Is this what a post-post-feminist looks like?

August 15th, 2007 · 106 comments

Brandy in York Haven, Pennsylvania forgot to put water back in the fridge, she says, “and my boyfriend likes his cold water.” Yikes.

Brandy! Put some fucking water back in Fridge so there is cold water for other that are in the house that might want cold water Thanks Management :)

Also note the list of tasks for Brandy and her boyfriend at upper right. Um, so much for challenging gender stereotypes at home, huh?

FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · heart · Pennsylvania · sig o · smiley · water · whiteboard


106 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Quoibina

    Two words for Danny: ICE CUBES.

    Geesh.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:08 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   cornucrapia

    Um, Brandy? This isn’t Blatantly Aggressive Notes. You should have taken the time you used to send this in used it to pile Denny’s things in the front yard and set them on fire. Because… seriously. Goodbye, Denny.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:12 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   rosie

    Denny scares me. . .
    Or should I say Dmac? Or Sir? He is management after all.
    Is anyone else picturing that Julia Roberts movie where she faked drowning to escape her husband?

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:23 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   jen

    I hope Denny doesn’t also like his ladies cold.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:30 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Writer, Rejected

    Abuse relationship completely revealed on the memo board.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:32 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   GVI

    seems to me that there are more people in that house than just denny and brandy though, considering the chore list and all either way DAMN!!!!! she got all that over some cold water, thats just not right..funny though but not right

    Aug 15, 2007 at 7:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   will

    The best thing about my wife is that she rarely refers to herself as “The Management”.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 8:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Laurie Ruettimann

    Time for Brandy to ditch that boyfriend.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 8:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   jules

    I agree, time to find someone who can handle room -temp water. Because if, God forbid, you should happen to dent the car, or iron a hole in his shirt, or burn his dinner, you will probably get beaten. Or worse.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 8:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   robin

    was this pic taken in a dark room? :p

    Aug 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Ceryniti

    Are you fucking serious?

    First, you have to write household chores on a dry erase board like you did in 3rd grade? Can’t you figure out what has to be done? I’m sorry, I just don’t go for that “you do this chore, I’ll do that” cause it’s bullshit. People who live in a house together should pick up after themselves and do an equal share of housework, or more if it’s just the one person causing it. My motto is if you see something that needs to be done, don’t wait just do it.

    Second, the hostility “fucking water” “Management” and then a smiley? WTF? I really hope Brandy reads all these, sees what an ass of a boyfriend she has, and dumps him. Then make sure you get the apartment, cause where will he get all his ice cold water from if he doesn’t have a fridge to put it in?

    I’ll bet he’ll think twice before doing such a classic oppressive thing.

    Get your own water, you ass tick.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 9:19 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Good One

    Ass tick!!!! Hee!!!! I’m stealing that!

    Aug 15, 2007 at 9:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   chloé

    hey, its not hostile if he ends it with a smilie. its science. just like womens brains are 1/3 the size of mens…
    :-|

    Aug 15, 2007 at 10:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   SB

    I think I lived with Denny at one point. He never got better.

    I agree with Quoibina: f***ing ice cubes, bitch.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 10:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   magpie

    maybe brandy wrote both the “I heart you” messages herself, just to assure us dmac isn’t a TOTAL jerk

    Aug 15, 2007 at 10:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Ceryniti

    Ass tick is from Johen Vasquez’s comic Johnny the Homicide Maniac. It will change your life. The man is genius.

    Ever since I first read that, at 14, it’s been my favorite curse word.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 10:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Craniac

    Things like this are the reason I have a strict policy: Always get the lease in YOUR name. Then you can evict the Dennys if you need to.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 11:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Trickster

    I am with the majority on this one, Denny needs to not be so aggressive about that water. Brandy, seriously, you deserve better than having someone leave you evil public notes.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Sea Hag

    I’m wondering if he didn’t realize what a complete prick he sounded like when he wrote that… OK, maybe I’m just hoping that he didn’t realize that.

    In other news, I apparently still have a shred of hope left for humanity! I thought that was squeezed out of me like 12 years ago.

    Aug 15, 2007 at 11:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Denny

    OK, you all seriously have to get a fucking clue. Not only are you clearly to far up your own asses to not see how OBVIOUSLY I was kidding with that note, but you conclude from A NOTE ON A FUCKING WHITEBOARD that I’m abusive – I mean really, for fuck sake… If you have nothing better to do than leave pissy, passive-aggressive comments on a passive-aggressive notes blog, just fucking do us all a favor and kill yourself, ok?

    Oh, and Ceryniti – you still crap on about some pissy comic book you read when you were 14? Get a fucking life!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Michelle

    Wow. Ummm.
    Angry? maybe a little?
    But here’s the thing, Denny. I don’t think you’re abusive. I think you are an Ass Hat (That’s my favorite word, btw).
    Because, fighting over stupid shit is seriously not a good boyfriend thing to do. Sets a bad precedent for your relationship, especially dropping F-bombs over water. I know it’s hot, and that can make people cranky, but you have an opportunity here! Be an awesome guy — Be Cool, and I’m sure Brandy will love you for it .

    Hugs and Ice Cubes,
    Michelle
    ^.^

    Aug 16, 2007 at 1:25 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   bobwong

    I see Denny responded, not Brandy. I’m guessing that she told him she posted the note from the whiteboard. I wonder if she read the comments first before she told him that she posted it?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   bobwong

    Because that would be really p/a.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Max Roswell

    I think this more like an aggressive/passive note. He starts out with a full head of steam, drops an f-bomb, realizes what a dick he sounds like and tries to recover with a cute smiley and “the management.”

    And Denny, relax and go do “lawn.”

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Erin

    ASS TICK!!!ASS TICK!!!ASS TICK!!!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Heather

    I’d like to know which came first: the “I love you” messages on the left, or the cold water demand from “Management” in the center.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   ginger

    denny, you did such a good job of proving how misunderstood you are. clearly you’re really a nice, calm, funny guy.
    i wish my boyfriend was just like you !

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Mary

    I agree with Ginger – you’ve really proved you’re a GEM of a guy! Not prone to anger at all.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 6:33 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Dave

    She probably forgets to put the water back in the fridge all the time, and Denny just had more than he could take. If he needs to throw in an f-bomb to get her to stop being such a flake about the water, understandable.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 6:33 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   the observer

    I’m on Team Ass Hat!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 6:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   T-Bone

    Brandy– get it together. You’re slacking off. Put on your high heels and your apron get to work. There’s dishes, laundry and cooking to do. And for fuck’s sake, Brandy– don’t forget to put Denny’s water in the fridge so he can enjoy an ice cold glass of water when he gets home after a hard day at the office. He likes his water that way, so make sure you do it! You’ve forgotten to fill up the pitcher and put it in the fridge before, so let me remind you, Brandy: there isn’t a quicker way to piss off your man than to overlook those creature comforts that he enjoys. Denny doesn’t ask for much, you know. Have some common courtesy for the man in your life, for God’s sake.

    Denny, take a Xanax with your nice cold glass of water. You’ll feel better.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:05 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   mere

    i’ve read all of the comments, and seriously, the only thing that keeps sticking in my head (and has since i read the post) is:

    brandy.
    you’re a fine girl.
    what a good wife you would be…..

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   mere

    oh, and t-bone..
    your last line is priceless.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   jeneria

    my first reaction was that Denny was just joking and that this is probably one of those little irritating things that repeatedly occurs between couples. for example, my husband leaves balled up socks in the living room, i leave tea bags in the cups. by the logic of most readers, when i peg my husband upside the head with his socks, i’m being abusive and that’s just absurd.

    however, the chore list is hilarious.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Dee

    I would have doused the fucker with said chilled water. While he was sleeping, no less.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Fraulein N

    Chill, DMAC. Oh, wait. You CAN’T, because you don’t have any cold water.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   MadBess

    Fraulein N, that was hilarious. My favorite comment thus far and there have been some good ones.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   jules

    Denny, in your own words:

    ” If you have nothing better to do than leave pissy, passive-aggressive comments on a passive-aggressive notes blog, just fucking do us all a favor and kill yourself, ok?”

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:50 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Brett

    Jeez, Denny. Shouldn’t you be mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, or picking up the laundry?

    But yes, you were obviously kidding in that note on the whiteboard. It’s the serial killer handwriting that makes that clear.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:06 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Mishee

    I actually think I am on Team Go Denny – Cold Water rocks! I’m sorry, for some of us out there – we don’t like ice cubes in our water. I love ice, just not in my first glass of ice cold water in the morning when I wake. It’s my ritual and when my husband doesn’t put the water in the fridge, I get kinda bent outta shape myself… so GO DENNY!

    …ass tick.. lol …ass hat… lmao

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   will

    Denny – You’re mighty angry for a man who claims not to beat his girlfriend.

    We’d better stop commenting now before he kills her.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:18 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Sazbot

    I would be fucking pissed off about that too. It’s not abusive to wish your selfish arse girlfriend would be able to do something as simple as put the water back in the sodding fridge.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   GVI

    you got that right Will because i was kind of on the fence with this note, but since denny cleared it all up for us now we kno he is just a really cool guy who is just misunderstood.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   dawn

    I’m on Team Denny. There’s nothing worse than getting your mouth all set for a thrist-quenching swig of icy cold water only to open the fridge and find that there is none because someone didn’t refill the pitcher/put more bottles in to chill/whatever. That is precisely one of the many reasons why I live alone – at least I know that there will always be cold water in the fridge!

    I took his note as a joke; surely Brandy wouldn’t have submitted it if she thought it was abusive?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Dennis

    Go Team: ‘set Denny’s things in the front yard and set them on fire.’

    Denny’s comment further reinforces that he’s a fucktard… and a bad reflection upon all of us named Dennis.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Goldie

    Denny needs to break up with Brandy and move in with the Chicago girl from two posts back… failing that, we can have Anthony’s people talk to him.
    Seriously, what an A-hole.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Mishee

    I am also wondering the same thing that Robin #10 was wondering – what the hell is with the purple hue in the room? Do they live near some of those “purple mountains, majesty…” that I’ve heard so much about???

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   SouthernBelle

    Uh, guys? The posted comment here from “Denny” is just too over the top to be real. I just don’t believe it, and I can’t believe everyone else is taking it so freakin’ seriously!

    As far as the white-board note, it’s exactly the kind of thing my husband would write after the 600th time I drank the last of the cold water and didn’t put any back in the fridge… maybe Brandy is just flaky?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Mishee

    I do have to also give Denny props – he is a rare PA note writer who actually knows how to spell and for the most part write a note that makes sense! (he did forget a “S” after “Other” – but assuming they live alone that kinda makes sense I suppose!)

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   denny

    my name is not denny. i just wanted to prove a point that anybody trying to be funny could post that they were denny.

    my name is actually laura. how bout that?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Katzendogz

    The note had me raising my eyebrows, but then I realized that they both probably read this site, and Denny thought it would be funny to write her a note about the water in the style of what we read on this site. If that’s the case, it was pretty funny.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Craniac

    On further consideration, I think it makes a difference in our assessment of Denny — was this the first time Brandy didn’t refill he water jug, or the 50th or 100th time? And how hot does it get in New Haven, PA? In the summer in Texas, it gets so hot that you could understandably go postal over no cold water.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Writer, Rejected

    “If you have nothing better to do then leave pissy passive-aggressive comments on a passive-aggressive notes blog, just fucking do us all a favor and kill yourself, ok?”

    Denny, Denny, Denny. Of course we have nothing better to do. That’s why we are here.

    But, seriously, I don’t even believe you are the real cold-water-loving Denny who hearts Brandy, but instead just some imposter who has been haunting websites lately with the same vitriolic tone. See the Found website for more.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   brian

    on team denny here. It’s pretty clearly an over-the-top joke and equally clear that Brandy took it that way.

    As for the list of chores…it seems pretty standard to have different areas of household expertise. What exactly is the problem with writing them down?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   The Other Commenter

    BTW, that water was fucking delicious.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Zsa

    Have to say I’m Team Denny in that it looks like he realized he was being an Ass and added futher explanation as to why it’s making him crazy. PA? sure, but give the guy some props for noticing he was getting ass-ish.

    Plus~ how can you not love a guy who uses two, count ‘em TWO, exclamation points with a smiley underneath? My guess~he grew up with about 6 sisters.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Dave

    I love the pop-psychology worthiness of the comments. It’s sort of reminiscent of who will be “voted off” the message board.

    Time for a sanity check. If they can’t replace the water themselves, rolls the t.p from the bottom and squeezes the toothpaste from the middle, it’s time to move along.

    At least they have love in common. *snort*

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Mishee

    Zsa, the good thing about getting yourself a man who grew up with lots of OLDER sisters… they are well trained and you don’t have to desensitize them to the monthly fun that women experience. Plus, they know about things they shouldn’t really know! My husband has 3 older sisters and he knows how to braid!! LOL!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   jules

    I also know my husband loves me whenever he drops an f-bomb between every other word.

    Seriously, Denny dude. It’s about cold water. If you want it so badly, write your name in Sharpie on a pitcher and fill it yourself and hit or yell at anyone who drinks from it. Nut it up.

    And don’t take it out on your girlfriend.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Kuri

    People who live in a house together should pick up after themselves and do an equal share of housework, or more if it’s just the one person causing it. My motto is if you see something that needs to be done, don’t wait just do it.

    Ceryniti, are you serious? Congratulations on always living with people with exactly the same standards of cleanliness as yourself. The vast majority of people who live with others are not so fortunate. Some people will “see things that need doing” far sooner than anyone else, and if they follow your motto, they’d be doing all the work.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   ShagNBag

    All this talk about cold water makes me have to pee.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Mishee

    In response to Jules (#60) – Denny should’ve just written the damn note on the whiteboard in Sharpie. Then the reminder would ALWAYS be there for Brandy to see!!! LOL

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Tosha

    HA. The comments on this are as funny as the picture itself.

    I want to meet this Denny character, seems like a nice water-loving fellow like myself.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Tosha

    Actually… I hate water.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 12:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Darcy

    Oh, lord. DTMFA, Brandy. Jeez.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   D_luv

    That whiteboard reads like the story arc for a Lifetime made for tv movie.

    It’s clear that Denny is trying to cleverly make Brandi into a Stepford wife. The question is whether she will fall for the okey doke, or whether she will fight! And when will she realize that he’s a gangster with a wife and 3 kids across the country?? Check out I love Denny on Lifetime Television for Women, 9EST/8CST!!

    See what I mean?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   DUH

    I love when people write notes just so they can take pictures of them and submit them to this site. I bet Denny and Brandy are calling all their friends to have them see their whiteboard conversation on the internet.

    Stupid.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Mishee

    I’d have to agree with Duh. As much as I love commenting on all of these hilarious notes, the best in my opinion are the anon ones. Then you wonder even more… or the ones submitted by the recipient, those are good cause you get some back story but still have to wonder about the writer! It’s like a puzzle!!! tee hee :)

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Mishee

    But I am very curious about the chores… tell me Brandy, how in Holy Hell do you get your man to clean up a bathroom? Do you have some tips you can pass on? Inquiring minds want to know!!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   jules

    D_luv #66–either a Lifetime show ( have you ever noticed alot of them have the word “She” in the title –as in “She Was A Bad Girlfriend”, or something like “She Didn’t Fill the Pitcher”?) …

    …or maybe a Judge Judy episode.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Mishee

    Now Judge Judy… that’s an idea! I would probably enjoy that episode, but she is always mean to guys and stupid people… but then again, so am I!!

    “She didn’t refresh his beverages, and now she’s gonna PAY…”

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   jules

    Yeah, Mishee, that would be the teaser! They make you think it’s the girlfriend that’s gonna get it… but when you watch the show, Judge Judy will look down at Denny and shout, “FILL YOUR OWN DAMN PITCHER! YOU’RE A GROWN MAN! SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO TO THAT FOR YOU! WHAT ARE YOU, A MAMA’S BOY? IF YOU WANT TO BE ONE, GO LIVE WITH YOUR MUTHAH!”

    And then she will give Brandy $5000 for her pain and suffering.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   al

    I don’t understand why DMac and Brandy have to communicate via whiteboard. I mean, aren’t they dating? Do they not talk or something? Maybe Brandy just wants her roommate DMac to be her boyfriend. He seems like quite a catch…

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Denny-Hulk

    DENNY SMASH YOU ALL!

    YOU MAKE DENNY HULK MAD!!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Rob

    Is it that unreasonable to expect the person who depletes the water pitcher to refill it?

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Mishee

    Jules, you are gonna get me in trouble here at work I was laughing so hard at your last post!! ROFLMAO!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 3:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Ceryniti

    OK, so…
    “Denny”… first, I will go right now and kill myself, and as well all the rest of us. Because, if we had a life and weren’t so bored, would any of us be here?

    No, that’s why the internet is so widespread. Everyone’s a jackass-ed opinionated hothead of omniscience, and that’s why threads were invented.

    Second.. that book fucking rules. It should be the manual you get before you go into high school. With terms like ass tick and characters like Z and Nailbunny, who wouldn’t worship this man? You need to be enlightened, my friend. Or maybe it’s just for the more geeky, socially inept of us bored people who spend almost all their free time on the internetz.

    “Kuri”.. no, my life isn’t that well put together. Though it’s my motto, I probably do less chores in my current house than my other roommates do, but that’s because I’m either working or staring dumb-foundedly at my monitor.

    “Al”… also, the same thought went through my head. What happened to communication via our mouths?

    No, it’s not unreasonable to ask the person to refill the water pitcher, but calling yourself “the Management” like you are fucking better than the girl you are supposed to care about, or even love, is really, REALLY fucked up. And that you are such a coward that you have to write a message on a board, then you really don’t deserve to have a girlfriend.

    And if you really only wrote the thing just to put it up on the website,…. ok, and this is a really big geek talking here, …. You are a loser. Big Loser.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 4:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Dana

    “my first reaction was that Denny was just joking and that this is probably one of those little irritating things that repeatedly occurs between couples. for example, my husband leaves balled up socks in the living room, i leave tea bags in the cups. by the logic of most readers, when i peg my husband upside the head with his socks, i’m being abusive and that’s just absurd.”

    Nope. Telling your girlfriend to put the *fucking* water away when they don’t refill the jug for the millionth time is OK if that’s in character. Leaving a note saying that? The whole feel is pretty dodgy.

    Dunno of course, it’s a pretty random snapshot of a relationship

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   rrpa

    I’m sure Brandy is kind of flaky. She has to do the dishes and the cooking (time intensive daily chores) and the laundry (a once a week chore minimum). Meanwhile, the boyfriend takes out the trash (a couple minute daily chore), picks up the laundry or dry cleaning? (a couple minute chore on the way home), and takes care of the lawn (a once a week chore). The poor girl is probably bone tired at the end of the day.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   rrpa

    Anyway, everyone knows, or should know, that smileys are a sign of serious repressed rage.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   lorehunter

    1) Ice can make the water taste funny if the water is filtered but the ice tray isn’t.

    2) Maybe Denny had already talked to Brandy who is just a clueless bubblehead that can’t remember to refill the water pitcher, and since she obviously can’t remember or doesnt want to bother or maybe is trying to drive Denny away he is trying to salvage this by giving her yet one more reminder of how inconsiderate she is being to the rest of the household.

    3) Jhonen Vasquez sucks.

    4) It becomes very tiresome to be constantly picking up after your roommates. After awhile many of them simply leave everything out secure in the idea that you will come clean up their mess.

    Finally I think that there is not enough information in this one picture for any of us to be passing judgement one way or the other. The only think I think is wrong with this note and its presentation (given the limited information we have) is the word F**KING should not have been used. Then again Denny may have been very frustrated.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   GVI

    im on team Lifetime Movie

    Aug 16, 2007 at 5:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   Sarah

    Denny reminds me strongly of the husband in Waitress. He probably makes her give him all her money, too.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   BoggyWoggy

    I think there should be a special category for people who write “love” with a heart symbol…OH, there already is a category! It’s called “MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL!”
    I hate these people so much! I have the photo. I hate the messages. I also hate that we’ve now made 86 comments about this STUPID note!!! Must…get…to…toilet…before…barf…hits…keyboard…ohhhoohhhooohhhhh….BLAH! too late!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   BoggyWoggy

    Arrgh! Comment # 87…
    Lorehunter (#83) Who are you to tell us that we really can’t make judgements about this, due to lack of information? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? There’s more than enough evidence! 1. The writing. 2. Brandy thinks her boyfriend’s demands are cute (he likes his water cold) and took a cute photo of the cute note and posted for all of us, thinking we’d think it’s cute, too! There are hearts on the note! There are lists of mundane stuff to get. There’s a “Hi, Denny,” note…
    That information goes way beyond what is even needed to make a judgement. One single heart would be all I need!!!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 10:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Brandy

    BoggyWoggy, I can tell you’re hurting inside, but there really is someone out there for you.

    Everyone, please lay of Denny. He’s a good boyfriend really, he works really hard at mowing the lawn and even picks up his own laundry sometimes. I know that he loves me because he writes me lovely notes on the whiteboard and he only hits me when I’m stupid and don’t listen.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   Jen

    OK, they obviously have a sad relationship, but I agree with some of the comments above: what’s really sad is when people take pictures of their own goddamn notes to post on this site.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 3:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   Writer, Rejected

    People taking pictures of their own notes is sad. I agree with Jen. Passive-aggressive is best exploited OUTSIDE the home.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 4:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   super_fan#99

    This note bores me now, I need more!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 7:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   Andy

    Amen, WR. I’d prefer my notes like I my bread. Random and fucking delicious.

    Also, I agree with super_fan. *waves his hand lazily*

    I think we need a shout-out to all of our NYC correspondants to comb the area for crazy-ass notes. I would estimate that most likely Queens alone has the highest per-capita level of crazy-ass signage.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 7:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Mishee

    I was done with this note, and then Brandy had to say something that really made me chuckle. “and even picks up his own laundry sometimes” OMG, sometimes??? Wow, you got yourself a catch there Brandy!! And why we are on the subject of this note being boring (super_fan #99) – Why is there not a new note up today??? I am going to go through withdrawls today if there isn’t a new note to comment on!!! ACK!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   Jordan

    This note is still be discussed??? I’m over it.
    I need new drama. Work sucks and I need entertainment. Bring on some new shit.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   BoggyWoggy

    Maybe all of us can take 15 minutes today to search for P-A notes to photograph and submit. We’ll bombard the site with good stuff and have so much to read, rant, and rave about that our lives will be complete.
    And, if anyone takes a photo of a “cute” note that they created themselves, we’ll write them horrid comments. Oh, wait, we already do that part. Anyway, we’ll be P-A-P-I’s ((Passive-Aggressive Private Investigators!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   D_luv

    Where’s the new note?! Where’s the new note?! I have 6 hours of work left, and no new note! I’m about to hit the panic button here.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   Chuck

    Hmmm. Funny thing is I wrote on that Board. I thought it was funny. Funny thing is Brandy is laughing hystericaly about it right now.

    Ps- I wrote the Hi Denny in the upper corner.

    Aug 20, 2007 at 6:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   The Real Brandy

    It’s very interesting to me how people interpret that message. The Real Denny, who is not the author of post #20, and I have had a good laugh over being compared to 14 year olds and me being portrayed as an abused girlfriend. Furthermore, Denny loves the Ass Tick reference.

    Come over sometime for some cold water, everyone! Call first so I can put some concealer over my black eye.

    Aug 20, 2007 at 7:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   not brandy

    I think it’s very funny and interesting that people are automatically interpreting this note as some sort of abuse. When I used to live with roommates I left them similar notes all the time — not having cold water is fucking annoying! My guess is Denny has asked Brandy about this 100 times and she keeps putting the Brita back empty. An angry note isn’t abuse, people.

    I loves me some cold water.

    Aug 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   The White Rabbit

    First off, I know them both personally, and Brandy is not a damsel in distress. Secondly, it’s a shame that you find a group of beaten down “been in a bad relationship” men and women who can’t take a joke. It is highly entertaining though. So please, flame on.

    Aug 21, 2007 at 4:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   grumpnot

    My ex used to come in and sometimes spend 45 minutes checking out my housework… eventually would find something I’d missed and give me a lecture. Used to BEG him to leave notes on the fridge, so I could avoid the lecture, but I think he liked it too much. Finally, after 15 years, told him if he didn’t like the way I did it he could do it himself. He did, for another 16 years then he walked out, I got the house and I get to do the housework my way for myself again HURRAY!

    Brandy, get another water jug… label one with his name and one with yours. NEVER EVER touch his jug… he can look after his own water (you may have to add it to his chore list).

    Aug 22, 2007 at 4:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   joobs

    Good for you, grumpnot! Congrats on your new life.

    Aug 23, 2007 at 11:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   ali

    it was funny for those of us who know….it is passive aggressive humor, lol…

    Aug 24, 2007 at 10:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   Mrs L Carrot

    I forget stuff, I leave notes of chores to do out for myself, I write a menu for the week or I forget to cook…

    Nevertheless, when Mr Carrot reminds me about stuff, he tends to display a little more tact. The relationship dynamic revealed on the basis of just that note is a little grim. Surely if Brandy forgets Denny is capable of filling a water cooler? Or is it Denny filling it and Brandy drinking it all and leaving it empty? I think we should be told…

    Aug 28, 2007 at 8:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   normal

    He may not be an abuser, “real” Brandy, but at the very least he’s a rude asshole. He gets the once-a-week chores, you get the twice-a-day chores–as noted so clearly on the board– and yet he’s reminding you to put the “fucking” water in the fridge so that his lazy ass doesn’t go a moment without cold water? Does he call his mom and complain if you don’t cook his meals just right, too?

    World’s greatest advice to Denny: get a fridge with a water dispenser, genius. Or use a tap with a filter. Or shut the hell up.

    Sep 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   Mishee

    just like all men normal… you should see my husband… at least he doesn’t drink water…

    Sep 5, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   Shane

    It puts the water in the fridge…. it does this whenever it’s told. it puts the water in the fridge or it gets the hose

    lmao

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #106   bobby

    What I love are the really sappy heart-felt messages around this otherwise REALLY bitchy one. amazing.

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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