Entries from November 2007
Our anonymous submitter in California was having some issues with her roommates not washing their dishes. “It got so bad that I picked up what I thought was a black bowl…only to find it was white and covered in ants,” she says. When asked to clean up after themselves, the roommates responded with a note calling her a bitch. Then came this one — accompanied by someone peeing in her shampoo.
Adds our submitter: “I moved out not too long after that.”
related: This makes me want to scream
Tags: actions speak louder · California · dishes · excessive underlining · get over it · more aggressive than passive · piss · roommates · whiteboard
You might think a hermit-like Warcraft addict would make the ideal roommate (no noisy sex, no hogging the remote…) but as this little piece of passive-aggressive gold demonstrates, there are some other issues to contend with. Like, say, the stench.
(From an anonymous submitter in Portland, Oregon.)
related: Let me help you out
Tags: "helpful" advice · CAPS LOCK · gaming · get a life · hygiene · odor · Portland · roommates
Reading in the bathroom is one thing…but kicking back with a purloined Snapple? Tbat’s one step too far for this food service establishment, as spotted by Jenny in Washington, D.C.
You gotta love that passive voice! Any kindly guesses re: the crossed-out word?
Tags: "customer service" · bathroom · high on highlighter · not-so-veiled threats · passive voice · restaurant · stealing
Hannah saw this note on the window of a small toy store in downtown Sarasota, Florida. “They are really cool about it,” Hannah says, ”but people still kiss the window.”
UPDATE: Jessica stopped by the same store recently (nearly two years later) and the sign is still up!
Tags: excessive underlining · Florida · irregular capitalization · Sarasota · that's unsanitary · WTF?
One loverly lady in Illinois found this note on the door of her dorm room after a long day of classes. (The identity of the note-leaver is still a mystery, as is the meaning of the phrase “dollar sign flower slams easily.”)
Adds our submitter: “When we had our next floor meeting, I did the not-so-passive thing of calling out ‘whoever wrote the note,’ saying that we were trying our hardest to keep her ‘lovely.’”
related: We hear you, man
Tags: college life · door-slamming · excessive underlining · heart · Illinois · mean girls · signed with love · sleeping · thanks (but not really) · xoxo
Joey in Pittsburgh spotted this one on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Now that’s the thanksgiving spirit!
Meanwhile, a different version of this photo floating around shows what appears to be a copy-edited version. ain’t punctuation grand?
Tags: college life · garbage · Pittsburgh · You call that punctuation? · you're like so going to hell
Our anonymous submitter in Detroit tells us his roommate is a repeat offender when it comes to passive-aggressive note-leaving. This time around, he went with a note AND a text message. (“And it’s not even my fault!” our submitter protests.)
related: Text me at work if you want to talk!
Tags: and that's an order · blitzkrieg approach · Detroit · kitchen · oven · roommates · text message · that's a fire hazard · turning on/off
“Keep in mind that this is coming from the messiest and loudest of six roommates,” says our anonymous submitter, a college student in New York. Isn’t it always?
Tags: college life · dishes · excessive underlining · New York · paper product fairy · roommates
“Our CA (community advisor) posted this friendly note on our bathroom door,” says our submitter, a college student in Milwaukee.
The dorm residents — apparently a libertarian-minded bunch — were pissed about frequent CAD (common area damage) charges for putting recyclables in the trash instead of the mandatory recycling bin. They took a break from ranking up Ron Paul stories on Reddit and Digg to add their two cents here.
Tags: awk abbrev · college life · group bitchfest · itemized list · money · more aggressive than passive · RA · raging against the machine · Wisconsin
Carlina in Texas is close with her parents, but she’s been having a bit of a rough time lately. Apparently Carlina’s mother has grown tired of her daughter’s apathy/hostility/general malaise, and slipped this classic mom note under her door.
If that note didn’t remind you of your own mom, perhaps you can relate to this one from Alexandra (or rather, her friend) which displays a more familiar variety of maternal guilt trip. it’s like your teenage years condensed into note form!
P.S. Carlina says she definitely plans to take her mom up on the dinner.
related: Cleaning party!
Tags: cleaning · family · guilt trip · Moms & Dads · signed with love · Texas