Life on the sofa

In which I look through the square window.

Two people in a selfie on the sofa

An annoying habit of Mine and Mrs G’s is window browsing, and in this we are not sure we are alone. For those with no idea what I’m referring to it’s the act of nosing into other people’s living rooms as you drive by. At this time of year it is super easy because a lot of people will have the lights on but the curtains open.

I’ll try to imagine what is happening in each front room and I’m curious to the live’s that are being led behind the glass and it’s the reason I insist on drawing our curtains, to keep prying eyes out.

So what would it be like to be a stranger to peek in and see a couple sitting on our sofa?

I know the cake they would be eating, it would be a victoria sponge (with no buttercream and a sprinkling of sugar on the top). They would almost certainly be drinking a cup of tea (especially if cake was involved).

They would be sitting next to each other on the sofa, with legs stretched out. One using the L-bend in the sofa (which like the Targaryen throne was usurped from it’s rightful owner) and the other sitting with his feet up on an IKEA footstool.

It would appear that they had had a falling out, as both would be sat on their own computers not looking at each other or maybe one was there with a controller in hand while the other was marking homework. It may look like they were not particularly close but at least they were next to each other rather than in different rooms.

It was though they had both spent enough time alone to be happy to do their own thing but happier for the company with which to do it in.

You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next.

Source: Unexpected Guests

Author: geekergosum

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5 thoughts on “Life on the sofa”

  1. That was the main entertainment in the small town where I grew up. Everyone would pile in the car and drive around and look in other people’s windows. We’d leave the lights on and the drapes open so they could peer in ours as well!! Yes, very small town. 700 strong!


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