Sunday, 22 September 2013


My good blogger friend Joe Todd who has the good fortune to live in Ohio, has occasionally borrowed from my scribblings and I'd like to return the favour.

This lovely short story has a lot to teach us. Joe doesn't know its origins. I've altered it a little.

"A young couple moves into a new neighbourhood. 

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the washing outside. 

'That laundry isn't very clean; she doesn't know how to wash properly. Perhaps she needs better soap powder.'

Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbour hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. 

A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: 

'Look, she's finally learned how to wash properly. I wonder who taught her this?'

The husband replies, 'No-one. I just got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.' 

And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look."

1 comment:

  1. Really good taste Tony from one Hoot to another LOL