Wake me up at night and I can tell you if I opened up the window before going to bed or not. And I'm pretty sure that everyone of you would be able to do the same. And yet so many heroines in thrillers fail to be able to answer this question. So many heroines have no idea if they opened up the window in their sleeping room themselves or not.
Countless times I have met the "Ups, why is my window open, how did this happen?" heroine. Of course it's always a woman and never a man, and I wonder what the hell is going on here! Are women in thrillers created without common sense? Without the memory function regarding opening windows?
Just imagine waking up at night and all of the sudden your window is open. You can bet that I would call for help asap, because I would know that I didn't open up the window myself. And I would know that a window doesn't open on its own. And I would know that, if there's a psychopath trying to kill me, open windows are not the best thing.
Have you ever encountered the "Ups, my window is open, how did this happen?" heroine? What do you think of her? And which other little, unrealistic things about heroines annoy you?