Wednesday, May 14, 2008

That man is naked

I was reading a post on one of the blogs where I like to lurk while I drink my morning coffee. She noted that, when the weather warms a bit and men start going shirtless, her 3-and-a-half-year-old points and shouts, "Look, that man is naked!"

Reminded me of a horrifying incident from yesterday.

The taller building in this photo is the small hotel across the street from our office. We are on the fourth floor of our building. The BreastCare unit is on the side of the office facing the hotel. And Heather--Addie's mom--works in BreastCare. So I walked over to Heather's office to drop off Addie's new outfit. I'm strolling down the aisles of the cuberhood, minding my own business. The main aisle leading to BreastCare deadends at a window. And perfectly framed in that space is a male hotel guest, talking on his phone and looking out at the street below. Naked. Rubbing his hairy belly.

I screamed. I didn't mean to, but I couldn't help it.

Yes, I've seen a naked man before. (I'm sure I's been so long, the memory is a bit dim.) But this guy was not my naked man. Or a movie star. (For sure.) And, unbeknownst to him, he was in my freakin office!

The windows of the hotel are deeply tinted. I can only surmise that the hotel guest thought it was one-way glass. Thank God the window sill came up nearly to his waist.

When I screamed, the BreastCare staff members looked up and then went, "Oh, yeah. Happens all the time. That's why we keep our blinds closed."

If I worked on that side of the building, I would have to make myself a poster on a stick and keep it under my desk. And whenever the occasion arose, I would hold it up in the window: "We can see you."

Today, I'm really enjoying my river view.


Janna said...

LOL!! I wish that man could have seen the surprised look on your face and heard you scream! Wouldn't he have been embarassed? Somebody needs to make a sign and put it in the window that says, "If you can see this sign, we can see you too!" Funny!

ElegantSnobbery said...

What a nightmare!! But totally hilarious, of course, as I didn't have to see him in his naked... glory? Ew.

casserole said...

OMG this sounds like a scenario from one of your collages!

idyll hands said...

Hey - free show! :)

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

*giggle* that incident reminds me of when I drove an auto parts truck. You'd be amazed at what people do in their cars and assume that eventhough you're up higher in your vehicle and can see in, that you "can't really see" what they're doing (and it's not a pretty picture, trust me!!!!)

And, I LOVE Janna's suggestion :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

I really needed that! I'm still laughing!
Sandra Evertson

ThisOldHenHouse said...

hahahaha! Yeah.. I'm pretty sure I would have screamed too :-)