Entries from July 2007

What Michael Moore didn’t show you in Sicko

July 11th, 2007 · 30 Comments

Annette in the U.K. calls this one “How to make toast in the NHS.”

MAKING TOAST!!!! While bread is only provided for the patients, nobody minds our hard working staff making themselves some toast However due to recent problems to following rules apply to EVERYBODY

Tags: bread · CAPS LOCK · danger · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hospitals & doctors · office · U.K.

Dear Alex

July 10th, 2007 · 25 Comments

Scott saw this note posted to the refrigerator of his friends’ house in D.C. and surreptitiously snapped a photo. “I didn’t want to pry by pulling out the whole note,” he says. “I’m pretty sure Alex was a roommate in the house at some point, but it’s probably been years.”

Dear Alex - Fuck you. Get your shit out of here. I don't know what you think is going on but we've already told you you had to leave and nothing's happened. Maybe you think...

The magnet’s a nice touch, though, right?

Tags: D.C. · more aggressive than passive · moving/not moving · roommates

I’m sure you guys can deal

July 9th, 2007 · 84 Comments

Just in case this site hasn’t given you enough reasons to think twice before leaving a passive-aggressive note, Tobjar in Oakland, California passes along this cautionary tale from worsethanfailure.com:

Not too long ago, there was a small furor in the local media about a major disaster at The State’s Technology Services Division.When employees of The State came in to work following a three day weekend, they found their workstations overloaded with “cannot logon” and “Exchange communication” error messages. The Network Services folks had it even worse: the server room was a sweltering 109° Fahrenheit and filled with dead or dying servers….They worked day and night to order new equipment, build new servers, and restore everything from back-up. Countless overtime hours and nearly two hundred thousand dollars in equipment costs later, they managed to bring everything back online. When the Exchange servers were finally restored, the following email finally made its way to everyone’s inbox:

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As for the employee who sent it, he decided to take an early retirement.

related: When Ph.d.s get frustrated

Tags: energy usage · office · oh snap · temperature

Passive-aggressive free-for-all

July 8th, 2007 · 78 Comments

During his fourth year of college, Andrew from Waterloo says he lived with some seriously passive-aggressive roommates. The following three notes all went up within a 48-hour period:

NOT for household use

very unsanitary (2 of 4)

VERY unsanitary (3 of 4)

Andrew couldn’t resist adding one of his own…

ooh! (4 of 4)

(It was promptly taken down.)

related: The post-it wars


Tags: college life · dishes · excessive underlining · rebuttals · roommates · stealing · that's unsanitary · Waterloo

We hear you, man

July 7th, 2007 · 80 Comments

Nothing personal, OK?

Thanks to Elliette for passing this along for her friend in Manhattan.

And as a bonus, a classic passive-aggressive noise complaint from the fantastic Found magazine:

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Tags: music · neighbors · New York · noise · Ohio · pleasantries as afterthought · thanks (but not really)

Your mother doesn’t work here (or here, or here, or here)

July 6th, 2007 · 94 Comments

your mother would be embarassed by these stock images

did you mean

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mummy doesn't work here

Tags: California · CAPS LOCK · cleaning · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2007 · Nebraska · office · U.K. · Virginia · visual aids · Your mother doesn't...

P-E-T-T-Y

July 3rd, 2007 · 42 Comments

Tim is the night auditor at a hotel in Fort Smith, Arkansas and hardly ever sees his bosses. Instead, they communicate with him through charming memos like this one.

I know its confusing, but you have to translate the ancient characters

Tags: a little patronizing · Arkansas · exclamation-point happy!!!! · high on highlighter · now that's management · sarcasm · spelling and grammar police

How not to housetrain a roommate

July 2nd, 2007 · 40 Comments

Smileys can be terrifying.

how not to housetrain a roommate

(Submitted by Simon in Richmond, Virginia.)

Tags: cleaning · excessive underlining · Richmond · roommates · smiley · whiteboard

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!)

Tags: CAPS LOCK · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · smiley