It started with “no smelly foods,” says Kathleen, and escalated from there.
related: NO FISH in the microwave!
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Wonderful notes. As a related point of interest, a friend of mine and I once decided that it would take passive-aggressive to a whole new level if we were to post a response note to a complaint note that we never actually received.
May 21, 2007 at 6:18 pm rating: 4
hah! yeah I had the displeasure of working in a place that said “no smelly foods” and I really should have countered with these notes… face it. smelly foods often taste the best…
May 21, 2007 at 6:37 pm rating: 0
That’s just like the note we got from our evil boss. It’s a T-Shirt now.
May 22, 2007 at 7:50 am rating: 0
“Do not microwave four coworkers”?
I have read about people flipping out and shooting their co-workers, but microwaving them? And I know there isn’t really anything in the picture to show the size of that microwave oven, but I guess I would be hard pressed to fit even one of my co-workers in there…
May 22, 2007 at 8:18 am rating: 2
Hilarious. I’ve worked at places like that.
May 22, 2007 at 11:00 am rating: 0
LOL…Don’t warm up anything.
May 22, 2007 at 8:11 pm rating: 0
Sungame, that’s a “y” it’s your not four. Either is funny though.
May 23, 2007 at 2:30 am rating: 1
LOL… Do not microwave four coworkers.
May 23, 2007 at 1:12 pm rating: 0
how about microwaving those red herrings? how would you microwave something that doesn’t exist? and, how is that a smelly food?
Jun 12, 2007 at 9:17 am rating: 2
Perhaps Agetha Christie works in this office…and the killer is…..
Aug 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm rating: 3
crazy is right
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Feb 22, 2008 at 9:18 am rating: 0
lmfao. i can totally see that happening at my work. The manager took Polaroid pictures of the pen/paper-bookmark cups detailing the proper stocking technique not too long ago. It made everyone laugh.
May 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm rating: 0
Do not microwave your coworkers? xD
Jul 11, 2008 at 10:44 pm rating: 1
it begs the question, “if there’s a kitchen somewhere else, where people are to be doing their food preparations, then why not just remove this microwave all together?”
Sep 9, 2009 at 11:13 am rating: 0
Smelly foods getting warmed up at work is the absolute worst… I used to work at a rehab center where one coworker would take fish atleast once a week, after heating it up the hallway was awful!!! (not to mention this persons other habits…. she could really have been recipient of several of these notes!)
Mar 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm rating: 0
In the meantime I'll just stick to my cheese and pickle sandwiches. | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com
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May 13, 2011 at 9:49 am rating: 0
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