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To wait by my window with my hosepipe and spray people who look in my house when they walk past!?!???

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SamsungTsnumai Sun 26-Jul-09 02:48:25

I live on a very busy main road. Every single day without fail nearly everyone who walks past my house looks into my window? Why is this? It infuriates me why look into my house? why?!!!!!??? Im sick to death of people doing it and i have suddenly decided that tomorrow i am going to sit by my window with my hosepipe and soak people when they look through my window im going to soak them!!

DidEinsteinsMum Sun 26-Jul-09 02:50:10

blush i do that but i have no idea what i am looking at. I am generally in my own world and looking for the will to live. seeing the whatever gives me hope that life might not be as crap as i think it is. blush

echt Sun 26-Jul-09 03:29:24

Oh, get a grip. Or put up nets. YABVU.

Earlybird Sun 26-Jul-09 03:33:59

Do you not have curtains or blinds?

foreverchanges Sun 26-Jul-09 03:51:13

lol grin what about a super soaker ?

in reality voiles might be better

there ive even done you a link tp protect passers by

when i lived on a main road i had venetian blinds

perhaps your house is particularly nice ?

or theyre just nosey buggers

GirlsAreLoud Sun 26-Jul-09 08:01:53

I expect it's because they can see right in and take it as an invitation to look.

Put blinds up.

peggotty Sun 26-Jul-09 08:11:59

Are you really going to sit by your window and soak people who glance into your house? Really? Is that not a bit extreme!!

bigchris Sun 26-Jul-09 08:15:03

lol i do this
i love peering into other peoples houses

2rebecca Sun 26-Jul-09 08:15:51

Get nets. I'm not generally a net fan but our house is on the street and it stops people looking in and means you don't have to worry if you're downstairs naked or get amorous in the sitting room or something. Blinds cut out too much light. You don't have to go for granny type nets.

Longtalljosie Sun 26-Jul-09 08:28:37

You could consider this:

I used to live on a busy road and this is the only real alternative to nets.

People will look in - of course they will. Your living room looks more interesting than the rest of the road, and they can see right in!

funkybuddah Sun 26-Jul-09 11:40:25

I used to have this and got some voile type nets (plain white, no pattern) that way ould still nosey out of my window but no one could look in, however i did used to wander down our street lookign in all the time lol

marenmj Sun 26-Jul-09 15:09:40


Passers-by our house get a peek. We don't keep valuable electronics in the sitting room

Nets would be nice, but the cats would have them in tatters in no time. Not to mention that most people peering in are actually staring at the (unusual) cats! They usually give a great blush when they notice the people sat behind the cats on the sill!

thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jul-09 15:11:06

why is it? it's because people are nosy. i always look into people's houses.
if you don't like it put nets up

HerBeatitude Sun 26-Jul-09 15:28:19

Well if you are serious, then you are beyond unreasonable, you are insane.

juicyjolly Sun 26-Jul-09 15:31:07

Get a grip woman!
It has always annoyed me that people like you moaning that someone is looking into your window when there are no bloody nets to cover the view, iyswim.

I suppose of a night you have your tv on and lights and still dont shut your curtains.
Some people are so strange.

Hormonesnomore Sun 26-Jul-09 15:37:29

I love looking in other people's windows.

We used to live on a very busy road & people sitting upstairs on passing buses were able to see right in the bedroom windows so we had nets on all of them. DS (3 or 4 years old at the time) complained about having 'girls' curtains' Wish I'd known about window frosting then - it looks fab.

Niecie Sun 26-Jul-09 15:38:29


Surely you knew people would look in when you moved in? It was bound to happen if you live on a busy road and people use the pavement. It is human nature.

People don't just look straight ahead, they do look left and right. I doubt they mean any harm.

Get nets, get voiles, get blinds or even get those slatted shutters. Get some privacy that way.

Or move to a rural backwater away from prying eyes.

I suspect just sitting by the window and waving would have just as much a deterent and it would make every body, you and the passerbys, feel happier.

Tiredmumno1 Sun 26-Jul-09 16:06:31

Oh for gods sake, why dont you nosey basatards keep your noses to yourselves whether someones got nets or not, do you pay for that house erm no, if you are a complete weirdo, why not stare into your own windows. + does that mean i should put nets up in the car to stop people peering in that too. Why be so rude + ignorant were you raised this way?. And to the op i would love to see you spraying people that would be hilarious. It would teach the nosey fuckers a lesson lmao.

HerBeatitude Sun 26-Jul-09 16:08:05

Why do you get to decide where people look?

You are quite, quite deranged.

proverbial Sun 26-Jul-09 16:16:15

Deranged is right. People can look wherever they sodding like, expecting them to do otherwise is both bizarre and bordering facist. Are you going to tell them what to think as well as where to look? hmm I presume you don't look OUT of the window, since that would presumably be very rude to people walking past, soo intrusive, no?

If you want to block peoples view, do something about it. put up blinds or nets or frosting. Or move to somewhere with a giant hedge or wall! Or get the hell over yourself.

Tiredmumno1 Sun 26-Jul-09 16:16:38

I hope your not talking to me, cos its not about telling people where not to look. They should have the damn common decency not to look into private property. Yeah i'm the deranged one. Seriously learn to have respect. ITS NOT YOUR HOUSE. What part of that do you not understand. Oh + you are seriously weird if you wanna look into peoples window, did you know its illegal to be a peeping tom.

Mumcentreplus Sun 26-Jul-09 16:20:26

hahahah...sorry love no nets people will look..even if they don't mean's like have a shop window at the front of your house be careful..might get some burglars window shopping grin

BadgersArse Sun 26-Jul-09 16:20:32

its nromal isn it
why did oyu buy that house?!

Ealingkate Sun 26-Jul-09 16:20:45

I remember when I was a kid and I used to do a paper round, one day a lady came out and v. sarcastically invited me in as I was obviously so interested in looking in. What she didn't realise was that I wasn't looking in I was just looking at my reflection in the window, to see how I looked, maybe that's what the passers by are doing?
Not having blinds/nets/frosted glass is unusual (neither do we) and I think that it just draws the attention of anyone walking by. Not persecution of you smile

roundwindow Sun 26-Jul-09 16:22:55

I once lived in a student house where our table was right up against the window in the front room, which looked onto a fairly busy pavement. We used to eat our dinner there and treat anyone who peered in to a 'see food'. <hilarious student japes emoticon>

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