The house with a chimney is a nice touch

July 1st, 2007 · 55 comments

the house with the chimney is a nice touch

(Thanks to Jon for submitting!)

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  • #1   A

    Management is jus jellus she didn’t get to go to Cancun. If the pictures were still on the camera, why didn’t she just speak to that person directly rather than put up a note?

    Jul 1, 2007 at 6:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   eh


    eff management. the least they could do for their hardworking employees is lend them the digicam for vacation with all the hardwork they do. it’s not like they stole the damn thing and returned it. employers are such assholes sometimes. give to your employees. god.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 6:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   eh

    the above didnt make sense. but you get the point.

    eff management. stingy assholes.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 6:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Ingrid

    Yeah, the manager is definitely jealous.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 6:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Writer, Rejected

    But how does that work? The realtor is like, “Okay, boss, be right back; just going to go take a few shots of that two-family over on Oak Street,” but then ends up in Cancun? Who goes to Cancun for the *weekend*? They must be raking in the dough in that real estate office. (And did anyone else wonder if they were naked beach shots?) Anyway, I’m glad there’s smoke coming out of the chimney of the doodle of that little house at the bottom of the note. It implies that all is forgiven because the realtor in question probably sells a lot of property.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 7:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   E

    You are kidding, right? Employers should give to their employees? They give them a paycheck. I worked for a place that had a digital camera for WORK purposes… it was annoying enough when it was being used by someone else for work purposes, I’d be royally pissed if it was gone for days because of someone being too cheap to buy their own personal camera (realtors typically WORK on weekends – so taking it for a weekend in Cancun is taking it during work hours.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 7:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Peter K.

    Agree with above. Jealousy at it’s finest. Obviously, they know who did it, because they’re in the pictures. Talk to them on the side.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Sharona

    The next note will read,

    “Please fellow realtors…Digital Camera is for taking pictures of property, NOT YOUR ASS!

    Thx, Management :)

    PS: Sharpies are for putting phone numbers on For Sale signs, not WRITING ‘BITE ME’ ON YOUR ASS!”

    Jul 1, 2007 at 9:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   mel

    Eh–realtors do work hard, but they also make enough to buy their very own cameras to take to Cancun.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 9:51 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Gwen

    If you have money for Cancun than you have money for a camera.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 10:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   adlfj

    week end is two words just like can not you ignorant idiots!!!

    can not!!!!
    week end!!!!

    I can NOT believe how stupid people are.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 11:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Jaime

    I CAN NOT believe that someone soooo smart will not even leave their name on their comment. That means you adlfj!! You f*ck*ng idiot. Weekend is one word. Always has been and always will be. Go buy a dictionary dumbass.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 12:56 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   Elphaba

    If management is reminding people to erase their pics – how will they know next time some one takes the camera to Cancun?
    I also I must fault the realtor for not destroying the evidence.
    I’m going team neutral. I’m an intern so I cant agree with the bosses, but if your not even going to cover your tracks…..

    Jul 2, 2007 at 4:10 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   PatHMV

    I’m with management. One, the culprit’s face might not be in the pictures. All the pictures are of the culprit’s new party peeps… or perhaps there are no faces visible at all!

    Two, how boring would it have been to quietly confront the digicam-napper? Now, the whole office gets to enjoy a nice bit of gossip as they ferret out who went to Cancun last weekend. Once they figure that out, they can all have even more fun imagining just what kind of pictures they were!

    Thus, management keeps all the employees entertained, and disciplines the miscreant with a mild bit of public shaming… which he/she might actually enjoy, anyway.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 5:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Sazbot

    To be fair that note looks more like a piss-take than a serious telling off.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 5:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   Idman

    You peeps are just funnin’, right? About “weekend” being two words? Where did you go to school again? Hogwarts? I hear they teach witchery there but are weak on spelling. Too busy flying their brooms.


    Jul 2, 2007 at 6:22 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   Mary

    Cannot is one word, too. Don’t you have the wherewithal to look these things up?

    By the by, seems to me, the truly passive aggressive thing is to post someone’s note here.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 6:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   john

    sure that where with al isn’t 3 words? :P

    Jul 2, 2007 at 6:33 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   Kristi

    Too funny John!!!

    Jul 2, 2007 at 7:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #20   BoggyWoggy

    Okay, just imagine this:
    A realtor uses the company camera to photograph a home going on the market. Inside the home, there are these awesome photos the selling family took of their weekend in Cancun. The realtor is a pervert. He sees that the owners’ daughters are in the photos wearing bikinis. He decides to photograph the photos for his own pleasure later…then, OOPS! Forgets the shots on the memory stick in the camera. For days, he worries and worries, not about getting caught, but about his missed opportunity for a good time one night…all alone…in his house…
    Hee, hee!

    Jul 2, 2007 at 7:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #21   Dean

    Maybe the manager was in Cancun with the culprit, and is just embarrassed that the pics didn’t get erased. I saw that on The Office once.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 7:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #22   Heather

    If the property happens to be in Cancun, then what? Hello, ethical dilemma.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 7:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #23   Lovecarrots

    I’m with writerrejected, I’d lay bets this is a bit of a piss rip rather than a serious telling off but think how funny it’d have been if they’d printed off the nudie beach shots and pinned them up in the staff coffee-making area for everyone to laugh at?

    I’m sure use of the work digi-cam in Cancun – or anywhere else – would have been all but nil after that.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #24   Daniel Hoffmann-Gill

    That is taking the piss though.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #25   bethany

    I’m inclined to join team management. Digital cameras are like $300. Showoff McBraggerson can afford it.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 9:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #26   ALA

    To A: You get the subjunctive mood correct (if/were rather than if/was) but write “jus jellus” Are you effing kidding me?

    To adlfj: Cannot is one word (see Weekend is one word–although it does seem that it is also appropriate to hypenate it (week-end). Who knew? (

    Jul 2, 2007 at 9:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #27   D

    Man, I hope there were naughty vacation photos on that camera.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 9:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #28   S.S.

    Cannot or can not are both correct depending on the circumstance, but both are acceptable forms.

    Weekend is one word.

    You learn this in 2nd grade, maybe that’s why he’s already forgotten it (wishful thinking).

    Jul 2, 2007 at 12:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #29   rupert

    Team Weekend

    oh, and yeah, don’t take shit that isn’t yours.

    Team Management

    Jul 2, 2007 at 2:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #30   Psipsina

    Is this why so many of the house listings I looked at had either misleading or inadequate photos? Because some devious realtor took the office’s digital camera to Cancun?

    Silly me, I thought it was because the realtor wanted to misrepresent the property. Now I know, it was his inconsiderate co-worker’s fault.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 2:33 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #31   Downunder

    What is with the bloody happy face ….you’re telling them off by crikey, …so give them a scowl.

    The message is lost, mate.

    Its just un-real….tor ( its an aussie thing) :)

    Jul 2, 2007 at 2:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #32   stupidsmileyface

    AGAIN with the stupid smiley faces?? wtf? if you’re mad, be mad! you can’t yell and then add a smiley face! that’s like hitting a kid and then laughing about it. not cool man.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 2:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #33   Amanda

    What is it about the Internet that makes everyone believe that they are qualified to be the grammar police?
    Hello! We’re commenting on a blog. Perhaps if the Grammar Police weren’t so fixated on the grooves inside their own assholes, they’d notice that it’s possible to leave a respectable comment that isn’t gramatically pristine.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 4:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #34   jeni

    Was the picture of the note taken with the same digital camera ?

    Jul 2, 2007 at 4:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #35   Andy


    That just totally boggled my mind.

    Anyhoo, about the smiley faces, it’s one of the sure signs (heh) that a sign is passive-aggressive.

    That way, if someone gets in the note-leaver’s face, they can say, “I was just kidding, for crying out loud!”

    Sadly, that exact scenerio has been played when I was a victim of a note such as this, which had bolding, underlining, exclamation points and different colors.

    Never have a note that says, “There are some people around here…” then specify such specific things that only a drunk monkey wouldn’t be able to figure the supposed out.

    Nah, a drunk monkey would figure it out. And throw poop at the perp. Anyone have a drunk monkey about?

    Jul 2, 2007 at 5:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #36   Marc

    I really hope the same camera was used to take a picture of that note.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #37   BoggyWoggy

    The grammar stuff stems from an earlier comment-fest on a previous entry. It’s actually KINDA funny.
    There, have ALOT of fun with KINDA. Har, har,har!

    Jul 3, 2007 at 12:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #38   Misplaced

    Signing the notre “Management” instead of using an actual name is a telling sign of passive- aggressive. If you don’t have the balls to sign your name, don’t write the letter.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 6:09 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #39   Spruce Moose

    Team Grammar Police!
    That’s the sort of thing that makes this website fun.
    As for smiley faces, I’d rather see them than LOL. That acronym has been so overused it’s almost as annoying as Paris Hilton.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 8:24 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #40   Spruce Moose

    I almost forgot . . . I’m sure the big deal was the agent borrowed the camera without permission.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 8:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #41   RaggDolly121

    I agree with marc!

    Jul 3, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #42   Hans

    Unless the photos are of only sky, I’d bet they contain property.

    Jul 4, 2007 at 5:22 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #43   JonS

    Hmm… I wonder…

    Could this note have been left by just a ‘fellow realtor’ and not Management at all? The writer could’ve just added ‘-Management :)’ at the end to make it sound official.

    Jul 4, 2007 at 9:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #44   Nostalgia

    I hyphenated weekend for years. I still feel that twinge of regret when I leave it out. I blame my grade 4 French teacher. Okay, to the note before week’s end!

    I’m getting a mock jealousy vibe from this one. Everybody in the office has to know who went to Cancun…

    Jul 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #45   Tom

    Dear “Management”,

    Unless you actually paid for the camera yourself, settle the f down.

    Dear “Cancun Weekender”,

    Don’t be a pain in the ass, buy your own camera. If you are going to pull something like this off, you need to learn to cover your tracks.

    Love Tom :)

    Jul 5, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #46   Strepsi

    Realtors should be capitalized, its the trademark of a professional association… that teaches management to write notes on a child’s looseleaf paper, apparently.

    The employee was clearly wrong.
    The note is clearly idiotic, 2 seconds in the Monday meeting would suffice… or for a truly passive-aggressive coup, the afore-mentioned POSTING OF THE PICTURES on the Listings Board!

    Jul 8, 2007 at 12:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #47   Strepsi

    yeah and I forgot the ‘ in it’s. I know.

    Jul 8, 2007 at 12:28 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #48   GeckoBloggle

    I work in the IT department at work (with a staff of 1300+ people) and I’m the de-facto data recovery guy, sometimes including recovery of data from the odd digital camera.

    People are often amazed that the “blank” memory card in the camera still contains LOTS of photo-like data after running a 30-second photo recovery app like “Zero Assumptions.”

    More than once I’ve handed the camera to people I didn’t want to look in the eye any more.

    Jul 20, 2007 at 8:43 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #49   Crytal

    what camera was used to take this picture?

    Aug 5, 2007 at 7:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #50   Inga

    I think the author forgot to add “WITH MY HUSBAND” after “not a weekend in Cancun!!!”

    With that, the level of officious anger makes much more sense.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 7:55 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #50.1   mamason bang

      Inga- I’m from the future! Join us! Blame it on coke!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 8:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #51   Me

    realtors suck,

    Dec 11, 2007 at 10:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #51.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      This may be the best single instance of comma abuse seen anywhere on this site. “realtors suck,”

      I love it. It’s like “Me” just lost the will to live in the middle of that post.

      Dec 11, 2007 at 11:01 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #52   fluffy8u bang

    I wonder if Management : ) hired a private investigator to track down the mysterious Cancuners.

    Dec 26, 2008 at 3:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #53   Renagade676

    Nothing wrong about using the camera, but could they at least bought their own memory card or downloaded the pics to their computer and deleted the pics off of the card afterwards?

    Oct 5, 2009 at 7:54 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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