At On: Leaving Your Windows Wide Open

At On: Leaving Your Windows Wide Open

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 9, 2008

Growing up in Kansas City, I could never imagine a world where screens weren't an absolute necessity. We have bugs of all shapes and sizes, but yet we spy people who seem to be going against the grain and leaving their windows wide open, without screens. Maybe it's the downtown location and we just aren't "in the know," but either way, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the great screen debate of '08 after the jump...

Growing up my mother always commented on how no one ever had screens in their windows on TV or in the Movies. They always opened them and yelled out to their lover on the streets below or at a passing taxi as they were rushing off to the airport.
Sure this worked out well for the movies, but does it work out well for those of us who live in the real world? A world full of mosquitoes, moths and other things with wings, stingers and wiggly tails and little pink noses?

Good screens are great at helping to keep the dust down in your home, but we were astonished when we went to tour a loft in the West Bottoms of Kansas City yesterday, where we saw half of the windows opened wide, without screens.
Is this a downtown thing? Are there less bugs where there are less trees and grass? Or in your opinion are all the tenants going to get what they ask for?

Do you leave your windows open wide for the outside world to venture in? Or would that strictly be off limits in your book? Let us know below!

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