Two points for chutzpah, but zero for originality

September 11th, 2007 · 100 comments

Writes our anonymous submitter in Corte Madera, California: “We have a lot of passive-aggressive notes up around the office, and most of them are addressed to the entire office staff in common areas. You can imagine my surprise when after eating lunch and going out for a smoke break with some coworkers today, we came back to find a bit of passive-aggressiveness on our lunch table — not 15 minutes after we had left it. Grrrrr.”

Clean up after your eat. (Wipe the food off the table and put the chairs back where they belong.) Just like the kitchen, Your mother doesn't work here either.

More choice guilt-trips from this office — including yet another “your mother doesn’t work here” note, follow.

This is a trashcan. It is not a recycling bin. If you turn around, you will find the recycling bin sandwiched between the fridge and the coffee pot. There is really no excuse not to recycle with it's so accessible. You're keeping waste out of landfills and taking a small step to help save the environment.

Note to self: If it's too hard for you to close these doors, maybe you shouldn't be opening them. (Ooo, sassy!)

Wash your dishes & silverware please, your mom doesn't work here

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

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100 responses so far ↓

  • #1   julie

    i like the “ooo sassy!”

    i don’t like the “note to self”–is the p-a note poster being p-a toward his/her self? it confuses me

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   julie

    *erm, himself

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   BoggyWoggy

    What if someone’s mom DOES work there? I think it’s OK to assume that mothers will clean up our crap! Actually, if you think about it, it’s good whenever you CAN leave a mess and let someone else clean it! Here’s why:
    1) It gives some people sense of purpose.
    2) It gets people’s blood pressure up.
    3) It gives us a reason to use all CAP fonts as we make “reminder” notes for everyone else to suffer over.
    4) If we didn’t leave messes, there would be few Passive-Aggressive Notes…and then, this website wouldn’t exist!
    LEAVE MESSES WHENEVER POSSIBLE!

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   WanderingPenguin

    About the recycling bin: with it’s WHAT so accessible, I wonder?

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Anna-banana

    I agree with the Boggster.

    Also, I DO think that it’s a HUGE P-A example to put the cute itty bitty seal pup on the recycling note. That SCREAMS P-A–>oh, here I am. Cute little seal pup. Let me thank you personally for throwing your Red Bull can in the correct bin. Because that single act will save me.

    What the note doesn’t consider is a human ready to club it for its pelt.

    And I would have to say the clubbing would be justified….because the pup forgot to thank Terry.

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   dawn bang

    I love the grateful polar bear on the second note! LOL!!!

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   claw71

    I’m really not getting a good vibe off of that first note on the table. As GhostWriter might say, it’s a bit over the top. I believe the submitter planted that one for a little unnecessary emphasis. After all, you can’t get more passive aggressive than a seal pup. Or tasty…if I lived in the Arctic Circle I think I might apply my 45 minute rule to them. I bet they taste like marshmallows.

    I love the recycling comment: that’s one small step for a can; one giant leap…

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   dawn bang

    Err, seal pup! :)

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Anna-banana

    #6-Dawn-uh, HELLO?

    Go call Encylopedia Brown, please. He’ll explain the difference between polar bears and fur seals.

    And also who stole Claw’s vib(rator).

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   claw71

    By the way…I take offense to these mother comments. Do mothers really pick up after people? Mine sure didn’t. On the rare occasion she wasn’t passed out in a pool of her own urine she’d spray spit 151 rum on us and fling lit Virginia Slims at us while she screamed, “You’ve come a long way, bay.”

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Anna-banana

    Sorry, Dawn. You were too quick for me!

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   GVI

    I guess whenever i go back into office work, i will have my mom get hired to so she can clean up behind me, and push my chairs back and close doors behind me, that way whenever a Your Mon Doesn’t Work Here sign goes up i can be like “oh yes she does”

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   GVI

    Wouldnt it be easier to have the recycling bin next to the trash can though?? why have it sandwiched between the fridge and the coffee pot?

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Anna-banana

    ‘put the chairs back where they belong’-it must be nice to belong somewhere….

    My mother doesn’t work ‘here’ and certainly doesn’t work ‘just like the kitchen’. I didn’t know a kitchen could work.

    MMmmmm…yummy. A recycling bin sandwich

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   claw71

    It’s late (which means it’s early in the comment process but let me go ahead and get it out of the way…to the tune of “Renegade” by Styx:

    Whoa momma I’m in fear for my life of the chick who posts notes on the wall.

    I left a mess in the office kitchen and I didn’t clean it up at all.

    A seal pup near the office dump
    wants me to recycle
    I left a drawer open a crack
    it seemed such a trifle
    One dirty Rubbermaid, made me such a renegade
    I’m a wanted man

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   claw71

    True story…I actually worked in an office where the manager posted a note in the break area that simply said “You’re mother doesn’t work here…keep the break room clean.” I took a black Sharpie and wrote: “Yeah, ’cause she died of cancer, asshole” on it. Wouldn’t you know that note disappeared and was replaced with a simple “Please Keep the Area Clean” sign.

    On a side note, it’s really easy to transpose letters. I almost confessed to writing with a sharpei. Boy would PETA have been pissed on that one.

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Wry Exchange

    That table in the top photo needs refinished, or maybe just some great placemats. You know, ones with fat, Italian chefs.

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   BoggyWoggy

    Tomorrow, I’m going to take a stand in our staff room. I think for a “lounge” to be any good, it has to have a bit of a “lived in” look. Therefore, I’m going to leave a dirty plate and silverware on the table. Someone will clean it up. I’ll sneak in afterwards and re-dirty the plate and put it right back where I had it originally! Ha, ha!

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Sharona

    I think the submitter should retaliate with a sign of their own, complaining about thoughtless people wasting paper and leaving notes all over the tables for others to pick up. Maybe with a picture of a spotted owl saying “GTFO!”

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   marla

    In defense of the first and last notes, they were probably written by a miffed secretary/admin ass. In most offices where I have worked, people expect that the secretary will clean up any shit they leave lying around in the common areas. It’s just insulting more than anything else. Having birthday cake? Great, I’ll stay at my desk so the phones are covered, and when you’re finished I’ll come in to clean up so you can all go back to your desks.
    Sorry, that got a bit wanky. I’ll clean up.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Sharona

    Marla, leaving the note on the table is just a nutty way to handle it. Think about it…The person must have had it typed, printed, and ready to whip out at the first sign of an inadequately cleaned table or chairs not “where they belong.” You’d think that amount of grim suppressed anger could be put to more creative use.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Momma

    I can’t stand these kind of notes. I scrawled “eat shit and die” on the one at my work. It was hilarious to watch my boss flip out. Lol!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Momma

    And yes, ironically my nickname is Momma.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Siegs

    That recycling bin sandwich was fucking delicious!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Dymphna

    I resent the implication that my mother cleans up after *anyone*.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Momma

    Haha…I agree.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Steph

    You know, my mom used to nag me to clean up my messes too. If it quacks like a duck…

    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Anna-banana

    Please note:

    no cute & fuzzy Arctic seal pups were hurt in the making of these comments.

    Nor is clubbing them to be tolerated. ESPECIALLY, ’cause my mother won’t clean it up.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   dawn bang

    Hey, Anna, no problem – I needed chastizing for confusing two totally different types of cute, white, Artic-region environmental mascots. I blame Al Gore for making me immediately think of polar bears.

    Now that I ponder the notes some more, I really like the “Oooo, sassy”. Makes for a good chuckle first thing in the morning. I must find a way to anonymously scrawl that on something at work.

    I love the idea of chastizing the note writers for wasting paper!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   claw71

    If it quacks like a duck you’re probably watching an AFLAC commercial. What does that mean in this context? I thought we were talking about seals…mean, nasty, man-eating seals.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 8:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Fraulein N

    That seal pup was fucking delicious.

    The second note with the short, smart-ass sentences is classic p-a. Also if my mom DID work there she sure as hell wouldn’t be cleaning anybody’s damn silverware.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Minox

    I think #19 Sharona has the best idea… maybe next to the ‘Thank you’ from the seal pup, write out: ‘ … for destroying the rainforests with these signs’.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Misheeâ„¢

    #30 Fraulein – I said “DAMN” out loud reading your comment cause I thought everyone forgot that there should be something that is “Fucking delicious” in this post… One day I will be the first!! These notes are hilarious though, and someone forgot to recycle their Mountain Dew can in the first pic. Just in case they don’t know (or care to know) the recycle bin is between the coffee pot and the fridge…

    Thank you Terry!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Goldie

    Does anyone else find it disturbing that this person actually browses through the office garbage bin to see what belongs there and what doesn’t?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   claw71

    I went clubbing with Seal once. I thought I’d pick up the hot chicks because his face looks like Bugs Meany (or Dick Cheney) shot him with some bird shot, but the dude’s got charisma. That’s those damned british accents for you. Now he’s tapping prime super model booty and I’m stuck with Kathy Griffin. And yes, in case you were wondering, she does have man parts. Why do you think she likes gay guys so much?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   claw71

    I browse through the office garbage looking for half-eaten pastries, candybars and floor cookies.

    I’ve got to have something to get me through that 45 minute waiting period.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   claw71

    And seals don’t care about rain forests, you dummy. They live in the ocean. Hello? No trees in the ocean. In fact, I think seals wouldn’t mind rising sea levels at all and since polar bears eat them it’s probably OK for the ice caps to melt too. Seals don’t need polar ice.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   the sos

    uh, my mom was the queen of passive aggressive – notes and otherwise. seeing a note like that on the table would only serve to convince me that she did, in fact, work there. kind of like a really bitchy super hero that you never quite get a good look at…

    who was that masked motherly maid, anyway?

    actually, i would passive aggressively find out who the fuck left that note and leave them a note informing them that my mother’s been pushing up daisies for twenty years and while i may be a slob i’m not an idiot and i’ll accept their apology on my very tidy desk. au statt.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   GhostWriter

    Yaa, did ya hear the one about the baby seal who walked into a club?

    bada-bing!

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

     
  • #40   GhostWriter

    Yaa- that’s not quite right… lemme see now, The baby seal crawls into a bar! Yaa- and the bartender asks him, “What’ll you have? and he replies, “Anything but Canadian Club!”

    …the one-two punch!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Little Miss Sunshine

    To Wry Exchange (#17): ooo, sassy!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Heather

    Is the arctic seal our first example of a passive-agressive animal?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Kristi

    Claw71 – Brilliant!

    “I bet they taste like marshmallows.”

    Almost peed myself on that one!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   adri

    That baby seal was fucking delicious.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Katzndogz

    “There is really no excuse not to recycle with it’s so accessible.”..what?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   adri

    Damn, how did I miss the earlier one?

    (Hi, by the way. Recently discovered the site.)

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Mel

    i love the fact that i work in an office that if i leave a dish in the sink, to say, soak, and i “forget” about it, the next morning it’s clean. so, apparently, my mom does work here..which is weird, because she never cleaned up after us as kids, we totally had to do all the chores in the house cause she worked all the time raising us two brats cause my dad never sent his child support check on time and we spent a lot of time home alone, which is why, sometimes, I forget that i have a dish soaking in the sink and it isn’t really very nice to leave it for the cleaning ladies, nice as they are to clean up after a slob like me

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   lauralaiwc

    #44, you beat me to it. great grammar, really. glad to see people review their PA-notes before posting them.

    i wonder if people think the whole “your mom doesnt work here” is original? or clever? or cute? or a good way to get people to do things for them? someone must because these things are all over the place.

    someone taped a note like that to a breakroom table where i worked eons ago and the area all around it was spotless, but everyone made a point to dirty up the sign, which couldnt be cleaned, with food stains. it was gross but the note went away. at least, to the wall instead of the table.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   the sos

    not that you care not to know, but clubbed baby seals go beside the copier. thanks Terry!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   lauralaiwc

    if they would have used a polar bear i might be inclined to actually recycling or, you know, that preserve the endangered species stuff.

    but they used a baby seal. thats just crossing the line.

    im going to hop into my H2 and polute the air now.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   mere

    i’m with noter #1- i love the ‘ooo sassy!’.
    i would not clean my silverware just to spite the note writer(s). he he he.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   lola

    my mom and sis actually DID work together for a long time – I wonder if she would be exempt from cleaning up after herself

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   claw71

    If I worked with my mother I’d stab myself in the neck with a letter opener.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Jen

    I think my mom does work there – she keeps leaving her cr*p all over the kitchen

    Sep 12, 2007 at 12:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   ShagNBag

    team sassy

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Sasha

    Yeah claw, well I do work with my mother. Granted it is a 500 person company and we work in different departments. Yet there are many times I feel the urge to stab myself in the neck with a letter opener. I am 30 and she still has a little comments to make if I don’t pop my head in her office on my way out the door!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   ALA

    Mishee (#32) that mountain dew was fucking delicious, and I’M NOT SORRY that I didn’t recycle the can!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Mel

    That table’s rank anyway! What diff would a bit of a wipe-up make! Really. P’shaw.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   the sos

    “Just like the kitchen, your mother doesn’t work here either.”

    Are they pointing out that the kitchen doesn’t work there???

    Sep 12, 2007 at 1:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Mark O.

    The “ooo sassy” party is MADE OF WIN.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 2:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   turrboenvy

    Until December, I worked for the same company as my mother. Fortunately, in different states!

    Now, my mother and my wife work for the same university — different office, and at least for now, different building. I fear for my wife when her department is moved to that building.

    That food-stained P/A note is killing Anthony.

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

     
  • #62   GhostWriter

    Plotline from the first episode of “Journeyman”, this fall on NBC :

    Dan Vassar’s hands are trembling, his brow is sweaty, and his mind is racing. Having traveled to the past, and interacted with what “had been”, he is now coming to the realization that what he believes to be “the future” is hopelessly distant from the upcoming events he has managed to kick off. Can he even return to his own time, now that his meddlings have obstructed the very streams of time that lead to it?

    As he swirls through the possibilities of non-existence and a myriad of altered states, banging his persona against the hard portals of past, present and future times, he finally lands, beaten and exhausted, spewn out of a rapidly oscillating time doorway. Artifacts blink into and out of existence as Dan attempts to seal the doorway and foundationalize space/time.

    He rolls to the left, and reaches into his pocket to pull out a micro-recorder; his always-carried reference method to past events. Clicking on the Record button, he croaks into the microphone,

    Note To Self: If it’s too hard for you to close these doors, maybe you shouldn’t be opening them.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   claw71

    Speaking of “Journeyman” is that not a rather transparent rip off of “Dead Zone”? Kevin McKidd bears a striking resemblance to Anthony Michael Hall and from what I’ve seen in the previews it would appear they share the same acting coach.

    It’s not the first time this has happened. Lost is just a flimsy reworking of Gilligan’s Island. The show’s creators thought they could fool me by ditching Gilligan and pulling a gender switch on Mary Ann (Jack) and Ginger(Sawyer), but I caught on quick.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 3:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Misheeâ„¢

    my God GW, you totally had me reading and into it (wondering in the back of my mind what the point of this was) – that last line got a hearty LOL from me! Well done!!!

    If I could give Kudos, you bet your sweet ass I would!!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Canthz_B

    That food-stained note was fucking delicious.

    “Journeyman” sounds like “Quantum Leap”.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 3:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   the sos

    i second the quantum leap reference.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 3:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   claw71

    GW:

    Yes, I see that. You must be so very proud. Sadly, I find little satisfaction in Kudos. Even though they were the benchmark for snack bars in their day.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   turrboenvy

    The Journey Leap Zone? He has to go back in time (by 45 minutes) to protect the sanctity of the sink and prevent kielbasa theft. People are starving to death without their lunch, here.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   zsa

    oops~ “none-the-less” unless of course you are french

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   claw71

    BTW, please use all lowercase letters when tryping in my screen name. It’s an e. e. cummings thing. Not that I look up to e.e. I just like cumming(s). But then again, who doesn’t?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Canthz_B

    Parenting 101:

    Do not clean-up after your children. If you do they will grow up to write
    P-A notes to co-workers.

    Let’s stop “Mom=Maid Syndrome” in one generation!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   SINFIDEL

    well, i for one work with my mom, and my sister. and me being the eldest sister.. lemme just tell you.. just because your mom DOES work here, doesn’t mean she is cleaning jack. the hierarchy goes … if your mom works there, SHE can EXPECT (not even having to TELL) you to cleanup, and her will WILL be done. talk about passive aggressive.. all mom has to do is ask us to take her coffee cup to the kitchen. that means “cleanup all dishes in the kitchen sink”…. *sigh*…..

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   marla

    #21 Sharona: yeah, it is pretty nutty to leave a note like that. It’s just hard sometimes to state the obvious without sounding like an asshole. I guess the note-writer could ignore the dirty dishes and food spilled on the table until the place is infested with ants, but that’s rather P/A as well.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   GhostWriter

    Re.: “Lost = Gilligan’s Island” I am attempting to pattern-match castaways to their modern-day clone, but I’m having trouble with the “Mosquitos”, a rock band that landed on the island for one episode.

    Maybe they’ll show up this season on “Lost”? That would be a trip.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 5:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Jayne

    This is just hilarious. People never cease to crack me up. Sassy indeed!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Lashes

    I’ve been reading PA for a while now but today was the first day I ventured into the comments section. I would just like to say : claw and GW, where have you been all my life?!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   zsa

    “welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day” ~What with nekked Tarzan/savior wannabes, beaten and bleeding seal pups and Encyclopedia Brown storylines. some days I wonder how I got sucked in… but I LOVE it.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Mermaid

    (#77) Lashes– you took the words right outta my mouth! Er… Text box…
    You get it.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   April

    You know what my mother said to me when we worked together and I forgot to clean out a coffee cup in the sink?

    “This isn’t a restaurant, pick up after your damn self!”

    And I was her boss too! Sheesh

    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   BoggyWoggy

    Lashes (#77) Please ignore Mishee. She comes here for emotional support.

    #22 (Momma!) LOVE YOU! You are are Passive-Aggressive as they come…”Eat shit and die” is one of my favorite P-A response notes!

    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   GVI

    I ate shit once…u guys know the rest.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 8:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   claw71

    GVI:

    Was that at Arby’s?

    Sep 12, 2007 at 8:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   tweedle

    My siblings and I used to play a game in public places like the grocery store or mall: one of us would (discreetly) indicate some hapless passerby, the others (of us) had to name which character from Gilligan’s Island said (indicated) passerby would be/most reminded us of: Gilligan?(doodle oo do doo) the Skipper? (doodle oodle oo do) the Millionaire, or his Wife~~~ the MOvie Starrr, the Professor, or Mary Annnn? Pretty fun game.

    Sep 12, 2007 at 9:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   mattiff

    i’m still trying to figure out the connection between the baby seal and landfills. i have no objection in using clip art and or/photos in signage, but i believe it should be relevant. last time i checked, the arctic wasn’t overflowing with recyclables. or is it? maybe i’m out of touch.

    and the next “your momma doesn’t…” note i see, i’m adding “but SOMEONE’s mom works here and she’ll clean up after me”

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   GVI

    Hey Claw i see u ate there to :)

    Sep 12, 2007 at 10:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Canthz_B

    #86 mattiff–Perhaps we are being asked to recycle baby fur seals. There is no mention of aluminium or glass here.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 12:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   BoggyWoggy

    I heard that some moms clean up after baby seals.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 1:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   Darcy

    I’m all for recycling normally, but you can bet if a sign went up like that in my office, I’d save up all my soda cans and then dump the lot of them on top of the trash bin right under the sign.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 9:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   TeeHee

    oh my god, that note is SOOOOOOOOO annoying. What’s worse than a dirty table at work? A self-righteous bitch with a note writing obsession.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 2:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   zsa

    Our Admin takes our recycled cans, cashes them out (Oregon- 5 cents each) and then makes us brownies. Ok, I’m sure she is pocketing the whole $1.50 weekly and using a giant bag of brownie mix, but she keeps us recycling!
    Maybe they should try that instead of threatening to club cuddly animals… more bees with honey sorta thing.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 3:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Anna-banana

    #91-teehee—who says it’s a woman? This intrepid P-A note person could very well be a man!

    And #92-zsa-Yum on the brownies. That’s a cool office. I want a brownie.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   GVI

    Yeah Anna i know what you mean when you say it might be a man, because we have recently come to notice that some men leave really bitchy, crazy P/A notes.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 6:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   BoggyWoggy

    I heard that baby seals like brownies.

    Sep 13, 2007 at 7:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   GVI

    Mmmmmm seal brownies.

    Sep 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   Zsa

    hmmm… maybe that is her “secret ingredient”~ baby seals. We always thought it was pot.

    Sep 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   GVI

    Either way its fukin delicious.

    Sep 15, 2007 at 4:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   Nanna

    I keep all my bottles and cans for the cash. We have a bin on our porch for them.

    But if I didn’t, I would immediately begin to throw all off my recyclables in the trash and all my trash in the recycle bin, just for the writer being a smartass.

    The baby seal cracked me up, as did the ooo sassy.

    Sep 15, 2007 at 5:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   Mary T.

    That “your mother doesn’t work here thing” got a great response once from one of my bosses, who wrote on it, “You leave my mother out of this!” I thought it was really funny that one of the bosses would vandalize the p-a note.

    Oct 3, 2007 at 4:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Kate

    my favorite response to a ‘your mother doesn’t work here’ note left on a table is to write on it, “neither does your’s so clean up your damn sign”

    Jan 10, 2008 at 10:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   bobby

    I constantly find myself leaving cupboards open and it has pissed off every person I have ever lived with including my dad. I don’t understand the connection between absent-mindedness and ANGER.

    Jul 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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