Communication needed

September 17th, 2008 · 147 comments

Writes Harry in New York: “My roomie sent me this e-mail two weeks after telling me I need to move out.  I guess it’s a case of retroactive passive-aggression on my part.”

communication needed

In his own defense, Harry adds, “the ‘light’ is a nightlight and the ‘AC’ is a window fan.”

related: Some creative brainstorming and flexible thinking

FILED UNDER: e-mail · energy usage · money · New York · roommates


147 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Chantel

    That guy may want to pick up a newspaper and read how energy prices have soared over the last few years and then he will have his “record breaking” reason for their bill being so high.

    please forgive me.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 8:31 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   sizeXS

      He makes ME want to pick up a newspaper and beat/pummel him about the head/face.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   gwennie

    An excellent definition of passive aggressiveness: “absence of action”. Awesome.

    I also like the use of slashes: “painful/ hurting” “wasting/ draining”.

    Go, and take care of your own energy use/ energy consumption fuckhead/ dumbass!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 8:46 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Mishee bang

    I must be like an A/C – I sometimes find I am even high when the temperature is in the low 70s…

    Sep 17, 2008 at 8:55 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Holiday Djinn

      No Mishee, you are like an A/C because you are frigid.

      waka waka :-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   claw71 bang

      No Mishee, not like an air conditioner. You’re more like Willie Nelson’s tour bus: Big, round, smells like Tommy Chong’s basement and you’re full of old country singers.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   claw71 bang

    This note is absolutely amazing. It’s a complete mess and when you follow the accepted rules of grammar it should make no sense at all. It’s an English teacher’s worst nightmare. I’m not exactly persnickety about these things but I want to punch this guy for butchering the basic principles of syntax and composition.

    In spite of all of that the note still has meaning. The message is clear. That simply boggles the mind. How can this train wreck of a note still deliver such a concise message?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:01 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      I, too was appalled at the idiocy of the structure of this note. I absolutely abhor people who have no respect for language. Usually a hack-job like this dilutes the message, but the writer here says “fuck you” quite clearly. Do you hear it?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Claire bang

      After carefully examining the syntax and the structure of this warbling missive, I have determined (only because I have so often traveled there myself) that K. obviously write this email while under the profound influence of mixing meds and alcohol…perhaps peppermint Schnaps…or Southern Comfort…K should have proofread more carefully, but the light from the oil lamp was so weak and constantly flickering…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Lewis Carroll

      “It seems very pretty, but it’s rather hard to understand. Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas–only I don’t exactly know what they are!”

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   kiwibry

      If I hadn’t read Pride & Prejudice to the point of exhaustion already, I would think this message rather ridiculous!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   kiwibry

      If I hadn’t read Pride & Prejudice to the point of exhaustion already, I would think this message rather ridiculous!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Wade bang

    “[A]s if to try to waste electricity on purpose to make me waste more money as much as possible.”

    May I suggest another definition of passive aggression: Attack by the absence of grammar such as overuse of the infinitive phrase and abuse of comparisons of quantity.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:12 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Grade Ape

      make… me… more… money… much

      A good attempt at alliteration though!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Quite Contrary bang

    Really? He thinks they are going to be able to part pleasantly? That’s the funniest part of the whole damn note.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:13 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Holiday Djinn

      You get the feeling this is but the first missle in this passive agressive salvo.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   aaa

      Yeah, I bet next week Harry’s roomie is going to send another e-mail something like this:

      “I feel that I’ve upset you/driven you away by my previous e-mail. I feel your moving out is punishing me for my ‘failure’ to protect you from the ugly/distasteful/inconvenient truth of your attack on the environment. Will you kindly come back and pay me/the environment for the damage you’ve caused? I want to trust you and will wait patiently…

      Love, Al”

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:38 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   claw71 bang

      It would be really funny if Harry was clever enough to really break out the big guns and submit this note to a website where people could make snide comments about it. That would be the ultimate payback…the Atomic Bomb of passive aggression, if you will. If only such a site existed…if only there was a way for people like Harry to expose people like “K” for the gutless little…oh, yeah.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   park rose bang

      Missal, perhaps. :)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   CremeBrulee

      No, I think “missile” is what you need, there.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   aaa

    Sounds like Harry’s roomie is Al Gore and Al decided to kick Harry out after they tried having a romantic/sexual relationship and it didn’t end well. Al’s just hurt, Harry. Can’t you understand that?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:14 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Quite Contrary bang

    I’m also intrigued by his definition of “repeatedly.” Evidently, on his planet, it means a couple of times. I didn’t know that either but I am sure I can put that definition to good use.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Paintball "Punk"

    Needs more ellipses….

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Wade bang

    I notice that Microsoft Outlook took it upon itself to remove the extra line breaks in the message.

    I feel we have been cheated out of experiencing the full measure of the notewriter’s crazy.

    Damn you, Bill Gates!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   aaa

      It’s almost more disappointing than a PA sign that’s in tiny print and is lacking rainbow font and doesn’t imply that the sign-writer not your mother.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   aaa

    The phrase “my ‘failure’ to keep your here” intrigues me. Usually it’s not the leaving party that feels like the other party failed to keep them there; the leaving party generally feels that they left of their own volition, whether or not the other party’s behavior was a factor in their leaving. The staying party is usually the one that says that they “failed” to keep them around, like they were supposed to have enough control over the leaving party to keep them where they wanted them. This is the kind of mindset that drives people to stalk their exes and harass them, especially if they’ve seemed to have moved on, which may or may not include having a new significant other.

    Psychology is fun.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:29 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   UpFront

      Way to bore the fuck out of me with an attempt at brilliance aaa. I really can’t believe I read that. It barely held together to make any sense at all. You basically just said something and then tried to explain it out like it was effing rocket science to begin with; like our minds would be too feeble to understand, so you injected a few lofty words in and then you tried to call it psychology. Get back on the short bus now and don’t forget your helmet.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:43 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Joe

      UpFront: I half-heartedly attempted to read your comment, but soon lost interest in the project.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   aaa

      I feel that you are angrily punishing me for my ‘failure’ to keep you entertained and my ‘failure’ to use witty one-liners/song parodies. However, it is not painful/hurtful to read your comment because kids on the internet lacking grammar skills make me el oh el out loud/mourn the state of our school system. If you feel something is not brilliant, will your express it constructively? However, I’m not willing to understand your needs and what you have to say.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Frankie

      ELE UpFront.. EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. c’mon UpFront. Seriously.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   thirty six red

    Harry- just a thought; give him the Apt. 105 treatment.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   anglophile bang

    K, I notice lately a new pattern, repeatedly that for a couple of times you left me e-mails with terrible grammar (even using “quotation marks” when unnecessary) – as if to try to waste your grade school English classes on purpose to try to make me waste more money on red ink to correct your mistakes as much as possible.

    The grammatical mistakes in the past 2 e-mails have been record-breaking, continued to pass the 2 dozen mark, far more than last summer (almost double), 3 times as much as what I used to have to read with two others who e-mailed me before you…

    I feel as if you were angrily punishing me for my ‘failure’ to turn off my light and Air Conditioner. It is painful/ hurting to live with your terrible writing skills expressed
    in the ways of “illiteracy and ignorance” (an attack by absence of knowledge such as excessive use of parentheses or refusing to start a new sentence when it is asked of you).

    Will you kindly stop making me read for nothing? (the run-on sentences and garbled syntax that nobody is benefiting from (during your composing or my reading) but just murdering/ mangling the English language.) You seem to express your anger toward me further by ignoring my request for you to write a complete sentence – I wanted to trust you and read patiently…
    Will you please stop punishing me, so that we may depart pleasantly, without any unnecessary quotation marks behind us? And again, will you forgive me for my situation that will not allow me to read your emails any longer?

    If you feel something is not fair, will you express that in a way that can be understood, let me know and give both of us a chance to be writing in English?
    I’m willing to understand your e-mails and what you have to say. Except I can’t.

    Thanks,

    Harry

    Sep 17, 2008 at 9:37 am   rating: 94  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   tracy

      CLAP CLAP CLAP… slowly and with feeling. Spot on there, Anglo.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Mishee bang

      why do I keep naked pictures of you Glo…?

      so I can masturbate to posts like this.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   RunBarbara bang

      it must be a nice break for the naked pictures of my mom.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   anglophile bang

      Um, Mish, you told me those pictures were going to be our little secret. You know darn well I’m pure as the driven snow.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   Holiday Djinn

      . . . . on the side of a well travelled road, where a dog has pissed.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   Canthz_B bang

      Nothing pure in the copy Mishee sent me! 8-O

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   claw71 bang

    To the tune of I will survive

    Before the bills were low, I had cash to spend
    Shopping every night, I thought it wouldn’t end
    But you left the AC on and the light was burning long
    it was wrong
    and now my bills run on and on

    reapeatedly, you act this way
    wasting power when nobody’s here during the day
    I should have kicked you out posthaste
    I should have taken away the key
    If I would have known that you’d be frivolously wasting electricity

    So just stop, the PA crap
    you owe me money
    because my account is being tapped
    you were the one who left the AC blasting high
    did you think I’d mumble
    and send the check to the power guy
    oh no not I
    I’m a PA scribe
    as long as I know how to email
    I know I’ll be a scribe
    I’ve got no more space to give
    go find someplace else to live
    yes I’m a scribe
    a PA scribe

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   RunBarbara bang

      hey fag, you left your roller skates in the back of my dad’s nova. come get them or im telling everyone that you have pink laces.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   claw71 bang

      You weren’t complaining about those laces when they had you lashed to the bed last night. Then again, I did stuff your mom’s panties in your mouth so who knows?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   RunBarbara bang

      oh yeah…that was you last night. i figured with all of the screaming and crying from behind the ski mask that it was wade…but i should have known better. if it was wade, i would have woken up in a bathtub full of ice with a strange incision over my kidneys and the taste of pudding in my mouth….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 3:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Saysh bang

      You know, I think I would pay money to get all of you in the same room just to watch the free for all!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   jackie31337

      Count me in. Where’s the PayPal fund?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   zchamu

    Please forgive me for being an emo douchebag, Harry. Can you express that constructively?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Me

    Sheesh! This roommate could have turned off the fan and light himself, if it was such a concern. How hard is it to say or type “To conserve expensive energy, please turn off appliances when you leave the apartment”?

    Team Conciseness!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:20 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   aaa

      Yeah, but that would be way too easy. K needed to leave them on (because s/he’s not Harry’s mother) and write a convoluted/confusing e-mail in order to inform Harry of the full extent of his displeasure/sadness/lack of grammar skills.

      I mean, are you truly suggesting that we all be rational, reasonable human beings and not do stupid, PA things? Shame on you, discouraging people from creating PAN fodder like that.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:30 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   UpFront

      Oh, and don’t comment on Mishee’s threads anymore if you’re just going to do this stupid crap. Mishee does some of my favorite posts and you just muck it all up. Go away.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Mishee bang

      I am still wondering how I came into the conversation here…

      *shrugs*

      Oh well.. I mean it is all about The Mishee, so, whatever! :D

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:37 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   aaa

      Oh look, I have my own personal troll! How fun!

      But yeah, it was time we made it all about Mishee. We’re overdue.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Canthz_B bang

      Wow, aaa, welcome to the Kool Kidz table! Bring your troll and sit with me, Mishee, claw and anglophile and our stalkers! ;-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   RunBarbara bang

      *writes*
      Dear Santa,
      Please bring me my very own stalker for Christmas…besides Wade, who just sits on my lawn and punches tires until he passes out. Thanks! RB

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   aaa

      Awesome! Although I’m disappointed with my troll. No threats or accusations that my mother is my cousin or implications that I have no life outside PAN. :C Well, we can all work that out together. It’ll be like group therapy!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   Mishee bang

      “muck it all up”

      I do have to say its nice to know that I am at least ONE person’s favorite poster.

      My name is Mishee and I will be here all week. Don’t forget to plus my comments, and try the veal…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   aaa

      Hey, stop muscling in my troll, you. :/

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   Mishee bang

      But aaa, if YOU get a troll then what happens to MY troll?? (which happens to be YOU and I am quite happy with it…)

      There is a caste system at work here, and I don’t want chaos to ensue if people start moving up from their stations….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t care what you two do…just keep your hands off my WAUDY!!

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

       
    • #16.12   anglophile bang

      I miss my stalker. :(

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.13   aaa

      Well Mishee, even trolls have needs. Which means that I need a troll. However, since my troll is a secondary troll (a troll to a troll) and is too low in the caste system, he doesn’t get one. But since I’m a primary troll (troll to a not troll), I’m allowed to have a troll. The caste system remains intact.

      CB, I’m too committed to my UpFront. I mean, I am incredibly disappointed in him/her right now, but s/he’s still my troll.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.14   Canthz_B bang

      I’ll send you a copy of “Proper Care And Feeding Of Trolls And Stalkers” at my earliest convenience.
      Make sure to pick up after yours or you may find an unpleasant mess at your front door!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.15   aaa

      Oh my! Hopefully UpFront will be housebroken before too long…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.16   claw71 bang

      I don’t have stalkers, I have groupies. Or is it grope-ees? Something like that…

      Anglophile, I guess I should tell you that I’ve been stalking you for quite some time now. I didn’t want to come right out and say it because it ruins the mood…and I think wade might try to kill me if I get in the way of his plans to slowly dismember you to the tunes of Jim Nabors…but if you must know, I’ve been around…checking you out. Don’t be afraid, I asked RB and she said I could.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.17   Mishee bang

      claw – did you get the naked pics of Anglophile that I forwarded to my distribution list?

      you may have deleted it, as the subject line was vaguely religious, it said “Have you seen God today?”

      if its not there, check your spam.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.18   anglophile bang

      Claw, you silly man. You think it’s by accident that I’ve been undressing in front of an open window every night and morning?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.19   claw71 bang

      Those pictures are why I’ve been stalking her. Interesting you mentioned Spam…I was just thinking about that canned ham she’s shaking.

      Glo, I’d like to say that I’ve been holding out hope that this was the case but in all honesty I was holding something else.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.20   Mishee bang

      Funny, I thought that was your python’s name…

      I always called it “Mercy” myself (what I usually mutter once it is unveiled)… but “Hope” fits… it has a nice ring to it…

      And by a nice ring, I mean cock ring.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.21   RunBarbara bang

      i call it “daddy”.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.22   Numinous bang

      If you’re still able to form coherent words, I don’t think he’s using it correctly.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.23   RunBarbara bang

      oh don’t worry, numinous, he takes it out every now and then and makes me beg for it back. he tells me to use my words and asks me if my mouth is good for anything besides catching his unborn children.
      (it isnt)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.24   Frankie

      I’m new here. Can I be somebody’s Troll?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.25   Goldie

      I’m trying to choose who I want to stalk. I had already decided on Claw, since I live close to him and I’ll save on gas stalking him. But then today I saw CB’s picture, OMG WOW! I’m torn now. Can I stalk ‘em both?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.26   amy d bang

      You can be my troll, Frankie. Go get under that bridge over there and wait for my signal.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.27   Frankie bang

      Woo! I’m a troll! :) Wait… do I hafta be grumpy? :(

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.28   Mishee bang

      No, just as long as you are inquisitive:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O51q8akz3A

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.29   amy d bang

      No, you don’t have to be grumpy just obedient. I think I’ll call you Suckly.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.30   RunBarbara bang

      Goldie, if you know what’s good for you (and you dont want to end up a jilted mother carrying his mongoloid baby) then you will back right off claw.
      i can handle it because i got my ovaries ripped out in prison, but youre so young…and so ripe.
      come to think of it, you should probably stay away from wade, too. he’s got an extra spot in his van….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.31   Mishee bang

      Plus, I heard a rumor somewhere that CB is black

      I mean, can you believe it?? Really??

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.32   Canthz_B bang

      So I get to be the first one with a former-Commie as a stalker? COOL!!! :-D :-D

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.33   aaa

      You’re so lucky, CB. My stalker is just a middle-school dropout with a complex. I’m gonna go pout in a corner now.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.34   Saysh bang

      Where the hell is MY stalker?? Oh wait, never mind. I forgot I stalk ALL of you.. hehehehehheheh

      That’s why I don’t comment much.. too busy racing back and forth across the country to peek in windows and contaminate toothbrushes…

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

       
    • #16.35   Canthz_B bang

      Saysh, you’ve gotta start somewhere…but stop “fertilizing” the flowers outside my window!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.36   Saysh bang

      CB, honey, you have NO idea what I have done with all your plants, gardening tools, car antennas, door knobs…

      I know, you thought it was snails…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.37   Canthz_B bang

      I sure hope you’re a she-Saysh! 8-O

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.38   Saysh bang

      Oh yes, I am very much a She Saysh… :-D

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.39   Canthz_B bang

      *unlocks window behind large rhododendron*

      Well then, keep up the good work! :-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.40   Saysh bang

      Niiiiiice.

      Except one thing… I can’t fit my rack through the window. Just leave the back door open. I already got stuck in that window once before. Oh, you didn’t realize that WASN’T a wet dream??

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.41   Canthz_B bang

      I wondered where the lipstick came from! 8-)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.42   Saysh bang

      *grin*

      I know… I heard you trying to explain it to RB why it wasn’t her color. I was under the bed…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.43   Canthz_B bang

      I did ok explaining the lipstick (told her I just wanted to see what it would look like with a tattoo), it was that blouse button that gave me the real trouble.
      That’s some rack!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.44   Saysh bang

      No, wasn’t the button, it was the new tattoo with your name and mine in a heart that gave it away, I think. Or the fact that you were still tied to your bedposts….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.45   Saysh bang

      Oh, yeah, I love my rack too. Stainless steel. Supports up to 600 pounds for those multiple torture nights…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.46   Canthz_B bang

      I wish you had told me of your stint in the Navy, those knots were murder!
      Glad you didn’t bring your iron maiden! 8-O

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.47   Saysh bang

      Can’t give away all my secrets at once you know… have to surprise you sometimes…

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.48   Canthz_B bang

      You’re probably some guy who wants to play Dungeons and Drag-queens!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.49   Saysh bang

      No. No, I’m not. I don’t “play” anything.

      *leer*

      Sep 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.50   Claire bang

      It’s very expensive…being a stalker…and then there’s the question of what to collect if your adored one does not wear underwear, but is one of those commando types….sometimes, after sneaking into the flat of my desired one, I turn up the A/C very high and turn on all the lights before I leave….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.51   Claire bang

      Eeewww…I think I just creeped myself out…

      {Reaches again for the cyber bottle of Kaopectate in the PAN communal medicine cabinet…)

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.52   Goldie

      A former WHAT, CB? Sigh. Sorry Claw I guess it’s you and me now. Hope you don’t mind a three-way, RB.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.53   Mishee bang

      It seems my long standing love affair with claw has been forgotten since RB came around.

      Floozy.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.54   Canthz_B bang

      Just jokes, Goldie, I checked your dossier, you’re clean! :-D

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.55   tinkerbell2

      UpFront’s gone awfully quiet.. I think your troll died, aaa. Did you remeber to feed it? They’re like Tamagotchis, you know.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 8:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.56   tinkerbell2

      remember, even. ahem. it won’t let me edit!

      Sep 19, 2008 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.57   aaa

      Yeah. I was figuring s/he was like a Tamagotchi. You know, how they come back after they die? Well, at least you get a new one. Maybe video games are a better analogy…

      Sep 19, 2008 at 9:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.58   Mishee bang

      I’m thinking this might get the award for “Most Added Onto Thread”

      Let’s go for #16.60!!

      Sep 19, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.59   aaa

      Whoo! #16.59!

      Sep 19, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.60   aaa

      #16.60…

      I think there’s not much to add here at this point.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   RunBarbara bang

    i never pay bills and, when the utilities get turned off, i just drag my power strip over to my neighbor’s house and plug the essentials in:
    blender, tv, electric plunger and a blow torch.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    News flash for “K”:

    Everybody’s energy bills are up this year over last year!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Canthz_B bang

      Ooops! This is the same as comment #1

      I should know better by now! Sorry folks. :oops:

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Mishee bang

      Since you apologized and realized it before anyone else said anything, you will be spared.

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

       
    • #18.3   Canthz_B bang

      #@#

      Sep 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   ellemarie bang

      CB, you just wanted to tempt your troll out of hiding didn’t you? we understand.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Goldie

    So, to sum it up:
    K set dates with Harry, but Harry kept showing up late.
    K asked something of Harry that Harry absolutely refused to do.
    K tried to keep Harry in this apartment, but “failed”.
    “Single White Female” anyone? Run, Harry, run before innocent puppies start falling off balconies. Hell hath no fury like a K scorned!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Claire bang

      Eeeew! I bet K also intentionally would leave the toilet seat up, thereby misting Harry’s toothbrush with a fine spray of fecal material…was this one of the reasons why K failed to keep Harry?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Hyla

    Poor K! Nobody understands….
    ~Hyla
    http://earthyfinds.blogspot.com

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   jackie31337

      I can’t figure out if you’re a very clever spambot, or just someone with too much time on their hands.

      Also, are you in fact low in lactose?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   0falcon8 bang

    this dude still sleeps with a nightlight?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Goldie

      Yep, and you don’t want to know what he does with the fan.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Sheepish bang

    this is a poor attempt at a guilt trip.
    i simple ‘i’m disappointed in you’ would be more effective.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   snee

    FIGHT THE POWER!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Ryan

    Reading that email was seriously “angrily punishing” to my brain….

    Make it stop!!!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    End dependence on foreign oil. Unplug your Snoopy & Woodstock night-lights!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   claw71 bang

      I’ve been doing my part by drilling domestically. I drilled Mishee’s mom last night and got pretty excited when something thick, black and slippery oozed out of her but it turned out that she’d only ruptured an ovarian cyst. RB’s mom, on the other hand, seems to produce a lot of gas but I got a wiff and that stuff was definitely not natural…in fact, it was nothing short of unholy.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Dina

    Harry,

    I turned your light and A.C. off today, since you weren’t home and they were left on. Can you please try remembering to turn them off before you leave in the future?

    Thanks,

    K.

    Why do I get the feeling that K was trying to channel Dickens in this email? I think maybe he thought someone would pay him by the word…

    Sep 17, 2008 at 3:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Claire bang

      “It was the best of lights. It was the worst of lights.”

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

       
     
  • #27   Nate

    Wow! The AC on high when the temeprature was in the 70s!

    I think somebody’s soon to be former roommate needs a lesson about the difference between the AC unit’s thermostat and it’s fan speed control.

    Sep 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Goldie

      Even the AC is high. Damn New York yuppies and their endless partying, while we are here dead sober taking care of our families.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Canthz_B bang

    Next time you leave your AC/window fan on, I’m throwing it over the veranda/fire escape to the promenade/alley below!

    Sep 17, 2008 at 6:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   harry z from nyc

    people, many thanks for the laughs. i’m glad you find this as painful/ridiculous/annoying as i did. i’m so tempted to totally out-PA my roomie by sending him this link, but i think i’ll just enjoy this with friends.

    i especially enjoyed anglo’s and claw’s parodies
    -h

    Sep 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Wade bang

      I only have one piece of advice for you, harry:

      RUN!!!!!

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   anglophile bang

      Hi harry! Thanks for submitting this. I have to know: is English K’s native tongue?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   Canthz_B bang

      I hope you’re not using any of K’s electricity to thank us.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   Claire bang

      Harry had to attach an exercise bicycle to a generator and pedal frantically while he typed his responses…If it worked for Gilligan, will it work for Harry?

      Only time will tell….

      Sep 17, 2008 at 10:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   aaa

      Yeah, but it only worked for Gilligan because there were coconuts involved. I mean, how realistic is it for Harry to have enough coconuts for that?

      Sep 17, 2008 at 11:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.6   harry z

      anglo, K is japanese-american

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   paige

    does anyone else love harry as much as i do for having a nightlight?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   harry z

      hey, are you making fun of my scooby-doo nightlight?!?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   paige

      of course not, it’s hard to come by fellow nightlight lovers.

      Sep 21, 2008 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Claire bang

    “Will you kindly stop making me pay for nothing” is truly the chorus line of a great country western song in the making! (Maybe too long for a rap song though)

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Claire bang

    Maybe K should have the tattoo “My Brother’s Keeper” removed from K’s ass since K failed to keep Harry…unless K is a member of the Bra Boys surfing group…in which case it would be tattooed a tad higher on the torso….

    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Quite Contrary bang

    Is it just me or does K write like a customer service rep from India speaks?

    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   erin

    gee

    i wish my last electricity bill was a “record breaking” $200.

    $400 last month. i hate summer.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Canthz_B bang

      You hate money. Turn off the AC and open some windows. A little thing we call a cross-breeze happens.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   aussielurker

    “Maybe K should have the tattoo “My Brother’s Keeper” removed from K’s ass since K failed to keep Harry…unless K is a member of the Bra Boys surfing group…in which case it would be tattooed a tad higher on the torso…”

    Claire, nothing is hotter than a tattooed boy from Maroubra. Especially if he has a brother.

    Sep 19, 2008 at 1:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Jerlyn Thomas

    O Harry should have turned the fan off :-). My roommate is going to make my electricity bill high this month as well. Oh NYC :-|.

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

     
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