“No” questions asked

November 26th, 2007 · 122 comments

I love how the notewriter quickly abandons the initial pretense here, then completely throws in the towel with the last line.

Will the people who "borrowed" our flower boxes (white flowers, dirt and all) please return them? No questions asked. :(  (Except - WHY???)

Thanks to Adam in San Francisco for spotting this masterpiece!

FILED UNDER: "accidental" "borrowing" · CAPS LOCK · confusion??? · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · sad face · San Francisco · stealing


122 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Quite Contrary

    I guess that was a rhetorical “no questions asked.”

    But, I also find it interesting that they wondered about the boxes and not the flowers. What’s up with that?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   bobby

      maybe flowers are replaceable but the box is like property.

      Jul 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Wade bang

    Looks like a job for… Heisa Monster!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Wade bang

    I can’t tell if the first sentence a request, or a rhetorical question with the understood answer of, well, “no”.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    “I mean come on guys, you could have had the boxes without comment if you had but left us the dirt and white flowers!”

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    All this needs is a “What would Jesus do?”

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Andy bang

    Awww, that’s such a sad note. It’s so full of hopelessness and surrender.

    But, I suppose it never hurts to ask.

    Eh, that’s all I have for now. :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   whOOt

    What would Muhammad do?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Troy McClure bang

    This old Pete Seeger tune hardly needs any changes at all:

    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Thieves have picked them every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Returned boxes every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the young thieves gone?
    Fed to heisa monsters every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where’ve the thieves remains all gone?
    Long time passing
    Where’ve the thieves remains all gone?
    Long time ago
    Where’ve the thieves remains all gone?
    Gone to graveyards every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Covered with flowers every one
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Robin Claire

    MS WORD SAD FACE!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:14 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    Where are the boxes,
    That hold our flowers?
    Flowers so pretty and white,
    Were “borrowed” from us in the night.
    They’ve taken even the dirt,
    That’s lower than low we assert.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Denagh

    What jerks to rip off some ones flowers and the box to boot! What’s this sad world coming to when even dirt isn’t safe???

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:20 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Troy McClure bang

    I think perhaps “WHITE” here stands for “Whacky Herb In The Extreme”.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   goose

    The way you are “borrowing” our flower boxes makes Jesus cry.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   GVI bang

    Except- Why what?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   anglophile bang

    No answers given.

    Except–It was there.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   GVI bang

    Hmm, maybe it’s those lil dirt smearing kids who “borrowed” the boxes.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Mishee bang

    Well, the Heisa Monster is too busy eating our comments lately to keep those damn kids at bay Gman!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   GVI bang

    Looks like he ate part of that note too.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Troy McClure bang

    That note’s held down with a great deal of tape, isn’t it? In fact, that looks airtight. I’ll bet there’s weaponized anthrax behind the note, as a surprise for anyone who “borrows” it.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   dawn bang

    Having been the victim of plant theft myself (someone dug up and made off with three azalea bushes from my front yard), I feel the notewriter’s pain. And the Wingdings sad face just adds that extra special touch.

    Team Buy Your Own Damned Plants! Although, I’m pretty sure that dirt was fucking delicious. ;)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:15 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Wade bang

    I think people need to be more pro-active with their signs.

    If they had posted:

    These flower boxes are covered by the blood of Jesus. You deal with Him when you steal from us.

    there would be no need for this note.

    http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2007/06/04/there-you-go-bringing-him-into-it-again/#more-174

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Writer, Rejected

    Dirt, flowers, boxes? Delicious.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Troy McClure bang

    If we are supposed to eat His flesh and drink His blood, then presumably plants, in holy vegetable communion, grow roots into his poo.

    The dirt that you “borrowed” was the poo of Jesus.

    Stop the scourge of hierocoprokleptomania.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   BoggyWoggy

    As Annie Lenox said,
    “Whyyy-yyy-yyy-yy?
    Please tell me…
    Whyyy-yyy-yyyyy.”

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   BoggyWoggy

    What’s with the “typo? no worries. now you can click on your name and/or comment to edit” note I got when I submitted the above??? The frickin’ message has no capitals! The editor needs to READ HIS/HER OWN MESSAGE!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Troy McClure bang

    Kerry never uses capitals, haven’t you noticed? I’m assuming a piece of lettuce from a cubicle-neighbor’s lunch went flying one day, months ago now, & landed on her SHIFT key, & she’s been quietly waiting for him to notice and clean it off.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   anglophile bang

    That’s odd, Troy. My own personal No Caps Theory has been that Kerry has posted a sign reading “This is a passive aggressive note: Broken Shift Key” over her computer, but the IT team hasn’t gotten the hint yet.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Writer, Rejected

    She used a lot of tape; I guess maybe she feared they’d come back and steal the sign.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Insanity Is Peaceful bang

    The white flowers were fucking delicious!

    (The dirt, however, was not so much.)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Canthz_B bang

    Maybe…

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    Maybe she’s…

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Juliet

    Troy – that song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” gives itself to many, many parodies. Shortly after the Remembrance Day concert given by the students at the school I worked at last year, we applied that song to anything that was missing:

    “Where have all the forks gone? Long time in passing…”

    “Where has all the coffee gone? Long time in pa-assing, long time ago.”

    “Where has my banana gone?”

    Your version is especially appropriate!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    Was the “AND ALL” the fake rock holding their spare keys?
    Let’s see…Flower box, dirt, flowers. That would seem to be about all one would need.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Keachie bang

    Flower Boxes on the hillside,

    Flower boxes affixed with sticky taffy,

    Flower boxes, flower boxes, and they all look so plain.

    There’s a white one, and a white one and a white and another white one,

    And they’re all affixed with sticky taffy, which will snare any nasty crappy who would steal the boxes in the rain.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Canthz_B bang

    Silly but, to the tune of “Happy Birthday”…The note the neighbor intended to leave…

    I am borrowing your plants,
    Must spruce up for my aunts.
    They are leaving on Sunday,
    I’ll return them to you.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Troy McClure bang

    Nice one Keachie!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Simster

    I appreciate the “no questions asked” “except why???” This clearly indicates that “why???” will be the only question asked and no further interrogation will be entered into. A great relief for the returners of the “borrowed” flower boxes. For surely, knowing that “why???” will be the only question, they are sure to be inspired to bring the boxes (and flowers and dirt) back post haste.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   MustangSally

    Troy McClure is fuckin’ delicious

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Canthz_B bang

    Why would our home you defile?
    Can’t we have a nice domicile?
    They were really cute flower boxes.
    Are you jealous that we here,
    Are all sexy foxes?
    Why come by in the night,
    Steal only the ones that are white,
    While we all lay asleep in our beds,
    Leaving us with just yellows and reds?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   A.A guy

    Somebody stole your flowers and boxes and dirt(is dirt theft really stealing?).They are not going to return your stuff no matter how nicely you ask.Would you like to know why?Because they STOLE IT you bonehead.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Troy McClure bang

    Is dirt theft really stealing? Are you kidding? Dirt thieves make up 38% of the demand of the money laundry industry.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   A.A guy

    Damn,wrong again!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 1:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Canthz_B bang

    #39…please replace “lay” with “lie” in line 8 as you read this piece…I can be slow sometimes! :-)

    “Now I lay me down to sleep” always makes me do that wrong!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Canthz_B bang

    laid / lain / lay

    Laid is the past tense and the past participle of the verb lay and not the past tense of lie.

    Lay is the past tense of the verb lie and lain is the past participle: “He laid his books down and lay down on the couch, where he has lain for an hour.”

    OK, Now I am truly confused so read #39 knowing what I mean!! I hated language arts class! ROTFL

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   WendyB

    This made my day.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   kureshii bang

    I love the “borrowed” in quotation marks – PA at its finest.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Canthz_B bang

    Someone has “borrowed”our
    Boxes for flowers.
    We are not going to stress much,
    Not lose sleep for hours.
    Our white blossoms took such care,
    To properly cultivate and weed,
    Perhaps to get them back,
    A “No questions asked” note is in need.
    We will not press charges,
    No punch in your eye,
    We promise, no questions,
    We just have to know why?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   whatever

    Your poems are bad,
    Why do you bother trying?
    Shut the hell up please.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   ghostly 1

    CB you r the man…keep the rimes coming!

    “whatever”………….whatever.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Canthz_B bang

    #8816 :-)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   tenbatsu

    #48
    whatever insults you
    have should maybe be left for
    self evolution

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Paul

    Will the people I took the flower boxes from (white flowers, dirt, and btw you forgot the spray bottle full of miracle grow) make up their mind’s about the the no questions asked?

    Ask another question and the gardenia gets it!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 6:49 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   maerong

    Number fifty-one
    Do you count with your fingers?
    Try again, smart arse

    Nov 27, 2007 at 7:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   ghostly 1

    #53, I think it means that even a insult would be an step in the right direction 4 #48.
    Try again, smart arse,

    Nov 27, 2007 at 8:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Lurker

    My boxes of flowers you “borrowed;”
    Please “return” them today or tomorrow.
    No questions ask I
    (Except perhaps, “Why?).
    A frownie expresses my sorrow.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 8:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Katzndogz bang

    Why did I take your box of white flowers? Because it’s after Labor Day, you uncivilized neanderthal!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   maerong

    Number fifty-four
    Put your fingers in your ears
    If you feel the draught

    Nov 27, 2007 at 9:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   GhostWriter bang

    Dear Neighbors,
    They are not your flower boxes! They are my toolboxes (which you stole while I was working under my Chevy.)
    Here’s one question for you- gimme back my torque wrench!
    - grumpy old man next door

    Nov 27, 2007 at 9:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   ghostly 1

    #57, What colour is the sky in your world?
    You were too stupid to get the gist of #51′s joke, and too stupid to see that I was fucking with you!
    Try yet again smart arse!! And whilst at it, put your fingers in your ears should you feel a draught!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 9:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   GhostWriter bang

    Ghostly 1, I follow that #59 addresses #57 and #51, while #57 addresses #54, which addresses #53 and #48, (and so on…) but other than this fishbone diagram, I have no idea what you are talking about.
    If you insist on working the ghostly side of the street, you must wear the unitard.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 9:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Canthz_B bang

    There once was a man from Nantuck…Oh screw it! Let these cretins have at it for awhile…I have things to do! :-)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 9:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   ghostly 1

    I didnt know there was another spectre around GhostWriter, do you mind terribly if i keep this name?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   GhostWriter bang

    Cretin submission #1:

    White posies were grown in Pawtucket
    ’til bandits appeared and they took it
    with dirt, box and all.
    One question stumps all;
    perhaps they had outgrown a bucket?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Canthz_B bang

    Not you GW, You know the deal.
    The kids! :-D

    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   GhostWriter bang

    As you know, there is plenty ghostliness to go around. More spooky is Mo’ Betta!

    Let the Ghostly Tribe spread…

    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   WanderingPenguin bang

    (With apologies to TC):

    #48 was a clever little haiku, whether you like CB’s poems or not. It gave me a chuckle.

    #51 was not. There were 6 syllables in the first line (assuming the line “#48″ was to be ignored). This is a failed haiku. Not to mention “have should maybe”? That just about made me sick to read.

    #53 also a clever haiku pointing out the failure of the writer of #51 in the counting department. Nice.

    #54 obviously missed #53′s intention. Sad.

    #57 – yet another clever haiku aimed at #54′s misunderstanding of #53.

    #59 jumps the shark, defends a bad and poorly constructed “joke” at #51, calls somebody else stupid when the joke is actually on him/her and for the second time in two posts repeats an insult used on them back to the insulter in a “I know you are but what am I?” sort of way. I can only say this: “Boo. You fail.”

    There you go. All tied up with a bow. Let’s get back to the note, now. :)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:31 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   GhostWriter bang

    Back to the note in a minute- I must first present you with a freshly pressed unitard (donning of which is mandatory) for your efforts.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Canthz_B bang

    Excellent analysis WP!!!
    Glad for the 8816 reminder yesterday.
    It all looks uglier from the outside looking in.
    Vines, vines. :-)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Space Monkey bang

    This reminds me of the times you broke something or disobeyed and your Mom would be all like, “Tell me the truth, tell me what happened, I won’t get mad. You won’t get in trouble, I promise.”

    Then, as soon as you admitted fault, she’d whip the busted A/C belt from the family’s white ’87 Chevy Blazer out from behind her back and start wailing on you saying, “WHAT. HAVE. I. TOLD. YOU. ABOUT THAT.” between every lashing, expecting you to answer and saying, “Stop crying, stop crying.” the whole time.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think Space Monkey would have been better off spending more time at Band Camp. :|

    Poor Space Monkey.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Space Monkey bang

    Penguin:
    I’ll have you know *twitch* I turned out to be a well-rounded *twitch* productive member of society *twitch* and I’m well-rounded, too. Did I mention I’m well-rounded?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   unholyghost2003 bang

    hmmm this place seems to be haunted

    On Topiiiiiic!
    when adding wingding sad faces to one’s note why stop there? you already had to change font why not just add clip art?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 1:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   WanderingPenguin bang

    Clip art! I knew the note was missing something. Thanks, uhg2k3!

    BTW, most monkeys I have seen are pretty round. :D

    Nov 27, 2007 at 1:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Paul

    yes…but are they cheeky monkies?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 1:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Reality bang

    This note is just crazy. With the angry sad smiley face. They should of just said “You have taken my flowers dirt planters and all……NOW BRING THEM BACK YOU LITTLE BASTARDS!” Unless your great big Dad took them, then “never mind”. :)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Space Monkey bang

    Paul:
    Well, our cheeks are round, anyway.

    A bird with a monkey fetish….? :-o LOL Hmmmm…..

    That is one damn sad-looking smiley. He looks sad to be up there on that sorry sign. I’d be sad too were I the smiley. :`(

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   WanderingPenguin bang

    Sorry, Reality. Although I enjoyed the “angry sad smiley face” comment, I had to give you a negative for the use of “should of” – a huge pet peeve of mine. Seriously, it just makes my skin crawl and it’s a reaction I cannot control! Too bad – I’d been so good on here for sooooo long. :|

    That might have been a bit harsh, but then…. so is reality. :) Ironic, no?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   amy d bang

    Wingding makes me laugh….

    My Wingding, my wingding
    won’t you play with my wingding

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow. It’s not every day you get a Chuck Berry reference. Kudos!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   Reality bang

    The “why” is written teenie, tiny just in case “Big Guy” did steal flowers now wants to know what they are going to do about it.

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

     
  • #81   anglophile bang

    Maybe whoever stole the boxes is a fugitive.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Reality bang

    W.P. Thank you for the correction, I should have noticed. :-P

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   Space Monkey bang

    Perhaps the miscreant only briefly needed the boxes (white flowers, dirt and all) to pay respects to his babushka at hospital or at the cemetary.

    Have a heart, note-writer, have a heart. :-(

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   amy d bang

    Thanks WP. Childish of me I know, but wingding just seems to bring that word to mind.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   Ariadne bang

    #81 – LOL anglophile – perhaps I have seen the culprit in my wanderings!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Ariadne bang

    #82 – no, no! That’s “should of noticed” – ;)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   WanderingPenguin bang

    And thank you, Reality, for being so gracious. +1! :D

    Now, what to do about #86…. :D

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   WanderingPenguin bang

    amy, well childish is as…erm, childish does… I suppose?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Space Monkey bang

    #87- Burn her at the stake, after determining if she weighs as much as a duck and garnish the area at her feet with shrubbery that includes flower boxes (white flowers, dirt and all) and some laurel.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   Katzndogz bang

    I’ve posted this before in the Troublemaker HQ:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16940882@N05/1809205120/

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   bobwong

    It’s a fair cop.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   WanderingPenguin bang

    Very nice, KnD!

    I am quiet 99.9% of the time. Some of the stuff that gets posted I just about have to bite right through my lip not to comment on… but I do it… for the greater good. But there are some grammatical indiscretions up with which I shall not put. ;)

    I actually read the phrase “should of” in the headline of an AP article online a few weeks ago. I nearly went into a coma. It’s become a hugely widespread usage and it just makes me want to cry.

    Besides, I apologized to Reality “elsewhere”. And by “elsewhere” I mean The-Place-That-If-You-Name-It-On-The-Regular-Thread-You-Run-The-Risk-Of-Having-
    Your-Comment-Earn-A-Negative-17. Although personally I rated it a plus. ;)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   WanderingPenguin bang

    Not to say that anyone should ever apologize for being upset by bad grammar or spelling. Let’s make that clear, at least. I just keep quiet so that when it’s really offensive it will carry more weight when I mention it. Kind of like “The Penguin Who Didn’t Cry Wolf”. :)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Canthz_B bang

    Katz!!!!!!!!!

    You got “Word!”

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   wicked opinion

    WP – right after I felt an overwhelming need to label you a bossy, sanctimonious asshat (see comment #66) then you go and say something truly funny (#73). Gosh, you are a complicated bird! ON TOPIC!! The “and all” part perplexes me, too – what else was in the flower boxes besides flowers and dirt? GI Joe figures? Old ciggie butts? Dead goldfish? MONEY??? BODY PARTS?? I know!! A can of Daddy’s Panties Tuna. No wonder they are upset….

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   Love Muffin

    Does the writer realize that she’s asking TWO questions? The main message is, indeed, a question, so even if she hadn’t added the bottom line she would STILL be lying. Haha. Lying.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   wicked opinion

    oh…my..god. WP and I have something in common. We both HATE when the English language is mangled and misused.

    ON TOPIC – So the “passive” is the note itself and the “aggressive” is the amount of tape used to affix the note to the vinyl siding. I wonder how long it stayed up – vinyl is not know for its ability to commit – it’s more slippery than a middle-aged playboy. Maybe it rained five minutes after the sign went up….

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   A.A guy

    Would those be white panties involving pandas?UH………..I’ll be back shortly.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   KarenLW

    Not sure it’s vinyl siding. Also looks a lot like those cheap apartment-style vertical blinds. Maybe the sign is taped to the window ?

    And the messy tape job bugs me. The anal-retentive in me would have have the tape perfectly smooth.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   KarenLW

    No offense intended to anyone who has those cheap apartment-style vertical blinds. I have a few myself….ugh !

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   KarenLW

    aargh … ‘have had’….and I actually had time to fix it – had I been paying attention.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   Writer, Rejected

    (#66)
    My dear Wandering Penguin
    I am lost.
    What would I do without you?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   Reality bang

    #97 I am going to thank W.P. again for the correction. I do not feel that I mangle the English language. BUT DO WE NEED TO BE SO FUCKING UPTIGHT???? Now there is a PA note just for you.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   mamason bang

    KLW has an anal retentive inside of her! Good times! :-P
    AAg- Take your time and remember to wash your hands. ;-)
    The note? Oh, yeah. Umm… Stealing flowers is bad. :-(

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   mamason bang

    Any correction given is for the greater good. :-)
    And stealing boxes is bad too. :-(

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #106   mamason bang

    Stealing dirt isn’t much of an issue- I mean you can just dig up some more, right? I’m almost certain that dirt is indigenous to most regions in the U.S.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #107   Reality bang

    KLW Those do look like vinyl blinds. I’d guess trailer park not apartment. :D

    Nov 27, 2007 at 5:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #108   Troy McClure bang

    In recent years I have heard postpositive “and all” used synonymously to “as well” or “also”, though only in BBC productions. Still, mysterious body parts is more fun (and also quite BBC).

    Nov 27, 2007 at 6:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #109   KarenLW

    Oh thanks for the “Reality” check # 107….so my apartment blinds look like trailer trash ???

    (only kidding around here) ;-)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 6:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #110   mamason bang

    Darn. I own my house and I have vertical vinyl blinds. I thought they were de rigueur.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 6:21 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #111   Canthz_B bang

    Mysterious body parts?
    Hmm…no wonder the flowers were so healthy!
    And, why they were concerned so about the return of the grave..erm…dirt. :-)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 6:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #112   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, w,r, that’s an excellent question. For even with me around you still reversed your haiku. Clever, though!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #113   WanderingPenguin bang

    Hmm. Seems this is the night to steal from previous threads, vis “sanctimonious asshat”. In that spirit, here’s an old chestnut:

    “You have successfully sucked all the fun out of this website for me – I won’t be back.”

    But at least this time the comments were 80% on-topic and funny – especially the splitting of the “P” and the “A”. Excellent work.

    New note! That’s it from me.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #114   wicked opinion

    Oh, WP – a tidbit of praise from you will make my day sing… So the next question is IF those are vertical blinds, then the note must be indoors, further foiling the thief from stealing the note, too – which would be frickin’ hilarious, of course. Imagine the frustration …the howls of pain… the furious re-taping – this time straight- of a completely NEW sign. Sigh..a girl can dream… Oh, and WP – my comment was 80% on topic or 80% funny? 20% unfunny? More splitting…. *grin*

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #115   WanderingPenguin bang

    Hee hee – 80% on topic, probably 90% funny. How’s that? :D

    Seriously? Glad to see you made it back on here.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #116   HeIsa the Horrible bang

    The old Statler Brothers hit comes to mind…..

    Stealin’ flowers, dirt and all,
    that don’t bother me at all.

    Playing Halo 3 til dawn,
    with a guy who’s 51.

    Smokin cigarettes and reading people’s snarky blogs
    Now don’t tell me, it’s fucking delish……

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #117   Inga bang

    I love this note. I actually think about it from time to time. Why don’t these thieves know the protocol for stealing flower boxes? You just yank the white flowers out by the roots, dump the dirt, and make off with ONLY the flowers and the boxes. Who taught them? Animals?

    I think this author hid her pearl earrings in the dirt. Or the treasure map.

    Dec 11, 2007 at 9:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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