I have a problem with your window manners

November 4th, 2010 · 108 comments

At the time he received this note in his letterbox, Mike was living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the apartments buildings tend to be rather close together. “My neighbor’s window is about 15 feet away from mine, across an alley,” Mike explains. “I can see her; she can see me.”

Though 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 all, he says, “I have no idea how she knows I’m American. It’s not like I’m sitting in front of my computer, draped in an American flag.”

But more importantly, he wonders, “What’s the etiquette here? I thought this was just one of the quirks of urban living. You hear other people’s music, smell their cooking, and glimpse them through the window every once in awhile. I don’t really see why I should be the one to close my blinds and sit in the dark all day, since they’re the ones that have a problem with it.”

Well, what say you, peanut gallery?

Hello US Citizen! It's your neighbor speaking… I have a problem with your

Mike’s transcription: Hello US Citizen! It’s your neighbor speaking… I have a problem with your “window manners” — It’s quite problematic having you sitting in facel(?)-front many hours a day without making it cover or anything. I feel overlooked [Danglish for 'watched'] and compromised. XXX, Mel.

related: Be more private with yourself!

FILED UNDER: Clearly a non-native English speaker · Denmark · etiquette · neighbors · privacy · signed with love


108 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Real Question

    The real question is, why was Mel creepily watching Mike in his apartment?

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   JetJackson

      Because Mike is a loathsome offensive brute, yet she can’t look away.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Zsa

      Maybe Mike looks just like Mel’s ex. Having a walking, talking, front-facing reminder of her life-changing mistake (of dumping him just because of his girly giggle) for many hours a day is too much for her.
      He was an US citizen too. *sobs*

      Nov 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   me

    three kisses? Sounds like she’s hitting on him.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      I’m thinking the XXX were essentially notches in her belt. Those aren’t kisses. That’s a kill count. Mike, watch your back.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:28 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Durp

      Yeah XXX doesn’t normally mean three kisses, she’s being coy.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   AlyssaMBB bang

      please note the letter is written in green.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Eatthepeach

      Green ink is an unequivocal sign of mental instability. Read, “I am so insecure I like to assert my individuality through consciously chosen eccentricities”.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Canthz_B bang

      XXX means she’s inviting him over for a glass (or six) of moonshine.

      Nov 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   pony girl

    If this were me, I’d hang up my BITE ME t-shirt in the window. To dry. Indefinitely.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:20 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   farcical aquatic ceremony

    Sorry, Mike. You could easily have written that you don’t make a habit of wandering past your open windows while naked, but you didn’t. That, and the defensive tone of: “I don’t really see why I should be the one to close my blinds and sit in the dark all day, since they’re the ones that have a problem with it” lead me to believe that, in fact, you spend most of your time in your apartment in the buff, and you do so knowing full well that you may be making those within sight-line of you uncomfortable.

    They’re called sheers. For the sake of keeping peace with producers of fine cheeses, exes who were stallions in bed, and all other things Danish–invest in them.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm   rating: 80  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Lisa

      I think you solved the mystery of the known nationality. A circumcised penis is as good as an American flag in most European countries.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm   rating: 219  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   cathy

      this is quite possibly the dumbest comment i’ve seen on this site. there’s no way you can ascertain nudity from one note.
      if she were shocked by his lack of clothing, then she would have mentioned it.
      oh, but you fornicated with Danes and ate their cheese, so I guess that makes you psychic.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   pony girl

      So many unanswered questions.
      Video would be helpful.
      I just happen to have some popcorn ready.
      I’ll wait…

      Nov 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Canthz_B bang

      I’d have thought a circumcised penis would be as good as an Israeli flag to Europeans, but whatever, I’ll clamp (procedure) my mouth shut on this one.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:37 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Dear Cathy,
      TRY
      You make a good point.
      READING
      There’s no way to know for certain what
      BETWEEN
      the notewriter meant.
      THE
      Guess we should give up trying to interpret
      LINES
      notes submitted to this website.
      (Bitch.)

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:14 am   rating: 67  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Murpedo

      There’s “reading between the lines”, and then there’s “leaping to conclusions” (e.g. the only reason Mike’s Danish neighbour would ever write him such a letter was if he was exposing himself to her all day long). You say Mike could have easily said “BY THE WAY I DON’T WALK AROUND NAKED” and point to his failure to do so as proof, but you ignore the fact that Mel utterly failed to mention any sort of state of undress in her missive.

      I’m with Cathy on this.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   anglophile bang

      Do I really have to tell you it was a joke, cathy and Murpedo?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   pony girl

      Yes, glo. Sadly, you do.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Woman on the Verge bang

      Apparently, glo, you do have to tell them.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   shwo! bang

      Hello cathy and Murpedo! It’s your comment buddy speaking… I have a problem with your “pedantry” — It’s quite problematic having you commenting many hours a day without making it understanding or anything. I feel overbored and anesthetized. XXX, shwo!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   engr_girl

      Wow Farcical…defensive much. I think some one needs their weekend to arrive sooner rather then later.
      I would like to point out that there was no mention of nudity from either party but there was mention of being watched. Does Mike sit by his window all day watching her??? or perhaps she is paranoid…either or…Drapes would be a good idea to protect Mike from the crazy lady who writes messy notes in green felt pen.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   Canthz_B bang

      There was nothing about “being” watched, she said she feels “watched”…and watched was Mike’s interpretation. Mel said “overlooked”, so it’s entirely possible that Mike’s couch faces the window and his TV set, he watches the TV intently even though Mel is going out of her way to get his attention. Now she feels “overlooked”.

      Also, “…without making it cover or anything.” could easily be a bad translation of “…without covering it up or anything.”, a pretty good allusion to Mike’s penis.

      Sorry to get technical, but you started it! :-P

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   anglophile bang

      Jesus, engr_grl, do I really have to tell you it was a joke?

      Is it International Literal Day as well as Guy Fawkes Day? What should we burn in effigy? A banana peel, perhaps?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.14   pony girl

      Guy Fawkes would totally get it.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   berge bang

    Anyone who doesn’t want to see weird shit in other people’s places should close their OWN blinds.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm   rating: 96  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   pony girl

      *opens blinds, grabs a bowl of popcorn and a chair, and waits expectantly*

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   LadyC

    Well, I think that Mel lady is the creeper I mean you’d have to be looking to notice somemone else looking….. I would credit her knowing his nationality to some of the things she’s probably seen him do while spying on him!

    I DEF agree with Pony Girl! Team Bite Me!

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Mel K

      i agree, being a Mel myself, I think that she may be a stalker who is obsessed with Mike. She must have a lot of free time if she can overlooked all day.

      Maybe I could be a little obsessed with Mike too. I’d at least give it a go. I have some free time too.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 12:56 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Shar

    Mel seems offended and uncomfortable by her neighbor’s full frontal nudity and his XXX window show. Poor Mel.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   matt

      I don’t think she’s offended. She has just got sick of the frontal view and wants to see the ass side for a bit. She did write “Please turn —>” after all on the other side of the note

      Nov 5, 2010 at 2:45 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Nack

    Ah, team “Smack Them Both”.

    You, over there, looking in the other window and feeling overlooked…..SHUT YOUR BLINDS.

    You, in there, letting it all dangle for the world to see in the bright daylight….SHUT YOUR BLINDS.

    Ah. Problem solved.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Go Phillies!

    I thought Americans were the ones that were all prudish about nakedness.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   The Elf

      No, Americans have consistently shown, through a variety of means, that if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Mike must be hung.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:26 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      The Navy has a Phalanx Missile System…that’s the US clearly giving the world The Finger!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:38 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Betch

      Was that a joke, Elf, or were you being serious? Compared to the people in most of Western Europe, Americans are totally prudish about nudity.

      Nov 7, 2010 at 7:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   anglophile bang

      It’s a safer to always assume a comment on this blog is a joke, Betch.

      Nov 7, 2010 at 8:05 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   jessi

    team if-you-don’t-like-it-don’t-look

    Nov 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   augusta

    I’ve lived in Copenhagen for the past year and can say that it is the Danes who hang out in their apartments without clothes. It took a while for me to get used to it, but no one shuts their blinds over there !

    Nov 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   pony girl

      I believe a road trip to Denmark is in order… to test the veracity of your statement.
      Purely educational, of course.
      Not hoping to catch a glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard roaming around his apartment naked or anything.
      Purely a learning experience.
      Ahem.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   JetJackson

      I love Denmark! Although I still can’t tell whether the Danes are all extremely good looking or if it is just a case of the ‘Cheerleader Effect’ on a country-wide scale.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   pony girl

      @Jet,

      I’ve lived in Texas for 10 years, how do I not know what the ‘Cheerleader Effect’ is?

      ps – Don’t know about the Danes, but every single Icelander I’ve met has been absolutely gorgeous.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Canthz_B bang

      Married Icelanders on the other hand tend to look like Ernest Borgnine! :-P

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:51 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Woman on the Verge bang

      Pony girl, I’m all packed. When do we leave?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Ho-Ju

      pony girl, I’m not sure to what extent a road trip to Denmark would help you catch a glimpse of Alexander Skarsgård roaming around his apartment naked, as he’s a Swedish actor with no connections to Denmark as far as I know. Also, he’s currently working on a film somewhere in the United States.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:15 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   pony girl

      @ Ho-Ju,

      Ah, Stockholm, not Copenhagen.
      Bummer.

      @ WotV,
      Apparently we will have to wait for Alexander to finish filming. Oh, and we will be making a stop in Sweden. Unless you’d like to split up in Europe, you can check out Denmark, and I’ll take Sweden.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   Woman on the Verge bang

      It will be much more fun if we go together, don’t you think? Wreaking havoc works better with two.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:12 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   pony girl

      Wreaking havoc! Yes. I haven’t done that in a while. Can we also set bad examples? I love doing that as well.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   Woman on the Verge bang

      Obviously. How can one wreak havoc without setting a bad example? I plan to eat, drink, and merry everywhere I shouldn’t. In front of windows, especially.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:26 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   Mo®

      Oh what hath thee wrought? Wouldst I, I would go to interpret havoc of mind and body.

      At tabe en handske
      er helt sikkert smertefuld,
      men intet
      i forhold til den smerte,
      at miste en,
      smide væk den anden,
      og finde
      den første igen.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   engr_girl

      I agree…all aboard the magic school bus. Time to visit Denmark :-)

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   Shar

      Yes, plenty of us available to wreak havok, cause general disorder and run amok. In the Hocus Pocus sense, not the Malaysian way… Amok amok amok!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.14   Canthz_B bang

      Amok time? Has it been seven years again already?!

      I should have ex-Spock-ted as much!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:53 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.15   Eatthepeach

      Mo! A Grook and one of my favourites. Det var en overraskelse at se den igen her. Venlig hilsen.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Flaboy2425

    Maybe Mike should organize a clothing optional block party and make sure Mel gets an invitation.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Mel K

      Brilliant idea. Danes love a clothing optional event. I have a Danish neighbour who often did her housework naked. She claimed to not want her clothing to get sweaty or dirty.
      Apparently everyone she knew did housework naked- apart from the rubber gloves of course.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 1:00 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Gladystopia

      Hope she wasn’t cooking naked–for example, frying bacon could be outlandishly painful.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   pony girl

      But naked spaghetti night is awesome!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Ty

    Close the blinds any time you’re not in that room–sleeping, grocery shopping, whatever–and keep them open as much as you want when you are in there. She’ll see that they’re closed and just assume you’re doing it for her. Win-win!

    Nov 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   park rose

      A light curtain/drapes if the blinds make the apartment too dark.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   anglophile bang

      You’re, like, the modern-day Solomon, Ty. *awe*

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   milena

    I dunno the “xxx” at the end might mean something. Maybe she truly does feel “overlooked” and wishes he’d glance her way a little more often, at least as often as she does his way, because it’s just poor manners if someone is staring at you to not stare back.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Mike626

    So long as he isn’t naked or spending that time in front of his computer “saluting Ole Glory’ his neighbor should be the one to close their blinds.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Dawn

    “Don’t look if you don’t want to see it” applies here (I’m obviously on Mike’s side), she should close her blinds/curtains if it bothers her. If “overlooked” is Danglish for “watched”, she’s complaining that she thinks him sitting there makes her feel like he’s watching her, not that he’s walking around nude.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   DJBS

    I’d just get some sheer curtains and be done with it. Keep the light, keep the view, avoid confrontation.

    Nov 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Divvitar

    Maybe she feels watched because Mel is really an Al- Quaeda operative! If Mike closes his blinds, the terrorists win!

    Nov 5, 2010 at 12:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Odious

    Mike, she’s just trying reverse-psychology. She’s obviously studied you rapturously and in her paranoia is trying to cover the fact. You have a stalker! I don’t know how the Danes deal with this but I’d ask the police how best to deal with the creep. Mention to them that she studied you to the point that she even knows your nationality. Man that’s creepy.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 1:26 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Schmetterfink

    Well, we Europeans call them curtains, you can get them for a couple of bucks at Ikea and similar stores, they do come in very thin material meaning you can actually close them without “sitting in the dark all day” and in many European countries are common curtesy if your neighbor’s window is only 15 feet away from yours and you can see right into each others appartments. Thus, if you actually have to look out of the window for any reason, you don’t have to see them running around buck naked/getting wasted/cooking/sleeping/throwing up/making love on the kitchen table/doing whatever.

    As to how they knew you were American? I know my neighbor is American. I know there is somebody living right across the street who is from the Middle East and one from Northern Africa. It’s called living in a cramped neighborhood, seeing your neighbor’s regularly, hearing them talk, talking to the same lady in the same bakery/supermarket/corner pub/… who in passing mentions that “the new guy from across the street is from X, did you know?”.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 2:49 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   edinbourgeoise

      At last, the voice of reason.

      And another thing. Turn the computer away from the window so you’re not facing her flat when you’re sitting at it. That is all she wants. Honestly.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:56 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Canthz_B bang

      Go figure! We Americans call them curtains too. A sheer is a type of curtain (or drapery), sheers being more translucent than drapes.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Rattus

      So Mel gets to leave her curtains open, but Mike has to close his because it annoys Mel? To hell with Mel. If I had to live in an apartment with no immediate access to the great outdoors without having to make the trek down several flights of stairs, my curtains and windows would be open all the time too. And you don’t hear Mike complaining about Mel being visible out his window, do you?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:08 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   pony girl

      This is in Denmark.
      Any curtains or draperies that allow the apartment to remain sunny when they are closed (especially in winter) are going to be sheer enough for people to see you.

      Maybe I can offer some assistance to Mel, and others in this predicament.
      It’s called looking away.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:58 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Canthz_B bang

      Good points, Schmetterfink. Have you told Mel she needs it go to Ikea since, “if you actually have to look out of the window for any reason, you don’t have to see them running around buck naked/getting wasted/cooking/sleeping/throwing up/making love on the kitchen table/doing whatever.“, she really needs to put curtains in her windows?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   clumber

      edinbourgeoise — no, no, no, no. If I am to be stuck facing a damn monitor then I will also face a window. Helps the attitude. I could also probably find some statistical crap about it being better for your eyesight to have something far to focus on regularly while having to stare at a screen. But really, having a window to glance out once in awhile keeps me from killing as many people.

      Honestly, I had rather hoped this sort of “you offend me, stop doing that.” bullshit was confined to North America. Bummer. I’d be tempted to hang mirrors around the house so Mel could see me trotting about everywhere in the flat. Then buy a telescope and plant it obviously at the window. Mel is going to wax nostalgic about the times before writing the missive…

      Nov 7, 2010 at 7:32 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   Liz

      But she doesn’t have curtains, either…

      Why should he be the one to shut his?

      I do think it’s strange to be at the computer looking in someone’s house, though.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   caron

    I reckon it’s from Niel, not Mel… which makes the three kisses ‘xxx’ funnier!

    Nov 5, 2010 at 3:30 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   trillian

    I am pretty sure his name is Niels and he’s a guy.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 4:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   TsarinaDott

      Yeah. He also appears to be pretty old, considering the lines over the Us. That just serves to make things funnier, really.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 5:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   *snerk*

      Except that Mike refers to his neighbor as “her.” Transvestite?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Na

    A woman who lives in an apartment of blocks complains to the landlord about her neighbour across the way whose window is opposite hers, and who has a habit of sitting in front of his window, completely nude. She complains to the landlord about him.

    “He sits in that exact same place, every day! Every time I glance out the window, he’s there, naked! I have delicate sensibilities and I am often shocked and horrified by his displays of nudity. I demand you make him do something about it, tell him to stop sitting there naked, or have him get some curtains!”

    The landlord looks out the window and sees the man across the way. “So you’ve only seen him naked while sitting in that exact spot?” the landlord asks. “You don’t see him get up and walk around naked?”

    “Yes, only when he’s sitting in that spot, but he’s there every day, completely naked! It’s very disturbing”

    “But ma’am,” said the landlord. “No matter what angle I look out of this window from, I can only see above his waist! How can you tell he’s naked below the waist?”

    “That’s not true,” said the woman. “If you stand up on your tiptoes on this chair and tilt your head like this, you can see everything!”

    Nov 5, 2010 at 5:24 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   divaandwriter bang

      You just made me laugh out loud, right here at work, which in turn made the person standing next to my desk stare at me.

      Your post is too damn funny.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    Of course she feels overlooked.
    There she is, strutting about in the nude for hours at a time, and Mike sits there facing the window watching DVDs of “Jackass” and “Faces of Death” instead of hitting on a hot Danish babe only 15 feet away?

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 5:45 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    G-B fail.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 6:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   *snerk*

    She’s hot for him. Tell someone not to look, and of course they will look. She’s planning her strip tease at this very minute.

    Mike, just go over and introduce yourself. Take crackers and red wine (to go with the cheese).

    Nov 5, 2010 at 8:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   pony girl

      He should take over cheese and crackers to go with her whine, actually.

      ps- I apologize, I just could not help myself.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   *snerk*

      No apology necessary! I’m just wishing I’d thought of it.

      Nov 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Woman on the Verge bang

    What this note doesn’t say is that it isn’t HIM in the window looking out all day, it’s his blowup doll. She sits there staring out the window all day when she isn’t… busy.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 9:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   farcical aquatic ceremony

      I can’t believe that reading your comment made me feel a wave of genuine sadness for a glorified* pool toy**…I’m either suffering some kind of temporary hormonal overload, or no more “Law & Order: SVU” for this girl!

      *glory-holed?
      **’Sex-Slave Suzy’

      Nov 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Woman on the Verge bang

    Wait. Is this one of those “windows” in adult stores? I’m thinking she’s waiting for a… um… tip. Or something.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 9:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Mo®

      “A tip”

      *giggle* sorry I am 14

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Noelegy

    “oh, but you fornicated with Danes and ate their cheese, so I guess that makes you psychic.”

    I just have to say that this sentence made me giggle.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 9:50 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   pony girl

      Me too. Can’t say as I’ve ever heard of that particular causation.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 9:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Mo®

      Is that something new the kids or doing or an euphemism for something else?

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   farcical aquatic ceremony

      The most famous Dane of all spent a lot of time talking to a ghost–
      Danish cheese smells like dead people–
      ergo
      Intimate relations with a Dane and his cheese leads to psychic abilities!
      ; p

      Nov 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   The Elf

      Wait…. All that for nothing?! Damn it!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   pony girl

      I smell dead people.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   farcical aquatic ceremony

    I know, I know…I thought for a while this morning that I might get to distract myself from my work by getting into an all-day ‘rumble’ with Cathy, but she didn’t bite. I guess I have to concede that she’s the bigger woman.

    *dammit, GB fail!

    Nov 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   anglophile bang

      She just hasn’t come back to the site yet. Keep checking. Sometimes it takes days.

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

       
     
  • #31   deutschglish

    Damn, on the street I lived on in Germany they would be pissed if I wasn’t walking past my window in the buff at least 2X per day. Or sitting on a balcony, like my neighbour Bear Man, who had the MOST HAIR I HAVE EVER SEEN ON A LIVING HUMAN. The Hirsute One and his uberhot blonde girlfriend used to sit in the nude on their lounge chairs, five feet from my window, and very , very close to an U-Bahn station. This made little sense in winter, but in summer, all of Berlin followed suit. Anyway, no one cared, and I got used to them like you would trees or bushes after a while. I was even sad when they weren’t out… like a statue was missing or something.

    Nov 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   the Librarian

      I read this as “I got used to them and their trees and bushes after a while.” Guess we all know where my mind is.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   matt

    The tone of this note makes me imagine the words being spoken into a megaphone from unit to unit through the window

    Nov 6, 2010 at 3:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Thorbjørn

    I think Mike should stop masturbating in front of the window.

    Bloody immigrant, go back to where you came from, and stop molesting our wymin’s eyes!

    - Thorbjørn

    Nov 6, 2010 at 3:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Canthz_B bang

      He’s molesting her soul, her eyes are mere windows.

      Nov 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Rebecca

    Why are people so gleefully unhappy here?

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Canthz_B bang

      Because a frown is just a smile turned upside down. :-(

      Nov 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Thorbjørn

      And sarcasm is not for everyone

      Nov 7, 2010 at 4:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Really?

    15 feet is almost twice as much space as what’s between the apartment buildings in NW Portland. I was 8 feet away from my neighbor who liked to be naked as much as possible, bang his girlfriend, and jerk off — all with the blinds wide open. Now, I kept my blinds closed most of the time as a result, but it wasn’t fair to me to have to live in the dark because that dildo couldn’t close the blinds before sprawling out on his bed and whacking it for 45 minutes.

    Basically, if the neighbor is just sitting there and doing normal things, this person has no reason to complain!

    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   gigs from home

    It was my second visit to your site, but I admire time and effort you put into advancing it! I have enjoyed reading your articles, looks like you are a professional writer! Well done!

    Nov 16, 2010 at 2:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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