Entries from May 2007
In evidence here, a key element of the passive-aggressive lexicon —and one of the many elevated to catchphrase status by Mike Judge.
This example comes from Peter (no, not that Peter), who has since escaped roommate living but offers these words of wisdom for those of us who haven’t: “Never trust anyone who uses post-it notes at home.”
related: Too many
Tags: food · roommates · royal we
From William, who notes: “Sadly, management thought this was too severe, so it was replaced with a long whiny treatise on coffee etiquette.”
related: A coffee-maker flowchart
Tags: coffee · Comic Sans Alert · etiquette · office
The visual aid here is genius, and I love the piggyback note. (Once two people join in, the whole thing has a tendency to spiral out of control into a massive anonymous bitchfest.)
Spotted by Steve.
UPDATE: the sign-maker writes in to claim his handiwork! Oliver explains:
I was horrified at this state, but I also did not want to be labeled as the person that left the toilet in this state. I wanted to clean up the mess but then how would I communicate my disgust to the unknown person that actually did it? So this was my solution. Document the offense including time found and then clean up.
Like I said: genius.
Tags: "helpful" advice · bathroom · office · toilet
From Giovanni: a classic example of the “office fridge” sub-genre.
Tags: excessive underlining · food · office · office fridge · pleasantries as afterthought · touching
I agree with Amy: “EST” is what really makes this one.
Tags: college life · excessive underlining · Michigan · noise
The latest in a series previously documented here and here…right across the street from my Park Slope apartment.
Update: Another one!
related: The Pooper Stooper
Tags: dogs · neighbors · Park Slope · shit · smiley
There’s something so wildly theatrical about this sign, spotted in Gowanus, Brooklyn. I wouldn’t be surprised if it burst into song.
Tags: Brooklyn · garbage · landlords and property managers · neighbors
Slipped under our door by the downstairs neighbors.
(Guilty as charged.)
related: Seriously…Sugar Ray?
Tags: Brooklyn · music · neighbors · noise · not-so-veiled threats · Park Slope · the po-po