Monday, October 10, 2011

What should we do about our naked neighbour?

[Thanks to Pascal]
What should we do about our naked neighbour?, article
This question tickled my funny bone because it was signed by both husband and wife, but was clearly written by the wife.
And I felt I could picture hubby's faux “indignation” in the kitchen (pounding on the table: “You're right, honey, we should do something!”).

13 comments:

Alex Greene said...

The agony uncle never thought of the most obvious solution: invent some excuse - some spurious celebration or other, make it up on the spot, say that hubby scored a major commission at work or something and everybody's celebrating - and invite Ms Naked Girl over to join in. Clothed, of course.

And while she's there, take her into the kitchen, again on some pretext, and show her how the kitchen window looks directly onto her bathroom.

Then quietly ask what they're all going to do about it.

Simple, really.

Bob Sacamento said...

Reminds of that Seinfeld - The Contest I think - where George visits his mother in the hospital and in the next bed over a nurse gives a female patient a sponge bath behind a curtain but you can see everything in silhouette. "The nurse was gorgeous...then I got a look at the patient. I was going nuts!"

The Dissonance said...

Happened to me when I was moving into a new house. Only it was my shower so curtains worked well. Neighbors never said anything but when we moved to a new city I was surprised when the neighbors said they were really going to miss us. ;0)

Kent McManigal said...

It amazes me to think of all the things people feel they "must DO something" about. Who is she hurting?

Anonymous said...

Another genius comment, Kent. Do you have any clue at all how stupid you are?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I think Kent hit it on the nail. We would all get more done and have more peace of mind if we stopped worrying about all the things out there we think are Just Wrong.

Philocalist said...

Not taking sides with anyone on this issue, but shoe, other foot etc: if this was guy in the shower not too bothered about seen in this situation, I wonder whether 'people' would have the same apparently 'liberal' viewpoint, or would it indeed irritate THEM, if that was the view out of their window?
I'm guessing that the 'naked neighbour' is all good as long as she is female and attractive, rather than say, an older guy?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

That certainly decides it for me.

Dave Nielsen said...

I think Kent hit it on the nail. We would all get more done and have more peace of mind if we stopped worrying about all the things out there we think are Just Wrong.

He definitely didn't for me. Although it's not hurting anybody, the woman had a point - the neighbor might not know. If she does know, and doesn't care, then no big deal. If she doesn't she might be really embarrassed. Maybe you think she shouldn't be, but some people would...even if they have a great body.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Might happen. People are complicated.

Kent McManigal said...

If the naked neighbor is a guy or otherwise unattractive, or if you wish to preserve the privacy of the neighbor, shut your curtains.

The burden is on you.

However, I really can't believe that the naked neighbor doesn't know she is visible. All she'd have to do is look at what she can see from her shower to know others can see back. If she isn't smart enough to get a clue after that... she's on her own.

Your closed curtains might get the point across to her. Or, just watch and wave at her next time.

To create more drama by making an issue of it just seems ridiculous, in spite of Anonymous FanBoy's glib assertion.

Kent McManigal said...

Or, maybe close your curtains and put a big note in the window saying "You wouldn't believe what we can see from here!"

Joe said...

This is only a issue if the peepers want to make it one.

Seems it is the lookers not the lookie having a problem with the situation.