I have just got back from walking Henry choc lab, the last walk before bed time, and it amazed me how many people sit in their houses, watching television, with the lights on and the curtains wide open. Can someone tell me why people do that, are they showing off? Are they saying, 'look at us, we have got a gigantic flat screen TV, a leather sofa, and we are on our tenth bottle of wine'. How tacky, have people got no dignity?
I have to say though that it is mainly people in the bigger houses who like to put themselves and their possessions on show for anyone passing to see. There is a woman who lives round the corner and she puts her white fluffy dressing gown on at tea time, and sits on the sofa facing the window. I see her every time I walk by, and in the evening the light goes on and the curtains stay open. How embarrassing it is for everyone to know what you get up to in your lounge, some things are best kept private. My curtains are closed as soon as the light goes on, I wouldn't want everyone looking in on me.
Edited on Saturday morning. I've been thinking about this while I have been out with Henry. Maybe it will become the new frugal leisure activity. The rules are all those with curtains closed will make a flask, grab a camping chair, and walk the streets to find the most interesting window to look into. Instead of watching Coronation Street, you could find your own true life soap to watch, and wait for the drama to unfold.
Jane is right of course, you can do anything you like in your own home, I just think it is a bit odd if your window is in full view of the road.
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