Don’t encourage window washers
FOR the past few months, on a weekly basis, I have travelled up the Kwinana Freeway, exiting at Canning Highway.
Here I am annoyed by men washing windows for coin.
I always shake my head for ‘No thanks’ but have had the occasional person do it anyway.
I’ve watched these men do the same to other drivers and then wait for payment.
When travelling on your own or with children, it is confronting.
Under normal circumstances, we would never open our car windows, stick our hands out and give money to a stranger. So why do it here? By using this so-called “service”, drivers are encouraging these men to continue to turn up year after year.
I realise that many people are doing it tough and may need to supplement their income with selfenterprise, but apart from scaring people, are these guys genuinely seeking employment?
If so, are they declaring their income? Probably not.
They hide in the bushes and dump their rubbish, making it a complete eyesore.
And the big question is, what are they washing your car win-
dows with? Does anyone really know?
Then do the sums – six changes of lights in an hour, for example, multiplied by 10 cars equals 60 cars in an hour at $1 per window equals $60 per hour.
Work a couple of hours in the afternoon for $120, multiplied by the number of days per week and it’s a nice bit of pocket money in hand. A. UREN, Canning Vale.