People who clean skyscraper windows quite literally have a direct view into other people's homes and workplaces, which makes for a lot of noteworthy awkward moments. While most buildings give their staff or residences a warning about all planned cleanings, not everyone gets the memo, and making eye contact with a stranger suspended in mid-air is known to bring out the weirdest reactions.
In a popular Reddit thread, people who clean skyscraper windows shared their bizarre and memorable stories from the job.
Once while cleaning a high rise apartment, an old lady kindly ask me if I was hungry and proceeded to open her window and hand me a pizza slice.
So I sat there, 27 stories up, tangling on my chair and eating pizza.
It was a good day.
Not as exciting as the other stories but something I’m blown away by when I’m on ropes is how many people feel guilty about not working when I’m around. When you look into peoples work stations you can see that almost no one works, most people are on Facebook, YouTube or on news sites. But the second the notice me outside the window they quickly switch to an excel spreadsheet.