Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 29th May, 2022)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Mick you could have lent him your bike.
Said it before Mick, you have an eye for the unusual and this one is brilliant, finished off with a very funny comment. Well done !
He looks a dapper chappie….. I don’t think they do so bad cleaning windows. There’s plenty windows to clean anyway.
Is he wearing sunglasses so that he has an excuse for not seeing the dirt in the corners?
Mick I knew this would be one of yours even before I saw your name.
Wouldn't it be a good idea for him to have his contact details written on the side of his bucket, so the people of Ince who still had glass in their windows could get in touch.
Window cleaners near to me have their own ‘patch’ to work on. They wouldn’t dare go on another’s ‘patch’.. .it seems to be an unwritten law. My men have got rid of their ladders as well and use long hoses for the upstairs windows … due to ‘elf ‘n’ safety..so they say… Actually I’m glad they do that. There’s nothing worse than walking in the bedroom and seeing a hairy face at the window!!!
Frank Armstrong, our window cleaner used to come around on a bike with his wooden ladder resting on his shoulders and his bucket on the bike handlebars.
It’s a lot easier these days Joan. The ladders weigh next to nothing for a start. In the terrace we lived in Teddy our window cleaner had a wooden ladder that went into a point. Just long enough to reach upstairs. But mi mam made me clean the upstairs back windows and she sat on my knees to stop me falling out! That would be classed as ‘child cruelty’ these days I should think.
I had a friend who lived round the corner from this pub.I always thought it looked foreign.
Speak for yourself, Veronica, dear! (only joking!). The window cleaner in Abram still uses a ladder to clean upstairs...I think he's doing a George Formby...."If you could see what I can see, when I'm cleaning windows!".
Veronica, those extendable hoses using clean running water would be an acceptable way to clean the windows as you'd know the glass would be clean, rather than the water window cleaners usually use which has been in their bucket all day and full of dirt from umpteen windows.
If Peter P is looking in, put around six or so drops of Citronella Oil on used teabags scattered around in your garden and repeat as necessary, this will keep cats well away - they hate the smell of it, but it's a pleasant aroma to us, I've used it many times and it is very effective.
I’m very satisfied with my windows being ‘hosed down’ Cyril. The downstairs ones are finished by hand though.
Thanks for the tip to get rid of cats by the way. When I bang on the window they just stare insolently at me….
My comment on this photo,was meant to be on yesterday's photo.Sorry, It's an age thing!!!