Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peeping Thomasina...

Though I can lean toward being an exhibitionist at times, I try not to expose any unwilling bystanders, with one exception.

That being said, I know when I don’t want to be seen, even by myself (i.e. in a changing room with fluorescent lighting and three-way mirrors). What I choose to do on a beach in a foreign country or on the big WWW is one thing, what I do in the privacy of my home is another. I am fully aware that if it’s dark outside and the lights are on in my home I should close the blinds. I was not aware that leaving said window accoutrements at half mast during the day would draw attention, especially the attention of a female neighbor.

The window to my master bedroom is adjacent to her spare bedroom. In the seven plus years we have lived here I have never seen the blinds on her side open…Ever. Imagine my surprise when I looked up after exiting the shower last weekend to see a gap between the slats. A very large and noticeable gap, with a face pressed against it.




What would you do? Because my reaction was to do what I normally would when encountering a neighbor. I smiled and waved.

27 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Maybe mooned her??? :)

Hallie

Kim's Korner said...

LMAO! I would have given a wave too ... and THEN ... as Hallie said ... MOONED HER!

In all seriousness though, that would kind of creep me out, knowing my neighbour was peeking at me!

Organic Meatbag said...

If it had been ME, I would have flopped my junk around a bit then started doing the robot dance...

Badass Geek said...

How about a sign that says, "Take a picture. It'll last longer."

Gin said...

LMAO at you and Organic Meatbag. Hilarious!

Cat said...

that is creepy... and now - I am gonna go close my blinds at home because - the bedroom window outside mine - always has closed blinds!

Momisodes said...

ROFL! I'm giggling at some of your comments here :)

I'd probably just smile and wave, too.
But I can't help but give a thumbs up to the Mooning!

TexAss said...

Yikes! That would totally freak me out! Some of your comments are so nice by wanting to smile and wave at the nosey neighbor.

I'd give 'em the bird and wouldn't think twice about it!

Wine and Words said...

I would motion her over. What ever she wished to see would be much better in person ;)

Hilly said...

I'm like you...I totally would have waved then did a little dance!

Moonspun said...

That's hilarious! I love the picture. I am not sure what I would have done...but did she wave back???

Nej said...

Yes, yes...how did she react to the wave?

Aunt Becky said...

Did she wave back?

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

HA! That's just all kinds of awesome. :)

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm with Organic Meatbag, but I'd do a Highland Fling.

bernthis said...

smart move. I would hope that she will be embarrassed enough to go back to no peeking but who knows. Some people are weird

Megan said...

awkwarddddd. hah

Slyde said...

was SHE naked too?

please tell me yes, even if it wasnt true :)

Lani said...

LOL... I wish I could have said some smart ass thing that I would do...but to tell you the truth...I would be mortified. I would have covered with the towel and scurried to the window and shut my blinds!
I woud hit the floor... in the past....but with bad knees..I would have trouble geting back up :-)
I love that you waved!

Evansmom said...

OMG - what a great way to react. I admire you!This made me laugh out load!

Evansmom said...

whoops laugh out loud is what I meant to type, of course. Long day - no long week at work!

Reinvent Dad said...

Gosh, if it was me, I'd celebrate the fact that SOMEONE ANYONE would even be somewhat interested in seeing my naked body!

dizzblnd said...

good for you! I would have done the same thing.

For some reason "Harper Valley PTA" ran through my head

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. Good for you.

Lola said...

I would have wagged my tongue at her!

Ann's Rants said...

Reminds me of the too large gap we have between our custom blinds and the window.

Our handy man once caught an eyeful of my husband completely nude.

Their solution was to NEVER discuss it.

Selma said...

When I was a student I used to live in a block of flats that adjoined another building. One day I was walking down the steps to go to Uni and saw my neighbour, legs akimbo sitting on the toilet (they had a loo in their laundry at the back of the building.) Scared the life out of me, but I just waved and walked on.

Maybe your neighbour wants to 'Emancipate her boobs' but doesn't know how. Too funny!