Entries from May 2007

A single unit

May 12th, 2007 · 34 Comments

At first glace, this notice  — from an auto shop somewhere between New York and Atlantic City — doesn’t seem to fit the criteria for a passive-aggressive note (observe the absence of faux niceties like “please” or “thanks!!!”), but the pseudo-helpful clarification (“this means pants + shirts as a single unit…”) helps inch it just over the line.

To all employees: You must wear the unitard that was provided! This means pants + shirts as a single unit...

Tags: "helpful" advice · attire · New Jersey · obnoxious definition · office · whiteboard

“Too many”

May 12th, 2007 · 29 Comments

This card came with a box of homemade mandelbrot from my very own passive-aggressive Jewish grandmother.

Wishing you love, joy and a good day! Enjoy but don't eat too many!!

Tags: "helpful" advice · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · Grandma · hey fatty