Sunday, March 25, 2012

Windowcleaning

This being the first weekend after the vernal equinox, I decided to indulge myself in some good old-fashioned spring cleaning.

To properly clean the windowpanes, I had to stand on Yūdai the Madodai and lean out.


Passers-by on the street below, seeing me halfway out of a third-storey window, stopped to stare in concern. But I waved them on, indicating that there was nothing to worry about. Thus reassured, they carried on with their jogging and their Sunday-morning grocery-shopping.

It is hard to see how my morning could have been better spent. Anasua was right: the effect of alkylbenzenesulphonates on dirty glass is nothing short of modern-day alchemy.

11 comments:

Riddhi G.D said...

hahah that is a Lovely picture :)
But quite scary, cuz a friend of mine actually fell out of a window 3 storeys high. Of course he was drunk at the time, but I've been a little paranoid ever since

Shrabasti Banerjee said...

Yow, you are awesome!! :D

Rara Avis said...

There is a grill, right? I don't want your blog to die!

Sroyon said...

@Riddhi: That's okay, I wouldn't windowclean if I were drunk :)

@Shrabasti; Hahah, that is the impression I seek to convey.

@Raktima: No grill.

Anonymush said...

Where is Mafatlal?

Rara Avis said...

Morey jabey jey! :-O This is more daredevil than climbing that volcano!

Sroyon said...

@Anonymush: He was temporarily relocated to the table.

relativelytruthful said...

"It is hard to see how my morning could have been better spent."

it's taking me absolutely no time or effort to think of eleventy million ways your morning could have been better spent.

but you do look really graceful, so i'm going to say you window-cleaned for the photo-op.

Sroyon said...

Ha! Base and uncomprehending reader, how can I explain to you the beauty of shafts of sunlight through windowpanes clear as crystal? Few things in this mortal coil can give such absolute joy. Maybe Mozart, but even that is debatable.

Also, snide and skeptical reader, I do all things with such magnificent poise. I can look graceful even while falling on my bottom.

Rara Avis said...

Put the full stop after cleaning. Looks weird now that I've noticed it.

Sroyon said...

Thanks, fixed. I don't know how I missed that.