A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging her washing outside.
“That laundry is not very clean,” she said sourly. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbour would hang her washing to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she’s learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her?”
The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”