Has the pie-in-the-window cliché ever been put into practice? Even once?

Has any pie, in all of human history, actually been placed on a window sill to cool?

And if so, why?


The narrowness of an average window sill alone should exclude this as an adequate location for cooling.

Add to it the probability of dust and insects contaminating the pie, not to mention the large number of vagabonds, misanthropes, anthropomorphized wolves, and comedic rabbits that literature teaches us are lurking outside every open window, and the window sill seems like the last place in the world where one would want to leave a pie.

Am I wrong?