With 17 roommates, it could have been worse

May 21st, 2007 · 17 comments

This lovely petri dish courtesy of Ben, who explains: “While living in a house in London with 17 people from all over the world, things become way too green. This had to be done every once in a while in order to remind others not to overpopulate our kitchen with new living organisms.”

If you don't want GREEN stuff growing out of our plates, please wash your dishes. Cheers

related: Maybe someone can do this dishes? :)

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · dishes · London · roommates

17 responses so far ↓

  • #1   icedmocha

    Love the ending – “Cheers”

    May 22, 2007 at 8:17 am   rating: 94  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   FD

      I know- why do people say “cheers” at the end of a letter? Is it a banquet or something? I should write my own passive-aggressive note about that!

      Feb 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Tina

      “Cheers” is British/Canadian/Aussie for “thanks.”

      Apr 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Durr

    Just wash the effing dishes and stop whining about it already!

    May 22, 2007 at 12:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Ben

    I did wash them in the end.
    I hope the green stuff gets you at night.


    May 22, 2007 at 2:06 pm   rating: 93  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Becca

      It really could have been worse, i lived with only two girls, and they had things growing.
      After much note leaving, and reminders, i moved out. . .

      Aug 17, 2009 at 10:41 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Brigit

    The follow-up note could be: “Wash your dishes or they will be relocated, face-down, in your bed.” Or, just skip the whole note thing and dump the dish in his/her bed.

    May 23, 2007 at 5:21 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Laura

    Oh my dear god. You guys go through exactly what I do. it’s summer break, and I came back to the sorority house for summer school.. and what did I return to? GREEN STUFF GROWING ON PLATES!! (as well as puke in a bag that was neatly placed in the sink)
    I think all of us note-writers should form a coilition.

    May 28, 2007 at 5:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   Unknown Hacker

    As stated before, Wash your dishes or they will be relocated. In the military if one did not shower and began to STINK the barracks would combine and give a G.I. SHOWER. I think that each time this i.e. person leave thier dishes unwashed, just place the in a position,
    1) Where the can not miss seeing them.
    2) And where they can not complete what they may be attempting to do without picking up thier dirty habit.

    Jun 17, 2007 at 4:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   bec

    that plate is from argos :)

    Jul 21, 2007 at 6:05 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   jimmyjimmyjimmyjimmykalamahoo! kalamahee! kalamabringachairplease!

    great bec. now my life is complete

    Jul 21, 2007 at 7:41 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   marcopuffin bang

    In my days of flatmates, I found a couple of times clear evidence *shudders* that my bed had been… I was going to say slept in, but let’s say… used. That was bad enough, but one night I returned from a late shift, opened my cupboard to put my clothes away, and found my flatmate curled up at the bottom of the cupboard. He was silently crying in an anguished manner. I was tolerant in those young days so asked him what was wrong instead of murdering him.

    Mar 24, 2008 at 8:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   DonBito

    that green stuff was fucking delicious.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Ben

      No, it wasnt.

      Feb 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm   rating: 92  small thumbs up

  • #11   Claire

    Was this house in Lausanne Rd, Wood Green? If so.. I lived there too. :)

    Jun 22, 2009 at 9:01 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Ben

      No, this was on Cranhurst Rd, next to the Willesden Green tube station.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Sarah

    The ending was pure genius.

    Mar 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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