CARE: it makes a difference

May 25th, 2007 · 21 comments

This girl is like the archetypal freshman roommate, no?

I'm sick & tired of leaving nice little notes

From Megan in Charleston, who was not the slob that this note might suggest.

FILED UNDER: college life · dishes · excessive underlining · garbage · not-so-veiled threats · rhetorical question · roommates · South Carolina · whiteboard

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  • #1   doodaddy

    My favorite part is the inadvertent tagline: “CARE – it makes a difference.”

    May 25, 2007 at 3:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Muppet

    LOVE the fact that at the bottom of the sign it says ‘CARE – it makes a difference’, that really tickles me somehow…

    May 25, 2007 at 7:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Lexi

    I was all on their side until the part about the drinking…

    May 25, 2007 at 8:20 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Amber

    I wonder if note writer intended to say s/he would dump the trash on the offender’s bed, but left out the “it,” thus implying that s/he would literally be taking a dump on the bed. Which seems a much harsher form of retribution for not taking out the trash.

    Also? Any exclamation point made in bubble form immediately renders any threat that came before it meaningless and a joke.

    May 25, 2007 at 8:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Meredith

    HAH! That handwriting looks just like the girl on my floor this year who would leave passive-aggressive notes to us in all the bathroom stalls about peeing on the seat and in the floor kitchen about not taking her dishes and cleaning up after ourselves. Now, granted, I agree with all those things, but the last note about the dish-using was complete with a drawing of a bloody knife in colored marker. I wish I had thought to snap a picture.

    May 25, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   joncormier

    I still remember the one roommate who spent three hours detailing how to clean a house and taped it all on the wall. Included were details on where to find a broom.

    Never mention that they could have actually accomplished all those tasks in the time it took them to create the large note – it doesn’t end well, trust me.

    This site makes me wish I saved it.

    May 25, 2007 at 10:32 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Just Sayin'

    I love how the writer vents everything in one sentence and then asks “Understand?” and exclaims “GOOD!”. Beautiful writing!

    May 25, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   SEV

    I’m with everyone else: I love the CARE tagline after all the threats, but that’s what happens when you live with people who were raised by wolves…

    May 25, 2007 at 12:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   rngriner07

    So…to end a letter with CARE- It makes a difference? What a joke. If you are going to leave a passive aggressive note to others be firm and assertive about it. Don’t end in all nice and sweet like you’ve just repeated a sappy saying that you read off a poster you saw walking down the hallway of your middle/high school. Have a backbone and don’t back down one you’ve already been a jerk!

    May 25, 2007 at 12:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   annakristine

    Yep… love the CARE tagline. That’s awesome.

    May 25, 2007 at 8:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Kate

    The erasable board’s sidebar text promoting a social services organization (or whatever it is) is pretty sweet. Along the right you will see “relationship problems” written… which just jumps out at me for some reason. Ha.

    May 26, 2007 at 10:35 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Sara no H.

    I’ve had to write one of those notes before. At least the asshole it was directed towards actually takes out the trash now, but he doesn’t replace the liner, and he still doesn’t do his dishes — but since they’re my plates I can’t throw them out. >:|

    May 26, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   jess

    Hahahahaha I go to College of Charleston and lived in the dorms last year. That was written on the free dry-erase things that the college put on the fridges of each dorm room. haha. Awesome.

    May 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   andrew

    forget passive-agressive.

    that’s just downright mean.

    May 27, 2007 at 3:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Adam Stanhope

    Dump on the bed?

    There are men out there who’d pay a great deal of money for that.

    May 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   Alejandro

    I have to give this note to my flat-mate…she is awful! I hope all Spaniards aren’t like that ;)

    May 30, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   jen

    Let me write you this note to tell you that I am sick and tired of leaving notes.

    Jun 12, 2007 at 7:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   m

    my best friend is always telling me to write this note out to those who deserve it. i can’t bring myself to do so.

    Jul 26, 2007 at 9:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   MC

    i like the fact the person put “Care”. One time how my brother’s roommates didn’t clean up their dishes, I had to wrote a not on the whiteboard. It was there on Friday (dishes that included cups with liqud of some sort) and I wrote it on Sunday.It is their respondsibility to clean up after themselves. It’s not like you got a maid you can hire and clean up for you. Btw your mother is not there too.

    Dec 21, 2007 at 6:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

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  • #21   Taylor

    After living with our old roommates for a few months (in which their dishes were washed a handful of times) I cleaned the apartment by dumping everything of theirs that was dirty or out of place into garbage bags. Pizza boxes, baby toys, dirty diapers, old food, it all went into the same bags. They were smugly pleased that I cleaned up their shit and threw all the bags away…then they realized that there was more than just boxes. They got PISSED. But, hey, one can only live with full diapers on the counter for so long before one snaps.
    After that they took half of our food, all of their dishes, the coffeepot, the garbage bags (hehe), and almost everything else in the kitchen and hid it in their room. Then they bought new door handles with keys so they could lock it, insuring that we didn’t sneak in to make popcorn or something. Idiots.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 11:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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