I’ve always had a thing about having the light on a night time with the curtains open. This of course means anyone outside can see in. It’s like a real life episode of The Sims if you do this when other houses overlook your own. Nevertheless at the first hint of dusk I shut the curtains/shutters if I’m visable to the outside world.
I had a lapse the other day though and couldn’t be bothered getting off my arse to shut them whilst watching tv. But then I happened to see the lights in a room over the road come on. Although I wasn’t looking in, the blinds in there house cover the window – apart from one gap in the corner which, for some reason, no longer covers the full window (maybe something is blocking it, I don’t know). But then I seen the sillohette of a person looking out through the gap, and more than likely, looking at me. I think they knew I seen them as the hall light went off a few seconds later hiding his/her sillohette. The sneaky blighter thought I wouldn’t know that they would just kill the light to hide the shadow.
I didn’t want a window war, but I looked over towards them purposely this time and raised two fingers at them. Still nothing. To be honest I’d probably do the same, there’s something naughty yet intriguing about harmlessly watching someone. (I don’t mean all out perving!) People watching whilst sitting in a cafe window is a fantastic past time.
Anyway, a minute or so later, the shadow of the person appeared in their doorway again. Then the light went off and I went over and shut the curtains. Our little encounter was over.
What did they get to see? Me, slouching on the couch watching a documentry. Exciting stuff, I doubt they’ll want to see that again. I’m just glad I wasn’t having a wank.