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Airing Dirty Laundry September 12, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Mindfulness.

Wikipedia ~ Window (in Public Domain)

A young couple moved into a new apartment.

The next morning, the young woman noticed her neighbor hanging the wash outside, and commented, “That laundry is not very clean.   Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked out the window without comment.

Every time her neighbor hung her wash on the line, the young woman made  similar comments, “Her laundry looks terrible.  Perhaps she doesn’t know how to wash clothes correctly.”

One morning, a month or so after moving in, the woman looked out and saw clean wash hanging on the line.

She called out to her husband, “Look, her clothes are clean!  She must have switched laundry detergent.”

Her husband laughed, “No.  I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life.

What we see depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

Inspiration:  e-mail unknown author

Related post:  Do What You Say and Say What You Do



1. cindy - September 12, 2010

Oooops, naughty Wifey!

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

Even without dirty windows, our view of others is often distorted by our limited perspective.

Far better to mind our own laundry. ; D

2. Naomi - September 12, 2010

BRILLIANT!!! I didn’t see that coming 😀

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

I thought this tied in nicely with Amy’s piece on the lumber delivery.

“We see the truth behind our eyes.”

3. humm - September 12, 2010

VeRy NiCe…

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

ThAnKs, hUmM ; )

4. Agatha82 - September 12, 2010

That was great 🙂

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

A real eye-opener, right? : )

Agatha82 - September 12, 2010


5. souldipper - September 12, 2010

Exactly, Nancy. Have you got any Windex left that I can borrow?

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

It’s funny, Amy . . . the more clarity we gain, the more we realize how distorted our view still is.

6. SnarlingBadger - September 12, 2010

Ha, awesome!

nrhatch - September 12, 2010

Glad you enjoyed.

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