1-800 Windex

I’m sound asleep, when suddenly at 3 a.m. light comes streaming through my window. I half expect cops to bust in, or at least Frank, the super, in his Robert Hall striped pajamas.

I perch on my elbows and see, a woman across the back courtyard, naked from the waist up, vigorously washing her windows. Β It’s like a Fellini film with a little Martha Stewart thrown in.

Now, often being sleepless myself, I know she assumes the rest of mankind is sleeping so who would ever see her naked as a jay bird, to quote Truman Capote.

The simplest thing for me to do is to just draw the drapes, but then I’ll lose the lovely breeze from the open window I’ve come to appreciate so much.

Plan B?

Just roll over Susannah and go back to sleep, and next time you have a midnight urge to houseclean,Β you’ll remember to don your pajamas, or at least the tops.

Humor…a buoy in the water.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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21 Responses to 1-800 Windex

  1. Well, I know something “nice”. If you have to don your pjs…

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  2. micklively says:

    Sleep walking and sleep talking I’ve seen. Sleep cleaning is a new one on me. I’ll bet my last penny that no bloke has ever suffered from this affliction.
    p.s. If you leave the bottoms off, don’t do your pelmets. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Hahaha! Just when you thought you heard it all topless window cleaning surfaces.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I think my eyes would have bugged out of my head if I saw a topless window cleaner at 3am. I can understand doing things at an unusual time, but why topless? Was she afraid of getting Windex on her blouse? And wasn’t she a bit chilly? Not only would that top have stayed on up here in the north country, but the Windex would have frozen onto the window.

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    • That’s funny. This is New York remember Skinny, the ‘we do odd things at odd hours,’ capital of the world.

      Now of course I’m thinking of my own windows that are so dirty they look bulletproof. Of course I’ll dress for the occasion, or hire someone.

      No nudists need apply. πŸ™‚


  5. Gail says:

    This makes me glad I live in the suburbs with a wall of trees in between the houses. I do see the naked jaybirds though.

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  6. Patricia says:

    This reminds me of a story I read in the paper many years ago. I might write about it. It has naked people hanging out a window early in the morning. It was strange, weird, kind of funny but without a happy ending.


  7. George says:

    Well, it is NYC after all, and it’s only 3AM. If it were 4AM it might be more surprising. But at that time nude window washing is still under the umbrella of normalcy. For NYC and Europe, anyway. ..:)

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