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thesmilingfish:

rachaeljurassic:

So, how did they keep these clean?
There are millions of windows in Atlantis and, whenever somebody looked through them, I saw no signs of the water stains I currently see adorning my recently washed windows.
As I completed this onerous task I wondered…
There don’t seem to be any windows at SGC, probably not many at Area 51, and Antarctica, well I don’t fancy that job even if there are any.
So, who has clearance? Are there Airforce window cleaners? Or did they put out an ad, ‘Window washers wanted, must like adventure, travel and preferably have no links to Earth’?
Did they have to be multi-taskers? Window washers who were crack shots with P90s or have the ability to solve quadratic equations or broker trade deals?
Why did we never see these people? There had to be rather a lot of them.

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks about stuff like this. Not window washing per se, but the logistics of running Atlantis. The original group of explorers who were chosen to come had to include more than just soldiers and scientists but quite a few support staff.  I have a feeling that there’s a lot of multi-tasking going on. Peter Grodin, for example always struck me as part admin staff and part scientific staff. I’d assume that the kitchen staff are all military and that almost all of the clean up, after the initial ‘get these 10,000 year old dead plants out of the hallways please’, is a military staff chore. KP is a thing in all branches right? 
Actually, I can’t  see too many of the Marines complaining about washing windows from the outside. A lot of them don’t seem to have balconies so there’s lots of repelling and other feats of daring do, before the buckets are lowered down and they have to get down to the suds and scrubbing.
Now I want a fic darn it. See what you’ve done!

It’s the Ancients, I guarantee you they built some sort of auto cleaning system. I just can’t see one of the most advanced races in the universe hanging out a window with a sponge and some soapy water.

thesmilingfish:

rachaeljurassic:

So, how did they keep these clean?

There are millions of windows in Atlantis and, whenever somebody looked through them, I saw no signs of the water stains I currently see adorning my recently washed windows.

As I completed this onerous task I wondered…

There don’t seem to be any windows at SGC, probably not many at Area 51, and Antarctica, well I don’t fancy that job even if there are any.

So, who has clearance? Are there Airforce window cleaners? Or did they put out an ad, ‘Window washers wanted, must like adventure, travel and preferably have no links to Earth’?

Did they have to be multi-taskers? Window washers who were crack shots with P90s or have the ability to solve quadratic equations or broker trade deals?

Why did we never see these people? There had to be rather a lot of them.

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks about stuff like this. Not window washing per se, but the logistics of running Atlantis. The original group of explorers who were chosen to come had to include more than just soldiers and scientists but quite a few support staff.  I have a feeling that there’s a lot of multi-tasking going on. Peter Grodin, for example always struck me as part admin staff and part scientific staff. I’d assume that the kitchen staff are all military and that almost all of the clean up, after the initial ‘get these 10,000 year old dead plants out of the hallways please’, is a military staff chore. KP is a thing in all branches right? 

Actually, I can’t  see too many of the Marines complaining about washing windows from the outside. A lot of them don’t seem to have balconies so there’s lots of repelling and other feats of daring do, before the buckets are lowered down and they have to get down to the suds and scrubbing.

Now I want a fic darn it. See what you’ve done!

It’s the Ancients, I guarantee you they built some sort of auto cleaning system. I just can’t see one of the most advanced races in the universe hanging out a window with a sponge and some soapy water.