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to think the window cleaner is rude...

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BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 16:34:08

...because when he comes to do my windows he's always got his hands free up and running and has a full on telephone conversation whilst he is cleaning my windows.I was outside working away and i just felt it was really rude of him and i didn't like to hear him gnattering away about SFA in a thick cockney accent talking about boxing and rubbish like that whilst he was cleaning my windows.I think he can eff off next time i don't like him.

TwoFacedCows Thu 29-Nov-12 22:36:45

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greeneyed Thu 29-Nov-12 22:07:25

Cleaning her windows I mean.

Has this anything to do with your earlier thread and hands free? Has this just generally got your goat today? YADBU you are not his customer and just a strange woman checking up on him, he's no reason to speak to you.

greeneyed Thu 29-Nov-12 22:03:56

Yes OP that sounds like a jolly good idea.

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Thu 29-Nov-12 22:03:29

Flamin i don't see why i was being unreasonable while i was trying to have a word with him and he has his hoody up giving me loads of attitude saying sorry mate i'm on the dog and bone.I mean great customer skills i must say.

But you've just said yourself, you're not his customer. YABU

Crikeyblimey Thu 29-Nov-12 22:01:07

I was responding to your post about "protecting ID... Not anymore after the abuse on here".

Either you have told us this tale in such a bizarre way that most of us have completely misunderstood or your attitude to this person doing his job (that it does appear he's overcharging for) was so uppity that he chose to carry on with his conversation instead of speaking to a rude woman who isn't even his customer.

So - how did you leave it? Did you tell your friend to tell him not to come back because he is overcharging? Or are you more hung up on his etiquette and manners?

NigellasGuest Thu 29-Nov-12 21:54:17

oh good - you're going to do the window cleaning yourself then, OP?

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:52:13

But i am helping her out and that is why i was there today because i was helping her out hth .She is very grateful for my support and help .I'm so glad i was there when the rogue trader turned up because now i can do something about it.Great stuff! smile

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:50:12

No Crikeyblimey you have it completly wrong i have known this person for over 30 years and i don't think i will be stopping to look after a dear old friend now would i.It just don't make sense like your post btw

missymoomoomee Thu 29-Nov-12 21:50:11

I think that she would be doing the vulnerable OAP a favour by not looking out for her any more with her delightful attitude.


Thank you for proving my point so eloquently smile

NigellasGuest Thu 29-Nov-12 21:48:33

But even though you are so busy and have loads to do including being ultra-rude on the internet surely you could find the time to help out the vulnerable OAP chum? Shame on you for not getting up on that ladder!!

Crikeyblimey Thu 29-Nov-12 21:44:59

So, you are going to stop looking out for a vulnerable older person because some people on an Internet forum told you that you were being unreasonable after you asked if you were being unreasonable?

Yep - that'll fix everything.

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:44:56

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BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:43:39

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NigellasGuest Thu 29-Nov-12 21:41:06

you could offer to clean your vulnerable friend's windows free of charge? that would get rid of window cleaner and give you something to do

I'm afraid your name is two words too long.

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:53

SavoyCabbage he was a very rude person with a very bad attitude and a rogue trader to boot.Now what else did you want to know ?


BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:05

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SavoyCabbage Thu 29-Nov-12 21:37:49


missymoomoomee Thu 29-Nov-12 21:36:52


SavoyCabbage Thu 29-Nov-12 21:36:22

.I felt to talk constantly and loudly on a telephone in somebodys property with strangers about is nearly on a par to chatting to somebody on your mobile at a pub table with a group of friends present.It is just generally bad etiquette to talk loudly on a phone in the presence of others or reading a newspaper in a room full of people that you are visiting(not to mention messing about on your mobile) especially when you are on somebody else,s property.

Is this your new point/question?

If so, I don't think your examples are comparable to a window cleaner talking on a telephone. He wasn't there to see you, or rather your vulnerable friend. He was not 'closing himself off to you' he was cracking on with cleaning the windows.

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:33:06

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BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:31:45

The window cleaner will have agood idea if he's looking in ok missy ?

missymoomoomee Thu 29-Nov-12 21:30:49

Wonder no longer - I'm not trolling, I just think you are now lying to get some sympathy and be told YANBU.


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