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AboAbout DH not using the blackout blind in the bathroom?

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CloudBursting Mon 14-Oct-13 12:26:49

I would second the sticky frosted glass. Got mine off Amazon and not that difficult to apply.

Numberjackass Mon 14-Oct-13 12:13:32

I think I will try leaving it down every night. It's normally up because I shower at night and then open the window to air the room so I pull the blind up to do that. Tonight I'll remember to go back and put it down after an hour.

I've never heard of the sticky back frosted glass things. Could I get them on Amazon?

footballagain the window is quite big and we have a bath shower so he is visible from the knees up.

mumteedum Mon 14-Oct-13 12:09:40

Think yourself lucky. My dh will happily walk naked through front facing bedroom with curtains wide open, no frosting, no blinds and big light on. Not exhibitionist, just doesn't care. Nagging pointless.

Old lady opposite is partially sighted or she'd be getting an eyeful I imagine.

plantsitter Mon 14-Oct-13 12:06:56

Do you know any cocky teenage boys? Get them to come past and bang on the window when he's in there and say something rude.

I bet your problem will be 'mysteriously' solved overnight.

footballagain Mon 14-Oct-13 12:04:39

All that anyone will see is........oops

footballagain Mon 14-Oct-13 12:03:33

Unless you have floor to ceiling windows then, at best, anyone will only see his torso? What's the problem?

Tailtwister Mon 14-Oct-13 11:54:53

YANBU, I would feel the same way. I would follow CoffeeTea's suggestion by putting it down at night.

BaronessBomburst Mon 14-Oct-13 11:54:50

Just put some frosted sticky-back plastic film on the window. Problem solved forever and you won't have to dust a Venetian blind. I know what you mean about some frosted glass not being very frosted. We had a window that was just a bit 'bobbly' and not private at all.

Milkjug Mon 14-Oct-13 11:50:41

I have to say I hate blackout blinds with a passion, as we have one on the bedroom for our toddler, and the place feels like a tomb. I wouldn't get excited about your DH's failure to use it. What about getting one of those transfer things that give the effect of smoked glass, and that cover the bottom two thirds if the window...?

When I used to commute into London by coach years ago, you would be astonished how many people were naked in their front bedrooms with lights on and curtains open.

CoffeeTea103 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:42:31

Turn it down every night? So there's no need of him remembering in the morning

CecilyP Mon 14-Oct-13 11:41:31

If they might mistakenly think it is you, OP, they can't be seeing very much after all.

Trills Mon 14-Oct-13 11:40:20

Either it's clear OR they could think it's you when it's DH.

You can't have it both ways.

TurnOffTheTv Mon 14-Oct-13 11:40:05

Just pull it down on a night?

FlapJackOLantern Mon 14-Oct-13 11:39:25

So long as he just showers he won't care - but my neighbour's boys preen, pull, peer, leer,scratch and generally make arses of themselves.
No doubt your DH actually does this too !

Numberjackass Mon 14-Oct-13 11:38:33

DidoTheDodo see, you find the man on the loo funny...I bet people have a nice giggle every morning at DH too. How do they know its DH? They might think its me shock.

The plastic Venetian blind sounds like an idea.

CecilyP Mon 14-Oct-13 11:34:22

If it pains you that much, you could try a net curtain or you could get rid of the blackout blind and try a plastic venetian blind that you can keep down permanently but on the open setting.

DidoTheDodo Mon 14-Oct-13 11:34:11

As I walk to the station every morning, there is a house with a front facing bathroom (on an A road, no less) and you can see if someone is sitting on the loo as it is right by the window.

Fuzzy and funny in equal measure!

Your bathroom is probably at the front as that is where the mains drains run.

Numberjackass Mon 14-Oct-13 11:29:50

I don't know why! People will think we're the naked family or something as they walk by.

It's not a fuzzy shape. It's quite clear.

CecilyP Mon 14-Oct-13 11:28:46

Can they really see his naked body in any detail, or just something moving that's a bit pink (or whatever). Surely no frosted glass is so poor that you can see anyone's naked body in detail. So if he doesn't mind I don't see why you should, and you continue using the blind. Are you even in a bungalow?

DidoTheDodo Mon 14-Oct-13 11:26:18

Why does it matter such a lot to you? If he doesn't care, why should you?

Trills Mon 14-Oct-13 11:25:26


People can't see his naked body - a fuzzy outline at most.

If he doesn't mind, why should it matter?

Numberjackass Mon 14-Oct-13 11:22:32

Our bathroom is front facing and our road can get quite busy with pedestrians in the morning as it has a shortcut route to schools and the main road.

I installed a blackout blind because the frosted glass is shit and with the light on, everyone can see your naked body.

DH refuses to pull the blind down when he showers. I Don't know if he does it on purpose or if he forgets but Im getting more and more pissed off withnit now. He says he forgets. I've told him so many times there are people and children walking by in the morning and to just pull the fucking blind down so no one has to see his naked body, but oh no!

Today, my brother came early to to drop something off for me and my nieces and him had the displeasure of seeing him naked in the shower as he reached over for the shampoo. It was a dark morning and the light in the bathroom really showed everything.

I'm so pissed off. I bet I'm going to be called a prude and stuff. I really hate my bathroom...why the fuck would anyone design a house with a front facing bathroom?!

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