Entries from September 2008
Reports Daikiki in Redwood City, California: “Two days after this note was slipped under the door of every apartment in the building, a second one appeared informing the tenants that said property manager was no longer employed as such.”
related: a deep-seated issue
Tags: "up for debate" · all clogged up · California · Clearly a non-native English speaker · toilet · WTF?
September 22nd, 2008 · 89 Comments
“The screen door to our block of flats is broken,” says our anonymous submitter in Australia, “which has provoked some rather unique responses from my fellow residents.”
(Just click the image below to enlarge)
related: But who’s counting?
Tags: Australia · elevator · Jesus · opening/closing · saga
The tenth-floor kitchen at this office has no fewer than ten of these painstakingly laminated, clip-art-covered notes — and our anonymous submitter says this kitchen is only the tip of the iceberg.
“Nearly all of the notes in our office receive the same attention to detail,” our submitter says. “Every time I come to work I have to remind myself that I’m not in a cartoon fairy-tale land of fun.”
related: It takes a “genius” to come up with a potluck theme like this one
Tags: "helpful" advice · blitzkrieg approach · clip art catastrophe · gloriously redundant · microwave · office · office fridge · popcorn
In this edition of Facebook Friday…an assortment of cat fights in the making, plucked from the newsfeeds of the innocent Facebookers caught in the crossfire!
The smiley face there is a nice touch, but my favorite this time around has to be this doozy of an about-face (read from the bottom up):
related: No offense! (just kidding) No worries! (just kidding)
extra credit: Like, OMG, PAN is on Facebook?
Tags: exclamation-point happy!!!! · Facebook · frenemies · mean girls · most popular notes of 2008 · smiley
Zora Zero spotted this ongoing street-musician spat in Portobello Road Market, London.
I’m not a Londoner, but living near Portobello Road and complaining about the buskers seems like living near Times Square and complaining about the lights, no? I was cheered, therefore, to see the responses added by other more busker-friendly neighbo(u)rs at the bottom of the original note.
Admits our submitter (who described herself as “team foreigner, with busker sympathies”): “the paint on the railing was indeed being damaged by the original anti-busking clear-plastic-envelope-taping resident.”
related: I used to be your biggest fan
Tags: CAPS LOCK · cry me a freaking river · London · music · neighbors · noise · p.s. · saga · U.K.
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.”
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
Tags: e-mail · energy usage · money · New York · roommates
Our anonymous submitter in California is not the resident of Apartment 105, but she knew exactly who this note was intended for. “The dude in 105 lets his dog out, deposit her gifts on the sidewalk, and then run back. Dude stands and watches her, perfectly at his ease,” she says. “This has been going on for as long as I’ve lived here, so I guess someone finally got fed up.”
Adds our submitter: “This is not the first time I’ve seen a note like this. The shameless are immune to passive-aggression.”
Tags: actions speak louder · California · dogs · neighbors · shit
Spotted by Christina in Minnesota at the Angels & Airwaves merch booth…
Can’t read the smaller writing? here’s a (blurry) close-up:
(As it turns out, Christina says, it was an empty threat.)
related: The chav’s guide to SXSW
Tags: Minnesota · not-so-veiled threats · signed with love · tipping · xoxo
(My roommate disagreed.)
Now it’s my turn: Happy birthday, Kim! (emoticon emoticon emoticon)
related: an occasion that blue mountain arts has yet to animate
extra credit: cake wrecks
Tags: birthday · Brooklyn · cake · Park Slope · roommates · smiley
September 11th, 2008 · 94 Comments
Lindsey in Scottsdale, Arizona was less than pleased to find this post-it from her roommate when she stepped into the shower one morning. “There’s only three of us in the apartment, so it’s not hard to ask either of us,” she says. “And for the record, I’ve never used her stuff!”
related: Clarifying motion #2
extra credit: When in doubt, pout: 7 passive-aggressive roommate movies [flixster.com]
Tags: Arizona · CAPS LOCK · money · roommates · Scottsdale