What, no highlighting?

November 26th, 2007 · 107 comments

Our anonymous submitter in Dearborn, Michigan spotted this gem in a women’s restroom at her office of “several hundred financial and information technology professionals” — perhaps the future workplace of a “trifling” young UC-Berkeley student?

Unbelievable. Someone washed their HAIR in this sink, DONOT use until the cleaning lady cleans IT!!! Brushing your teeth and washing your hands, is normal, washing your hair is just plain NASTY and trifling! I hate to see what your house looks like!

related: I think it’s going to be a long long time

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107 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Allister

    mmmmm… donot…

    P.S. I hate Times New Roman… putting up a sign using it in a public restroom, is just plain NASTY and trifling! I hate to see what your powerpoint presentations looks like!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:43 am   rating: 77  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Isuck

      You know you’re in pretty deep when you hate a standard font.

      Mar 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Troy McClure bang

    Allister, that’s gotta be one of the best “first”s I’ve seen. I’m sorry I can only vote for you once.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:57 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Robin Claire

    HAHAHA, Allister, I agree! How many fonts does word come with?! But nooo…

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   amazon

    “trifling”… You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. …

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:16 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   kthxbai bang

      INCONCEIVABLE!

      Sep 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Robin Claire

    Aah, and I just noticed the comma splicing. How annoying!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   niteraven bang

    So is this woman saying that brushing your teeth in a public restroom is normal?? I think NOT. This is not standard “first world” practice. This sign must be associated with those hippies in the last post.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    Brushing after meals is standard “first world” practice.

    What seems more odd that the note leaver would rather touch saliva than hair!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:13 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I’ll bet her home bathroom is immaculate. That is reserved for guest usage…she does her grooming at the office after all.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Tyler

    DONOTs? Maple glazed DONOTs? Yum!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:43 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    #4: yes, it may. :-)

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trifling

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    I was going to mention the missing “would” in the note, but I lost an “is” in #7 so….

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    This damned basin is all filled with hair.
    Did someone rinse out a wig in there?
    In desperate need of a clean pate,
    Were you hurried? Tardy for hot date?
    Wrong to judge you and I should not dare,
    Are you trifling, and just do not care?
    I’d fix things but I’m hair afraidy,
    So I will call the cleaning lady.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:26 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   GezD bang

    tri·fling /?tra?fl??/[trahy-fling]
    –adjective
    1. of very little importance; trivial; insignificant: a trifling matter.

    This is the second time we have seen this use. What do they think it means?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   GezD bang

    tri·fling [trahy-fling]
    –adjective
    1. of very little importance; trivial; insignificant: a trifling matter.

    If it’s so trifling, why get so het up? This is the second time we’ve seen the word used in this manner. What do they think it means?

    Unbelievable
    _____________

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   monsieurjohn

    I’m a huge fan of the misplaced emphasis on “IT”… until the cleaning lady cleans IT!!!!!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   GezD bang

    Note to self: error message doesn’t necessarily mean comment isn’t posted. Doh!

    Mmm DONOTs

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Paul

    This is awesome. You can just feel the OCD coursing through her veins as she types FURIOUSLY. I bet she was even foaming at the mouth, almost makes you want to wipe a booger on her cubical wall to see what it does to her :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:17 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   GezD bang

    OK, own up. Which of you posted a fucking delicious comment on my blog? http://spandg.blogspot.com/2007/11/no-manners-but-what-critic.html

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   A.A guy

    Trifling sounds like a delicious pastry.MMMMMMM…….Pastry!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   A.A guy

    A.A Gill? It’s close but it wasn’t me.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   park rose

    GezD, that anonymously left comment was…you guessed it! (No, it wasn’t me).

    *thinks* work it into the topic.
    Leaving relevant comments is normal. Commenting on offal is just plain NASTY. Or is it offal that is just plain nasty? Or just plain offal! Hah-hah, at this time of night I can crack myself up.

    He or she had a sense of humour, anyway.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   raiseyourglass

    Why wash your hair in the bathroom? The sink in the kitchen area is a lot bigger and much more sanitary. You never know who has used a PUBLIC sink. I have news about the cleaning person, they probably don’t go too crazy sanitizing the sink they are too busy cleaning the pee and other stuff off the toilet seat. Team ick!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   park rose

    And GezD, re # 14 (and 13), I’m thinking she is hoping to use ‘trifling’, to indicate ‘small minded’, petty and so on.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Troy McClure bang

    I just can’t believe it; I stare;
    The plug-hole is clogged up with hair!
    Someone in Dearborn
    Should be held down and shorn …
    And donot crumbs are everywhere!

    The capitalisations seem too random. I think it’s a special message between secret agents trained in the mysterious ways of the anagram. Perhaps it’s the final report from an agent, just before employing her cyanide-filled tooth: I Drain Tooth
    Or calling off (temporarily?) the attack on the broadcast antenna: Not Hit Radio
    Veiled impertinence to the ideologues back home: Rant, Oh Idiot
    Or (because even spies can’t talk shop all the time), a meteorological report: I Hit Tornado
    Bold zoological reclassification: Rhino, It Toad

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   park rose

    Or maybe, atrocious spelling, and a strange accent ??
    Here! Donut it! (A new noun-verb), or
    Hare! Donut IT (appealing to the Mad Hatter/ Homer Simpson users of the Net).

    Can’t follow all the anagrams. Sorry, Troy.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   park rose

    Re-read, got ‘em.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Andy bang

    Man, this is awesome. As said before, you can just see the rage being poured into this note. It’s great to see that this person is defining which is normal public bathroom sink behavior (washing hands, brushing teeth), since I thought that another great use for a public bathroom sink is to rinse my salad greens out.

    The last line is the best, though: “I hate to see what your house looks like!”

    See, the thing is about this statement is that they’re probably imagining some run-down trailer with no running water, pizza boxes all over the place, and feral cats coming to and fro.

    Mmmmm… trifle for dessert, please. Trifle layered with donots.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:18 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Troy McClure bang

    This reminds me a little of a sign up at the gym where my daughters have swimming lessons. The sign hangs on the shower door, saying that for sanitation reasons, you shouldn’t spit or blow your nose in the shower. Now, I can kind of see that, but, especially given that there are little kids using those showers all the time, it really seems futile. I fantasise about scrawling underneath, “but I can wash my ass, right?”

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:27 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   park rose bang

    Sorry, CB, #10. Just read the urban dictionary definition of ‘trifling’ from the link you left. She’s probably using it to mean what she wants it to mean.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   park rose bang

    Troy, #28, LOL a lot.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Sharona bang

    Unbelievable

    Someone had a meltdown because of a few stray HAIRS, DONOT tell me you can’t just grab a paper towel and wipe the sink!!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Reality bang

    I think it took a lot more time to write stupid note than to clean sink. Person probably has maid at home to clean her hair clogged drain, I just know she must think s/he will get “cooties” if she washed hands in sink. I wonder where she washed hands? DONOT wash hands in toilet!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   GezD bang

    re #10

    Trifling is slang for disgusting? Not in my name!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   anglophile bang

    Clearly the note writer needs to read passiveaggressivenotes.com. Once she finds out what other things go on in public bathrooms (stolen soda sipping, underwear abandonment, tampon non-disposal), a little hair or two in the sink won’t phase her.

    And I’m pretty sure we found out where Lisa (http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2007/10/03/losing-lisa/) got a job after college.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Ariadne bang

    This note reminds of a time I was using the washroom in a restaurant, and a woman was dyeing her hair in the sink. When I got back to the table, I mentioned this hair-tinting gal to the waitress. Bizarrely, she looked totally unfazed and said to me “Oh, maybe she’s a fugitive”! :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:44 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   WanderingPenguin bang

    Maybe she spilled the stolen soda in her hair and had to wash it out before her big power-point presentation on “The Tragedy of Using Ugly Fonts in the 21st Century”.

    Also, that missing “r” in “washing you[r] hair” was… removed for the greater good. Plus the commas are making me dizzy. I think this woman is so upset she is hyperventilating.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   WanderingPenguin bang

    LOL, Ariadne. Was she cutting off her beard as well? :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   anglophile bang

    Ariadne, excellent! I think the “Oh, maybe she’s a fugitive!” rationale could explain multiple disturbing behaviors. :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   anglophile bang

    It never seems to occur to these OCD types that if a cleaning lady can wipe a couple of strands of hair out of the sink, so too can they. Or does the cleaning lady have some sort of superpower enabling her to withstand Washed Hair Cooties?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   ro-nonymous

    That hair was fucking delicious.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Ariadne bang

    #37 – LOL – never checked if she was shaving as well! The incident was strange enough, but the fact that the waitress was so non-plussed was what really made it memorable.

    As for the note-writer of today, I have to admit that hairs in the office sink bug me too (from women brushing their hair at the counter, I imagine) – I’m a total germaphobe. However, I just use another sink, and don’t leave a Times New Roman-typeface-set, typo-ed, enraged OCD note!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Lurker

    OK, urbandictionary be damned. You cannot just take an adjective, give it a new arbitrary meaning, and expect other people who just speak plain English to automatically understand your new super-secret code word definition for it. Especially in a business setting. That’s just smooth. Or striped.

    Also, she leaves out the detail of why it’s objectionable. Did the washer leave hair in the sink? Or shampoo suds? Or did she just walk in on someone washing her hair and get squicked out at the sight? If the washer cleans up after herself in the future, would it be OK then?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:09 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   mere bang

    um.. maybe this person did not wash their hair in the sink. maybe she was just brushing her hair and a lot came out.
    maybe she’s on chemo. that’d be HORRIBLE.
    wow, that note writer is an ASS. picking on the poor lady with the chemo and the hair coming out in clumps…

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Wade bang

    If the hair-washer is in some sort of dish washing, cup stealing dispute with her no apologies roommates, and brought the shampoo from home, maybe a public restroom is the most appropriate to, um, lather up.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:39 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Troy McClure bang

    Another recording, mercifully short:

    http://www.last.fm/music/Troy+McClure/_/Unbelievable

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Huh?

    Maybe a coworker lives in her car and can only wash when at work.

    But really, if a co-worker *wants* to stick her face in a public sink, what’s the problem? Why should the note-ranter care? How is that worse than a co-worker’s ass on the toilet?

    If the note-ranter really meant “do not leave hair in the sink”, then she was triflingly unclear in her message.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Ariadne bang

    I think that anyone washing his or her hair in a sink at work is probably having a fling of some sort, and didn’t go home the night before. Hmm – they’ll make a “Workplace Detective” out of me yet!

    #44 – Wade – if the note writer also knew of the urine-laced shampoo contaminating the sink, she/he’d likely have a coronary. :)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Centaurea

    I’m trying to figure out why she considers hair so much more dirty than post-toilet-using hands.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:59 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Andy bang

    I just thought of something: could it be she didn’t mean that hair?

    Team Rocket Pubes.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 12:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Paul

    Maybe there were fleas in the sink with the offending hair.

    Hell, I can’t even get the slobs in this building to wash their hands after peeing, but I see her point. We should slap a flea collar on that filthy bitch and tell her to wash her hair in the toilet.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 12:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Mishee bang

    Well Paul, fleas can be rid of easily, as long as you make sure not to over-spay

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

     
  • #52   Mishee bang

    Maybe this bathroom was invaded by Britney Spears? She seems to make her rounds every day and God only knows what she does in there!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   unholyghost2003 bang

    GAH!!!!!! PROFESSIONALS using the word “trifling” in such a way is why the world is going to HELL. WHY? Why do that? There are many serviceable words that could have been used.

    Also, how is the note writer so certain that hair was WASHED in the sink? If it is the matter of some hair in the sink how can she be so sure the person didn’t simply brush their hair over that sink? That is normal, public/office building bathroom behavior and could also result in hair in the sink. My first thought would be hair brushing, not washing … I wonder why she assumed washing? was a bottle of shampoo left nearby? Did she walk in on the person washing her hair? THAT would make for the PERFECT PA note. Walk in on someone washing their hair in the bathroom. Say NOTHING at the time but leave an insulting note for them to read when they come back to the bathroom.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   A.A guy

    Maybe she washed her ass in the sink and it was,well you know,hairy.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Paul

    #51 Mishee – lmao

    #54 A.A you insinuating that she had a butt rug/ass fro?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Canthz_B bang

    Ariadne earned “Word!”

    Congratulations Ari. :-)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 1:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Wade bang

    I think Destiny’s Child could handle this business.

    At first we started out real cool,(cool)
    Using the restroom just to brush your teeth
    But now your getting comfortable
    Ain’t doing those things that you did no more
    You’re slowly makin me mad at things
    Your home sink should be handling

    And now you ask to use my prell (prell)
    Rinsin’ all day and don’t clean up the sink
    And you have the audacity
    To even come and step to me
    And ask to hold some money for you
    Until you get your perm next week
    (bridge)
    You triflin’, good for nothing professional
    Mercy me, how can you work for financial?
    Stop it now, we need a cleaning lady to help us out
    instead of, a scrub like you who don’t know what a sink’s about

    (chorus2x)
    you
    have made me ill
    no more hair washing that’s the drill
    I’m gonna have to take a pill
    then maybe I can chill
    unbelievable
    so you and me are through

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:05 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Ariadne bang

    #56 – Thanks CB – I’m in shock! I was very surprised to see my story in “Word”. :)

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

     
  • #59   anglophile bang

    Maybe we have it all wrong. Maybe she’s a bad speller, and what she really found Unbelievable is that someone was washing their HARE in the sink. I might also have issues with that sort of thing going on in a public restroom.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   unholyghost2003 bang

    mmmm grooming ones pets should be done at home

    Ariadne, your story is awesome and deserved Word!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Ariadne bang

    #60 – Thanks UHG! I still wonder why that gal was tinting her hair in a restaurant bathroom. I guess I’ll never know – but thanks to her, I had a story to tell.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   anglophile bang

    Ariadne, she was probably trying to not get dye all over her own sink. Makes perfect sense to me. Or–I just had a thought–maybe she was a fugitive! :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   A.A guy

    Butt rug/ assfro .One of the funniest things that I’ve read in a long time.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   fussbudget bang

    a few notes:

    1. i wonder who the “their” refers to. this is in a women’s bathroom (right?) so assuming the hair washer is a “she” would be reasonable. therefore i conclude that the “their” refers to a group of people/fugitives (perhaps having their hair washed/dyed in preparation for being smuggled over the canadian border)

    2. are we not to use the hair until the cleaning lady cleans IT? why would we want to use “their” hair anyway. And isn’t it already clean if it just got washed. maybe we can fashion a merkin out of it (or would that be trifling?)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Lurker

    Team Clairol Fugitive Gang!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   fussbudget bang

    also, the author has not clearly defined her audience. if the target audience is random people in the office (warning them not to use the sink/hair) then why would she hate to see their houses?

    If the target audience is the woman who washed her hair in the sink (I hate to see what your house looks like) then why is she warning the woman not use the sink again until after it has been cleaned? Does she fear a conditioning is still in the cards?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Erica C

    Wade, that was funny as hell. I’m in tears.

    Somewhat off-topic, but I really hate the use of “cleaning lady” in any context. It’s particularly grating here because it’s in a professional setting where custodian/janitor/cleaning staff would be much more appropriate.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 3:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   LuvMonkey

    That hair residue was fucking delicious!!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   BAMbaM!

    Alright, so, the real question is what compelled the “evil-doer” to wash his/her hair in the sink. Was it because she had committed a previous crime and the note leaver like shut off the water in her house? Or was it a homeless person? WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU LEAVE A NOTE TO A HOMELESS/WATERLESS SINK HAIR WASHER?????!!!!???!??

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   lola bang

    Why is it okay to brush your teeth at the same sink where someone rinsed their ass-wiping hands, but not okay to do so if someone washed their hair there?

    Besides, we all know it’s best to wash your hair in the toilet. All that urine residue keeps your highlights looking gorgeous.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:36 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   GhostWriter bang

    I have no problem with ladies washing their hare in the sink. But Sally’s beaver needs to stay in the garden basin.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 4:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Jenna

    I have to admit that I have washed my hair in the sink before (and cleaned up afterwards), but what makes hair washing ANY dirtier than any other bathroom sink washing? Do people just get annoyed at things that they find personally offensive and try to impose this on others?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Space Monkey bang

    The note-writer strikes me as the kind of person-probably woman, judging from where the note was found-who talks inches away from your face. Close enough to lick her eyebrows if you wanted. Not that you would.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   WanderingPenguin bang

    Funny, SM, she strikes me as the kind of person who wouldn’t say anything to (or anywhere near) your face! :)

    Nov 26, 2007 at 5:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Space Monkey bang

    WP, I stand corrected. We have the evidence at hand. I’ll wear it. :-?

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   WanderingPenguin bang

    You have an actual unitard? Too cool! :D

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Andy bang

    SM: “Close enough to lick her eyebrows if you wanted.” That one got me but good.

    But, if you think I’m going to say, “Those eyebrows were fucking delicious!”, then you have another thing coming, yes-sir-ree-bob.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 6:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   ghostly 1

    The only reason some of yous guys dont have sticks up ur buts is cause yous are alreddy to stuck up.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 7:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   BoggyWoggy

    I think they meant “DONUT,” not “DONOT!”

    Nov 26, 2007 at 8:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   raiseyourglass

    Sorry but I can’t resist….
    DONOT wash your DO NUTS or any one else’s nuts in the sink!

    Nov 26, 2007 at 10:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Canthz_B bang

    #80…It’s the Ladies’ Room. Shouldn’t that be DOE NUTS? :-)

    I know a doe has no nuts so no comments please! LOL

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Troy McClure bang

    If do, do not, donot followed the same pattern as can, can not, cannot, then the note would be correct, I think. Well, in that one tiny regard, at least.

    Nov 26, 2007 at 11:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   CAGirl bang

    This note probably came from an IRS office. I worked in an IRS building in Fresno, and there are many adult women there who are incapable of flushing a toilet and picking up the paper towels they dropped on the floor. Management had to put up a sign in the break room reminding people not to brush their teeth in the kitchen sink. Your tax dollars at work…

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   groovyyaya

    Shame on her. Assuming this is truely a public place, this might be the person’s ONLY source of personal hygiene. The “I hate to see what your house looks like” might truely be a stab to the heart of a homeless person.

    Besides, washing your hair with soap is hardly “dirty”… this person obviously didn’t share a bathroom with 18 other women like I did in college.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   Gwen

    Maybe the hair washer went out on a break and a bird shit on her head. What the hell was she supposed to do? Walk around with shitty hair all day? Think of the notes then! She’d forever be the office shit head! Oh no! It’s third grade all over again!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 2:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Lurker

    Maybe the all-caps IT at the end is a reference to Cousin Itt, the long-haired monster from The Addams Family.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 8:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   K

    “If do, do not, donot followed the same pattern as can, can not, cannot, then the note would be correct, I think.” -Troy McClure

    But they don’t. And therein lies the beauty of the often indeciperhable rules of the English language.

    Nov 27, 2007 at 11:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   WanderingPenguin bang

    Pretty sure Troy was kidding, K. ;)

    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Amy D

    Amazon #4, my brother ALWAYS says that. You’re not my brother are you?

    Nov 27, 2007 at 1:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   bobwong

    Canthz B #10, re: the #4 post by amazon. Amazon was paraphrasing a line from “The Princess Bride.” Wallace Shawn keeps saying “inconceivable!” (with a lisp) when told something he doesn’t want to hear. Mandy Patinkin has just told him that their boat is being followed after kidnapping the princess, and the other boat is gaining on them. W.S. says “inconcivable,” for about the third time and M.P. says, (with Spanish accent) “inconceivable…you keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means…”
    A very funny movie. My kids & I quote lines from it to each other all the time. “I’m just going to have to get me another giant!”

    Nov 27, 2007 at 3:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   anglophile bang

    Sleep well, bobwong, and dream of large women!

    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   RunZWithScizzorz

    To bobwong RE: Post 90: RE: Post 10: RE: post 4: Your ability to track comments reveals a certain dizzying intellect. No wait, I mean dazzling. OK, maybe I mean trifling! :)

    To the poor distraught anonymous bathroom note poster: I am SOSORRY. It WONOT happen again. Is it OK if I come over to your place next time my water is shut off unexpectedly?

    Nov 28, 2007 at 12:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   Troy McClure bang

    “WONOT”; oh yes! Can this please be a word???

    Nov 28, 2007 at 12:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Jodi Blaze

    The underlining…..the italics…..and oh the pretty font sizes lmao

    Nov 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   BoggyWoggy

    What EVER happened to Bob Loblaw? Has anyone seen him around?

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   HeIsa the Horrible bang

    yea, Stop washing – you “Hair in a Public Restroom”

    that showed her.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   Gordon

    How would you like to WORK with a woman like this?????

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   msmeadows bang

    At least they spelled trifling correctly and not “triflin”.

    Ha.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 1:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Sheila

    Who is she telling not to use the sink? The person who washed their hair? Other people? After the cleaning lady cleans the sink can I wash my hair then?

    Nov 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   Aaron

    Note on Lurker’s “Also, she leaves out the detail of why it’s objectionable. Did the washer leave hair in the sink? Or shampoo suds? Or did she just walk in on someone washing her hair and get squicked out at the sight? If the washer cleans up after herself in the future, would it be OK then?”

    It is never, EVER…OK to wash one’s hair in a public restroom’s sink! Aside from the health risk to the hair washer (consider just how many people are washing hands, brushing teeth, etc.) it’s just a public more I sincerely hope we don’t cross. Public bathrooms are bad enough!

    Dec 3, 2007 at 10:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   Inga bang

    You just KNOW it was the cleaning lady who washed her hair in the sink.

    I had no idea there were such squeamish misses out there, so vigorously worried about a little clean hair. Team What’s the Big Deal! I mean, I vomited in that sink, for god’s sake.

    (And I didn’t do it to be disgusting, or to break any social mores, or to put any wilting violets out of their heads with shock, but because I have a human body that needs tending and the sink was the only nearly-appropriate place I could find.)

    DONOT Woman had better damned well be bald from birth, 16 years old, and a better horsewoman that I am to be riding so high over the miscreant hair-washer.

    (And this will turn out to have been a malicious act, after all, ha ha! . . . Bridget thinks to herself, “Oh – Mary HATES it when I wash my hair in the sink, and I HATE Mary, so what shall I do? Mwa ha ha ha ha!”)

    Dec 10, 2007 at 10:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   mj

    y’all someone black wrote this

    how is that not obvious

    BITCHES BE TRIFLIN’

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   Sydney

    Maybe I am going about this the wrong way… but, sometimes people go through hard times. Sometimes people lose their homes/apts/rooms, they can’t pay bills, can’t afford soap, or what have you– and they are doing their best to get by. Even if that means having to wash one’s hair in the sink.

    I think it is mean to rub someone’s potential misfortune in their face.

    Just plain mean.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   Sydney

    Er.. are there 2 Sydneys commenting here? Did I encroach on someone else’s name? Maybe I posted #103 in my sleep.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 3:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   Thom

    I’ve washed my hair in a convenience shop sink one day. I used hand soap. Long story short, it had been a very busy day, I hadn’t had time to shower that morning, and I was taking the train downtown to something where I had to look mildly respectable.

    It actually worked out pretty well.

    Apr 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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