For years around Elephant & Castle/St George's Circus we had a wonderful regular window cleaner, great guy with a grey ponytail. In all these years I've never known his name or his number. Now I haven't seen him for months. Does anyone local know what's happened to him?
He came to clean our windows a couple of months ago (he left his usual little note) but I have not seen him for a long time either. We are worried he might have fallen off this ladder. My neighbour said it happened to him before and he had broken an arm. I don't know his name or number either.
So it's usual then? My father worked his whole life as a window cleaner, yet no one ever knew his name. At his funeral, I was surprised by the number of people there to pay respect, but for months after many more told me on discovering I was his son saying if the obituaries had just said 'The window cleaner' many more would have been there.