We were cleaning a fairly tall building, about12 stories, adjacent to an equally tall government office building. This office building had several bedrooms on the top level, which we could see from the roof but certainly not from the ground. From where we were standing, this bedroom was about ten meters away. As we're setting up, dude jumps onto his bed with an iPad, undresses, and starts going to town furiously. Facing us.
It took us about a week to finish a drop of fifteen floors. For a full week, as our lift went up every morning, we were treated to a pretty darn attractive woman in her late forties standing unclothed in front of her sliding glass door, drinking from a cup. She always smiled and waved and never seemed the least bit embarrassed.
I was at the gynecologist for my annual visit waiting for the doctor to come in. I'm sitting in the chair, feet in the stirrups facing the window when I start to see the ropes of them coming up to next floor. I have never been frozen in fear like that in my life. Luckily the receptionist ran in at the last second and closed the blinds before they totally came up. Phew!
I was a window replacer. A woman (mid-20s daughter of the homeowner) walked into the room like she had 1000 times before, took her clothes off faster than I could say, "Excuse me miss, allow me to avert my gaze." When I did get words out, she screamed and ran out of the room.
A little while later her mother came out and asked if that meant they'd get a discount.
I do highrise window cleaning in Vancouver. Nothing exciting - I mostly do residential buildings. Most people are at work. Normally its just cats or old women saying you didn't clean their window well enough. If you do come across somebody unclothed, you just tend to ignore it and clean the window and move on. Each section takes less than a minute and most of the time you can only see your own reflection (until you clean the window).
I played with an orange kitty through a window once. That was nice. I also accidentally kicked through someone's screen because the window was open.
I worked on swing stages doing concrete finishing and I once saw a grown man jumping on his bed in his tighty whities. I wasn't even shocked. He just looked like he was having so much fun.
My girlfriend and I were doing the deed, and above the head of our bed was a small window. I look up and see someone looking in. He notices that I saw him, quickly squeegies the window, then disappears down his ladder.
I was in a hotel room, sitting unclothed at my laptop (working, thank you) and this lad just drops down into mutual view, notices me, plays it off like nothing, washes the window and then continues on his merry way. It felt like the reaction of a man that has clearly seen much worse.
I work for my dad during the summer for his window washing company and one day I was working in an office at 8 pm at night. A was usual, everyone was mostly gone but some late workers.
Well, that night we just arrived on a new floor and as we turn the corner to start, my dad and I walk in on two guys full on making out.
A story from the other side of the window: I was in a behavioral psych unit when I was in high school. It was the fifth floor of a regular ole hospital. Let me tell you, it gets boring. So one day when we saw the ropes come down, I waited by the window until the guy got to our floor. I started barking. A couple of the other patients joined me, it was fun for a while. I doubt it made much of an impression, but it was an event at the time.
I was once sitting in a classroom at the pharmaceutical company I worked for watching some training videos. The video in question just happened to involve some bloke on all fours having a metal tube stuck in his rear while the good doctor in the video was explaining what he could see.
I heard a noise behind me and looked to see a couple (not one but two) wide-eyed window cleaners wondering what I was watching.
High-rise window cleaner here. The most bizarre thing I saw had to be a taxidermy alligator with bird wings sprouting out of its back, chained to the ceiling. Also, a wooden dong in the window sill that I could only guess was an art piece of some sort.
Someone was pooping on the bed.
We were washing the interior of a house and the woman who was home was very nice. About halfway through, the person who would seem to be the husband comes home and they kiss a bunch, nothing crazy, but they kept talking in very hushed tones.
This wasn't that weird considering there are strangers in your living room, moving stuff and cleaning and whatever. They just kept whispering as we moved into the bedrooms, which started getting weird. Well, we get to he master bedroom and start moving family pictures off of a dresser to clean the window behind it. I can assure you that our visitor was not the husband or the father to their two blonde children. I got a very icky feeling and finished the house quickly. Needless to say she left us a very generous tip.
I've worked in high-rise cleaning for about 5 years. I never really saw anything too out of the ordinary since ropes banging against the glass is a pretty telltale giveaway people are working. Also, all tenants in the building are typically notified their windows will be cleaned prior to your arriving.
Having said that, we clean a 32-story dorm three times a year, thanks to students constantly vomiting off the balconies and windup drafts spreading it everywhere.
I did side gigs on high rises. I once scaled in front of Alice Cooper during a broadcast and also got flashed by a group of women while working near the Arizona State University Campus.
Years ago I was washing windows on a Chicago condominium. We were instructed not to work past 5pm due to residential privacy. Fine, but it was 4:30pm, my partner and I wanted to squeeze in one more drop. But we'd have to work fast.
We approached the 23rd floor and what, to my surprise, did I see on the kitchen table!?! A young couple going at it. It was surreal. I was shocked, I froze. Meanwhile, my window washing partner was done with his half and was already moving to the next floor down. The stage was slanting on an angle. Everything was sliding away from me. I couldn't even talk.
My partner marched toward me wondering why I did not do anything and he witnessed the fiasco himself. And then he knocked on the window! The guy attempted to lower the blinds, reaching out with one hand, but only knocked them to the ground.
I cleaned windows as a part-time job. My partner and I (25-ish) at the time were almost done with our shift as it became close to dark. As we get to this one room, it was oddly brighter than usual rooms. When we reach it, we find a group of people in animal costumes. The room was full of glitter on the floors and had a bunch of rainbow type stuff sprayed on the walls. We wanted to finish quickly. As we started descending, they caught us and gave us what looked like sharp looks, but we couldn't tell because of the wolf heads and animal heads and bodies they had on. We booked it and told the front desk what was up. After they checked it out they got back to us and told us they kicked them out.
I had descended down to about the 20th floor of a 35-story building. The blinds were mostly closed.
I was doing post-construction cleaning (scraping glue, calking, cement and other unpleasantness from the windows and frames) so I spent quite a bit more time on each window than when purely washing. I get to the bottom section of one of the larger windows to find this small opening in the blinds. Behind them is an undressed woman with her back turned to me. I pull out my scraper to take some more stubborn bits off the window and end up making some noise which startles the gal. When she turns I can see her laptop facing us. Her webcam was on. There is a steady stream of chat flowing on the right-hand side. It was then I knew I'd come across a cam girl.