery will have to off themselves. You are Xtreme PA, dude!

      Sep 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   farcical aquatic ceremony

    I’m not sure they AREN’T in a zoo exhibit, or possibly locked up in a mental institution…that wire mesh screams “DON’T STICK FINGERS IN, INMATES MAY BITE” to me.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 8:03 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Patti

    Maybe I’m stating the obvious, but why not just shut the door?

    Sep 27, 2010 at 8:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Elf

      Because she likes to look out? She just doesn’t want anyone looking in. She needs one-way glass.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 10:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Michelle

    I’m curious to whether they are worried the suspected spies are coming directly up to the window or spying from afar. If from afar then the bottom of the note definitely encourages the use of a telescope to read. If up close then at least these notes will cut down on any glass fog up that may occur from the heavy breathing that tends to accompany peeping Toms.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 8:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Woman on the Verge bang

    Excuse me, but that semicolon after the A is a direct violation of the rules of grammar. I’m afraid the punctuation police will require a redacted version of the note to be posted. They will be waiting directly outside of your window until you do so. Thank you.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 8:46 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   H for Toy

      I thought maybe she was telling them to go to Ai. That city in the Old Testament. Not sure where it is now, but if they spend time looking for it, they won’t have time to peek into her window.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   jordan

      nice Real Genius reference :-)

      Sep 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   H for Toy

      Thanks :)

      Sep 28, 2010 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   kokopuff

    I don’t understand…do the girls live in a cage? Have they been locked up for poor grammar useage?

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:01 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Mo®

      Caged Grammar Girls – XXX

      Sep 27, 2010 at 11:11 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Zorin

    I wonder if they’ve ever heard of blinds? They’re a wonderful invention. You can close them at night so people can’t see in, and open them in the day so you can see out.

    People who have their windows open at night so everyone can see in, then complain that people look at them are kind of like women who wear highly revealing clothing, then whine when men stare at them.

    Like, uh, duhh? Try thinking a bit next time.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   The Elf

      It keeps claw distracted, for the betterment of humanity. Consider it a pubic service.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 10:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   eslinger bang

      A pubic service indeed.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   hogarth

    I thought it was saying “go to ai zoo”, i.e. a zoo that features the ai (also known as the maned sloth).

    The ai is well known because it isn’t tell you to fuck off.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:41 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   fauxelitist

    Is it me, or does that look more like a prison cell then an apartment?

    Sep 27, 2010 at 10:16 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   sybann

    DRAPES, look into them! Wait…

    Sep 27, 2010 at 11:29 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   anony-mouse

      Haha! I love this site. I found it the day before yesterday and have been reading ever since, my daughter keeps asking me why I’m rolling around laughing but since it is usually a sexually inappropriate comment that got me in that condition I can’t tell her!

      Sep 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   The Elf

      You can tell her. The problem will be if she understands it.

      Sep 28, 2010 at 7:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   sarjo

      Don’t knock the sexually-inappropriate comments…they are probably what got you in the condition of having a daughter!

      Sep 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   marcus

    for sure I’d put a webcam and broadcast it live, and maybe charge for it. :)

    Sep 27, 2010 at 11:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Elorel

    The awesome part is that Flatmate #2 posted this on the internet so that tens of thousands of people can look into their apartment instead. Globally!

    Is that a lion face on that red sofa? Do I see a cheetah, too? It couldn’t be an animal-themed couch, could it?

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   seacurs

    Which way are we supposed to look? Apparently staring is wrong, so what should it be? Ogling? Leering? Peering? Peeking? Maybe a little “out of the corner of your eye” glimpsing?

    Sep 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   People are funny

    So now everyone who walks by stops and reads the note. Brilliant!

    Sep 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   claw71 bang

    Ok, ‘don’t look’. I get it, but I’m totally sticking my dick through that chain-link closure. Based on your note, I think you might be in need.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   eslinger bang

      Oh nice, claw. You just caused me to start coughing in laughter as I was inhaling my medicine. Better than a Cheerio out the nose, though.

      Also, what are you doing on Thursday? And do you do wooden fences?

      Sep 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Marcus

    Call me crazy, but it seems that posting notes on the outside of a window that are intended for “outsiders” to read, is not only an invitation for people to look at the window more closely, but to come closer and look. Methinks someone actually likes the looking.

    Sep 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   eslinger bang

      The exhibitionist in me wants to put that note up outside my house and walk around naked (edit: walk around naked *inside my house*). The realist in me remembers that I live on the main road of a small town in the Bible Belt. It’s times like these that I truly miss living in the middle of nowhere (so I could walk around naked both inside *and* outside my house).

      EDIT: Taking the proactive approach on perviness.

      Sep 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Diary of a Young Black Asshole

    Can’t wait to see the grafitti sprayed over that paper and the nonsense that results to her note…/

    Sep 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Odious

    extremely paranoid roommate alert
    warning sign: mental health disaster ahead
    (& wtf is “go to ai”?)

    Sep 29, 2010 at 1:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Betch

    My big question is why the window looks like a baby gate. Possibly because one of the inhabitants is a big baby?

    Sep 29, 2010 at 10:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Elizabeth

    Oh wow ~ I really didn’t expect this to be posted on the website.

    As much as I like my housemate, there are times where she gets on my nerves and does some really stupid stuff without thinking. I did tell my housemate to close the darn door but she doesn’t really listen to me – I don’t really get consulted on any decisions that go into the house so I thought I would put this up to prove these constant notes were STUPID (there are more that have been put up) I would put this up on a website she likes to visit.

    And no it’s not an animal themed couch! :)

    Oct 1, 2010 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Zoe

    I think I’ve always misunderstood the term “window coverings”

    Oct 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Rockstar Philosopher

    I’m interested at all these people suggesting curtains and drapes… This is a door, not a window. It’s hot in Australia and many rental properties are woefully inadequate when it comes to insulation and cooling. Having the door open has been the only option at heaps of places I’ve lived in. However, I’m a guy and generally take the opinion that people don’t want to see me walking around my house naked and that if they do happen to see such a sight then it’s their own fault for invading my personal space by looking into my house.

    All this criticism, do you people live in a land where it’s OK to look into someone’s house? It’s not here.

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   I have a problem with your window manners | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] the wording of this note is considerably more polite compared to similar requests from other parts of the world, it still raised several questions in Mike’s mind. First of [...]

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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