PEOPLE who insist on leaving their living rooms exposed to passers-by have been told to stop violating their own privacy.
Despite the existence of net curtains, blinds and actual curtains, many Britons are happy to exhibit their domestic lives like goldfish in a bowl, leaving people outside irrationally feeling like peeping toms.
Passer-by Norman Steele said: “I walk along my road and I have to crick my neck to avoid seeing in at number seven. I try to remember not to look but it’s human nature to be aware of your surroundings.
“I don’t want to know that they watch Richard Madeley every morning on a 48” TV. That the mother needs to ditch that pink and yellow dressing gown due to her visual similarity to Mr Blobby. That their eight-year-old daughter is the spitting image of Liz Truss.
“I’m not judging them. I don’t want to f**king know about them. Yet they make me feel like James Stewart in Rear Window. Just close your curtains, for Christ’s sake. It’s not difficult.
“I’ve only one strategy left, standing in front of their window in thick spectacles, leering and rummaging in my trouser pocket suspiciously. I’ll be arrested, naturally, but it’ll be worth the prison time to make them at least get some nets.”
Homeowner Donna Sheridan said: “I have no plans to draw my curtains, ever. Although yesterday I counted 11 men and several women having a crafty look through my front window.
“All I was doing was jogging on the spot in a surprisingly realistic elephant costume in preparation for a charity run. How on earth could that get someone’s attention? Perverts.”