If your Grandma wrote PSAs

May 1st, 2008 · 157 comments

J.Star says he found this passive-aggressive twist on the old RSPCA campaign/Scottish band in a Cincinnati parking lot. (Pet-lovers: just to let you know, it was crumpled up on the ground, not on his windshield.)

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related: I can has guilt trip?

FILED UNDER: Cincinnati · dogs · guilt trip · MYOB · spelling and grammar police


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  • #1   Quite Contrary bang

    I can’t help but wonder if this was an accidental on purpose thing. Zyrtec is for allergies! Don’t make me feel guilty for you killing your adorable beagle because you were allergic to it!

    May 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Bookedy

      My thoughts exactly.

      May 1, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Om NOM

      I can has doggy for om noms? Yesh?

      Mar 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   say it ain't so

      Yikes! The baby talk is everywhere. When will it stop? Ick.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Wade bang

    Begal?

    Is that a breed of dog or a dyslexic bakery item?

    I’ll bet it goes well with xol.

    May 1, 2008 at 9:35 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   claw71 bang

      A begal is a basically a kosher beignet. Cajun jews make them in New Orleans all the time. They are filled with gefilte fish. MMMM.

      May 2, 2008 at 8:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   RunBarbara

      Shia LaBoeuf is a Cajun-Jew.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Ben

    I got a note almost exactly like this one time, except in my note the word “dog” was replaced with “baby.” Jeez, nosy people are stupid.

    May 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   RunBarbara

      This makes me love you a little, Ben.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   claw71 bang

      I love baby jerky. It melts in your mouth.

      May 2, 2008 at 8:55 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   mere

      okay, that was funny.
      for some reason i can’t ‘vote’ anymore (you know, to make your comment all green), so, it’s like an invisible vote from me.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:16 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Mishee bang

      mere, you have to be logged into PAN to be able to vote and have that nifty looking “!” at the end of your name.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Canthz_B bang

      mere, I think you need to login.
      Oh, Mishee just said that…nevermind! :-)

      May 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   known unknown bang

      …I did too, except the word “dog” was replaced with the word “grandma.”

      I wish I was kidding.

      May 4, 2008 at 2:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Mudhooks

      A friend of mine once worked as a summer maintenance worker for a small Southern Ontario city. He and a coworker were unloading bags of grass clippings from the back of the pick-up. One of the bags sort of exploded from the heat of the sun as my friend picked it up and he was remarking on it.

      The other guy said “That’s what happened to my brother…..”.

      “Ummmm…. whaaaa????”

      It transpired that when he and his brother were little, they were playing around the family car one very hot summer day and the younger brother climbed into the trunk of the car and the older closed the trunk “as a joke”. He them promptly forgot about him. All day…..

      What do you say to someone who accidentally baked his brother in the family Dodge?

      Nov 11, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Anette

      No, they’re not nosy. They just care for people’s dogs/babies not being grilled in the heat in the car. I’m sorry if you don’t. You’re seriously stupid if you leave your baby (or dog) unattended in the car on a hot summer day.
      I would do the same thing. And I would have broken the window and called the police.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Mishee bang

    This note is hilarious, the drama so well conveyed through the written word! I wouldn’t doubt if this was an aspiring author/begal lover.

    Even though the writer is completely right and I am totally for Team Crack the Damn Window You Selfish Asshole!

    May 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   aaa

      Or, *gasp* don’t leave your dog in the car in the first place. Even with the windows rolled down, cars can get pretty fucking hot i.e. cooking the baby’s/dog’s brains temperature.

      But yes, the note is hilarious. I must say though, it needs more smilies and misspellings.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Lorrie

    The truly sad part – someone who wouldn’t bother to open a window for the dog would never read a note this long!

    May 1, 2008 at 10:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    A true animal lover would have broken a window of the offending car, not scribble a non-punctuated, misspelled screed about their own guilt.

    May 1, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Heather

      Gonna have to agree here. I was a volunteer for the SPCA for over eight years – I saw many dogs die this way. People don’t realize it can take 10 minutes on a hot day, and we had to break windows (or open doors, if it was unlocked) sometimes to save the animals lives – many were nearly dead, or unconscious by the time we arrived.
      Not a single owner was grateful, they all thought we were “stupid nosy people”.

      May 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, but it only takes two minutes to pop in and buy a pack of gum.
      If “they all thought” you were “stupid nosy people”, did you ever consider that you just may have been stupid, nosey people?

      Team: Don’t break my windows!

      May 1, 2008 at 11:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   aaa

      Yeah, but two minutes can easily turn into ten with slow people at the register, not being able to find what you want, whatever.

      Team: Why would you bring your dog along if you couldn’t bring it inside with you? Leave the damn dog at home.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:10 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Canthz_B bang

      Reasonable people know when they are running out of limited time, aaa.
      It is not the place of an animal rights activist to decide who is being reasonable.

      Most people choose to run multiple errands at a time. Some places (Petco) will allow your pet inside, others will not.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Heather

      Windows were only broken if the dog was in pretty serious trouble. Officers and volunteers at the branches don’t walk up to random cars and start breaking things because a healthy or sleeping dog is inside. There’s a big difference between a dog that’s been sitting there “two minutes” happily waiting for an owner to come back and a dog that is dying of heat stroke, and you’re trained to know the difference.
      Sometimes they were too late, too – and breaking a window wasn’t fast enough. Fortunately, in my area at least, this only happened once or twice and most pets were saved.
      FTR, I was agreeing with your original comment: if the woman had time to write the note the dog was probably fine. :-P

      May 2, 2008 at 12:32 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   Canthz_B bang

      Thanks, but don’t vandalize my car unless you plan to pay for the damage.
      Can’t you find some needy people to help?
      Question: If it only happened once or twice, how were most animals saved? Once would mean all, and twice would be all, or half were saved.

      Don’r get me wrong, I love my dog, I don’t need you to love him for me is what I am saying.
      Mind your own business, then you sure won’t be minding mine.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   Canthz_A

      The gum was fucking delicious

      May 2, 2008 at 4:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   Gez bang

      How pissed off I would be if I came out of a shop, chewing my gum, only to find my dog dead and my car window smashed.

      Double that anger if it turns out my door was open anyway.

      May 2, 2008 at 5:47 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   Chipmunk

      CB, fact of the matter is, leaving a dog in a hot car like that is a form of animal abuse, which is against the law. You wouldn’t expect the police to pay for a door they broke down to get to some drug dealers in their house, would you?

      May 2, 2008 at 7:18 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   tinkerbell2

      CB – “Question: If it only happened once or twice, how were most animals saved? Once would mean all, and twice would be all, or half were saved.”

      She means they were only too late once or twice, surely? They had to do it plenty of times, and usually saved the dogs, but one or two died.

      Oh, wait, someone else already posted this below. Oops. I’ll get back in my box.

      May 2, 2008 at 7:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   You

      are an asshole CB.

      May 2, 2008 at 8:01 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   aaa

      Even reasonable people lose track of time. (And the number of “unreasonable people” out there warrants some concern when you see a dog in a car by itself.) But the fact a person brings their dog to a place that allows pets doesn’t matter if they go somewhere else that doesn’t allow pet beforehand or afterwards. Yes, breaking a window is extreme and I wouldn’t be too happy if I found my windows not intact. But the fact remains that dogs and small children should not be left in cars by themselves.

      May 2, 2008 at 8:33 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   claw71 bang

      Who the hell cares about kids? Most of them are goign to end up on drugs or drinking and driving anyway. Let’s focus on the dogs. Isn’t anybody thinking about the dogs?

      May 2, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.14   aaa

      I know that I would save my dog from a burning building before I would save my snot-nosed kid.

      Now I just need a snot-nosed kid to not save from a burning building…

      May 2, 2008 at 9:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.15   Canthz_B bang

      Chipmunk, not that it really matters to me but, I would be careful of giving the authority that we give police officers to Blondie the dog lover.
      Would you like strangers breaking down the door of your home because they thought your baby’s crying meant that she was being abused?
      Of course my point was missed by some of the more serious-minded people who comment here at times and I now, apparently, hate animals. :-(

      #6.11, without assholes the world would be full of shit! :-P

      May 2, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.16   unholyghost2003 bang

      O.K. I have left my dog in the car. Windows & sunroof cracked or open, never in summer or winter, and always with a full water dish. (in our household road trips are the most likely time for our sweet baby to be left in the car by her lonesome, mommy and daddy need to have potty breaks too!) All of that said if I saw a distressed dog in a parking lot I wouldn’t write a PA note about my dead dog, I would call the cops. The owner would then return to their car to learn that their dog had been taken away and they have a big fine. :) Have a nice day asshole!

      May 2, 2008 at 11:33 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.17   Canthz_B bang

      Ahh, memories. My mom used to leave us kids in the car with a bowl of water.
      My brother used to hog it all for himself, but Sis and I appreciated the note-leavers nonetheless!

      May 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.18   unholyghost2003 bang

      grrr breaking the windows is STUPID. Not because of the property damage, sorry CB if I thought you were a danger to your dog (and I know you are not) I wouldn’t feel bad about busting up your stuff, or even you knees. I am a crazy dog lady. I admit it. But a sea of broken glass can’t be good for the pup either. Call the cops, use a slimjim or other method of getting in that doesn’t cause shrapnel.

      May 2, 2008 at 1:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.19   Canthz_B bang

      What are we going to do with this C-4 then? :shock:

      I know a few kids who could have that door open in mere seconds!

      May 2, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.20   Mishee bang

      of course you do CB… you’re…

      OMG, did I almost say that? it’s like I am channelling claw!!

      (jokes!) :D

      May 2, 2008 at 1:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.21   Canthz_B bang

      What’s wrong with being a juvenile detention corrections officer, Mishee? ;-)

      May 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.22   Mishee bang

      don’t get me started CB! you know my issues with correctional officers in general! let alone juvenile corrections officers! those guys are the worst!

      :-P

      May 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.23   Holy Shit...

      …”CB” is an idiot. Since when did the “SPCA” become a group of “Animal Rights Activists”? And how stupid do you have to be to start a thread and 17 short minutes later be on a team OPPOSING your comment?

      What a fucktard you are.

      May 3, 2008 at 4:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.24   Canthz_B bang

      Umm…because my mind is flexible enough to see BOTH sides of an issue?

      May 14, 2008 at 6:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.25   Mishee bang

      I’m thinking it’s because you actually have a mind CB!

      May 14, 2008 at 6:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.26   Canthz_B bang

      What I find shocking is the willingness to name call.
      If I had feelings they could be hurt by such people!
      That could put me into a crippling depression during which I would neglect my poor dog and he’d die! :cry:

      May 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.27   RunBarbara bang

      if you ever become a cripple, give me call. i have a taste for the helpless.

      May 14, 2008 at 6:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.28   Canthz_B bang

      *does a wheelie, tips wheelchair too far back and falls, crushing the skull of hs new fur seal pup!

      May 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.29   Mishee bang

      I was looking for the clip from this movie that mentions clubbing a baby seal, but I couldn’t find it, but since we are on animal cruelty again… (I could swear we did this about 2 weeks ago!)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb8C7dxTGRM

      May 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.30   known unknown bang

      I dunno about the rest of you but were someone to call me an “animal rights activist” when I am OBVIOUSLY a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals???

      Pssssh I’m slashing tires and cursing your mother… it’s only fair.

      May 14, 2008 at 8:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    Ya just have to wonder if “Saybin” was vaccinated. ;-)

    May 1, 2008 at 11:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      No votes? Now I will “Salk” all night!! :-|

      May 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Attention shoppers: Why pay exorbitant veterinarian euthanasia fees? Parking here at Stop-Shop-N-Drop is sunny and convenient.
    Our speedy check-out policy is second to none.
    Dumpsters are located in the rear of the store.

    May 1, 2008 at 11:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   RunBarbara

    I had a dog die once. Up hill. Both ways. In the snow. In a unitard.
    Let this be a lesson to you, don’t steal prescription drug pads. You’re inviting trouble.

    May 2, 2008 at 12:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Sarah bang

    At the risk of sounding heartless…Saybin doesn’t sound like a name, it sounds like what they make tofu out of. To make into delicious spreads for begals.

    May 2, 2008 at 12:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   just wondering

    So, Canthz, first you say “a true animal lover would break the window” then one post later in response to someone else, you say “stupid, nosy people” “don’t vandalize my car” and “mind your own business”? . Just a bit contradictory. You lock your dog in a car and it’s in trouble, I WILL break your car window…also call the cops and get you arrested for animal neglect. And probably break your arm while I’m at it. Team Don’t Get A Pet if you Don’t Have 2 Brain Cells to Rub Together.
    Oh, and to clear up your confusion, it’s pretty clear that what Heather is saying is that while MOST pets from theses call WERE saved, ONE or TWO died.

    May 2, 2008 at 1:12 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      My, my…someone does not understand that not everything said here is serious!
      I’d suggest you hang around a bit longer before you think you know the difference between jest and reality! :roll:

      However, that being said, a true animal lover (meaning “activist”) would break the window, are stupid, nosey people, should mind their own business and should not vandalize the property of others.
      No contradiction there.
      I don’t lock my dog in my car, and would sue you for vandalism and the “cops” for brutality.
      A single incidence of animal neglect is unlikely to warrant arrest, but rather a citation requiring a court appearance.

      You left out how I love my dog as well as the people whom I care about also.

      Other than that…be well and stop wondering. :-D

      May 2, 2008 at 1:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Resident Grammarian esq bang

      I think its clear that he/she was being sarcastic about true animal lovers. Like when I say that a real, true animal lover would walk around with a stack of notes which were type written, run through a spell checker and had clip art and smilies… I don’t really mean it. Team mean, sarcastic commenter on PAN.

      May 2, 2008 at 1:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Canthz_B bang

      P.S. I have at least 6 brain cells to rub together and my Lab is four years old, healthy, happy and well trained.
      I just commanded him to speak. He said: “just wondering, bite Daddy’s fart!”
      I’m still working on his tact! :-P

      May 2, 2008 at 1:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   RunBarbara

      Dear CB…will you go out with me?
      Circle one:
      YES or NO

      May 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Canthz_B bang

      :oops:

      May 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   RunBarbara

      I don’t believe Blushing Smiley was an option…

      May 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   Holy Shit...

      “True animal lover” means “activist”? Seriously? That’s a good one, putzy. So… does that make you an “activist” or do you hate your dog?

      You are just a piece of shit through and through, aren’t ya? Although you’re clearly not as stupid as your little band of sycophants… but I digest.

      Carry on, cretin. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. I’ll be back when someone has finally kicked you ’til you’re dead.

      May 3, 2008 at 4:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   get figgy with it

      I do declare!

      May 3, 2008 at 7:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   anglophile bang

      putzy, sycophants, cretin, some unknown foreign language…

      I wish I knew what Holy Shit means, but I think I’m too stupid!

      Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped out of high school after all.

      May 3, 2008 at 7:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   amy d bang

      As one of CBs “sycophants”, I object to be characterized as stupid.

      Your post screams hostility. Do you think the force of your reaction is equal to the assholiness that you perceived from his post? I believe the phrase that fits is over reaction. The dude is joking. Even if he wasn’t, you are not forced to read his posts.

      May 3, 2008 at 8:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   it's not funny

      I’m insulted and offended that any one would joke like CB does and then pretend to love animals. It’s not funny. Stop trying to joke.

      May 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   RunBarbara bang

      it’s not funny, YOU have obviously missed the point of this site. it is full of sarcastic, witty, crass individuals that have nothing better to do than slack off at work all day and make snarky comments. maybe you should try to get a sense of humor, they’re nice and they let people know that you’re human.
      or maybe you just have your head so far up your own ass that you have lost the ability to hear how funny fart jokes really are.

      May 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   secondsout bang

      Lemme tell you. I work with animals every day. I am a major sucker for dogs. Yet I still made a ton of jokes about cooking and eating dogs. So? It’s funny! It’s a joke! It’s not real! If I really saw someone neglecting a dog, I’d do something. In the meantime, have a laxative for that broomstick.

      May 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.14   Mishee bang

      it’s not funny! they’re all gonna laugh at you!

      May 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.15   RunBarbara bang

      i make jokes about having sex with crippled people and dressing babies in nazi uniforms, but you dont see me heading to the special olympics with a diaper full of candy or anything.

      May 14, 2008 at 5:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.16   Mishee bang

      I like to joke about smoking pot ALL the time… but you don’t see ME… oh wait… bad example.

      May 14, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.17   Canthz_B bang

      Just because of #11.11 I’m not going to walk my dog and wait here to see how long it takes before he bursts on the balcony.

      If I have insulted and offended you…It’s been a good day after all! ;-)

      May 14, 2008 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.18   RunBarbara bang

      and im going to eat a newborn bunny for dinner!

      May 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.19   Mishee bang

      RB – I hear calico is a tasty yet tender meat…

      And that one is even checking out PAN!

      May 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.20   RunBarbara bang

      sooooooooooooo effin cute.

      May 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.21   unholyghost2003 bang

      Holy Shit, I WILL take your comment “I’ll be back when someone has finally kicked [cb] ’til [he is] dead.” as a promise. I will remember it. Right Meagan? Please don’t break your promise to me!

      May 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Ashley

    Team j. star didn’t find this note crumpled on the ground (c’mon, does it really look crumpled to you?) but rather on their windshield and lied about it to get posted on here without looking like a jackass.

    May 2, 2008 at 2:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   aaa

      And here I was wondering since when “neatly folded into sixths” was considered “crumpled.”

      May 2, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   amazon bang

    I think we’re missing the point here, people! Instead of writing a direct note that says, “Don’t leave your dog in the car , it can kill them,” with an optional, “you asshole,” the note writer left a long, convoluted, almost illegible, punctuation deficient, misspelled story about their dog and how they would *hate* to see that happen to this person, because clearly Mr. or Ms. Zyrtec is looking out for the owner.

    You can love animals and hate passive-aggressiveness at the same time.

    May 2, 2008 at 2:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   AS

    I once accidentally locked my niece into the car. I handed her the keys because she was crying to give her something to play with and closed the car door so I could go to the other side. As I walked around the other side I heard a click and all the doors locked. She had pressed the central locking button on the door opener. She was only a little older than one and couldn’t be told how to open the doors again. She was fine – I was the wreck – I had visions of her frying even though it was a cool day. I had to call someone to open the doors for me – it cost me a $100.

    May 2, 2008 at 4:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   park rose bang

    Just to let you know I had a sandwich once called bagel, but it wasn’t really a bagel, because it was a sandwich, so I called it begal.

    One day I went to the store and I took it with me. I left it in the car and I also forgot to roll down the window when I came back begal didn’t greet me because some bastard had broken my window and made off with it. Let me add that it was 100° in the shade, and the begal was smoked salmon and cream cheese, and that I’d been taking care of it for a week.

    The cops caught the begal liberator but, later, I found out he had died from salmonella poisoning. He couldn’t pay for the damage to my car. Just thought you might like to know.

    If you’re going to leave your begal in the car, wind the window down far enough that the locks can be popped in case a concerned and hungry citizen walks by – you’ll save yourself some hefty repair fees and achieve divine retribution all in one fell swoop. As for car thieves – well, that’s a whole other matter…

    May 2, 2008 at 7:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   amazon bang

      You jest now, but my bf once had his passenger window smashed so some crackhead bum could steal some pocket change he’d left in the cupholder.

      Since the repair cost around $100, and his car was a POS that no one would bother stealing, he just started leaving his door unlocked, so no one would damage it just to steal crap from inside.

      May 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   TuesdayPillow

      OH I am recovering from a fit of giggles. SIgh.

      May 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   HeidiD

    The observer could always call the cops.

    My mom and I actually did this once upon a time. The cops waited for the idiot owner to come out of the restaurant, then promptly gave him a fine and a thorough talking to. He said that he had every legal right to break the window if the dog was in obvious distress. Fortunately it didn’t come to that.

    Team “Don’t leave your dogs in the car on a hot day you selfish pigs!”

    May 2, 2008 at 8:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    Yeah, well let me tell you about a German Shepard I once had name Hans. I was taking him to the park but I had to stop at the store to get some Keflex for a nasty case of the clap that I was battling. It was hot so I left the window down. When I got back Hans wasn’t there to greet me because he had died from jumping out the window and running into the path of an oncoming garbage truck.

    I thought I’d learned my lesson but then, a few years later I was back at the same store to get some Cipro (the clap again..thanks mom). I noted that it was hot and didn’t want my Baset Hound, Angela, to bake. I also didn’t want her jumping out of the car and running into the road, so I turned on the AC, grabbed my spare key and left the car running. When I got back Angela wasn’t there to greet me. She had manged to shift the car into reverse, ran over four children and down the bank into the river where the car sank and she drowned.

    I just though you should know…I’d hate for you to feel guilty like I do.

    By the way, now I don’t get prescriptions filled.

    May 2, 2008 at 8:49 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Heidi

      HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAH! CLAP CLAP CLAP!!! THATS WAS AWESOME!!

      May 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   TuesdayPillow

      All these funny posts are going to kill me.

      May 2, 2008 at 7:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   GhostWriter bang

    There is a hidden message in this note.

    “I had a dog/god named “SaveHim”, he was a boy/girl”

    Upon further analysis, I suggest that this absent-minded Granny cooked one of her own grandkids. The dog was at home the whole time, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts cut off.

    May 2, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    Nobody ever tried to open a window on the unconditioned school bus we rode to high school wrestling matches. Willy Plisky (our 98 lb. guy) went into a coma once. But by all means, focus on the dogs.

    May 2, 2008 at 9:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   claw71 bang

      Our 103 pounder went in and out of comas all the time but that was because he never ate.

      May 2, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   HeidiD

      Actually I think I’ll place the blame on God for this one. Why put opposable thumbs on hapless human beings when the obviously the dogs need them more

      You never hear of monkeys passing out in hot cars….

      May 2, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Summer

      I hate this note, and the whole topic all together, and the fact that some people want to argue vandalism is worse than baking dogs alive.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Canthz_B bang

      That’s because you have never had them with sweet potatoes! :twisted:

      May 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   secondsout bang

      That’s a good way to prepare that dog that is to be fed to the homeless on Pearl St.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   RunBarbara bang

      I prefer my sun-baked dog served in a stolen ramekin.

      May 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   Canthz_B bang

      Shitzufflé?

      May 2, 2008 at 5:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   RunBarbara bang

      Quiche on a Leash?

      May 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.9   secondsout bang

      Mutt Loaf with St. Bernardaisse sauce

      May 2, 2008 at 5:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.10   RunBarbara bang

      Cocker Spanielkopita and German Shepherds Pie.

      May 2, 2008 at 5:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.11   Canthz_B bang

      Cur-ied lamb?

      May 2, 2008 at 5:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.12   secondsout bang

      Brussels Griffon Sprouts plus extra Chow Chow Mein

      May 2, 2008 at 5:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.13   Canthz_B bang

      Welsh Terrier Rarebit?

      May 2, 2008 at 6:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.14   secondsout bang

      Add the right amount of glaze and sugar, and you get a Great Danish.

      May 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.15   Canthz_B bang

      Easier to just leave’em in the car and wait until you have hot dogs!

      May 2, 2008 at 6:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.16   RandyinReno

      I have to comment on the fabulous thread 19.6 through 19.15. Springer Roll Spaniels was left off, however.

      May 5, 2008 at 6:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Katzndogz bang

    Man, first I go to shrinktalk.net and get depressed reading about suicide blogs, and now this. Fortunately cuteoverload.com has some great snorgling to help me get over it.

    PS, shrinktalk.net is usually not depressing – it is very fascinating and often amusing (okay, I’ll stop plugging now)

    May 2, 2008 at 9:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   pukestar

    Hmm, also the 2nd note i’ve seen written on presciption notepaper (see: and don’t step on any cracks either), could this be subliminal advertising from passive aggressive?? Now I live in Canada, where drug companies don’t have nearly the clout they do in the States, but I’ve NEVER owned a pad of paper advertising drugs….??

    May 2, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   kendra

      I have access to some rx drug pads as a social worker. The drug reps come by and drop off the stuff. We have an insane amount of extras in our supply closet, as well as rx mugs, pens, clip boards, and invega is now giving away popcorn. ha

      May 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   amazon bang

      I’m pretty sure this year’s Oscars are going to be sponsored by Valtrex.

      …all joking aside, I actually once saw a man wearing a Viagra jacket. Who would advertise that??

      May 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   secondsout bang

      Umm, Bob Dole, that’s who.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Numinous bang

      Viagra is also Mark Martin’s NASCAR sponsor, or at least it was. I don’t really follow but I know it was a big deal a while ago. Apparently the jackets were very bold.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Canthz_B bang

      A real stand-up guy, that Mark Martin!

      May 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.6   Kati

      I have a bunch of notepads advertising some drug called Prevacid, which apparently is a stomach drug. I know this b/c they feature a picture of a stomach- pretty damn sweet. There were a bunch at some church I worked at a few years ago, and I said they were awesome, and some employee said I could have them.

      May 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Wade bang

    Has anyone else noticed that submitter did not say there was a dog in the car?

    May 2, 2008 at 11:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Mishee bang

      has anyone else noticed that the writer didn’t specifically say anything about a dog being in the car? maybe they were thinking of Saybin (their beloved begal) and overcome with grief, and just needed an outlet, so they shared their story with the first zyrtec notepad they could find, and then passed their knowledge on to an anon. windshield… hoping to avoid that happening to someone else in the future..

      Almost like a personal PSA.

      May 2, 2008 at 11:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Zsa

      I’m thinking the writer went all soapbox upon seeing a obviously dead dog in someone’s car… only to find out (before the note was proof-read) that the dog wasnt really dead…. just playing dead in a random attempt to get a treat.
      My dog looks pretty dang dead when he’s lying belly-up and his tounge hanging out.
      Ok Rover… up you go! Rover?

      May 2, 2008 at 12:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   zombieBlanco bang

      When talk therapy failed the doctor recommended write therapy. This is just one in a series of what are now known as The Guilt Notes. Others include:

      When I was at University I accidentally broke a glass in the common rooom. I started to clean it up, but soon lost interest. I thought somebody else would see to it. When I came back several of my mates had bled to death from cuts on their feet.

      I thought you might want to know. I would hate for you to feel guilt like I do.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Katzndogz bang

      It was crumpled up on the ground, so the car with the dog in it was probably long gone. Although it would be pretty funny if the note-leaver put it on a car that didn’t contain a dog.

      May 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   RunBarbara

    I turned in a request for a raise last week, still haven’t heard anything. Here is the note I am going to write on the back of my food stamps:
    Dear Boss,
    When I was a manager at my previous job, I set up a schedule where I would give new hires a raise after 90 days if their performance was outstanding. One time, I forgot to give someone a raise. She was supporting her family and hardly had enough to make ends meet. The next day I found out that she had let her family eat her because they were going hungry. If only I had given her a raise! Her family soon froze to death in their ramshackle house by the train tracks.
    Please learn from my story, my family is hungry and I have online shopping to do. I would hate for you to feel the guilt I did.

    Sportingly,
    Your Assistant

    May 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   amazon bang

      I really need to sign notes “sportingly” from now on!

      May 2, 2008 at 3:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   RunBarbara

      I find that it allows your note to remain casual, respectful and cooperative. It stands out in a sea of “sincerely” and “respectfully” and “always”…it adds a certain touch that I consider to be my own.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   RunBarbara

      And yes, my own touch was fucking delicious…

      May 2, 2008 at 4:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   amy d bang

      I now have a disturbing visual image of you with your fingers in your mouth. 8-O

      May 2, 2008 at 4:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   RunBarbara

      Don’t be disturbed. Sucking one’s fingers is considered polite and absolutely normal in most cultures.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   amy d bang

      After masturbation?

      May 2, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   RunBarbara bang

      No, you heathen! Before masturbation. If you do it afterwards, it’s considered gloating and you’re punished with cold baths and unitards.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   Canthz_B bang

      And dollar bills!! :-P

      May 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   RunBarbara bang

      I thought you had to exchange the dollar bills for tokens before you went in the booths?

      May 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   amy d bang

      Well, I was just going off of you saying your own touch was delicious. How can it be delicious beforehand?

      May 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   RunBarbara bang

      I sweat liquid gummi bears.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   amy d bang

      That explains it, then ;)

      May 2, 2008 at 5:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   Canthz_B bang

      Booths? Oh, you mean at the “classy” joints! :-D

      May 2, 2008 at 5:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   secondsout bang

      From what I recall, Mexican families love booths.

      May 2, 2008 at 5:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.15   fantasy bang

      and all this for a raise? he he

      May 2, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.16   RunBarbara bang

      “Booth” can be defined as “made of plexiglass, back lit with a strobe light, and filled with velvet pillows and shredded newspaper”.

      May 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    How much is that doggy in the Volvo?
    I do hope that doggy’s alive.
    How much is that doggy in the Volvo?
    Cracked windows will help him survive!

    May 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   TomJones

    Who sealed the dogs up (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who sealed the dogs up (woof, woof, woof, woof)

    When the car was sealed, the temp was jumpin’
    And fluffy was curled into a ball
    I tell the fellas “smash the windows” – some a-hole is killin’ his dog

    Who sealed the dogs up (etc…)

    I see ya sealed up your dog, in the heat
    When you went to town
    Now he’s toast, overcooked meat
    Your pet’s wasted, you lame-a** hound

    Who sealed the dogs up (etc…)

    (And this is as far as I could get with this before losing interest…)

    May 2, 2008 at 1:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Jinx

    That note doesn’t say guilt as much as it screams “I like to ramble on in P/A notes to strangers”.

    May 2, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Sheepish bang

    I’ve always wanted to catch someone writing a note to put on my windshield.
    How silly would they feel when they look up and see me standing there with my keys out.
    Would they have the balls to say what they were writing to my face?
    The whole point of writing a note is that you don’t have to answer for you accusations.
    Could you imagine this person trying to say this craziness out loud?
    They would feel like such an idiot:
    “Ummm… My dog died ‘cause I was a dumb ass… Ummm… and… well… I just thought you should know… ummm… okay… by now.”

    May 2, 2008 at 2:26 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   claw71 bang

      I was caught leaving a note on a guy’s car once. It was in early December–shopping season, you know–and this dick took up 3 spaces with his shiny new truck. At first, I tried to be cute and I backed in at a funky angle so I could be inches from his driver’s side door but after 40 minutes he didn’t show. So I scribbled a note that read: You park like an asshole…but you’ll never guess what I put in your gas tank. I even made sure he had a non-locking gas cap to authenticate everything.

      Wouldn’t you know, just as I was tucking that note under his wiper the guy gomes strolling out of Galyans in a Steelers’ jacket and a Dale Jr. hat. He asked me what the ‘fuck’ I thought I was doing. I told him that some kids had keyed his truck on the passneger side and I was leaving him a note with the license of the car they were driving. He ran to the other side of his truck, to inspect it and I drove off leaving the note on his car anyway.

      I figured directly confronting somebody like that was only going to result in me having to beat him down so I let him wade in the parking lot slush looking for scratches that weren’t there. Then, with soggy shoes and dirty knees he’d read the note and wonder what I dumped in his tank.

      Sure, he’s probably still parking his truck like an asshole but for a while he was furious and that’s exactly what I had intended.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:21 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   RunBarbara bang

      He probably would have called Homeland Security. You know those NASCAR types…drinking Mountain Dew out of American flag cups, listening to Bob Seger, installing above-ground swimming pools…
      Oh, yes…I know the type.

      May 2, 2008 at 4:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   secondsout bang

    Just to let you know, I had a daughter named Lucy. She was a girl. One time I went on vacation. I didn’t take her with me. I left her in the basement and I also forgot to leave her food and water. When I came back from the vacation, she didn’t seem to care about the Mickey Mouse t-shirt I brought her. She instead called SCAN on me and I now have no kids. I tried to call her last Christmas, and in return, she got a restraining order. I just wouldn’t want you to live with the guilt I have.

    May 2, 2008 at 4:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   dave

    that reminds me, what happened to Dogs Die In Hot Cars? they’re due for another record, that is if they didn’t get locked in the tour van last summer in texas…

    May 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Canthz_B bang

    I wouldn’t sweat it…all dogs go to Heaven! ;-)

    May 2, 2008 at 6:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    All kidding aside, if one decides to be a true do-good-er and break a car window to “save” a dog and said dog decides to chew off half of one’s arm, can one sue the owner of said dog?

    May 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Canthz_B bang

      I only ask because if I were to leave my dog in a car he would be there to guard the car.

      May 2, 2008 at 6:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   jester bang

    Okay, two things.

    One: This is sad/hysterical.

    Two: Who makes the tags for these? Because it’s definitely spelled Cincinnati.

    May 2, 2008 at 6:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Canthz_B bang

      Who cares? It’s Ohio!!! :roll:

      May 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   jester bang

      Harsh…

      May 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   Canthz_B bang

      Hey, I’m going by the Ohioans who comment here. I’m in New Jersey, welcome to the neighborhood!! :-D

      May 2, 2008 at 7:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Tim

    Look at the tags for the note…

    “cincinatti” Where the hell is that city? I’ve never heard of it. I grew up a Cincinnati, Ohio, though.

    May 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Canthz_B bang

      You are obviously still “a Cincinnati, Ohio”, Tim. ;-)

      May 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   TuesdayPillow

    I never understood people that feel the need to take their dog everywhere they go. If you can’t take the dog in with you, leave it the fuck at home!

    And don’t you be smashing my car windows to save something that may or may not need saving.

    I’m watching you, people-who-love-animals-more-than-people.

    May 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Captain Quirk

    If these responses were written on drug company paper and left on windows/under doors/shoved up people’s noses they’d make a great entry on Passive Aggressive Notes.

    May 5, 2008 at 12:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   What about...

    What about the cats locked in hot cars? Does no one care about them? Please have pity on the kitty!

    Yeah I know I am commenting on an old note. But, you know, some days you’re just bored and amused by things and have to comment. I am a pet lover. But damn, if I want to leave MY pet in MY car, no one needs to “rescue” them by breaking my window. Call the cops and let them deal with it. They have legal right, you as a citizen don’t to my knowledge. That would be vandalism. And where I am from, that’s as much breaking a law as pet abuse.

    So take your nosy, do-gooder heart and find someone else to use it on and stay out of my business.

    Plus, maybe I have left my dog in my car to roast because my oven doesn’t work and I am hungry!

    May 19, 2008 at 8:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   oh, the rancher and the mcmansioner should be friends

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