Naples, Washing Lines

Naples Washing 1

I always wonder if they have ‘extra grip’ pegs in Southern Europe because if an unexpected gust of wind blows something off the line then it is surely gone forever.

This is rather like other unanswered questions that trouble me – why women are hopeless at supermarket check-outs, how did the Trojans fall for that Wooden Horse Trick, if moths only come out after dark why do they always fly to the light and just how can I be sure that the little light in the fridge has gone off when I shut the door?

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26 responses to “Naples, Washing Lines

  1. What I know about hanging out the washing is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgXyVL7KgAY

    like it a lot better than your little lot 🙂

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  2. You wouldn’t leave your washing out in quite a few areas of Nottingham. I had a friend who did exactly that and when he got back from work, the lot had gone!

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  3. A fascinating subject. We are safe here. I like the context of the first shot

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  4. the first one almost looks like a painting –

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  5. I’ll give you the Trojans and the light in the fridge, Andrew, but yes, I am going to take exception on behalf of us women. 🙂 🙂 Somebody has to!

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    • I always seem to get behind someone who insists on trying to find the right change in the bottom of the handbag as though they are doing the check out assistant a favour. I always want to say just give them a note they have got plenty of change already!

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      • Impatient! 🙂 I hate shopping with Mick. I get frogmarched around and then he’s tapping his toes at the till. Sound like you? Far easier to give him a note (with the money inside- not! 🙂 )
        I looked for your email, Andrew, but couldn’t find it on the blog. We’re ok for 28/29th June. Might sneak a week in the Algarve before or after that, but I’ve sorted James out with a trip to Berlin.

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      • Reminded me of one of my favourite Bill Bryson observations:

        ‘Although the store had only just opened there were long queues at the tills. I took a place in line behind eight other shoppers. They were all women and they all did the same mystifying thing: they acted surprised when it came time to pay. This is something that has been puzzling me for years. Women will stand there watching their items being rung up, and then when the till lady says, ‘that’s £4.20, love,’ or whatever, they suddenly look as if they have never done this sort of thing before. They go, ‘Oh!’ and start rooting in a flustered fashion in their handbag for their purse as if no-one had told them that this might happen.’

        apetcher@aol.com. We are going to stay at Premier Inn Hartlepool so looking forward to that.

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      • Funny! 🙂 🙂 We’ve just booked Algarve for 18th to 27th June so it ties in nicely. Thanks for the email.

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    • Thanks for taking one for the team, Jo. I need to know upon what he bases that statement!

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      • HaHa. Bill Bryson explains it better than me…
        ‘Although the store had only just opened there were long queues at the tills. I took a place in line behind eight other shoppers. They were all women and they all did the same mystifying thing: they acted surprised when it came time to pay. This is something that has been puzzling me for years. Women will stand there watching their items being rung up, and then when the till lady says, ‘that’s £4.20, love,’ or whatever, they suddenly look as if they have never done this sort of thing before. They go, ‘Oh!’ and start rooting in a flustered fashion in their handbag for their purse as if no-one had told them that this might happen.’

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  6. Any washing blown off the line probably sails through a neighbouring apartment window. “Hey is that my shirt you are wearing!”

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  7. I’m with Jo on the supermarket question! Though I have to admit to my own prejudices which are just as bad: I avoid male checkout operators who always seem to be slower.

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  8. I remember my mom bringing in the washing once and it had frozen solid on the line. #canadianwashinglines

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  9. Love the first towel (?) in the header. (Mambo) It’s fun to imagine what the people are like based on the clothes hung out. I think there is nothing better than the smell of sheets that have been hung out in the sun to dry.

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  10. I actually miss the days when it used to be my job to hang the clothes on the line. The dryer is more efficient, of course, but it was one chore I really enjoyed.

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