The politics of Window Cleaning

We’re struggling to get a window cleaner. You’d think it’d be fairly easy, and you’d be surprised to hear that some are turning away work. It’s all down to who will or will not clean for who and where. Unbelievable!

We used to have a window cleaner. He has the round on this road, he’s a cantankerous old fart, but he does a reasonable job. Unfortunately, he used to ask my neighbour for my money rather than ask me directly for it and he once gave me change for a £10 note when I know for a fact I gave him a 20. Finally he had a row with my neighbour one day as said neighbour wouldn’t let him get to the back of my house because of some building work he was having done. So, he took his ladders and his bucket and hasn’t been seen at these windows since!

Myself and my other neighbour have recently been trying to find someone as the job needs doing. A couple of people have been approached but they won’t work up here. I suspect it’s because of Mr Cantankerous who appears to have the monopoly of this road.

So we’re stuck. Dirty windows, and no one prepared to clean them. Any suggestions anyone?


About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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