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Sexy See-Through Shower Gets Peeping Tom Neighbors Excited - Have you ever had your neighbors gossip about you?

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Sexy See-Through Shower Gets Peeping Tom Neighbors Excited

by Kiri Blakeley

So imagine your neighbor builds an addition to their home. It juts out into the backyard, it's made of clear glass, and you can't help but notice it. Is it a porch? A balcony? A viewing room? Why, no, there's a shower head there and it's ... well ... an outdoor shower! When one couple decided to build a completely see-through glass shower overlooking their Brooklyn neighborhood, more drama than an episode of Real Housewives ensued. A nosy neighbor (New Yorkers don't speak to each other but we spy like crazy) took a photo and sent it to city blog Gothamist, which posted the photo and explained how neighbors imagined the couple moving into the townhouse would be hosting "orgies" and wished that they were "better looking" and "more famous." There goes the neighborhood ...

It all started when two lawyers, who were renovating the brownstone to move into with their three kids, decided to build the outdoor shower off the second story over their backyard. Since this is Brooklyn, backyards are small, and neighbors are staring directly into your backyard -- or your shower, as the case may be.

It didn't take long before more than one neighbor snapped a photo, even figured out who the new owners were, and sent it to a website. One neighbor wrote:

It looks pretty nice, and I think it can fit a party of eight at least.

And about the couple, the tipster wrote:

[They are] not unattractive; I wish they were hotter and famous.

She also added:

The other neighbors are all talking about it. You can't miss it. I think we all thought it was a joke or that there would be curtains, or that it wasn't really a shower. But it is. And there's another shower in the window directly above it.

The lawyer couple, who were horrified to find themselves the subject of so much titillating gossip, then taped a letter to their shower that read:

Dear Neighbors, We are still under construction and we regret that our design, which was approved by the Landmarks and the city, has alarmed you. It has always been our plan to put up privacy coverings on our shower, which we anticipate will be installed in the coming weeks. Of course, the shower cannot be used until then. We are dismayed and a bit heart sick at the attention our half-finished house has created ... We look forward to a day when we know our neighbors well enough to discuss any concerns over coffee, and not in newspapers and on gossip sites on the Internet.

Dude, you live in Brooklyn. All your neighbors are bloggers! What exactly did you expect?! You didn't build an outdoor shower in the Mojave Desert.

Still, these neighbors were pretty nosy and gossipy. Perhaps they could have just waited to see what happened before they assumed the neighbors would be having full-frontal viewing parties in their see-through shower.

Anyway, looks like the Peeping Tom neighbors won't get their jollies after all. Move along, folks, nothing to see here! (Dang it.)

Have you ever had your neighbors gossip about you? Would you ever have an outdoor shower?

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by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I do not have an outdoor shower.  However, the neighbors do gossip about me and my family.  We live in the suburbs and don't exactly fit the part.  I'm an artist with crazy hair, and my husband is a musician with a beard.  We pay our mortgage and property taxes and I'm in the PTO.  And just the other day, I heard a father tell his son that he can not talk to my son because "We don't talk to them".  What a jerk. 

by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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I used to have a few out door showers, but they had wooden walls around them and were in Hawaii.

similar to this:

But yeah, glass... that's a no go for me. lol.

by Anna_Elijah on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Our bathroom had this huge window and I mean huge took up the whole wall almost and it wasn't fogged or anything.
I thought about keeping it like that but then I'm like wait? The neighbors can see everything!
Yea not gonna happen.
As far as gossip?
Yes. But it's all been good things said:) so were all good
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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I live in an all glass house in the country.  Our 100 acre property is fenced but if someone got on our property and wanted to see a show they could see us showering since there are no curtains to the outside.  The kids bathrooms are set up a bit differently so no one could see them.  We have not had trespassers that we know of so not something I worry about too much.

by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM
oooooh yes lol my DH and I were very social always having friends stopping by or having get togethers. a very religious neighbor decided that this meant that we MUST be drug dealers and spoke to other neighbors (friends of ours unbeknownst to them) about how concerned they were for our children lol the whole neighborhood rejoiced when they moved out
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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Sure, my neighbors gossip about me...

I live in a rural township in Ohio.  I'm a witch and although I don't go around broadcasting it I don't take pains to hide it either.  On Wiccan holidays I put out my hanging multi-colored ribbon circles on my back porch.  I burn candles outside when I cast my circles and do spells for various reasons.  I grow herbs and I gather dandelions from my riot of them in my lawn to make dandelion wine... 

I put up a lot of beautiful Samhain decorations and dress up in my witches garb, my long lace and black velvet dress and headress, for handing out treats on Halloween.  

There are people in my neighborhood who make a point of not walking past my house and who definitely won't trick or treat at it.  I guess maybe they think maybe that I hand out bewitched candy or that I'll put a spell on them out of pure cussedness.  Ha.  I wouldn't waste my beautiful magick on them!  

I over heard my next door neighbor say,-  (She said it very loud.) "Don't play with them.  (My grandkids)  They're evil and strange."  It became a joke with us...  "____________.  BECAUSE, you KNOW... 'We're evil & strange!'  Mauuh-hau-HAU!  [Cackle.]

I used to get the Methodist churches religious pamplets stuffed in my mailbox every once and a while.  (The church is about 500 feet down the road, on the corner.)  But, not for a while, now.


by Mrs. Tennant on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM

 Yes, my neighbors gossip about us. We unfortunately moved into a nosy neighborhood. And for some reason they are fascinated by us.

by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM
I am sure my neighbors gossip about us. I don't care.

Everyone around us is intimidated by my SO. Odd and makes me laugh.
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I would have an outdoor shower, just not in the city. Have I had neighbors gossip about me? Lots of people gossip about me. It's weird. I hear stuff about me that's not true all the time. lol

by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

 We had neighbors here who HATED us for reasons I still have not figured out.  And they were batshit crazy so it made it even worse.

They would throw shit in our yard, which endangered the kids and the dogs, it was nuts.

Once I was outside and the woman started screaming at me "GO BACK TO RUSSIA!!!"

I was like, huh?  Born in the good ole' USofA lady!

She said "Yeah, but I have been asking around about you, and some of your kids are adopted from Russia!"

Yeah, ok?  I told her not to bring my kids into her insanity if she liked living, I don't care if she doesn't like ME....but leave my kids the fuck out of it.

They moved last year, thankfully.  Never knew what was up their asses.  Glad thy are gone.

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