“So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that’d be great.”

July 24th, 2008 · 234 comments

Writes our anonymous submitter from Canada: “I got back to my desk after lunch on a Friday and found this heartfelt note on my keyboard. I was touched.”

Thanks for all your hard work this week on the report. I had to fix almost everything because of you. There were mistakes (a lot.) I stayed late. It was TONS of fun!!! have a great weekend and don't worry about all those mistakes :)

Adds our submitter: “I worked my ass off on that damn report!”

related: Oh sweetie, I love it when you talk dirty!
extra credit: TPS report cover sheet

FILED UNDER: Canada · office · smiley · thanks (but not really) · TPS reports


234 responses so far ↓

  • #1   zombieBlanco bang

    At least there weren’t alot of mistakes.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:13 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Joe

      At least the report didn’t have Oh-no!-I’m-running-out-of-room-at-the-end-of-the-line,-time-to-write-really-small mistakes.

      Team Observe the Margins!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:37 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Fla Boy

      I’ll go for Susan (her note sounds like a Susan I once knew). If she is going to correct errors and strive for perfection, how about changing the last sentence to “all OF those mistakes?”

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
      Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

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

       
    • #1.4   ama

      “If you were to construct a perfect egg-crushing device it would be horses’ hooves!” – Ricky Gervais

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Ashley

    Maybe she should write better reports? Or should the writer be thanking her for the OT she brought home?

    Either way, I love the smiley face :)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    Thanks for the wishes for a great weekend and for taking my mistakes off of my mind. What a relief to only have to stress over the mistakes in your note to me! :-)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:19 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    adds our submitter: “i worked my ass off on that damn report!”

    Maybe the coworker would prefer the submitter to work with her brain next time.
    I sounds like the boss got the report, said “Oh dear God! Shannon, can you please redo this for Bunney? She’d just screw it up again and I need it before the weekend.”

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:26 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   zombieBlanco bang

      Oh dear God! Is this an office note?
      The smiley and vomit-inducing curley handwriting makes it look like a note between dorm-mates.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:29 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   James

      Shannon? … hmm, good call. I assumed “Sarah”.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   ama

      Satan.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   karla

      Me too James, though Satan does have a nice ring to it!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Liz

      Totally agree. Perhaps the anonymous submitter should do her work next time so her co-workers don’t have to pick up her slack.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Canthz_B bang

      Well, you can’t be the brightest bulb in the box if you submit a note which accuses you of incompetence.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:14 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Joyful

    Dear Blanked Out Name,

    Thanks for your kind note, written exclusively in second-grade-style bubble letters. Your handwriting is not annoying at all, and you should definitely not think about learning to write like a grown-up.

    Thanks again (and again *not* annoying at all),

    Other Blanked Out Name

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:29 am   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Timo

      Blanked Out Name,
      So does that mean you are not going to make it to the Sigma Phi Summer soiree’ ? Too bad because then Tad Hamilton is all mine! Suck it loser.

      xoxoxo
      Other Blanked Out Name.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:08 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Joe

      bubble letters

      I don’t think that means what you think it means.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Mishee bang

      I think Joe is right.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Missy

      You guys have such dirty minds…. what could it possibly mean

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   tomservo bang

      Hey…how did you know he/she/it was called Blanked Out Name! Thank Oprah his/her/it’s parents have the foresight to pick that name – just how frustrating is it when other people censor your very being? This way, no matter what your/your/your name will still go down in history!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Mishee bang

      Missy, I’m not speaking for Joe, but I didn’t have anything dirty in mind… bubble letters are like what the taggers use when they do graffiti..

      This is just… round-ish, childlike handwriting… (otherwise known as the handwriting I had when I was in 7th grade)…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   Joe

      Right. Nothing dirty going on. What on earth did you think we meant?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   Mishee bang

       
    • #5.9   Canthz_B bang

      Missy wouldn’t make her bubble letters if she swallowed.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   High School Teacher

      Seriously, as a teacher, this is how my struggling students’ penmanship looks! I’m shocked she was able to find errors in the report!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.11   Joyful

      Just to clear things up; I didn’t mean bubble letters as a name of the type of letters, but rather as a descriptor or how the letters are bubble-like. For example; “My, those letters are quite bubbly!”.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.12   ama

      …..have you been drinking alphabet champagne?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.13   Mishee bang

      “i get the tinglees in a silly place”

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Kristin

    You’re welcome. Glad I could get it started for you at least.

    I’m glad you had a good time with it. I hope you enjoy my next report as much.

    I did have a great weekend, thanks for the well wishes. No worries!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:34 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    I wish the writer would make up her mind which style of lowercase ‘a’ she’d like to use and stick with it throughout her note.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:36 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   zombieBlanco bang

      Capital I or lowercase l ? Only context can tell!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Amy

      See, she’s in the process of cutifying her handwriting, ever since her friend Cyndi (heart over the i) advised her on how to impress the boss. She’s got most of the principles down–leave sarcastic PANs instead of talking to your colleagues, write on wide-ruled notebook paper instead of something professional, fill up each line with the huge rounded letters you used in 4th grade, don’t capitalize those silly beginnings of sentences, don’t use a single underlining or exclamation point when a double or triple one will do, and always use smileys–but the “make all your a’s super-cute!!!” advice hasn’t quite taken yet.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:01 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   name

      “make all your a’s super-cute!!!”

      She uses two different types of a’s… the a’s that look like flipped e’s, and the a’s that look like q’s with a shorter leg. She’s so confused…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   ama

      #7.2! i take offense to that! Cindys have many admirable qualities, cuteness just happens to be the main one, often, sadly…

      -CUTIE (Cindys United To Isolate Elite-namism)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   allensis bang

      The inconstancies leave me to wonder….

      Team Fake

      Dec 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    What office still uses notebook paper, and what could such an office possibly have to report on?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:42 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Mark bang

      Actually, I don’t see any reference to an office. Methinks it’s one of those dreaded Book Reports, possibly on Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Or maybe, The Pet Goat.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:46 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      My 1st thought was school, but then I saw the keyboard and my age betrayed me.
      We didn’t have those in school in the Stone Age! :-P

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   amazon bang

      I still say office. It says s/he got it after lunch on his/her desk. Do schools have assigned desks *with* desktop computers on them?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Timo

      “Here is my report on Nancy Drew and the massaging showerhead.”

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   tomservo bang

      Amazon – no…you get the desktop, but have to pay for the legs and fixings yourself. Cutbacks, y’see…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Mel

      our office still uses notebooks for some reason. i find it funny too. i have yet to turn in a hand-written report, but am looking forward to it.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Claire

      Yes, this reeks sadly of a school project gone hideously wrong. The extra whirls and flourishing curls…multiple end punctuation marks…first letters in sentences in lower-case…is this a team partner even worthy to correct errors, much less locate them…in ANY project? This is a co-worker…or project partner…who seems terrifying close to the edge of having a complete and total hissy shit fit in public…please move away from her cubicle…move away from the cubicle…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Troy McClure bang

    Just the chorus:

    “The TPS report is lousy,” you remark,
    And your sweet/mean writing makes me frown.
    “Someone put mistakes in,” you complain.
    I don’t think that I can take it,
    ‘Cause it took so long to make it,
    And I’ll never have my ass on me again
    Oh no!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:54 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Timo

      “Whoa nooooooo”
      Sorry Troy I had to sing that in my best lounge singer voice.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Grade Ape

    As painfully annoying as this steaming pile of sugar coated shit is… I’ve got to give the author (Sarah?) much credit for signing her name.

    It almost says, “… and if you want to discuss this further you can meet me in the parking lot.”

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:01 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   snee

      Dear Sarah, (“sarah” works for me. might also be “sharon”.)

      I would be happy to meet you out in the parking lot to discuss this further, but I’m off to have a great weekend!

      Miles of smiles,
      Sandy (i’m going with “sandy” for the submitter.)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:53 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Grade Ape

      Ha Ha Ha… or,

      Dear Sarah,

      Sorry I didn’t see your note on Friday. I kicked my weekend off a little early. I started drinking during my lunch hour… stayed until happy hour, and then stayed late until after hours!!! It was tons of fun!!! Seeing as I worked my ass of all week I felt that I deserved it. Thanks for your well wishes, it WAS a great weekend!!!

      =) Sandy

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Robin

    Your mistake fixing favors make me want to continue to try my best to make mistakes on those reports with you ( a lot.)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:02 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   aaa

    Why can’t Mrs. McSuger-Coated-Shit just write her own reports? Oh wait, then there’d be no scapegoat for when she gets bitched at by the boss man (professor?).

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:09 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    Nevermind. :-|

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   milhouse

    Oh, I guess there weren’t enough smiley faces!!!
    =) =) =)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   globalnole

    Extra points for sure for using a smiley face as her signature line. However, in this situation, a PA email may have been more appropriate. Oh well.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   zombieBlanco bang

    Because of you.
    chorus only

    Because of you
    I had to fix, fix almost everything
    Because of you
    Thanks for all your hard work this week on the damn report
    Because of you
    I find mistakes a lot everywhere, but it was tons of fun
    Because of you
    I did stay late

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:53 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   amazon bang

      So totally off topic (but this comment made me think of it), I had a friend who thought the line “What happened to Miss Independence” said “what happened to my cinnamon bun.” Now every time I hear that song, I can’t help but hear “my cinnamon bun.”

      True story.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:08 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   snee

      mmmm, cinnamon buns!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Timo

      Okay along those lines in the Soul Coughing song “Super Bon Bon” I thought it sounded like Cinni Bon Bon.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   karla

      *I* thought Shaft was a carpet cleaning man. Who knew?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Timo

      Wellll… hmmm to delicately put it in a way Shaft is a carpet cleaning man. He is one bad mutha *hush your mouth!* Hey just talkin’ about Shaft.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Jais

    You know, Anonymous Submitter, you really need to go and talk to S—- and find out what was wrong with the report. It’s important for your future professional development to know whether the report really was full of mistakes or whether S—- is a cranky perfectionist.

    After all, you don’t want to work your ass off if all you end up producing is a pile of crap.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:36 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   snee

      still, if you do work your ass off and produce piles of crap, remember to flush several times…with the lid down.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:59 am   rating: 53  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Ambie

    Like OMG ! You are an inadequate loser and I hate you but these antidepressants just make me so darn cheerful!

    Hugs and Kisses!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:44 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   GhostWriter bang

      Point of Order: Anti-depressants won’t make you cheerful.

      Jul 25, 2008 at 9:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Maya

    Yikes. That must have been one lousy report. I think Jais is right, you should figure out why your report making skills are so crappy. I’m sure your boss was aware of the badly written report and how upset it made the note-writer.

    Of course, you did get this entertaining note out of the whole fiasco.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 4:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   S----

    I wrote that note; fancy my surprise, upon finding it here! You might’ve written it, too, if you’d had to read her report. To give you an inkling of what I have to deal with, both the handwriting and the stilted writing were unflattering imitations of those used by Miss No-Ass, over there, in her report. Even in the act of leaving a PA note, I was taking my cue from her. She’s notorious for her poison-pen Post-Its.

    Why, just last week, a drop of liquid found its way onto the toilet seat. Did she wipe it off? Gracious, no. Instead, she cut a Post-It into an arrow shape, and stuck it to the seat, pointing at the offending droplet. I’m not sure if that one qualifies as a PA note, as no text was included, but it wasn’t an isolated incident.

    Anyway, back to her report. “TPS report” doesn’t begin to describe it. She’d included charts from last year, with some stats updated, and others not. Perhaps she’d intended to use them as templates, to save herself some time. Alas, whatever labour she saved herself was added on my end, tenfold. There were charts with no titles or legends, random fragments of Excel sheets, and handwritten pages among the printouts. I honestly thought it was a joke, when I cracked the cover (which, incidentally, had a smiling daisy drawn on it). I won’t even start on her spelling, grammar, or vocabulary. If I did, I’d be here all night.

    I’ve rambled, haven’t I? For the tl;dr crowd, let me condense it, as follows: it was the worst report I’ve ever read. Possibly the worst report ever written. Had she wiped her ass with it, rather than working her ass off on it, the result wouldn’t have been perceptibly different. (Maybe that’s what she thinks “working one’s ass off” means.)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 4:51 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Sydney

      I can tell this is genuine, because S—- uses “labour” instead of “labor.” She really IS from Canada!

      I want to know where you work that encourages smiley face daisies on report covers and notebook paper notes passed from desk to desk. And are they taking applications?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   TuesdayPillow

      If that really is YOU, I’d be careful what you write online. She can take this to your boss and get your ass fired.

      Of course mature people tend to do this: Call the person over, set up a meeting, and discuss what was wrong with the report. If you want them to help you in the future, give a cheat sheet of some kind and write reminders about checking spelling and grammar in MS Word.

      If after talking to the offending employee things do NOT improve, then you have a problem. Right now, all you have is an excuse to bitch at someone with which you obviously have some personal issues.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:04 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Burghardt

      That’s the question that’s been burning a hole in my brain. Why didn’t the note writer just approach this person and address the deficiencies in the report instead of spending all that time fixing it, then leaving barbed, whiney notes about it?

      Part of being a successful employee/student/person is being able to properly deal with these type of conflict management issues. I don’t think this star’s rising very far.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 6:56 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   Amy

      Why didn’t the note writer just approach this person and address the deficiencies in the report instead of spending all that time fixing it, then leaving barbed, whiney notes about it?

      Because she wanted to star on Passive-Aggressive Notes?

      Seriously, S____. Many of the shining examples on this site make legitimate complaints. We all know what it’s like to have a housemate who leaves hair all over the sink, a spouse who never does the dishes, a noisy neighbor, or a co-worker who does shitty work. Professionals (and other grownups) find more constructive ways than PANs to resolve these situations. You might try it too, kthnx! :-) :-) :-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:11 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Holiday Djinn

      Love the, “poison pen post-its”. Good alliteration.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:19 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   grumpygranolagirl

      Indeed. A professional would do well to seek the wise consult of Casey in Human Resources.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:21 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   Kev Orng

      I have to say, S—, it didn’t take you long to find this online. You’re either a regular here, or Miss No-Ass is even more passive aggressive than you suggest, and she tipped you off that your note was here for the world to see.

      But yeah, stooping to her level? Not cool. As the person above said, I would have brought the report back to her, told her what was wrong with it, given them a chance to fix it.

      But I also completely understand what it’s like to work in an office where collaboration is discouraged and you’re surrounded by frikkin idiots. The last time I was in a place like that, I spent less time worrying about the idiots and more time polishing my resume. Life’s too short to spend every day with people like this.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.8   Melanie

      People who don’t wipe their own piss off the seat should be summarily shot. That shit is trifling.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:10 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.9   Quite Contrary

      Simply put, both of you need to grow up. It’s stuff like this that gives women a bad name in the workplace.

      You really should have submitted the drop of liquid with the arrow instead. That would have gotten far more play.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.10   Kev Orng

      Stuff like this is what makes my wife barely able to tolerate most of her co-workers. Except they’re not note-writers, per se, they just congregate in ever-morphing cliques to bitch. They seem to mostly have the brain-power to understand that written records of their bitchiness would be bad.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.11   Quite Contrary

      You had to mention your wife, didn’t you?

      *Sob*

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.12   Claire

      Oh, silly S—! It sounds like everyone has just added too many bricks to your wall, haven’t they?

      Wouldn’t it have been more to the point and quite a bit more professional (not to mention mature) to have gone over the report with your partner to begin with?

      Anyhoo, perhaps in the future, your next partner will be able to not only turn in a flawless report so that you won’t have to lift a finger, but help you proofread your notes to co-workers, too, so that you don’t come off as just a miffed school girl….now run along and add another brick to your wall.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.13   GhostWriter bang

      The established notation for a Post-it next to the drop is: “Seriously!?!

      Jul 25, 2008 at 9:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.14   MJ

      There is just no possible way someone with that obnoxious juvenile handwriting could have possibly written that clever comment above by S—–.

      Aug 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   S----

    Oops–I should’ve made it clearer that my comment was a joke. (Indeed, I’m a rubbish employee, myself. Was at work, skiving off, when I wrote it.)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 7:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Kev Orng

      “Rubbish” as an adjective. More likely British than Canadian. Right?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   S----

      Correct, but I do live in Canada. (These graveyard shifts are the worst!)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   tinkerbell2

      ooh, you big fibber – you’re back-pedaling so hard there are sparks flying..

      Jul 24, 2008 at 7:45 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Canthz_B bang

      How does one write a note to a co-worker trashing their work, comment on PAN trashing their work, and then pop up and say: “Oops–I should’ve made it clearer that my comment was a joke. (Indeed, I’m a rubbish employee, myself. Was at work, skiving off, when I wrote it.)”?

      I agree with tinkerbell2…watch out for the sparks.
      You should have just stood by what you said.
      BTW, if you want better co-workers, stop fixing their work, have them correct it themselves.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:22 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Claire

      FROM CANADA? Oh, dear! Skiving? Rubbish? I agree with Kev Orng…a Brit possibly disguising as a Canadian? As this website’s token Limey, I must protest, S—!!! I don’t know why, really…maybe I just feel a bit beligerent today because I missed my morning Earl Grey…the rest of the day…sniff!…spent working with colleagues who write passive-aggressive notes…sniff!!!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Phalange

    Skiving off? Is that what kids today call it?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 7:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Joe

      Just more evidence pointing to Britain instead of Canada, at least in my opinion.

      Then again, all I know about Britain I learned from reading Harry Potter.

      (And all I know about Canada I learned from watching William Shatner.)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Kev Orng

      We. Don’t… Actually. Talk… Like William Shatner… Joe.
      And our women. Are not… Green.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Mishee bang

      All I know about Canada I learned from the South Park movie and the movie Strange Brew… eh?

      All I know about Britain would have to also to go Harry Potter, with a little bit of Have You Been Served mixed in from my childhood… oh… and Monty Python of course…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:04 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Ti-Ni bang

      Where did the Shat learn to speak like that then? lol

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Ti-Ni bang

      “Young Mister Grace would like to have a word…”

      My knowledge is based on Ab Fab and Benny Hill as well as those mentioned. Oh and the Red Green show.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   Kev Orng

      Probably picked it playing Henry V in 1953, or as Ranger Bill in The Howdy-Doody Show

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.7   Mishee bang

      *always wondered if British people chased others thru hallways and in and out of doors very fast to weird music*

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:17 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.8   Mishee bang

      I learned the fine art of chain smoking from Ab Fab…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.9   Ti-Ni bang

      I was very disappointed to learn that all nurses were not randy ladies in short dresses wearing suspenders with their stockings.
      Who needs a lighter if you have a lit smoke on hand?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.10   amazon bang

      My British knowledge comes from Dr. Who, Chef Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton (I *heart* BBC America).

      My Canadian comes from Strange Brew as well. ;)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.11   Mark bang

      Ooh, amazon, did you ever watch “Life on Mars” on BBCA? THAT is a cool program. It’s over now, I can’t wait till it comes out on DVD!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.12   Ti-Ni bang

      I love Extras, Graham Norton and BBC America. Thank you England.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.13   Ti-Ni bang

      Dang edit window closed right when I went to add that I really enjoy Top Gear as well.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.14   amazon bang

      Mark, my boyfriend probably watched it. He’s the sci-fi geek in the relationship. He’s also quite fond of Torchwood (as am I; John Barrowman is a hottie ;) )

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.15   Mark bang

      Oh, despite the name, Life on Mars is not sci-fi. There is a little bit of time travel (or is there? dun-dun-DUN!) but otherwise it is a 1970s period cop show. Extremely well-done, they really got it spot-on for having produced it in 2007. The music, the props, the attitudes, everything is total 1970s England. (not that I’m an authority of course). Really, I highly recommend it if you can catch a rerun or wait for the DVD.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.16   Claire

      Hmmm….in school, my friends and I were always playing pranks and nicking each other’s things which resulted in many a merry chase over rough country, but I don’t recall weird music playing in the background…..

      Nice to know someone else recalls Life on Mars! My big addiction is Top Gear, though! Friends and relatives back home get to watch it first run…we in the US have to wait as BBCAmerica shows it a season behind….

      Varoom! Varoom! Now I forgot what this initial discussion was about…would someone kindly lead me back to the main hallway and we can happily play chase while Mishee plays DJ! Thank you, Mishee! :)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.17   zombieBlanco bang

      All I know about Britain I learned from my semi-crazy British mother and watching lots of Red Dwarf.

      All I know about Canada I learned from the large population of illegal Cannucks here in zombieLand.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.18   Grade Ape

      Eddie Izzard… we’re all forgetting to include the brilliant Mr. Izzard in the “All I know about Britain” discussion!

      Jul 25, 2008 at 10:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.19   Mishee bang

      He has taught me more than just about the Church of England (I love my new “Cake or Death” mug I got from his show last week)

      He has taught me about the world!!

      Jul 25, 2008 at 11:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   ama

    Sir Mistakes-a-Lot says you don’t have to work that ass off, baby! just leave it, leave it, and he’ll roll up quick before lunch to retrieve it…

    Jul 24, 2008 at 7:45 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   amazoncvm

      Oh no!!!!! Now that earworm will be stuck in my brain for the next 3 days. It has meaning for me, lol.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Ti-Ni bang

      “Give me a sista I can’t resist her
      Red beans and rice didn’t miss her”

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Kev Orng

      All you’re doing is getting Jonathan Coulton’s slow ballad version stuck in my head. Thanks a pantload! Coulton has some far superior work than that. Like the beautifully PA This song is not about you

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   amazon bang

      I’m sorry amazoncvm, you cannot join the amazon club unless you are a woman 6′ or taller.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   claw71 bang

    This note is from Canada. I don’t think it’s passive aggressive at all. Canadians are just genuinely friendly like that.

    Whoa, hey dair, it looks like yer banging my wife, eh. I don’t mean to barge in but ya really shoulda put a sock oat dair, eh. Ya know, eh, it’s not really my business, eh, but when yer tagging her from behind like dat she really likes it when ya pull her hair, eh. And don’t be afraid to twist her nipples, ya hoser. Dat’s da way. Good show,eh. I’ll go oat and get us all some donairs, eh? Do ya want Moosehead or Blue wit dat?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 8:28 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Grade Ape

      Yeah, I was kind of wondering that too. The report was “fixed” before the week was even up. I think I would have just marked it up and dropped it back on the writers desk to fix on Friday. Or, as others have suggested, have a face to face conversation, split the work up and crank it out on Friday. I’m guessing Sarah got involved by the direct request of a Stupid-visor.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Kev Orng

      We don’t talk like that either! Maybe out in the sticks, but your hicks talk even funnier than ours.
      And we’re not really that nice. It’s an act to lull you into a false sense of security while we slowly take over Hollywood.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:00 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   Wade bang

      Jim Carrey, Pamala Anderson, William Shatner, Mike Myers

      all part of the Fifth Column of America’s Hat

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   amazon bang

      Kev, PLEASE take Hollywood up to Canada! L.A. would be so much more pleasant without it.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   Claire

      LMAO, claw71!!!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   NoPunIntended bang

    My question is why is the PAN writer even concerned with this report? If this was a joint assignment, than S____ was supposed to be involved from the beginning and obviously left this chore to the half-wit ____y to complete and utterly fail at. So the way I see it, S____ should have just done the f’ing report on her own from the beginning, thus saving her the effort of complaining. ( and us from this awful excuse for a PAN)

    Team Take care of your own shit!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   nic

    I wonder if she got the paper out of her Trapper Keeper?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   ama

      is that what they call it in Canada? girls, protect your trapper keeper.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:22 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Canthz_B bang

      We used to play “Catch a girl, kiss a girl”, but “Trap her, keep her” sounds like fun too!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   Ti-Ni bang

      “Hey you trapped her you keep her.”

      My apologies to Rodney Dangerfield.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Freddie

    I’ve had clients do this to me before, too. “I was up until midnight fixing the problems with this report!” Why didn’t you just send it back to me so I could fix them, genius? That’s what you’re paying me for. This idiot should have sent the thing back to the submitter, too.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 9:24 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Goldie

      My thoughts exactly – vaguely stating there were “mistakes (a lot!)”, but not specifying what they were, is just an invitation for more mistakes-a-lot in the future reports – since the submitter still has no idea what the hell was wrong with the report. O well, more screwed-up reports for S– means more PA notes for us!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Quite Contrary

      My new boss does this to me but takes it one step further. Instead of providing verbal feedback on a paper I’m working on, he sends me his “notes” in an all new document (via email of course). I open the doc, thinking that it’s notes, and it’s an entirely rewritten paper. Not a good use of his time or does it give me any insight into what was wrong with what I submitted.

      It drives me crazy. I’m hoping he will be promoted out of my department soon.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   Goldie

      Ah, so this is how people get promoted. I totally need to try that. (makes note) withhold information from coworkers, provide cryptic feedback, get promoted within a year.
      Thanks for the tip!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Jess

      Would mistakes-a-lot be like an alternate dimension of Care-a-Lot?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   TuesdayPillow

      This further prooves that the bosses are always the one that kiss the most ass – not the ones that do the best job or promote the most worker satisfaction.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   Kev Orng

      @jess; you may be right, I’ve certainly encountered the “Mistake Bear Stare”.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   zchamu

    S- is not only cutesy, she’s as dumb as a stump. I’d be packing that one away in my HR file for when I sue for constructive dismissal due to passive aggressive harassment.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 9:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   pod

    I love the fact that comedy PA notes from British people are taken really seriously by Americans and Canadians…it’s rather adorable.

    S was taking the piss, standard office behaviour in the UK. See The Office.

    I love the fact B posted a piss-take. Bless.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   ama

      which version? American, or the French-Canadian La Job?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Kev Orng

      Oh, yeah, everything on teevee is a completely accurate depiction of the real world.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   annulla

    I’ve just found your blog and have a question (wasn’t quite sure of where to post it).

    In the WTF? section, you say, “if you enjoy railing against the flagrant abuse of the english language, you’ll find yourself very much at home here.”

    I’m curious. Why does a staunch defender of the rules of the English language write only in lower case letters? Am I missing something?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 10:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Mishee bang

      you just hold your tongue and go back out the way you came… if you are gonna start off on the wrong foot, then don’t start off at all!

      we question NOTHING the PANGoddess does, and only sing her Praises!

      (you ever think maybe she’s BUSY?? she does have a day job, she takes awesome trips to Europe to collect foreign language signs for us to laugh at, and she is an AUTHOR now… just back off!!)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Kev Orng

      Are you missing something? A sense of humour maybe.

      The author of this site might be missing her shift key, didja think about that?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:57 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   kate

      subtlety, perhaps

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   Mishee bang

      I’m pretty sure Kerry didn’t state that she, herself was a “staunch defender of the rules of the English language” – she merely stated that those who ARE would be at home here…

      Gawd!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:01 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   Goldie

      Why? So you could rail against it, of course! You enjoy railing, right? So, she writes in all lowercase letters precisely for your enjoyment, to create that warm, fuzzy at-home feeling that people tend to get when they rail.
      Come on, people, RTFM.
      Goldie the IT geek

      Jul 24, 2008 at 11:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.6   Wade bang

      brave words, from someone who did not capitalize their screen name. ;)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:53 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.7   Phalange

      I count a whopping 2 words in that sentence that should be capitalized. Oh the humanity.

      The phrase “defender of the english language” makes me think of the old-school side-scrolling video game, only instead of shooting aliens, you shoot dangling participles and misplaced apostrophes.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.8   snee

      some of us just aren’t shifty.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.9   amazon bang

      Phalange, that so sounds like an educational computer game I would have played on the Apple IIe back in the day. Number Munchers, anyone?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.10   Mark bang

      You have died of dysentery.

      (sorry, that’s a DIFFERENT educational Apple IIe game).

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.11   Canthz_B bang

      The PANGoddess writes in lowercase because she is The Way and The Light and can do whatever she damned well pleases!

      Still missing something?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.12   Claire

      Yo, annulla, don’t dis the posse! And “staunch defender”??? Sigh…would someone please get me a cup of Earl Grey…hot…with cream and sugar…and let me explain the difference between American English and the Queen’s English…and I don’t mean Elton John’s….

      heeere ur sum eestakes fur uu 2 injoy…. :o

      Hugs and kisses!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.13   Canthz_B bang

      LOL…Claire, Texas English isn’t American English either. Ask any Texan! ;-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.14   Phalange

      Man, I think it’s time to dig up an Apple IIe emulator and edumacate myself via video games.

      How come they stopped making educational games at elementary school topics? Learning how to solve differential equations and perform Laplace transforms would’ve been so much easier if I was tricked into doing it by shooting aliens…

      Jul 25, 2008 at 8:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.15   GhostWriter bang

      If you are searching for the ultimate career-trainer-in-a-box, look no further than America’s Army.

      Jul 25, 2008 at 9:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.16   Mishee bang

      See what happens when you question the PANGoddesse’s Ways?

      I bet she is gonna leave us with this note ALLL weekend to teach someone a lesson… and we all have to suffer.

      You guys know who to blame…

      Jul 25, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   ama

    al gore is sad that you stayed late, burning light bulbs that probably weren’t energy-efficient. and that had better be recycled paper and soy ink.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 10:45 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   ama

      i hope Sarah made it in time for her other job though…at eleven o’clock…nudge nudge. These girls sound like TWO TONS OF FUN!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Ryan

    Oh! Those mistakes were just so fucking delicious!

    (double underline the word “so”)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Pearl

    Hi.

    Yeah, so I was wondering if, the next time you’re doing your job — you’re getting paid for this, right? — that you wouldn’t mind looking it over and maybe doing it right the first time so that others don’t end up doing it for you?

    Yeah. That would be nice. Thanks SO much!

    And don’t forget tonight’s Happy Hour after work! I wasn’t supposed to say anything, but people are getting tired of covering for you. So, yeah. Make sure you bring money — you “forgot to go to the bank” last time.

    Hugs and Kisses,

    Pearl

    Jul 24, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   jay gee

    Hi. I am officially abandoning my post as ‘lurker’ to post this comment. Each and every time I read this blog, the comments are the truly wonderful part. *Seriously, fucking delicious!*

    However, this time, for whatever reason, everyone seems extra-uber-super pissed off. Seriously. It’s much funnier when we keep it light.

    “have a nice weekend and don’t worry about all those mistakes.” kthxbye! :)

    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   GhostWriter bang

      These type of reprimands never work.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Mishee bang

      God, how P/A can you get jay gee?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 12:53 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   Wade bang

      I take great umbrage at your post, jay gee. If this is your first attempt to comment, how can you include yourself in your “if we keep it light” statement, since you have done nothing up to this point to contribute to said lightness. Your statement has, in fact, all the hallmarks of an extra-uber-super pissiness hiding behind lolspeak. Shame on you for bringing us all down.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Canthz_B bang

      Damn, I just spit-up a little in my mouth. :???:

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.5   Timo

      You make me want to buy a rope and listen to James Taylor over and over.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.6   Kev Orng

      I thought the post of “lurker” was held by that guy, you know, what’s his face. The guy with the hair.

      Or was he not doing his job properly?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.7   Mishee bang

      Timo – By your post I assume the concert didn’t go well the other night? :D

      Also, I just realized, this “lurker” has been using us! He doesn’t contribute, but only comes here to get his rocks off and laugh at us! with nothing in return!

      It’s just like a date with RB.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.8   Canthz_B bang

      Good thing Samuel L. Jackson is not here to tell jay gee where to get off!

      Or Joe Pesce. We’re funny how? Like a clown funny? What? We disappointing you today? You want a little funny dance?

      FUCK YOU AND THE KEYBOARD YOU RODE IN ON!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.9   Mishee bang

      Samuel L. Jackson can get so vulgar sometimes! Geez!

      heh, but that gets me kinda hot… why do you think I drool over RunBarbara?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.10   jay gee

      Jesus.Fucking.Christ.

      Pardon me for not “coming our of retirement” so I can compete to be the wittiest commentator, or perhaps the first to comment… I don’t really have *that* much time on my hands. I usually just stop by in the midst of an extra-shitty day to get a giggle from your comments. Imagine my surprise when you all started shitting bricks because I invaded your turf (who knew the internet was actually a high-school cafeteria!)

      You souless (humorless) assholes have sucked every ounce of joy out of this blog for me. Thanks for that! And for what? To bask in the warm rays of approval you give one another for scaring off the new kid, of course! Kudos!!

      Thanks for honing your already razor-sharp wit on my innocuous comment.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.11   Mishee bang

      Wow. Methinks someone took our crazy, running around the house with scissors cause we are bored with today’s note ramblings seriously

      Wow… I guess it’s for the best, too thin-skinned for my taste!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:42 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.12   JoeInLA

      Yeah, Jay, I think you just earned yourself a couple hours of quiet time in the unitard (the double-thick one that makes you itch because it hasn’t been washed in months).

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.13   Canthz_B bang

      Ya just gotta love a critic that can’t handle criticism.

      Seriously, if you knew “everyone seems extra-uber-super pissed off “, you should have known to steer clear of our “already razor-sharp wit” in the first place!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:15 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.14   Canthz_B bang

      While I’m at it, you really show your true self in a lame attempt to hurt our feelings.

      “Each and every time I read this blog, the comments are the truly wonderful part. *Seriously, fucking delicious!* ”

      And

      “You souless (humorless) assholes…”

      Are contradictory statements. ;-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.15   ama

      big pimpin’ up in nyc…?

      this is just the hazing/initiation/way of saying we like you, jay. please don’t punch a hole in the wall

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.16   JoeInLA

      “You souless (humorless) assholes…”

      BTW, does Jay think we’re French?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.17   Mishee bang

      Well Joe… I do chain smoke…. and some people might say I have a bad attitude… so I can see how he made the connection!

      and I, for one, know that I am not humorless

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.18   amazon bang

      Jesus Fucking Christ

      This is both NSFW and NSIYDNWTGTH (if you do not want to go to hell)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.19   Mishee bang

      I clicked amazon. even though I am at work and I don’t know what the fuck NSIYDNWTGTH means… I clicked.

      Then I laughed. I laughed hard.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.20   Canthz_B bang

      OMG!! ( JFC )
      That is so avatar worthy!! :-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.21   elvinpixie

      The irony of a PA comment on a blog making fun of PA notes has just officially made my day. Thanks for that jay gee.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.22   Kate

      RE 34.15

      Seriously JG, I wish people would respond to my comments like that. I don’t even get recognized.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.23   Wade bang

      Sadly, what I said in jest was found to be true.

      Perhaps, jaygee, rather than directing your very first comment at critiquing the tone other commenters, if you had, I don’t know, TALKED ABOUT THE NOTE, this would have all turned out better.

      Feel free to join in the fray, or return to your lofty Tower of Lurk. It matters not to me.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.24   Canthz_B bang

      Is someone at #34.22? ;-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.25   anglophile bang

      Hi Kate!

      Maybe if you added a bit more innuendo and eye-batting or maybe over-the-top obnoxiousness to your posts? That seems to work well for many.

      In no time at all, you too can have a drunken stalker!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:13 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.26   Canthz_B bang

      I just told maytagman virtually the same thing the other night, Wade.
      Some people apparently were never taught that first impressions can be lasting impressions.

      Kate, just show your tits! :-P

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.27   Mishee bang

      Kate – I could’ve sworn you got the note that I left you telling you I was giving you the silent treatment…

      next time I will send it registered mail…

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.28   amy d bang

      Hey, isn’t that Kate from PAN? Man, I love her work.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.29   Canthz_B bang

      I just find it interesting how most kids who didn’t fit into any high school cliques grow out of it (or get over it).
      You can always tell those who don’t because of the oft used “This is as bad as high school” rants they are wont to spew.

      News-flash: High school is one of the places socialization skills are learned.
      If you had a tough time there and are still having a tough time, it’s time to look in the mirror, not blame others, jay gee.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.30   Mishee bang

      CB – I didn’t even fit in with the misfits…

      What does that say about me?

      8O

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.31   Canthz_B bang

      Nobody “got you”, Mishee, that’s all.
      Hell, WE don’t get you…we just don’t hold it agin’ ya! :-P

      I got high with the get high kids, and went to study hall with the honors kids. Sometimes in that order! Weee!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.32   ama

      buh-leted!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.33   booge

      Man, I didn’t even have to wait for a funeral or Thanksgiving to get all the real goodness of a family gathering, without all the unnecessary travel. And in the economy of a 100 calorie snack pack of the comments nestled in #34 and its replies! That is rich. Made my day.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.34   Ryan

      2 cents!

      Jul 25, 2008 at 10:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   ama

    i applaud jay gee for his effort. he came all the way out of retirement to say this.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Mishee bang

      ama, we could applaud your effort too… if you only had nested your post! (hint: click “reply to this comment” and then you can make a 34.1, 34.2, etc… it’s a lot less confusing!)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   ama

      I must learn to cascade and not start confusing tangents like an idiot.
      I must learn to cascade and not start confusing tangents like an idiot.
      I must learn to cascade and not start confusing tangents like an idiot.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   amazon bang

      I’m sure Mishee would be happy to whip you as well, to really enforce the message.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   ama

      : O

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.5   Ti-Ni bang

      Everyone else gets to have all the fun.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.6   Kate

      Don’t you mean all the way our of retirement?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.7   Mishee bang

      *sigh*

      I’ll go get into costume… good thing I just got my whip back from the shop!! :D

      Jul 24, 2008 at 8:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.8   Timo bang

      I can make you a new one if that one gives out on ya.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   ben

    I am going to side with the note writer on this one. If the submitter had actually done the work right the first time then she wouldn’t have gotten a lousy note in the first place. Maybe that is my training as an anal dental student speaking…

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Mishee bang

      Anal Dental? Is that anything like Vagina dentata?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   Ti-Ni bang

      That seems like going about things the long way.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   Canthz_B bang

      Do you work with potty mouths?
      Patients with their heads up their asses?

      I cannot agree with notewriter. There were two valid options (at least) that did not include a PA note:

      1) Give the report back for correction.

      2) Fix it and let the boss know that you went the extra mile for the company (brown nose).

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   Ti-Ni bang

      Option two the Anal ENT option.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.5   Canthz_B bang

      Proctorhinologist. ;-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.6   se

      Oh My, an asshole with teeth.
      does that mean that there is a vagina out there with teeth?

      damn, just realized mishee said same thing back there a little bit.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.7   Ti-Ni bang

      Yes se see #36.1 and

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.8   Mishee bang

      Do you have a code for that CB?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.9   Canthz_B bang

      I’d have to go with 623.9, unspecified noninflammatory disorder of vagina, but I wouldn’t advise a digital examination! ;-)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.10   Mishee bang

      So you would suggest an…. analog exam instead?

      I thought we done talking about anal (and logs)… isn’t that all on the toilet lid note comments?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.11   Canthz_B bang

      Naw…that would require a stool sample!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 3:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.12   kat

      umm that would be “humourless” to this canadian

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Ti-Ni bang

    Aw Nevermind.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   vivitop

    Why does she put a stupid smiley face… so that we’ll truly believe her when she’s saying “don’t worry about those mistakes” and “have a great weekend”??

    Smiley faces can be scary…

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   ama

      word of advice: don’t watch the miss america pageant

      Jul 24, 2008 at 2:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   Summer

    testing ♥

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Mishee bang

    BOBBY! I AM WATCHING YOU!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 3:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   JoeInLA

    Okay, I may just burst into tears over this one. This is a CLASSIC example of passive-aggressive writing — every single line is pure snark! Yes, way back when I first found this board I was one of those who posted saying, “um, that’s not really p/a, gang.” But this! A picture of this note really should be in the dictionary beside “passive-aggressive.” I’m even feeling a tiny bit giddy! (Sad, I know, but you take your fun where you find it, no?) Maybe we could get hold of the original note and bronze it? (Of course that would make it hard to read, but whatever.) At the very least we could nominate the writer (clearly female) as a goddess of passive-aggression, no? Maybe interview her for the board? Okay, I’m going to go sit down with my head between my knees for a bit.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 3:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Canthz_B bang

      So, I take it you enjoy a good, sarcastic note then?

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   JoeInLA

      Good God, yes. My nipples are still hard. (Wanna feel?)

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.3   Canthz_B bang

      I’ll have to take your word for it J-LA! :-D LOL

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   matthb

    I nominate #34.1 to be the next PAN on the site. Screenshot, please!

    Jul 24, 2008 at 3:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   amazon bang

      A PAN within PAN. I like it. Very self-referential.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   snee

      if you mean #34 actual, then i’ll co-sign.

      meta-PAN.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 4:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   Deluxx bang

    pssst, Timo? up there at 16.1? The Shaft carpet-cleaning remark? Totally hilarious. Better 26ish remarks late than never…

    And I wish the real S___ would tell us if it actually says “TPS report,” because it really looks like it does. And what else goes in a TPS report but charts and spreadsheets, really?

    Jul 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   Mishee bang

      Duh… didn’t you get the memo?

      It’s got a new coverpage now.

      Expect your phone to ring in 5-7 seconds.

      Jul 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   ssb

    eh, just because you worked hard doesn’t mean that the work wasn’t terrible. Sometimes people work hard and still do a bad job.

    Jul 24, 2008 at 4:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   The Other Leanne

    Dear S—
    WTF do you mean you “fixed” the report?!
    NoName

    Jul 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Claire

    OMG! Are we losing the cuddliness that I have come to love from this site?

    Aha! The rapier keen wit! The roly-poly giggles! Maybe not! How I have come to love you all…now please lead me back to the main hallway so I may chase my British brethen for no clear reason at all….

    Jul 24, 2008 at 8:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #46.1   snee bang

      cue the frantic music!

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.2   Mishee bang

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNUb-m9hwxA

      Jul 24, 2008 at 10:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.3   Kev Orng

      when you see bald men do you pat their heads? And do British phone booths really have time travelling spaceships inside?

      I should know this stuff, after all, we have the same queen.

      Jul 25, 2008 at 12:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.4   Kev Orng

      does anyone else think it’s tragic that we’ll never see a Benny Hill rendition of 28 Days Later?

      Jul 25, 2008 at 12:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #47   Mudhooks

    Looks exactly like my sister’s printing… so does the smiley!

    Nov 11, 2008 at 1:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   just a friendly reminder [you hussy, you!] :)

    [...] related: “so if you could go ahead and try to remember that from now on, that’d be great” [...]

    Dec 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   fluffy8u

    You guys are forgetting how thoughtful Miss S was for letting Submitter clear her mind for the weekend. She deserves a plate of cookies for that!

    Jan 7, 2009 at 12:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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