Just severe enough

May 18th, 2007 · 12 comments

From William, who notes: “Sadly, management thought this was too severe, so it was replaced with a long whiny treatise on coffee etiquette.”

If you leave the coffee pot low, you fail at life. Please make more coffee!

related: A coffee-maker flowchart

FILED UNDER: coffee · Comic Sans Alert · etiquette · office

12 responses so far ↓

  • #1   captain flummox

    Leave it to management to launch their humor seeking missiles at what was a undoubtedly a tiny bright spot of wit in the office. Attention management: When you fail to appreciate the comedy in overstatement, you fail at life.

    May 19, 2007 at 10:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Maurik

    Classic! I see these around my flat daily, if my camera wasn’t broken, I’d send some in!!

    May 21, 2007 at 4:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Jeremy Wells

    HAHA, love it. I put one up in my office that started with “You too can make a fresh pot of coffee when you take the last cup. It’s easy!” followed by step-by-step instructions for making coffee and a promise for “next week : Removing the empty carafe from the heat.”
    Alas, it too suffered the slings and arrows of managerial oversight.

    May 22, 2007 at 2:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   The Liberal Avenger

    I’m kind of interested in seeing the long, whiny treatise on coffee etiquette.

    May 23, 2007 at 8:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Amy

    That sounds like the kind of thing I would say!

    May 23, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   Steph Mineart

    My girlfriend has this problem with the guys at work – when she said something to one of them who breezed out leaving the empty pot on the heating element, he said “I don’t know how to make it. I’d just mess it up.”

    She wanted to leave a note saying “your penis is not so large that it gets in the way of you making a new pot of coffee.”

    May 24, 2007 at 9:39 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   phil

    Comic Sans is never forgivable, even if used ironically.

    May 31, 2007 at 2:33 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   psipsina

    Wow, that’s the best note ever!

    May 31, 2007 at 4:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Amy

    agreed, [with phil] am so not a fan of Comic Sans. Uck. Dirty font!

    Jun 4, 2007 at 5:59 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   brad

    That coffee was f*cking delicious

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   meg

    That rocked!

    And, I love even more that others recognized (and hated!) the font. Fantastic!

    Jan 17, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Flowchart: "Hey, look! A coffee pot!" | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] St. Louis: “The IT department in our office is notorious for drinking the last of the coffee without making more.” (Note the subtle “I heart C++” mug.) Apparently, one of her co-workers thought [...]

    May 13, 2011 at 9:03 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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