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June 11th, 2007 · 23 comments

Says Tyler in Boston: “My roommate stopped talking to me after the first month of living together and only communicated via whiteboard.” Or, has his roommate might say, via “whiteboard thing.”

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  • #1   rajboto

    heh. well, he can try and stop talking to you, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop talking to him.

    that’s the best revenge on passive aggressive folks — serve up that confrontation they’re trying to avoid.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 8:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   newhoosier

    I like the use of “thing” in “1 shower thing” and “1 broom thing” as well as “1 nails for hanging.”

    For whiteboards, I suggest switching out the dry eraser for a permant marker. They’ll either spend lot of elbow grease and alcohol removing it, they’ll throw out the board, or they’ll leave the passive aggressive note up for all to see forever.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 9:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   newhoosier

    ^ make that permanent. ;-)

    Jun 11, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   mandy

    getting necessities for apartment = $30
    individual shares = $10
    having a dick for a roommate = priceless

    Jun 11, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   the red scribbler

    this is a hilarious site!! thanks for sharing the laughs …. i might even get a new portmanteau out of it : passivanotes ??

    Jun 11, 2007 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   thordora

    I insist on direct verbal communication thingies when there’s money involved.

    It’s the principal of the thingy you know.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 12:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Jen Fu

    This person should at least provide a receipt for these seemingly overly priced items.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 1:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Nunya

    Rajboto makes an excellent point. That’s got to be a tense situation living with someone who can’t even be bothered to speak. How are you going to just communicate via whiteboard? That is just nonsense.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 3:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Gwen

    Could be worse. My passive-aggressive-pscho roommate used to leave messages on my answering machine (from his room, ten feet from my door) rather than talk to me.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 6:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Gwen

    make that psycho.

    Jun 11, 2007 at 6:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Collaroy

    @ newhoosier: LOLOLOL- imagine the face when they try to erase it… But they’d probably use alcohol (aka “cleaning thing”) to erase it in the end, buy a new whiteboard marker and leave a note saying “PLEASE do not change the marker things!!!!”

    Jun 12, 2007 at 6:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Tina

    I think this is my old apartment, is this in allston???? gardner st.???

    Jun 12, 2007 at 10:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Tyler

    It WAS in Allston, but it was on Comm Ave and Allston Street.

    Jun 12, 2007 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Abe

    This is how our dysfunctional office communicates. You never see anyone writing on the board, but somehow new messages that everyone ignores pop up every few days. I think we have elves.

    Jun 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   creepykatia

    an observation…

    10×3=30

    there are four items listed…

    10×4=40

    if each trashcan was $10…

    there were five items at $10 per each…

    10×5=50…

    just a thought…

    Jun 13, 2007 at 5:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Agargara

    @creepykatia
    I think that $10.00 is how much each roommate owes, not how much each item costs.

    Jun 13, 2007 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   creepykatia

    ooooh, ok. that makes a lot more sense.

    Jun 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Sarah

    I was puzzled by how it added up to $30, too, because at first I thought it was in a college dorm and it was listing the charges from ResLife for fucking up “the shower thing” or whatever.

    Jun 14, 2007 at 9:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Will

    lol, Mandy, I thought of a similar joke. :P

    Jun 26, 2007 at 7:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   RaggDolly121

    What?!
    Huh!?

    Jul 3, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   RaggDolly121

    why did they keep saying ‘thing’?

    Jul 3, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   desirae

    i had a whiteboard roommate as well. she continued to communicate via whiteboard for four months, until, one day, i arrived home and she had moved out and was trying to figure out how to turn on the vacuum…so, she was forced to open her mouth and ask since she had *tear* packed the whiteboard….sooo funny.

    Aug 5, 2008 at 2:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Donna Martin Graduates!

      And so you sternly held up your hand and said, “Please. Use the whiteboard!”

      (love the *tear* part)

      Aug 28, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     

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