Cleaning me Tommy Trinders

@p1kef1sh (45647)
October 1, 2009 10:30am CST
For those not born within the sound of Bow Bells (i.e. a London cockney) I will explain that today we had a visit from our window cleaner (Trinder = Winder = Window). Do you clean your own windows or have someone else come and do them for you?
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• United States
1 Oct 09
Ok, I got the trinder part but, what's the Tommy for? Just thrown in there to make it flow, kind of like apples and pears for stairs?
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• United States
1 Oct 09
Oh, yeah, I clean my own windows.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
Tommy Trinder was a WW2 comedian Bo. Hence the name.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 09
Tommy Trinder Cleaned a winder Saw his face And burnt to cinder
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 09
You mean they don't clean themselves? Yeah we do it ourselves, though the high ones pretty much don't get cleaned outside (unless R is doing it and just never made an announcement about it to me, and since he pretty much downloads everything that's going on in his brain, I'd say it hasn't been done yet)...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
We have our front ones done but I do the back myself every now and again.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 09
I wash my back too...
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
After you with the loofah!
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@thea09 (18320)
• Greece
1 Oct 09
Hi pikefish, well there's no way to get to them, way too high, so I let the elements clean them. Must try and make it into a fun game for my son to do the inside ones but there's an awful lot of them and I used up the last of the vinegar as an air freshner. Don't believe we have window cleaners out here come to think of it.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
Now I'm starting to feel guilty about getting mine washed. Still, when in suburbia one must behave properly. More tea Vicar?
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@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I'd love to have someone to do them for me, but I do it myself about twice a year. Once in the spring and once in the fall--they're about due right now. I have the kind of windows that go up and down but can also open inward for easy cleaning. I don't like window washing!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
Don't all windows go up and down? You mean like sash windows? I don't like it much either. Interestingly here we have lost of window cleaners. There may be a recession but there are some jobs that people clearly don't want to do themselves.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
I mean lots not lost!
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@Hatley (151910)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 09
hi pikey guess it pays to be early on mylot I am number one,numero uno, whee. this is a first for me. Okay 'on to your discussion. Oh my this is one perk I really do love, I don't have to clean any windows here, whoee,yipee'and other words of that sort. I am so spoiled.but really I did not mind it too much as I used a mixture of water and vinegar'and dried my big picture window off with crumpled newspaper. the' only two things I hated was the nasty black smudges of newprint on my hands, and my son or hubby calling, hey you missed a spot,'theres a smudge over here. Now get this neither one of them ever volunteered to wash a single darned window. he he he You know living here and having almost everything done for you might sound like a picnic but believe me I would rather be doing for myself. anyway cheers for me, I aM NUMBER ONE.
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@Hatley (151910)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 09
oh darn too early I guess I looked up and saw , sadly, I am not number one, droop, frown, sob, tears,
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
You're always No 1 to me Hatley! Men are good at supervising. I speak from experience! LOL.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I clean my windows periodically. I see no point in keeping programs that I'm not using any more, it just keeps the desktop looking cluttered. Last time I cleaned it, I was able to get rid of a pile of stuff. My step-daughter is one who can't visit a website without downloading something. Now she has her own computer to mess up. Besides, what's the point of having a nice wallpaper if it's covered with all those little icons? Oh! Where you talking about the other kind of winders? The ones with a nice coating of 'privacy dust'?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
LOL. I liked that. Not being a MS Windows user myself I forget that there is an alternative to the panes of glass that let in light and protect my inside from the outside!
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• United States
2 Oct 09
I do my own. I cannot afford to pay anyone to do a chore that I am still capable of doing myself.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
There's no way that I am going to climb a ladder to reach our upstairs windows so it's pay or they don't get done. It's £10 every two months. Not a bank breaker and one heck of a lot better than breaking my back when I fall off!
• United States
2 Oct 09
I do NOT climb ladders. I buy the bottle of Windex cleaner which I attach to my garden hose, you just aim the hose at the high window and then adjust it to clean and it sprays the cleaner on the window then adjust it to rinse and plain water cleans the soap off. It works great and I also use it to wash my car!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
Now there's an idea. I might try that for our garage windows.
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
6 Oct 09
Neither. I have cleaned some of my windows in the past but my home is nearly all windows and so it is a huge job. I would like to have someone do them, but heck, I've only been here 3 years and 10 months...there's plenty of time for that.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
6 Oct 09
After a while the world just looks dusty I guess! LOL.
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
6 Oct 09
Actually, I went out to clean the car at 6:30am and began hosing down that end of the house....including the two big windows ....
@suzzy3 (8401)
2 Oct 09
I do the insides but I have a window cleaner for the outsides,it is my luxury as spending money is one thing I avoid at all costs these days.I asked my husband about not having him anymore but he gave me the red light to keep him on.I think this credit crunch has made me paroniod about spending money.Our Tommy Trinder does a good job.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Oct 09
I think that for the money £10 it's well spent. If I were to fall off the ladder it would cost a heck of a lot more in bus fares etc for the Boss to come and see me in the hospital plus all the running around that she'd have when I got home. Of course, from her perspective there's always the life insurance! LOL.
@suzzy3 (8401)
3 Oct 09
I had forgotten the life insurance ,no I will keep the window cleaner on.
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Oct 09
hi pikefish, Clean my own Windows here much to my disgust as they don´t last five minutes. I was not born within the sound of Bowbells but my Sisterinlaw was and I quite often mimmick her accent a lot and she just laughs. I love that accent and I love London no matter what happens I will always love it and the Londoners are great too. Would not have reached Wolverhampton on time without them. We went round Piccadilly Circus seven times lol. But yes I have to clean my own windows my youngest son cleans windows all day long and he hates cleaning my windows so I do them myself boo hoo. Take care.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Oct 09
"Allo Babes...... LOL. Do you cook, wash etc for your youngest. If so - get him out there with a leather in his hand! LOL.
• Pamplona, Spain
3 Oct 09
Hi pikey, Yes still doing that at the moment must be one in a million. No all Spanish Women do this well most of them so I´m supposed to be like them lol. Not half and not likely either. Window cleaning is okay if I´m feeling inspired if not it the Windows can stay there like Windows Vista lol better not say what I think of Windows Vista I can get a better "Vista" through my own windows when they are nice and clean. By the way Vista means view lol. See ya all.
@Humbug25 (12552)
2 Oct 09
Hi p1kef1sh I find that window cleaners are so expensive these days so I don't have one. They wouldn't actually get a ladder around to the back of the house either without going through the neighbours garden. I try to do what I can myself!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
We only have one for the front Humbug. But that's the worst part of the house to get at so I am happy to pay someone.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
2 Oct 09
I think I should invest in a one of those long handled window cleaning things, squweeber isn't it called? I know I have spelt it wrong but I can't find my dictionary and bloomin' firefox doesn't have bloomin' spellcheck hahaha
• Netherlands
2 Oct 09
Oh P1key! You Know how I do Hate to clean windows, it is my least favorite chore and that I always make a bigger mess of them than Before they are cleaned but I do...well rather Hubby does fortunately "DO WINDOWS"...actually he has forbidden me to even touch them any more and while I am more of a Dominating person than submissive one, Normally being forbidden to do something would make me all that much more determined to do it, but in the case of forbidding me to even touch the windows I happily become submissive to him!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
That's what we subbies, I mean hubbies are for GEL.
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• Netherlands
2 Oct 09
Very true P1key and thank goodness subbies...I mean hubbies Know their place in the World!!!
@ElicBxn (59906)
• United States
2 Oct 09
IF my windows get cleaned than I have to do them - doesn't happen often...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
Upstairs wouldn't happen at all if left to me!
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@ElicBxn (59906)
• United States
2 Oct 09
no upstairs at the Lion's Den
@liquorice (3902)
1 Oct 09
Ooh, I didn't know that particular bit of slang. Interesting! We also have a window cleaner to clean our windows. I think everyone in our street has him, it just seems like an automatic part of moving to this street, comes with the territory or something! I'm not very good at remembering when he's coming, so I'm sometimes confronted by a man up a ladder staring at me through the window. Have to be careful, lol! And I"m even worse at remembering to pay the poor guy. Many a time have I had to hide from the window cleaner when we pass him on the street because I've either got no cash on me or I'm just too embarrassed about not having paid him for so long. We always catch up in the end, but that's just what seems to happen when someone only accepts cash. I couldn't imagine climbing up a big ladder to clean the windows myself. I'd probably kill myself!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
I often spend some time meditating after my morning shower. Well thinking with my eyes close really. Once about a year ago I opened my eyes to see the window cleaner looking in - or rather pretending not to! Thank heavens for dressing gowns! LOL.
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@liquorice (3902)
2 Oct 09
Yes, indeed! The worst time was when my daughter was a baby and occasionally I would nap when she did, and I often used to get woken up by a man on a ladder staring in at me (or not, like you say!)
@littleowl (7157)
7 Oct 09
Hi p1ke, either my son or myself clean our Winders, at one time had someone else come and do it especially the top ones but now it is either my son or myself it is also good exercise! hugs LoLo
@p1kef1sh (45647)
24 Oct 09
Just be careful on that ladder LoLo. You may be a Little Owl, but you aren't the flying kind! XXXX
• India
6 Oct 09
I clean them myself, Pikey, or I just don't clean them. :) LOL! We don't have professional window cleaners visiting houses and cleaning windows. We have to do it ourselves or hire a servant. Since I am my own servant and master, I just clean them myself. Cheers and happy Mylotting
@p1kef1sh (45647)
6 Oct 09
Just make sure that the servant pleases the master!
@jujuby (62)
• India
2 Oct 09
since we are in a multi storey building it is very hard for me claen my windows on my own ,many times i take help of my servant maid to help me out,she climbs the balcony and do it for me,it is really a tough and scary job.But i see to it that it is always clean.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
I hop that you pay your maid extra when she has to do that scary job. I would hate to have to climb outside to do the windows, they could stay dirty. LOL.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hello my friend I live in a apartment building cleaning the inside is my only concern, my mom lives on the first floor usually the super will spray her windows when he cleans the sidewalk this has not happened in a while come to think of it, her windows can use a good cleaning hopefully someone will do this, sooner rather then later. Thank you.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Oct 09
I hope that the super comes by soon then and gets to grips with Mom's windows Kitty.
1 Oct 09
Hi p1key, I remember my mum used and a window clearner when I was living with mum, since I moved to my own house, we never had one, hubby does it when he can remember or when I nag at him, lol. hugs. Tamara xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Oct 09
That's why we have a window cleaner Tamara. So that I don't have to do it or get nagged! XXXX