Confessions of a Window Cleaner
This morning I removed the display boards that have been covering the windows to my office that look out onto the corridor. Right across the corridor are windows to the outside world, so for the first time since leaving university, I have an office not only with natural light, but with a view.
I then spent a good 45 minutes cleaning off the sticky tape residue left over from a decade of sticking posters to the inside of the windows. I swore vengeance on the next person I see using sticky tape on glass.
Later in the afternoon, I was taking down some work that had been stuck to the wall with blu-tack, when I discovered that at some point, the culprit had run out of blu-tack, and decided to use white-tack instead. Which would have been fine, if they had actually had any white-tack. They didn’t, so they used plasticine instead. Words cannot describe how difficult this is to clean off. I gave up halfway through and am now considering covering the entire section of wall with posters instead to hide the god-awful mess that is the legacy of someone with just enough ingenuity to be dangerous.