Just be glad you don’t know what’s in the coffee

September 10th, 2008 · 168 comments

Our submitter in London snapped a photo of this note in the kitchen of the PR agency where she works. Exactly what you’d expect to find at office full of “communication professionals,” no?

To the person(s) causing kitchen unrest by putting the Peppermint tea bags with the Green Tea bags. Not funny.

related: Switch to tea

FILED UNDER: kitchen · London · office · tea · U.K.


168 responses so far ↓

  • #1   erik

    actually, that is pretty funny.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:24 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   gwennie

    Those evil person(s) probably also cause unrest by putting olive oil with the EVOO…

    If tea is their sole complaint, they most likely don’t have a microwave.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:25 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Wade bang

    I can understand their concern. The last time tea caused unrest didn’t turn out so well for the British.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:36 am   rating: 197  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   James

      Ha! Take that 18th century England!
      Hope none of them surf the web.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 8:24 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Mishee bang

      Wade – We all know that was the Indians (feather, not dot) though… its not like WE did anything wrong…!

      (haha, one of those boats was called the Beaver – just thought I’d share)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:09 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   shane

      Since we’re debating history, it was the Colonists or Sons of Liberty “dressed” as Indians.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Mishee bang

      once again, sarcasm is lost through the internet.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   shane

      not lost, bypassed to defend my fellow Natives’ honor.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:17 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   claw71 bang

      Those feather-plucking redskins didn’t have any honor, Shane. If they did God would have smiled upon them and they would have been part of manfiest destiny rather than victims of it.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:21 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Holiday Djinn

      Don’t fall into the Sar-chasm!!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:34 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   shane

      God had very little to do with the insatiable will of the white man to own everything they set foot on.

      Ya know, free will and all.

      Oh, and racism much?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:38 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Mishee bang

      Well, I like to go out to the plains states and watch the neat Indian reenactments with the war dances, painted faces, teepees, and such… if only I didn’t have to actually go near those gross, scary reservations with all those dirty, poor people who live there… I mean… can’t the government do something about those people?

      Maybe open up a nice “Camp” and give them all jobs there…?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   Canthz_B bang

      God is a Racist, shane…ever heard of His “Chosen People”?

      WTF about everyone else? ;-)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:51 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   Ti O bang

      Like I tell rabid vegans; if it isn’t smart enough or quick enough to kill me first too bad you lose!

      Waaa waaa booo hooo European man had superior numbers and technology and defeated primitive thinking (sound familar?) native borns. They lost now shut up shuffle the cards and deal Tonto. I need a drink too where is the waitress?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:54 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   Mishee bang

      His brother is “Sits-With-Full-House”…

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:58 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   takethelongroadtoapoint

      Shane- Giant leap away fron the point and into ‘hey lets pick an argument becuase I have nothing funny to say and this is a funny website and I feel bad about not being funny… I know- lets get all fake PC up in someone who IS funny, that will make me feel better- land”

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:07 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.14   shane

      Actually, his given name is Keno.

      @evenlongerroadtoapoint – this website has the freedom to express whatever snarky comment I desire, whether it’s funny in your self righteous mind or not. Congrats to you for failing at sarcasm.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.15   Ti O bang

      I loved Bob Saget on that show.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:13 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.16   secondsout bang

      Actually, God’s will sounds like a better argument than better technology or primitive thinking. The main contributing factor to white people sweeping across the US and defeating the Indians was disease. The Europeans brought over tons of diseases that the Indians had no immunity for.

      Speaking of white people with tons of diseases, if you ever visit RB’s mom, be sure to wear a kitchen glove when fisting. That woman is like the monkey on Outbreak.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.17   claw71 bang

      Shane’s got to be a Jew. Those damned Heebs are always taking the Injun’s side because they both have big ugly noses. I know he’s not black because I didn’t see any chicken grease on his post. I bet he’s gay, too. A stinking Jew butt pirate. God, I hope Huckabee wins this election.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.18   Canthz_B bang

      Actually, God had a lot to do with European expansionism, by the way.
      The mission of spreading the gospel was part and parcel of the mission of conquest and empire building. “Civilizing” the natives was to be accomplished by Christianizing them.

      see spanish missions on the west coast of amrica and active missionary activity in the world today.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.19   claw71 bang

      You’ll praise Jesus or else.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.20   anglophile bang

      Glory be to Else!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.21   se

      wrong comment….

      Sep 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.22   James

      You’d all better get some perspective before the inevitable happens. (http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.23   Canthz_B bang

      Whatever happens…it’s God’s will, James.
      All of Man’s freedom of choice leads in the direction of God’s Plan.
      If not…God has NO Plan.
      If He’s not in control then He is NOT omnipotent.
      If He’s not omnipotent, then He’s not a God and our free will was not granted by Him.

      In short…if you have free will, there is no God.
      If God controls His plan, you have NO free will.

      Wrap your mind around it and let it marinade for a spell. ;-)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.24   Canthz_B bang

      “God does not play dice with the universe.”

      –Albert Einstein

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.25   bellabeastie

      Totally a mind-full, CB. whoo.

      Can I get back to you on this?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.26   Canthz_B bang

      Of course, bb.
      I sure as hell took mine. You’ve got an entire life-time to do so, as have we all. :-D

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.27   Canthz_B bang

      I meant “Take your time…I sure as hell took mine”…years, in fact. :-)

      Be Blessed?!

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

       
    • #3.28   Canthz_B bang

      Just don’t tell me that my wife’s death was God’s will and simultaneously claim that she had any free will in the matter.

      The two are mutually exclusive.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.29   Jais

      Mmm…. peppermint tea….

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.30   Holiday Djinn

      I disagree w/ Einstein on this. As I look around at the universe i see a lot of craps. ;-)

      Sep 11, 2008 at 7:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.31   Canthz_B bang

      Old Al was known to be wrong from time to time. It’s all relative! ;-)

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.32   MissD.

      Now it is such a bizarrely impossible coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the nonexistence of God. The argument goes something like this:

      “I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.”

      “But,” say Man, “the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn’t it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don’t. QED.”

      “Oh dear,” says God, “I hadn’t though of that” and promply vanishes in a puff of logic.

      Thank God for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…

      Sep 15, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   anglophile bang

    The careful use of the (s) leads me to wonder if the note writer envisioned a network of tea-corrupters intent on destroying the purity of tea everywhere. Who knows what the next step will be? Chai mixed up with the Earl Grey? Chamomile in with the Russian Caravan? Black Currant polluting the Lapsang Souchong? The mind recoils from such horror.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:53 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   claw71 bang

      I’ll tell you what, Anglophile, I wouldn’t mind polluting your Lapsang Souchong. Grrrrrr, baby, yeah

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   anglophile bang

      Er, I’m pretty sure you already have, claw.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 12:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   claw71 bang

      Oh…well then, was it good for you, babe?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   anglophile bang

      I don’t recall. Let’s review the tapes, shall we?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Holiday Djinn

    Wow, Unrest eh?

    When I hear unrest I think police action beatings, crowds going unruly, riot police, smoke grenades, firetruck hoses going full blast, aging regimes trying to keep power through force.

    You know, a typical Saturday night at Mishee’s!

    :-)

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:54 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Mishee bang

      HD – you have no idea…

      Don’t forget the Mexican music playing the background constantly, empty cans of Modelo beer flying off the balconies onto our front lawn (ok… front dirt), and of course, barefoot children robbing you at knife point…

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:02 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   passive-aggressive fame «

    [...] September, 2008 by blue soup Passive-Aggressive notes has posted my submission of the note in the kitchen that made me laugh on the day of my third-round interview at PR [...]

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   TygerAKC bang

    I like how someone scribbled out the “Not” showing that they think it IS funny!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   secretrebel

      But in a very light-weight passive aggressive way!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    And thus the War of the (Four) Roses was begun…

    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:54 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, snap! The tea I had in mind is “Red Rose”…”Four Roses” is my grandpa’s old bourbon!
      The things we mix in our minds as children, eh? :-P

      Sep 10, 2008 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    Unrest? I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it. :-P

    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Lola Snow

    Far funnier when swap is made by putting expresso in the decaf container!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 8:12 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Mark bang

      That’s espresso! Not x, s!

      (says the Seattleite)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Ti O bang

      I think EXpresso is a brand of laxative.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Canthz_B bang

      Espresso is a laxative as well.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   JoeInLA

      No, “expresso” is what happens when you TAKE a laxative.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 5:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   phoeniX bang

      so 6 shots of espresso would then become an EXpresso?

      fun in a cup!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   claw71 bang

    Office unrest? In London? Surely the maximum extent of this alleged unrest would be the posting of a note such as the one seen here. OOOOOH. So scary. In Scotland hooligans would pound each other. Here in the States we’d dress up like Indians and dump the tea into the ocean and if this had happened in Northern Ireland throats would be slit and bombs would be detonated. That’s unrest. London. Please. Here’s a thought, Liam, take a whiff of the tea bag before you steep it. Peppermint is pretty hard to miss unless you have some sort of olfactory disorder in which case you probably wouldn’t notice the difference anyway. And get your teeth fixed, you limey fop.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 8:37 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   amy d bang

      Claw posted a short comment? The tea unrest is causing disruption far and wide!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   claw71 bang

      Kerry sent me an email and told me if I didn’t trim down my posts she’d have to block me. It wasn’t the tea unrest.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   shane

      Hmmm, teabagging, pounding each other, dressing up like Indians. Someone already mentioned Mishee’s Saturday nights.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   sos

      teabagging. ahahahahahaha!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   GhostWriter bang

    Hargreeves did it again.

    He didn’t finish his product placement report, so instead of attending the department meeting, he concocted an outrageous tale of being “…allergic to peppermint tea” and that somebody slipped him a “not-funny” tea bag.
    Now, he’s off on a recuperation holiday, and I’m doing his report.

    Whatever, Hargreeves- just WHATEVER!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   claw71 bang

      I love messing with people who have allergies. I had this regional manager who had a serious peanut allergy so I kept a jar of Planter’s dry roasted peanuts in my desk. Whenever he’d waddle his soft corporate ass in my office I’d break that jar out and throw peanuts at his feet. Dance, peanut boy, dance! Who’s failing to meet performance benchmarks now? TELL ME!!!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:11 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   GhostWriter bang

      That raises a question; would you consider Mr. Peanut to be a “serious peanut,” or an absurd mockery?
      Costumes aside, that is one peanut boy who can dance…

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   claw71 bang

      I always wondered if people with peanut allergies have nightmares about Mr. Peanut.

      I know the Jolly Green Giant tormented me in my dreams. I could easily hide from him while he crushed my family, chortling Ho, Ho, Ho all the while…at least until they introduced that little green turd of a flunky known as Spout. Sprout would always find me and scream to the Jolly Green Giant, “Hey, he’s over here under the shrubs!” I could have taken Sprout, but I knew the giant would get me if I tried.

      I still get shivers up and down my spine when I hear those commercials.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:28 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Mishee bang

      He wasn’t laughing, he was referencing your mom.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:49 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   katrina

      Personally, I just worry about the morals of a critter who goes around wearing JUST spats, a monocle, top hat, gloves and a cane. Of course we aren’t going to mention that’s the usual attire at mishee’s ….

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   Mishee bang

      And I do have to say that I look awesome in that getup!! You should see what I dress the Mister in!!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Dave Knapik

    Peppermint tea? Green tea? Chuck all of it in the bin and make a proper British cuppa. You’re making the queen cry.

    Be careful though, this note author seems agitated. Being London and all, he might stab you.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Jahzzie

      And Dave, what does one serve as a proper cuppa? and if it’s not the only tea fit to serve a monkey, I’m calling you out.

      Sep 13, 2008 at 12:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Mishee bang

    As long as they don’t the green tea in the peppermint bin…

    Green tea is NOT fucking delicious and I would not find that funny at all.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   RandyinReno

      Awfully damn close to the unitard, Mishee, even with the NOT… I’m watching you, girlie!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Mishee bang

    If I were a man, I would write a response note:

    I’ve got your teabags right here, bitch

    But that’s just me….

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:04 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   aaa

      They don’t have to know that you don’t have testicles. Just let them wonder.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   claw71 bang

    In my office there’s a creepy guy who teabags the teabags. I don’t know about unrest but there sure is a lot of unease.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:05 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   secondsout bang

      Notice Claw mentioned that there’s a “creepy guy,” but conveniently didn’t exclude himself from the list of suspects.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   GhostWriter bang

    “Hey, how’d you secretly mix up the peppermint tea with the green tea so fast?”

    “I didn’t- I just switched the lids!”

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

     
  • #18   Lildonbro

    I enjoy the “not funny” at the end. Really makes the point. I personally would have made a threat about how I can find out who they are with fingerprint analysis and DNA…but that’s just how my office works.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   claw71 bang

    You can’t have unrest in London without The Clash:

    London’s bawling to the corporate office clowns
    the tea’s been swapped and unrest is coming down
    London’s bawling to people ’round the world
    the tea in the cupboard isn’t fit to give a swirl
    London’s bawling look what they did to us
    All that phoney instant cuppa is just bitter dust
    London’s bawling the tea’s got a minty tang
    I thought is was green and now I want to gag

    The migrane is coming, the walls are closing in
    The water’s stopped boiling and mint tea is such a sin
    It’s a tea time error, and it makes me feel queer
    In peppermint I’m drowning and I don’t want to be here

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   amy d bang

    Kitchen unrest? Is the dish refusing to run away with the spoon?

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:47 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   claw71 bang

      No amy, that causes kitchen unrest. Imagine if all of the dishes and all of the spoons ran away together…it would be anarchy. Chaos. Could you imagine trying to cut your steak in a bowl? Or eating your soup with a fork? Sure, maybe you’d get by with serving platters and ladles for a while, but do you really want it to come to that? You’ll gain weight, you know? Over time you would increase portion sizes until you filled that platter and before long you’d only eat with service equipment. Then you’d start to feel attracted to Dom DeLouise and you’d challenge inanimate objects to eating contests. It would be horrible.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Holiday Djinn

      God created spoon and dish, not spoon and spoon.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:15 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Mark bang

      What about the poor fork? He feels left out.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   amy d bang

      Fork him.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:48 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Goldie

      Fork and his illegitimate child spork have always been discriminated against by the spoons and dishes of this world. One day a massive unrest is going to ensue and we will all be stabbed. Guard your teabags, lest they be pierced by an angry fork.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:52 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   Canthz_B bang

      I had a sticker on my car about this matter, but it was stolen. :-(

      Sep 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   RandyinReno

      Claw, I’ve never been able to cut a steak in London even with a saw. I’m sure that trying to chew that meat is what’s happened to their teeth. Am I wrong?

      Sep 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Mishee bang

    This is why I prefer Bigelow teas – they are individually wrapped to maintain freshness and the wrapping is labeled!

    No unrest in my kitchen!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   claw71 bang

      Not from tea anyway. The cockroach empire behind the refrigerator has been encroaching on the ant colony behind the toaster oven and things are getting dicey. Two words Mishee: PINE SOL.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:58 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   aaa

      My cockroach commandos won’t be stopped by Pinesol. Maybe a foot or a larger, hungrier cockroach, but not Pinesol.

      On an unrelated matter, Tilex is good for killing ants when you don’t have any ant poison.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 1:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Zsa

      So is Windex. It (supposedly) disrupts the scent trail too so they dont come back … or so RB’s mom told me. And that old gal knows about scent trails.

      Personally, I think the sight of all their shrivled comrades makes them think twice aoubt coming back to MY kitchen!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Mishee bang

      According to the father in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” Windex is good for EVERYTHING…

      I just wonder if there was a “Greek” honeymoon to follow…

      *shudder*

      Sep 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Zsa

      Oh it is, Mishee, it is.
      Need a Drink? Windex martini (trendy blue color too)
      Need to scare away a big dog? One squirt of windex will blind it for life.
      Need to “loose” your cat? Leave a puddle of windex on the floor… no wait- that is antifreeze.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   aaa

    Maybe the peppermint tea wants to be with the green tea. Maybe the teas are tired of your tea segregation. What unrest? The green tea now tastes like peppermint? Maybe the teas want to be more like each other. Maybe we should be more like tea.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:55 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   claw71 bang

      I don’t want to taste like Runbarbara’s mom…I don’t like sun dried jellyfish.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   shane

      Kinda like the “birth” of the famous peanut butter cups.
      “…you got chocolate in my peanut butter.” “Well you got peanut butter in my chocolate.”

      This tea mixup will probably result in the next big thing.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Goldie

      Does the sugar want to be more like ground up ex-lax by any chance? Oh the hilarity that would ensue in the office, putting an end to kitchen unrest. Especially if the toilet paper happens to want to be more like Super-Glue.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   aaa

      LUANNE: You know, at the beauty academy, they teach us that people aren’t black, or white, or yellow, or red, but their hair can be.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:05 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   aaa

      Hell, Shane, I’ve already comingled the black and green teas. And I won’t say the ‘tardworthy phrase, but it was pretty fucking awesome tasting.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Pwntastic

    To the person putting up passive-aggressive notes trying to get me to stop switching the peppermint and green-tea bags. Not stopping me.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 10:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Holiday Djinn

    Apparently even Green doesn’t like a teabag!

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

     
  • #25   I've got big bags

    I’m the guy who’s been teabagging the tea-bags. Suck on that one peppermint.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 10:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   I've got big bags

    .

    Sep 10, 2008 at 10:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Holiday Djinn

      I’ve heard they’re quite tiny really. More of a “lipton” than a “celestial seasons”. . . .

      Sep 10, 2008 at 10:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   aaa

      What, and you cannot lie?

      Wait, that’d be if you liked big bags. Never mind.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   djr

    As communication professionals I expect them to have better grammar than they apparently have.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 10:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Red Letterboxer

    I would bet that the tea was getting mixed up due to simple carelessness at first. Seems like a jumped-to conclusion to lay blame for something so lame. But once the note went up, the idea had been planted. That would be the point that someone decided it would actually be funny to drive the note-writer a little more insane than they already are.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Ryan

    To the team of deadly terrorists set to sabotage my day……

    Nice BOLD writing, asshat!
    Now with that note on the wall – the first thing I would do if I were alone in that room was mix those tax bags up!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   bellabeastie

      That would be “asspanda” to you….

      chai? what note? :)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Elizabeth

    I’d feel the need for a PAN also.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Brian

    Correction: WASN’T funny until I overreacted and put up this sign. And then “kitchen unrest” put it completely over the top.

    When will people learn?

    Sep 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Quite Contrary

    Why wasn’t this PAN filed under “Stick up their ass?”

    Sep 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Summer

    peppermint green tea is fucking delicious, by the way.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Holiday Djinn

      unitard por favor!

      Sep 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Lorelie

    To the person(s) causing kitchen oppression by separating the green and peppermint teas.
    Who the fuck are you to stand in the way of true love?
    Thanks!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   secondsout bang

    Green and peppermint teas in the same container? Creamer in the oatmeal? What is this world coming to? First, it’s kitchen unrest, then the whole world crumbles.

    Fortunately, on my way to work this morning, I encountered some kind souls handing out fliers for Dianetics. Just when I thought all was lost, L. Ron came to the rescue.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   secretly Passive Aggresive

    Actually, I think Teabagging IS funny, especially if caught on film.
    ;)

    Sep 10, 2008 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   ansco

    actually, the person that put up the note was looking for someone to teabag with

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   agirlie

    “person(s)” teehee and then someone scribbled out “not” double teehee

    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Canthz_B bang

    Maybe they were just trying to ‘cut’ the “pure peppermint” in the container on the right (enlarge picture) by placing a few bags in with the green.
    No one wants to pure peppermint OD on the job!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   Mishee bang

      Everything is better when its cut with a little green…

      Sep 10, 2008 at 7:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   Woman on the Verge bang

    What do they have against a little multicultural tea? Who, exactly, is at unrest in the kitchen? And if they had a little more pepperminty green tea would they consider the whole matter just a little more funny? Why am I asking all these questions? Mishee, can you help me?

    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Sydney

    I can’t believe no one’s said “it’s people like you what cause unrest” yet. Hmm, maybe there’s a good reason for that.

    Sep 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Canthz_B bang

      Could it be that the entire office enjoys peppermint-green tea, and that this purist is the last holdout? He’s the one causing unrest!!

      Ok, Sydney?
      Thanks for the concept. I’m not sure why you didn’t just put together the joke instead of asking why we didn’t, but it’s all good. ;-)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   bellabeastie

      Dear Not Funny:

      Your name is quite apt.

      Tea is tea is tea. Get then fuck over it and do your job. No one besides you really cares, because if they did YOU wouldn’t have “issues” about the tea placement.

      Lattes for All !! ( on the house) ;)

      Sep 10, 2008 at 11:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.3   fantasy bang

      Now on the other hand, if they happen to switch the Breakfast Blend with Dieters Tea, the shit will really fly!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 1:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   hizzle

    This reads like a White Whine!

    Sep 10, 2008 at 11:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   creamy

    Leave my stash alone, and don’t give me no lipton. For peets sake, I’m sick of all the unrest and intertwinings. You fluzianne! You teaGschwendner! I’m warning you, I’m no Yogi – if you push me it’ll be tit for tetly and I’ll be seeing you in teavana.

    and have a nice day
    Mighty Leaf

    Sep 11, 2008 at 7:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Scaryduck

    Yes. Yes it is funny.

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  • #45   Lurker

    In these times of great kitchen unrest, we need a spiritual leader who can inspire and guide us through the troubled waters.

    Even though we face the difficulties of peppermint tea and green tea, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the breakroom dream.

    I have a dream that one day among the white tiles of this kitchen, the drinkers of refreshing mint and the drinkers of soothing verdant brew will be able to sit down together at the Formica table of brotherhood.

    I have a dream that one day even my cup of Earl Grey, a drink sweltering with the heat of boiling water, sweltering with the heat of steamed milk, will be transformed into an oasis of flavor.

    I have a dream that my two little officemates will one day drink in a kitchen where they will not be judged by the color of their tea but by the content of their teabags.

    I have a dream that one day, down in General Services/Accounts Receivable, with its vicious no-popcorn policies, little coffee-drinking boys and coffee-drinking girls will be able to join hands with little tea-drinking boys and tea-drinking girls as sisters and brothers.

    I have a dream today!

    And when this happens, we will be able to speed up that day when all of us will be able to join hands and sing: Tea at last! Tea at last! THX SANDRA Almighty, we have tea at last!

    Sep 11, 2008 at 10:57 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   rie

    I like that someone has crossed out the “not” just before “not funny”

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

     
  • #47   raiseyourglass

    I did it, and I’m still laughing.

    And since no one else has said it. The tea was fucking delicious.
    Darn it I missed #32!

    Sep 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   bigoted bores

    God, you Americans are OBSESSED with your tedious stereotypes.

    You mention the “Revolutionary War” by the THIRD comment, for fuck’s sake.
    Bad teeth by the eleventh comment.
    The Queen by the thirteenth.
    And, of course, there’s a Monty Python reference in comment 41.

    Change the fucking record, you fat, pizza-faced, baseball-cap-wearing, Vietnam-losing morons.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   Wade bang

      It’s been over 200 years, bigoted bore. Let it go.

      Oh, and btw… tea, London, unrest

      Maybe a sharp comment on the way the Empire introduced indentured Tamils into Sri Lanka to work the tea plantations, and thus sowing the seeds for the present day conflict, would have been a more appropriate way to weave those thoughts together.

      ;)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.2   amy d bang

      bb, you fuss about us using stereotypes, but take a look at the last line of your comment. Way to lead the way!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.3   Canthz_B bang

      The picture was submitted by someone in London, England. Were we supposed to talk about Uganda? :roll:

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.4   anglophile bang

      I say, old boy, stiff upper lip. Don’t want the Yanks to think you can’t take it when somebody gives you the mickey.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   Canthz_B bang

    ##

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  • #50   bigoted bores

    I think “let it go” is what you lot should do. It’s been (more than) 200 years, as you say, so SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    If only we could be as great as the nation founded on genocide. How d’ya like those poisoned blankets, Mr Red Injun?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #50.1   Wade bang

      Um, bigoted bore.

      That was you.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #50.2   Canthz_B bang

      Not to put too fine a point on it, but those blankets were handed out by British Subjects.

      And…I’m pissed that you left out my “War of the Roses” at comment #8! :-P

      Rats, Wade has covered that small historical point already.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #50.3   park rose

      Follow on to Wade’s comment, though I think BB is just after a reaction:

      If you are from the U.K., Bb, Your past wealth has come from many countries where the practices of genocide, displacement and suppression of people were widely practised by the British. For example, the causes of the Potato famine in Ireland, Aboriginal genocide in Australia, very unfair trade practices in Egypt and India which have contributed in no small part to the ongoing poverty and problems that exist there today.

      Yagan in Western Australia was fed poisoned flour by the settlers who came from…?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #50.4   Mishee bang

      I’m not even gonna get into how many countries (ahem, India, ahem) Britain has “conquered” during their heyday as a “World Power” – but hey, they are Brits and probably quite polite, so I am sure they took over all those countries by just ASKING… oh, no, I am wrong again.. I forgot it was the clever use of flags… My bad. But I am sure there was minimal loss of life with those who opposed them… right?

      I myself would just like to know what time the sun sets in the UK now… bitches.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #50.5   Canthz_B bang

      We all know that the Zulus willingly gave up prime real estate to the British crown.
      They got in their ships and sailed to the British Isles and asked to be shot.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #51   bigoted bores

    That’s right. In fact, if you go to India today, there are only a few hundred thousand “Native Indians” left, and they all live on reservations. That’s because we massacred them all with our Tenth Cavalry and spent much of the latter part of the 19th century in “Indian Wars” to exterminate them.

    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee… bitches.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #51.1   Mishee bang

      I bet you the Reservation Idiot “Runs With Scissors Pointed at the Sky God” at least knows how to nest a comment… bitch.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.2   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, we’re short-sighted like that. We should have kept them as second-class citizens to do our menial labor…like…?

      Besides, thars casinos on them thar reservations! ;-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.3   bigoted bores

      Better than wiping them out, I’d have said.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.4   Mark bang

      “Few hundred thousand” doesn’t sound like wiping out to me. And that’s just the ones living on reservations, according to you. What about the ones who integrated into society? And those that married “white folk” (or black, or yellow, or whatever)?

      Wiped out, my ass.

      Also, “We learned it by watching YOU, dad!”

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.5   Canthz_B bang

      Besides, we didn’t go around blasting away at “Indians”…we killed the buffalo!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.6   claw71 bang

      We’re not going to start comparing and contrasting the flaws of our respective imperialism are we? It’s quite obvious both the US and England have done more than their fair share of exploiting other cultures. I’m not going to make excuses for the US. I’m rather ashamed of certain aspects of our past (and present), of course two of our greatest moments included pulling England’s (and the rest of Western Europe’s) ass out of the fire in WW1 and WW2.

      The Revolutionary War was a debacle on England’s part. Your country sent its worst officers and hired Hessians to fight a battle your leaders thought would be over quickly. You under estimated the resolve of the colonists and the connection to this thread was clever and funny. Your country also has a reputation for poor dental care, that’s evident whenever Hugh Grant smiles. As to the Monty Python jokes, I really don’t get it. I think it’s sad that England hasn’t made a significant contribution to worldwide entertainment in 30 odd years but that says a lot more about your country than it does mine.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.7   Mishee bang

      Well, claw, as much as I love you I will say that Hugh Laurie not only has very nice teeth, but is also an excellent actor (who, funny thing, plays an American) – whod’a thunk, a Brit wants to be an American? Oh wait, that was the whole reason for the Tea Party in the first place… right?

      I just remember something about taxation and representation.

      Hell, we thought up such a good idea for a government, we actually go to other countries and “free” them so they can adopt our way of leading the country… its the latest craze… just look at Iraq! They love it!!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.8   Canthz_B bang

      *whispers…don’t mention dunkirk, they get all riled up about that

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    • #51.9   Wade bang

      You know, I am getting damn tired of trolls who make an inflammatory statement, and then ignore the reply.

      You say we are a nation founded on genocide. We were founded by English settlers.

      You say we drove American Indians onto reservations. Shall we discuss rose’s observation about British treatment of indigenous Australians.

      You didn’t like the Revolutionary War reference, yet did not acknowledge the unrest in Sri Lanka created by British policy and practice.

      And we’ll not spend time moving through blood-soaked pages of pre-colonial British history.

      So yes, you have over a 1000 year head start on us as far as bloodthirsty venality is concerned.

      You are also a people who have produced wonderful literature and culture, from Shakespeare to, yes, Monty Python.

      So give it a rest. Or least try to be funny about it.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.10   park rose bang

      You did enter those wars rather late, though Claw, not that I’m being a turncoat or anything (runs for cover). But then, the Chinese and Czechoslovakians, I am sure, were saying that about everyone.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.11   Canthz_B bang

      Rose, that’s because we were doing something the world has been begging us to do for the past few years…we were minding our own business.
      We didn’t sink the Lousitania or attack Pearl Harbor.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.12   claw71 bang

      No Rose, we didn’t enter either of them a little late. We were involved from the beginning. That’s why Japan bombed Peal Harbor and why Germany sank the Lusitania even though it was known to be full of American passengers.

      Some would make the case that the US manipulated foriegn relations in such a manner to force those attacks so that it could get directly involved in those wars but our indirect and one-sided participation before those events is documented.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.13   park rose

      Nor did we bomb Darwin. I know, CB (about isolation policies), and particularly with WWI we (Australia) were (in my opinion) stupid to fight for a country that had little loyalty towards us.

      It’s all relative and retrospective, and the actuality of history (maybe not the telling) is complex and enmeshed. I don’t think many wars have been entered for humanitarian reasons.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.14   Canthz_B bang

      I was just trying to stick to the grade-school history level. That’s all this thread requires. ;-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.15   park rose bang

      :D

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.16   Canthz_B bang

      Damn! You’d think we mentioned Benny Hill or something!! 8-O

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.17   anglophile bang

      Or cricket!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.18   Canthz_B bang

      That would have been a bit of a sticky wicket!

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  • #52   park rose bang

    That’s right. In fact, if you go to India today, there are only a few hundred thousand “Native Indians” left, and they all live on reservations. That’s because we massacred them all with our Tenth Cavalry and spent much of the latter part of the 19th century in “Indian Wars” to exterminate them.

    Well, BB, that’s because in the countries where the population was too numerous for the Brits to commit genocide, they actually ‘just’ colonised and reaped the profits.

    Most of the European powers were guilty of the same, and a fair few Middle Eastern ones as well.

    Oops, didn’t gigglebrax, hope Mishee doesn’t kill me. Just blame it on being a colonial, Mish.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   Mishee bang

      I will let you live another day rose. Just make sure it doesn’t happen again! I can’t be accused of favoritism!!!

      Only cause I wub you will you escape the Unitard with a warning this time.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   Lurker

    Heck, sometimes it looks like we Yanks and Brits are the only ones left in the world who can stand each other! If we argue amongst ourselves over tea jokes, what’s next? Swapping Posh and Becks back for Madonna and Gwyneth?

    Oh, and Mishee, compare and contrast older and newer pictures of Mr. Laurie’s teeth. He’s been to a nice expensive American dentist at some point in the last few years.

    “It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.”

    –Serlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

    Sep 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   Mishee bang

      I always brush my teeth. When I was little I was showed the “Big Book of British Smiles” by my dentist, and I was scared straight from that day forth…

      Oh, and you can not only keep Gywnnie (hasn’t been of use since the breakup with Brad) and Madonna (hasn’t been of use since she “claimed” to be a virgin in song) and you can take back that skinny big headed weirdo married to the hot soccer (yes, I said it! soccer!) player… but we get to keep House and Becks…

      Fair trade if you ask me.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   lalanii

    at least you didn’t accidentally buy ORGANIC CHAMOMILE tea… it hurt my heart when i drank it.

    Trynna go GREEN, i tell ya.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 1:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   The Style PA

    I love this site. Oh and by the way, I have those tea/coffee jars. I also am partial to a peppermint tea :)

    Oct 19, 2008 at 3:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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