Entries from February 2008
Charlie in Hopkinton, Massachusetts (age 17) and his little brother (age 15) spent a good deal of time scheming about how to respond to their mother’s notes around the bathroom before deciding upon shaving cream as their weapon of choice.
p.s. Matilda: the most passive-aggressive child in fiction? (Also, Muggle-wump: the most passive-aggressive monkey?) discuss!
related: Living with an adolescent (abridged)
Tags: bathroom · Massachusetts · Moms & Dads
Laid back? I’ll give you laid back. In fact, I’ll spell it out for you: Janice will break your legs.
(Thanks to Peter in Milwaukee for documenting — you’re my number one guy!)
related: Be informed, Homeland Security will be
Tags: crazypants · Milwaukee · pure poetry · Say wha? · smoking · spelling and grammar police · You call that punctuation?
While other passive-aggressives plow through post-its with wild abandon, the caretaker of Kale‘s building in Winnipeg has a more economical style.
P.S. Vetta, I think the only thing that would make me love this note more is if your postscript began with “I wish…”
related: And what’s your Christmas wish?
Tags: Christmas · garbage · holiday spirit · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2008 · p.s. · Winnipeg
In the office kitchen, expecting your coworkers to wipe up the spatters from their exploded Hot Pockets seems like standard enough microwave etiquette. And a ban on charred popcorn and leftover tuna casserole? Eh, fair enough. But this note — from an anonymous office worker in Baltimore — is the kind of thing that leads to out-and-out mutiny.
UPDATE: There’s a copycat on the loose!
UPDATE 2: They’re multiplying!
UPDATE 3: The meta-madness continues!
UPDATE 4: It continues!
related: Who are you calling OCD?
Tags: a little uptight · Baltimore · microwave · most popular notes of 2008 · office
At Stanly’s office in Houston, the team has a whiteboard they update everyday with their accomplishments. Afer accidentally erasing his update, Stanly’s boss left him this message.
Of course, Stanly had to return the gesture.
related: the post-it wars
Tags: Houston · now that's management · office · rebuttals
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:
related: A fancy feast
Tags: CAPS LOCK · clip art catastrophe · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Florida · neighbors · noise · rebuttals · smiley
Happy Valentine’s Day, kids!
(Thanks to Ron in West Jordan, Utah, who found this note taped to his front door.)
related: wake me up? wham!
Tags: kids · spelling and grammar police · spurned lover · Utah
From an anonymous heathen in Washington, D.C.:
related: It must have been a pretty big bite
Tags: bold underlined italics · D.C. · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors · obnoxious definition · smoking · spelling and grammar police · spitting
Writes Simon in Richmond, Virginia: “I was combing through my Facebook newsfeed and came across this note posted by someone on my friend list. I have no idea who the note is referring to, but I think it’s kind of interesting that he’s putting out his dirty laundry for all to see.”
related: Meet my new therapist: the cable guy
Tags: Facebook · i before e · Richmond · TL;DR
Writes our anonymous submitter from Canada: “I lived with these girls for a year, but about six to eight months in things started to get a little strange.”
If our submitter had any doubts about how her roommates felt about her, however, the to-do lists that appeared on the fridge the weekend she was moving out of her basement room cleared things right up. (The verdict? Way harsh, Tai!)
Adds our submitter: “I don’t miss them.”
related: Let me help you out
Tags: hygiene · mean girls · roommates