High rise and hotel window washers of Reddit, what's the weirdest thing you've spotted when descending to a room?

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13 Oct 2017 04:44 - +15565
I only ask because I was in a hotel room, sitting naked at my laptop (working, thank you) and this lad just drops down into mutual view, notices me (I know he fucking had to), played it off like nothing, washed the window and then continued on his merry way. It felt like the reaction of a man that has clearly seen much worse. Edit: Whoa. Went to a concert and came out to a dead inbox. Never expected this to go anywhere.
13 Oct 2017 06:38 - +13169
Finally a question I can answer. We were cleaning a fairly tall building 12 stories iirc adjacent to an equally tall government office building. This office building had several bedrooms on the top level, which we could see from the roof but certainly not from the ground. From where we were standing this bedroom was about ten meters away. As we're setting up a naked dude jumps onto his bed with an ipad and starts masturbating furiously. Facing us. Not weird necessarily but certainly unpleasant
13 Oct 2017 09:16 - +9419
Not a window washer but building restoration. It took us about a week to finish a drop of fifteen floors so for a full week, as our lift went up every morning we were treated to a pretty damn attractive woman in her late forties standing stark naked in front of her sliding glass door, drinking a cup. She always smiled and waved and never seem the least bit embarrassed.
13 Oct 2017 08:25 - +5489
Not so much a window washer but window replacer. Woman (mid 20s daughter of the homeowner) walked into the room like she had 1000 times before, took her clothes off faster than I could say "excuse me mam, allow me to avert my gaze" but when I did get words out she screamed and ran out of the room. A little while later her mother came out and asked if that meant they'd get a discount.
13 Oct 2017 07:44 - +5439
Few years back at the age of 17 I took a full 3 day safety training and did this as a part time to get quick cash. This was in Chicago at the Holiday Inn. Me and my partner(25-ish) at the time where almost done with our shift as it become close to dark. As we get to this one room, it was oddly brighter.... then usually rooms. When we reach it, we find a group of people in animal costumes rubbing and smacking each other. Me and my partner were like wtf? The room was full of glitter on the floors and had a bunch of rainbow type shit sprayed on the walls. We wanted to finish quick. As we started decending they caught us and gave us what looked like sharp looks, but we couldn’t tell because of the wolf heads and animal heads and bodies they had on. We booked it and told the front desk what was up. After they checked it out they got back to us and told us they kicked them out and damages the room. So it was out of service last time I checked. Edit:First ever gold and it’s about my experience seeing”furries”... wow lol
13 Oct 2017 05:30 - +4357
13 Oct 2017 07:37 - +4207
I do highrise window cleaning in Vancouver. Nothing exciting, mostly do residential buildings. Most people are at work. Normally its just cats or old asian women saying you didnt clean their window well enough. If you do come across somebody naked you just tend to ignore it and clean the window and move on. Each section takes less than a minute and most of the time you can only see your own reflection. (until you clean the window) I have a coworker who did window cleaning in Australia for a long time and she had seen some wild stuff. More partying and drinking and drugs over there in the daytime.
13 Oct 2017 04:54 - +2788
look man, if we can get an attempted murderer to do an AMA and people are sharing their fucked up family stories, we can get this
13 Oct 2017 07:31 - +2746
I work for my dad during the summer for his window washing company ( check my post history ) and one day I'm working in an office at like 8 pm at night ( we were doing interior cleaning) and as usual every one is mostly gone but some late workers. Well that night we just arrived on a new floor and as we turn the corner to start, my dad and I walk in on 2 guys full on making out. Definitely not expected but we all laughed it off. This was an admin building for a bank in Montreal btw
13 Oct 2017 07:57 - +2531
I was at the gyno for my annual visit waiting for the doctor to come in. I'm sitting in the chair, feet in the stirrups facing the window when I start to see the ropes of them coming up to next floor. I have never been frozen in fear like that in my life haha. Luckily the receptionist ran in at the last second and closed the blinds before they totally came up. Phew!
13 Oct 2017 04:57 - +2214
I love that this question is at top of the "Rising" tab.
13 Oct 2017 10:46 - +1542
Oh boy this is my time to shine baby. Ive been an industrial window cleaner for 20 years now. [This is me](https://wogsy.deviantart.com/art/Me-ready-for-action-161943172) Other pics there too. But basically ive seen lots and lots of nudity. Lots of drugs, and lots of naked/half naked people in bed. The usual stuff really. Had one old lady (maybe 50-60-ish) in a dressing gown sat on her chair while on the phone looking directly at me. Nothing new there we get watched a lot but this old lady opened up her dressing gown, spread one of her legs on the arm of the chair and starts frigging off right in front of me. While still chatting away on the phone too with a huge smile on her face. I was thinking maybe she was on a sex line or something and me being there was just a little extra thrill. She had a wicked grin on her face and was rubbing that pussy fast i remember that. Either way it was just my luck that the first time some woman exposes her moggy to me on purpose its an old dear who was ugly as sin. Why can't i get the 22 year old hotties doing that shit. Another funny memory i have is about 6 years ago i was working on the Manchester Universities doing the student digs on some tower block. I abseiled down to this window and seen a massive fat bird right in front of the window with no knickers on and her shirt tucked under her chin exposing her breasts. She was (i think) getting tissue balls out of her pubes. I abseil down and just see these 2 fried egg titties looking at me, a big round white belly and a big black bush inbetween her legs. She was looking down at her bush, t-shirt tucked under her chin while running her fingers through her pubes and flicking whatever it was away. Now im about 1 foot away from the girl but she has her head down and seems to be quite captivated in what she is doing. I go through the usual thought of ''Should i just leave this window and carry on down as if she see's me she could say i was perving on her and i dont want them accusations. (maybe i was having a perv but i don't want my boss to know that do i). Or should i just carry on pretending everything is normal''. Well I carried on obviously as there is always the chance these people a day or 2 later will complain that their windows weren't cleaned. Which means i gotta go back to the job, re-rig all my ropes up, get permits, risk assesments and all that shit just for 1 freaking window. Been there done that before, so yeah, i just carried on. So this chick finally sees me after about 10 seconds of rifling through her bush, has a look of horror on her face and immediatelly closes the curtains. I wasn't looking directly at her obviously but i can see her her in my peripheral vision. The poor girl got a helluva shock. Thing i was thinking though is why would you stand in front of a window while you rummage through your pubes?? Maybe the light was bad in her room or something. But people can see my ropes outside the window way before i come down. You'd think some people would be like ''shit, the window cleaner is coming, best not to stand in front of the window half naked'' or maybe she was just putting on a show. There is a certain voyeurism there i think. Some chicks love to tease the window cleaner. Ive been flashed a fair few times. Ive seen naked dudes in bed, naked chicks, seen one woman getting rogered from behind something fierce while she was just playing on her phone. Saw a shitload of weed and coke, a few dirty spoons from the smack heads. But what is surprising to me is the absolute squalor some people live in. Im talking well off people too. People in luxurious apartments that cost 1-2K a week to rent. You'd be amazed how some people are so clean and presentable in their daily lives but live in filth. One woman i remember (a doctor around mid 40's) had just bags and bags of trash waist high all around the place. it was piled up agaisnt the windows. Bedroom was the same with a dirty matress on the floor where she sleeps. Crazy shit. Its probably just laziness, or maybe its some mental thing? I don't know, im just a lowly window cleaner. But honestly, its a great job. Pays good money and i work outdoors for a living. Always in a different place most days. I do work all over the UK and i kinda enjoy working away from home. I get to see new places, go out on the piss with the lads and we eat like kings seeing as its on the companies dollar. Working in different locations and meeting new people helps keep it fresh as working in an office looking at the same 4 walls day after day would probably send me batty. I can have a smoke/coffee break anytime i want. Me and my lads are basically our own bosses and as long as we get the job done on time with no complaints then all is good with the world. Some days we just spend all day in the lift/elevator housing reading newspapers and drinking coffee until we all get really bored and we're like ''weather aint gonna clear, lets go home and pull it back tomorrow''. I managed to watch the entire series of breaking bad while at work over the course of a couple of months or so. Its cushy as hell. And once you do your rope access training then its honestly a piece of cake. As long as you don't take a knife out while you're abseiling and start cutting your ropes and you make sure the anchor points have been tested, you watch the sharp edges on ledges etc then its virtually impossible to kill yourself. 18 years abseiling now and not a sniff of an accident. (touch wood)
13 Oct 2017 06:48 - +1024
Not a window washer but this is related. Used to work at Caravan of Dreams in downtown Fort Worth. It had a roof top bar with a very nice view of the Worthington Hotel. At night people would turn off their lights and have sex while looking out their window. They thought no one could see them. They were completely wrong. One waitress was so confused at what she saw, but just couldn't stop looking... and commenting at the couple (standing hands on the window doggie style) .. it was hilarious.
13 Oct 2017 08:16 - +876
I played with an orange kitty through a window once. That was nice. I also kicked through someone's screen because the window was open. Surprisingly no naked people so far.
13 Oct 2017 07:26 - +851
My girlfriend and I were fucking, and above the head of our bed was a small window. I look up and see someone looking in. He notices that I saw him, quickly squeegies the window, then disappears down his ladder.
13 Oct 2017 08:23 - +721
Reposting: Was the guy on the other side of the glass a few times. At my office we would see the ropes come down, and we would know to close the blinds while the window washers were doing their thing. One day I decided to mess with the window washers. I cleaned off the windowsill and jumped up on it with a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels. The guys swing into view really quick, and by the time he had slammed his suction cup to the window I was following his every movement with my bottle of Windex and paper towel. For 30 seconds we stared at one another until he finally laughed and continued down the building. Later that year I got everyone in my office, about 4 or 5 people total to stand on their windowsills and do the same thing mimicking the guys outside. Then they got a new company to come in and clean the windows. Edit: a few months ago the window washers were unfurling their ropes from the roof and starting down, and I was on the bottom floor of the building. The ropes were banging against the windows of the conference room where we were having a client briefing, which was annoying. Someone on the line heard it, and said, “This is Tina in Santa Fe, what is that noise in the background?” Me, being the smartass that I am, said something to the effect of “The local ninja school is having a real world practice session today, please be patient with them, these kids work hard.” It took a few minutes to restore order to that meeting and even my boss was laughing.
13 Oct 2017 08:47 - +592
Another story from the other side of the window: I was in a behavioral psych unit when I was in high school, fifth floor of a regular ole hospital. Let me tell you, it gets boring af. So one day when we saw the ropes come down, I waited by the window until the guy got to our floor and started barking my ass off. A couple of the other patients joined me, it was fun for a while. I doubt it made much of an impression, but it was an *event* at the time. No punishment though, I had good rapport with the staff.
13 Oct 2017 09:02 - +582
So I used to live in a fairly tall apartment building with these really beautiful great big windows. We were on a tall enough floor that nobody could see in (no tall buildings across from us, and you couldn't see in from street level), so my boyfriend and I spent a fair amount of time wandering around naked, and usually didn't bother closing the curtains. We also slept naked (because it's the best, duh). Our bed was directly facing a gigantic window, so you could see the spectacular view of the sky while you were lying in bed. One morning, I woke up in a bit of a happy, goofy mood, and I jumped out from under the covers, and crawled on top of my boyfriend to kiss him good morning. So I'm on the bed on all fours, straddling my boyfriend, naked as the day I was born, with my ass up in the air, leaning over my boyfriend and giving him a very nude but otherwise fairly innocent "good morning, handsome" kiss. Then I heard a noise behind me, and my boyfriend's eyes suddenly got wide. I turned to see a very red-faced window washer scrambling to mash the button to send the suspended scaffolding he was standing on back up to the top of the building, clearly thinking he'd stumbled upon a very private and x-rated sex act or some seriously perverted exhibitionists. I screamed and jumped back under the covers, hid my face, and wouldn't come out until my boyfriend assured me that the coast was clear. That window cleaner got quite a show. Naked is one thing, but full-on, all-fours, spread-eagle display is ... something else. That window cleaner knows me more intimately than my *gynecologist*. I'm still not sure which of us was more embarrassed.
13 Oct 2017 05:06 - +545
I thought she had a dick, but it was my dick in the reflection the whole time.
13 Oct 2017 05:57 - +450
Damn, an hour passed, 90 karma, and still not a single answer...
13 Oct 2017 07:25 - +415
I wasn't washing windows but I was on my first trip to New York when I was 15 or so. We had a hotel room pretty high up and at night it was so interesting how you could see into so many other windows in the buildings next door. I had a good view of 3 different buildings. 2 looked like apartments and the other was an office building. I saw a some guy at a desk, some people in there apartments just on the couch or computer. All except for one guy who kept walking in and out of a room. Turning the lights on and off each time which is how I noticed. Eventually he returned to the room and cut the light on, this time he was naked and he flipped on the TV and started watching porn. I had enough at that point.
13 Oct 2017 08:25 - +355
Years ago I was washing windows on a Chicago condominium in the gold coast on a 40' long stage. We were instructed not to work past 5pm due to residents privacy.  Fine, but it was 4:30pm, my partner and i wanted to squeeze in 1 more drop. But we'd have to work fast.  We approached the 23rd floor and what to my surprise did I see on the kitchen table!?! A young couple bare naked going at it. I recognised the female,  she was the pool life guard! They were 5' away from me.  It was surreal. I was shocked, I froze.  She was on the bottom w/her legs in the air and she looked at me w/o any interruption and said nothing to her partner. (that turned me on!) Meanwhile,  my window washing partner was done w/his half and was already moving to the next floor down. I was excited and did not want to move. The stage was slanting in an angle, everything was sliding away from me. I couldn't even talk.  My partner marched toward me wondering why I did not do anything and he witnessed the fiasco himself. And knocked on the window! The guy, who was nailing the female was standing above her turned around and w/o pulling out attempted to lower the blinds reaching out with one hand but only knocked them to the ground.  Heck w/it and continued to pound her hot body on the kitchen table. Incredible.  (I love telling that story)
13 Oct 2017 06:19 - +235
Hopfully someone shows up and says Hey! That was me!
13 Oct 2017 10:17 - +230
I had descended down to about the 20th floor of a 35 story building. The blinds were closed... Mostly. I was doing post construction cleaning (scraping glue, calking, cement and other unpleasantness from the windows and frames) so I spent quite a bit more time on each window than when purely washing. I get to the bottom section of one of the larger windows to find this small opening in the blinds. Behind them is a rather shapely woman naked, with her back turned to me. I pull out my scraper to take some more stubborn bits off the window and end up making some noise which startles the lass. When she turns I can see her laptop facing us webcam on. There is a steady stream of chat flowing on the right hand side. It was then I knew I'd come across a cam girl. She came over to the window. I thought she'd be mad but instead she opened the blinds and played with herself. Just then, the suction cup I was using for stability against the building released causing me to nearly soil myself. Not bad for 2 weeks in to the job.
13 Oct 2017 09:15 - +134
Ugh. I was taking a dump when window washers lowered themselves to my level. I could hear them talking about and laughing at the situation.
13 Oct 2017 09:32 - +120
Late to the thread, didn't actually see it but... I used to work with the glazing company that had a contract to clean and replace windows on what was the 4th tallest tower in Calgary at the time, Canterra Tower. The top floor had a two story office in it that we had to use the stairs in to reach the roof since the elevator did not go all the way to the last floor. One day, my boss asked me to note the ages of the windows, as all commercial grade double glazing has the year of manufacturing in it. One was four years newer than the rest and he told me what happened. Buddy had his last bad day, through his chair at the window and followed it out. At ground level, you could see where the paving stones had a puddle after the rain even though a drain was only a meter or so away. Splat calculator figured about 195km/hr.
13 Oct 2017 08:29 - +117
I used to work at a restaurant in downtown Charlotte, NC. One day we walked out front of the restaurant and just happened to look up at one of the adjacent high rises and saw a woman getting plowed from behind. They were up there filming a porno.
13 Oct 2017 08:30 - +111
Someone was shitting on the bed.
13 Oct 2017 08:39 - +110
Noting too strange but a third floor pole dancing class (got to do two passes on their windows hehe). The other was a guy smoking a bong by the window, think me dropping in blew his mind a bit because he looked pretty shocked.
13 Oct 2017 09:10 - +98
Not a window washer but I was caught by the window washer in China at the high-rise hotel I was staying at, banging the Spanish girl who worked at the hotel. She was the entourage hotel employee as she spoke like 5 languages. He kinda just slowly cleaned the window while watching. Very awkward for me but the Spanish girl did not give a fuck and seemed to get off on it. I dated that girl for a few months, great times.
13 Oct 2017 10:29 - +84
TIL window washing is like real-life chatroulette
13 Oct 2017 10:30 - +63
Not a window washer, but I am high-rise resident who owns a dog. Window washing day is the day that my dog is convinced the world is going to end, the one that keeps him staring out the window the other 364 days a year, searching for attackers.
13 Oct 2017 08:06 - +46
High rise and hotel window washers of Reddit - how the FUCK do you deal with those massive spiders? AHHHHHH!
13 Oct 2017 10:16 - +26
I was once sitting in a classroom at the pharma company I worked for at the time watching some training videos. The video in question just happened to involve some bloke on all fours having a metal tube stuck up his arse while the good doctor in the video was explaining what he could see. I was doing a lot of bowel drugs at the time ... Heard a noise behind me to see and looked round to see a couple (not one but two) wide eyed window cleaners wondering wtf was I watching...
13 Oct 2017 10:37 - +23
I don't know of I'm too late but I do industrial abseiling in New Zealand and have seen my fair share of stuff. Mostly naked people. Once on this building with tinted glass I could just make out this crazed movement going on inside. And of course I'm curious so I continue to look and inside was some old naked lady who not only got caught out naked but then from her perspective had a creepy guy continue to stare through. I've seen a mountain of jizz tissues at uni accommodation crammed between the bed and window. I point that out cause it was mouldy and made me throw up into my water bucket. Two people banging in a hotel room. Like going AT IT. Had a man stand with his blinds down to his waist to cover his top half... Cock out.. standing in front of us. Saw a girl doing what looked like cam girl stuff infront of her laptop in her apartment. an Asian crawling around in her undies with like 7 cats around.
13 Oct 2017 10:30 - +22
High rise window cleaner here. The most bizarre thing I saw had to be a taxidermy alligator with bird wings sprouting out of its back, chained to the ceiling. Also, a wooden penis in the window sill that I could only guess was an art piece of some sort.

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