Infinite note project

February 15th, 2008 · 86 comments

Faydra in Gainesville, Florida lives in an apartment complex she describes as “a step above dorm living” — 85 females total, all of them coming and going at all hours. Faydra’s next-door neighbors kicked things off (with the most frightening clip art extravaganza ever) and things devolved from there. In chronological order:

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FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · clip art catastrophe · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Florida · neighbors · noise · rebuttals · smiley


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  • #1   unholyghost2003 bang

    Hmmm am I the only one who thinks the “kittens and puppies” comment was added because the note writer couldn’t find any more door slamming clip-art (obviously door clip-art is under represented) but COULD find many cute pictures of kitties!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   amazon

      So no offense to all the Persian kitties out there, but couln’t he/she have used a cuter and cuddlier looking kitty as an example?

      Feb 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   SouthernCat

    All I can say is people need to grow up a bit if all they can do is make signs about people making signs about people making signs…..and the very first sign….what about the fish and the birds and other pet-like creatures?

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   GhostWriter bang

    The Hypnotic Dream of the Wavy Blue Bannister kicked off this infinite loop.

    I’ll bet, until we face this creature in Dreamland, the notes will continue.

    Kill the head, and the body dies

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   amy d bang

      Priceless

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   GhostWriter bang

    I can laugh through any nightmare- except the ones about a giant blue cat in my face.
    Those are the kind, when I wake up, I’ve peed the bed.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   park rose bang

      The cat seems to be (evilly) beckoning, or has Freddy Kruger claws (well, I’m seeing them) too.
      It’s pretty freaky.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 8:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   GhostWriter bang

    It’s necessary:

    Stop hanging sings on the door that say,
    “Stop hanging sings on the door that say,
    ‘Stop hanging signs on the door.’”

    there’s an 80′s new wave song in there somewhere…

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   GhostWriter bang

      Please note “sings” is to be read as “signs”.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 9:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Cass

      Stop hanging signs on the door that
      Say:
      “Stop hanging signs on the door that say,
      ‘Stop hanging signs on the door that say,
      ‘Stop hanging signs on the door.’’”

      It’s really ANNOYING! :)

      Feb 15, 2008 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   amy d bang

    Strange, I used to know a Phaedra. I imagine it is pronounced the same as Faydra, the Submitter.Anyhoo, my Feydruh was a strange bird.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      Well Phaedra is the prime example of unrequited love … that has to mess a girl up.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 8:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   unholyghost2003 bang

    What about the narcoleptic puppies and kitties? For them sleeping is a nightmare! Be kind, slam that door and wake them up!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   amy d bang

    Don’t let the door slamyou on the ass on your way out.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   secondsout bang

      Or as they say in the south, “Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.”

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   amy d bang

      Which part of the South? I’m a Southern Girl.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   secondsout bang

      Arkansas; I grew up there, and a guy who worked for my father used expressions like that one, or “it stands out like mouse turds in a biscuit.” Better yet, “That’s as useful as a crap-flavored popsicle.”

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   amy d bang

      Very colorful!

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   starburst2185

      It’s good to see that we Arkansans are proving the red neck theory wrong, lol.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Amanda

      My mother is a fountain of these sayings.

      “He/she is walking like they have a corncob stuck up their ass.”
      “Going slower than smoke rolling off cold dog shit.”

      Feb 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Troy McClure bang

    Don’t wake us up anymore!
    If I could appeal to you for
    A bit of concern
    Then you will earn
    The annoying thanks of the door.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 8:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Lorelie

    Obviously the use of kitties is a reference to the fact that God kills a kitten every time a person masturbates. See, the slamming door throws them off their stride and they have to start all over again, thereby killing double the adorable pets. Plus they’re also doubly cranky and more notes are required!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:10 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Caitlin

      your logic is all sorts of win!

      Feb 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Suhayla

    Where have I seen this evil mechanical cat before?

    And where are these signs being posted? are they on an apartment? Is somebody sacrificing their door for the sake of sign-kind? Why is the second note taped to the third? Did the first one get taken down? Where are all the kitties and puppies? Are the sign posters neighbours? Is one the super?

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   kelmeister

      I’ll bet my slamming door that that’s a picture of Mr. Tinkles from “Cats and Dogs.” Obviously a subconscious meta-comment about the way tenants will later be fighting like “cats and dogs”.

      We can only hope for an update featuring Jeff Goldblum leaving a sign about the signs, which conveniently includes his phone number.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 9:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Louisa

      You have seen this cat before because it is actually Mr. Stay Puft from Ghostbusters.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 7:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   park rose bang

      But this Mr. Stay Puft according to Google. I don’t know ‘Ghostbusters’ so well. He was a shapeshifter?

      Feb 19, 2008 at 7:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   unholyghost2003 bang

    I love that the author of note #2 just grabbed a bit of scrap paper (note the blue ink scribble in the middle) and a marker, but the author(s?) of notes #1 and #3 actually took the time to sit down that their computer(s), fire up MS Word and make signs with alternating colors, underlining, clip-art, and smilies. I am with note writer #2, if only because the lack of OCD, the snarky, half-assed attitude (I doubt if note writer #2 REALLY cares if the signs stop, but pissing off the neighb is FUN!) seems like something I would do. I think the irony of hanging a sign to say stop hanging signs is intentional.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   tragically mep bang

      I agree. If Note Writer #2 was really annoyed, they would just tear down the sign, crumple it up and throw it on the floor.

      Speaking of OCD, note #3 is really stressing me out with its terrible spacing. Why is the word annoying on its own line, just hanging there? For the love of all the kittens and puppies, please make notes more pleasing to the eye!

      Feb 15, 2008 at 10:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   no one

      You need to learn the what OCD really is.

      Feb 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Suckers!

      Sorry could you repeat that sentence? I’m having trouble understanding your shitty thought process. “learn the what OCD”?? Yes, perhaps someday I just may, but until then…

      Feb 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Gez bang

    Team Note 2. The original weirdo should be sectioned.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      like an orange?

      Feb 15, 2008 at 9:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   doeseatoats bang

      Maybe it’s supposed to read ‘sanctioned’. For the violation of kitten and puppy rights.

      Feb 18, 2008 at 9:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Writerrejected bang

    We have new downstairs neighbors who are door-slammers, too. It’s amazing how much noise they generate when they really get going. All other people living there before were really, really quiet, so we have been kind of surprised. Maybe I should threaten them with the love of all kittens and puppies? Nah, I’ll probably just ask them next time if they could chill out on the doors at night.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Writerrejected bang

    I like that the first PA note writer has the web site for the clip-art she swiped: intech.com or something? I can’t quite read it on my screen. But it’s like a little public service to offer her roommates a chance to use their own swipe art. I think it was wise of the writers of the second note not to use art (save for smiley face, which doesn’t really count).

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      It’s actually nvtech.com (New Vision Technologies). I, too, liked the leaving in of the website name. :)

      Although I do find it kind of odd that, apparently, even if you buy the images from these people and they have your money, they still have to have their name embedded in the actual image in such an obvious fashion. I can understand that with freely-distributed art, but I can’t see any of that on their site.

      Unless….perhaps the tenant is the owner of “nvtech” and this is just a “clever” marketing strategy? Hmmm….

      Feb 15, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      You know, I only just now noticed that there was a link to nvtech in the actual preamble to those pictures. And here I thought I was so clever. D’oh!

      Feb 15, 2008 at 11:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Writerrejected bang

      You are always clever in our eyes.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   WanderingPenguin bang

      *blush*

      Aww, shucks… :)

      Feb 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Team Cassandra bang

      I’m clever too! I would photoshop that logo out.

      Because, really, after you pop that first pic in, it’s more about the sign than it is about the message.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   WanderingPenguin bang

    Sign #4 (if it were up to me):

    “PLEASE STOP HANGING SIGNS THAT SAY ‘PLEASE STOP HANGING SIGNS THAT SAY “STOP HANGING SIGNS, ITS ANNOYING” ‘ WHILE THE ORIGINAL SIGN YOU ARE MISQUOTING READ ‘PLEASE, STOP HANGING SIGNS ON THE DOOR! ITS ANNOYING THANKS’ BECAUSE ITS REALLY ANNOYING TO BE MISQUOTED EVEN THOUGH YOU LEFT IN MY SPELLING MISTAKE THANKS”

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:58 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Team Cassandra bang

      FUN-NAY! :lol:

      Feb 18, 2008 at 8:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   bamBAM!!

      BUT YOU DIDNT EVEN INCLUDE MY SWIRLY MARK UNDER DOOR WHICH IS THE MOST IMpORTANt PART OF THE NOTe

      Feb 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   ddddd

    someone apparently told the first note writer that God kills a kitten every time someone slams

    Feb 15, 2008 at 10:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Suzie

    That kitten is seriously frightening. Couldn’t they have found a cuter photo? I mean, two cute photos, one of a kitty and one of a puppy, would’ve been a LOT more effective than the creepy kitty and the weird door…no? No?

    Feb 15, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   etherealangel

    Hmm lot’s of door slamming = free way of controlling the cat population?

    Someone should give the door slammer a medal for this wonderful public service they are providing.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   bigtime loser

    I participate in an annual event that involves 2000+ people camping out together using the same porta-potties for 6 nights. Every night announcements are made to not slam the door when using the facilities late nights and early mornings (between 10pm and 6am). It usually works, but when you have to go at 2AM and it 20 degrees outside, slamming the door is the least of your worries.

    But I do like the idea of showing cute kittens and puppies on signs outside each porta-pottie that smells deathly rank, just to remind people to not slam the door.

    Go Team Kittens and Puppies.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 11:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Nekomimi bang

    I like that. Think of the kittens and puppies, they need their beauty sleep.
    Also think of all the fish, rodents, birds, lizards…Oh my!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Writerrejected bang

    Ironically, if you’ve ever had a kitten or puppy, you really get very little sleep during their babyhood, especially when kittens go crazy and attack your feet at night, and puppies have to be taken out pretty regularly even sometimes at night.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Katzndogz bang

    That kitten is psychotic and the only way to stop it is to slam, Slam, SLAM!!!!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   bigtime loser

    Cats are nocturnal anyway, so I’m sure they don’t mind a little noise at night.

    Dogs are not nocturnal, but they sleep so much anyway I don’t think would mind being woken up at night to rummage through garbage and drink from the toilet.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      hmmm I don’t know. My own furbaby gets pretty cranky if you wake her up … but even with that it isn’t “for the love of the puppy” I don’t want her awoken … it is because NO ONE wants an annoyed pitbull in their bed.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 1:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      I don’t think any animal that is capable of sleeping for about 22 hours a day should be considered “nocturnal”. Just saying. :)

      Just another reason (in a very long list) that I prefer cats, BTW.

      Feb 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   Writerrejected bang

      What?! Dogs rule.

      Feb 16, 2008 at 9:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Keachie

    What a wonderful opportunity for a poem. Any takers?

    Door Slam I Am

    Feb 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   amy d bang

      Maybe Dr. Suess will happen by to fulfill your request.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   tbird

    I am a long time reader, first time commenter-gee that sounds really corny but whatever.
    1. yay gville for finally making it on p.a.n. seriously there are way too many notes around da ville that don’t get posted
    2. i know of said apartment complex…and seriously door slamming is the least of the posters’ problems.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Writerrejected bang

    Yeah, it seems like a panacopia of annoyance at that apartment complex.

    I just wanted to say “panacopia” on PAN, even though technically, it’s not a word. It’s still fun, though, isn’t it?

    Feb 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      That’s a great word. I’m stealing it. Thought you should know. :)

      Feb 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Writerrejected bang

      By all means, knock yourself out, Penguin.

      Feb 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Canthz_B bang

    Not being much of a cat person, I’d take great delight in keeping your kitty sleep-deprived.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 7:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      That sounds kind of dirty…

      Feb 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Writerrejected bang

      I also wasn’t sure whether to be offended or flattered by this comment.

      Feb 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Babsy Dark

    Kittens & Puppies are fucking delicious!

    Feb 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Wade bang

    perhaps the note would have been more effective with a picture of this cat.

    Feb 15, 2008 at 9:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   summer

      i’m afraid to click…p.s. Summer is the name of my cat.

      Feb 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Wade bang

      don’t be afraid. :D

      Feb 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   starburst2185

      So you’re what you’re saying is “come to the dark side, we have cookies”?
      lol

      Feb 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   summer

      yeah, we have cookies, up there in the cabinet behind that cat bowl, just reach in and help yourself…

      Feb 16, 2008 at 9:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   cre8tivewmn bang

      Reminds me of Suggles…the killer cat. I took care of summer over one memorable long weekend. What a misnomer!

      Feb 16, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.6   Writerrejected bang

      Precisely why I’m a dog person.

      Feb 16, 2008 at 9:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.7   cre8tivewmn bang

      I meant Snuggles. grrrrr

      Feb 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   morpho aurora bang

    be afraid. be very afraid. ;)
    unfortunately, we no longer have cookies. it’s after 3 pm friday. since our cookies weren’t stored in an approved container they were thrown out during the weekly fridge cleaning.

    oh yeah, guess i’d better say something about the note. hmm. ah, got it. free advice: instead of spending time, effort and money on making signs, invest in ear plugs. and really loud alarm clocks. really loud ones. :twisted:

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Detective Julie

    Isn’t that the cat from Stuart Little?

    Feb 16, 2008 at 5:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Re to the nee

    That’s the most frightening cat I’ve ever seen.

    If I were them, I’d watch out or they might just find that devil cat staring at them from the corner of their room when they’re trying to sleep…

    Feb 17, 2008 at 9:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   doeseatoats bang

    Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I’ll go over to their apartment and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I’m gone, but you know what I’ve left on the doorstep? A stuffed toy kitten with a knife stuck in the side of it’s head with a note that says “You.” After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.

    Feb 18, 2008 at 3:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Team Cassandra bang

      I enjoy this. It speaks to the 16 year old boy that lives in the back of my brain. But truly. This is skeery, dude!

      Feb 18, 2008 at 8:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   GhostWriter bang

      “no harm done”?
      Tell it to the shrink.

      Feb 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Team Cassandra bang

    Well, it’s pretty obvious to me who won this one, kids…let’s see:

    Team Kittens and Puppies comes in with an eerie cat pic and a visual explanation of “door slam” and wraps it all up with eight…that’s right, count em! EIGHT! exclamation points in total and a smiley!

    It’s going to be hard to top that, kids! Team K&P did miss a chance at a few extra points…missing a ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ in that first note but seems to have countered it with some underlining….

    And now let’s have a look at Team Annoyed by Signs: This team starts out fabulously – writing a note when notes are the thing that annoy them! Just Brilliant! But Team ABS just couldn’t seem to step up PA excellence on this day. They did remember their ‘Ps&Qs’ on this side but left only ONE exclamation point!

    We all know that taking the time to computerize your notes WILL buy you points (especially if you’re not that familiar with formatting) and, for a handwritten note -well, it just lacks personality. And it really could have used a dead-kitty or something. Don’t ask me! I’m not the professional! :D

    So, we have our scores.

    Team Kittens and Puppies:
    8.8 / 8.1 / 8.0 / 8.6 / 8.1

    and

    Team Annoyed by Signs:
    5.3 / 6.1 / 5.5 / 5.2 / 5.7

    O! As we all know, both France and Canada are pretty serious when it comes to ‘Ps&Qs’ but, sadly, not even that could have put have Team ABS in the running on this fine February morning!

    We’ll be right back, with more exciting PA Olympics, after these messages!

    Feb 18, 2008 at 8:28 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   GhostWriter bang

    It finally hit me- that first note is written like a Twilight Zone episode:

    Submitted for your approval…
    a quite nap…
    …to sleep, perchance to dream-
    perhaps sleeping is a dream…
    [cue pic of wavy dream bannister]
    but what if dreams become nightmares?
    [cue sound of wooden spinner]
    For the sake of the dogs and kittens,
    what happens when the door slams?
    [cue pic of blue cat head]
    doo-da-looOOO!

    Feb 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   durianI

      I keep thinking of a ladder, maybe Jacob’s ladder, resting on its side, rather than a wavy blue bannister.

      Mabye that ties into the whole infinity thing, and dreams/nightmares too, depending upon your view of religion.

      Feb 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   kingning

    All your cat naps are belong to ning.

    Feb 18, 2008 at 8:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Olivia bang

    Team Neither. They should both just stop leaving notes.

    Apr 4, 2008 at 1:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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