Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rear window

The telly, it turns out, shows exactly the same shite as it did over in the odd numbers, so I find myself inclining my head slightly to the left to discern the activities of my neighbours.

It's all very voyeuristic but I can't help it.

As we're situated here in Radge Towers we're facing another apartment block directly across the road.

While I like to think that I'm just being a good soul and looking out for my brethren, I know that it's the same nosey gene that had my granny glued to her front window in Fairfield Road...

"That's the third time Mrs Loughman has been up and down the road today. I wonder where she's... Oh, hang on, there's Kay...." She hurries out to the front door. "Kay! Yoo-hoo! Kay!!! How's Nuala?"

...and it's a slippery slope that's going to lead all the way to Specsavers' special brand of night vision goggles.

Still, I'll be laughing all the way to the publicity pages when I catch yer man from two floors up, three windows to the right beating his missus to death with a vase.

You'll all want to know me then.

12 comments:

mapstew said...

And not a net curtain in sight I bet! :¬)

Kath Lockett said...

At least turn your light off and take your hands out of your trousers first....

Radge said...

Mapstew - Nope. It's all about the pulleys. I'm not sure I spelled that right.

Kath - Stalkers' handbook. Rule 101.

Kitty Cat said...

Nice to have something to nose at outside your window. We get to watch fights outside Joxer Daly's from ours, much better than any episode of Coronation Street.

(Weirdly I also mentioned night vision goggles in my post from last night. Great minds, Radge.)

Radge said...

They drink alike, Kitty Cat.

John Braine said...

I'm the same. Nosiest bastard I know. New gaff has a bay window which is great for nosing. I'm sure that's exactly what they were designed for.

Radge said...

We have enquiring minds, John.

Holemaster said...

The window in my living room is my tall-screen. The wide-screen is never as interesting.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

You ain't got any Mayo blood in you perchance?

I always refer to it as the Mayo in me (curtain twitcher!)

hope said...

Sadly, the neighbors are probably more interesting than most of the junk we pay to watch on t.v. :)

Radge said...

Holemaster - I have five tall screens to my left as I type.

Green - I don't, but there's a healthy dose of Kerry-style curiosity coursing through my veins.

Hope - Everything's shite apart from Masterchef.

McMuck and the Mystery of the Kuúgleflarg said...

I like to dress in nothing but dental floss and stand by the window, hoping someone will take an interest in my life.