Do that to me one more time…

November 23rd, 2008 · 116 comments

The most passive-aggressive thing about this note? Well, our submitter admits: “I do play soundtracks just to annoy him. Maybe next time he shouldn’t dance with other people’s significant others at the office holiday party.”

I know I've said this before so I don't think I should have to say it again, but I swear, if you play the soundtrack to Hairspray one more time, I'm going to lose it. Not everyone likes show tunes or musicals, and I get the feeling you're only doing it now to annoy me!!! Play something good, like the Starland Vocal Band or Captain and Tenille and I'll be fine. Thanks! Andrew P.S. Don't touch my stuff!

related: It was an ironic dance party, okay?

FILED UNDER: Massachusetts · music · office · p.s. · touching


116 responses so far ↓

  • #1   nasoccermom

    what he means is don’t touch his SVB memorabilia or his ANDREW stencil set.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   hall monitor

      I can see how the Starland Vocal Band wouldn’t get annoying.

      Hall Monitor

      Nov 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Lara

      OMFG LOL

      Jan 10, 2009 at 11:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   bean

    Me thinks Andrew needs a little more afternoon delight in his days…

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Timo bang

      and Charles in charge of his nights.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Betty

    The submitter sounds way more passive-aggressive than Andrew … unless Andrew was only dancing with the submitter’s significant other as a vendetta for something the submitter did earlier. Anyone else think that there’s potential for a movie here?

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Tmarie

      I think when the submitter finally dumps his philandering, dancing girlfriend, we should set him up with Michelle.

      Those showtunes are FUCKING DELICIOUS.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   cre8tivewmn

      Definitely a movie here. Coming soon:

      Passive-aggressive vendetta

      (Not the greatest title, but the best I could come up with so far.)

      I feel we need some clarification about the Hairspray CD. Is it original Broadway cast, Ricki Lake version, or John Travolta version?

      Nov 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   HolyHamstersBatman bang

      I’m guessing every different version he can get his hands on. He has probably been alternating them out just as added aggravation.

      Andrew: *oh thank god, hes changing cd’s..*

      -oh oh oh woke up today feeling the way I always do..oh oh oh-

      Andrew: *MOTHERFUCKER!*

      Nov 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   LeMiz

      Tmarie who says the Sig Other is a she!?

      Oops Secondsout has already stated what appears to be the obvious.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Pedant bang

      Anyone order a unitard for Tmarie?…

      Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Jahzzie

      HHB, I think “MOTHERFUCKER!” Is a little too butch of a response for Andrew.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   HolyHamstersBatman bang

      how about

      “That bitch!.. but oh my god his shoes are fabulous”

      Nov 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   you suck at craigslist

    Time to break out the Barry Manilow playlist!

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   secondsout bang

    This guy fights with the power of Broadway musical soundtracks? The other guy likes Captain and Tenille? Not to dwell on stereotypes, but I’m guessing that the SOs this guy was dancing with were also men.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   secondsout bang

    It’s not often that I would quote Married with Children, but:

    Marcy: Al, we’ve got an extra ticket to see Captain and Tenille Unplugged. Do you want to go?

    Al: Wait ’til they’re on life support, and I’d be happy to see them unplugged.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   aaa

    Andrew, dude, you like Captain and Tenille. Who the fuck do you think is going to touch your shit?

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   secondsout bang

      My guess is that the bit about Captain and Tenille is a joke. The idea being the implication that Hairspray is so annoying that C&T is a step up. That, or they’re both steeped in shitty taste.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:55 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   harmonicpies bang

      I don’t know, secondsout, the kind of man that signs his name with 70′s style graphic design lettering might actually prefer to boogie with C&T.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 5:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   bean

      The man who dances with another dude’s man and then turns around and tells him to keep his hands off of his stuff, most likely means it

      Nov 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   aaa

      Hmmm, I’m conflicted. It might be a joke, but PA note writers are notoriously unfunny (Remember the Kerry’s neighbors with the Satan baby fiasco?). On the other hand, there are a lot PA note writers who are so deadly serious that it’s freaking hilarious.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   amy d bang

    Andrew so clearly points out that different people have different musical tastes but then requests that the roommate(?) play music that he likes? Does he not see the hypocrisy?

    Sidenote: I totally wore my hair like Tenille when I was young. The cut was actually called the “Dorothy Hammil”. Maybe they went to the same stylist?

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   aaa

      Holy crap, I feel so utterly young now. :(

      (Yes, I do find that to be a bad thing. I’m not so fond of the ignorant shenanigans that my peer group is associated with…)

      Nov 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   HS

      Holy Crap! I had that same freaking hairdo!

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Bunnee

      Ditto on the hairstyle…

      Nov 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   secondsout bang

      Most of the way down this gallery of Olan Mills photos, you’ll see a young girl with the Dorothy Hammill haircut. Was it amy_d, HS, or Bunnee? I’m guessing amy_d.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Kansas girl

      I *loved* “Muskrat Love” (hey, I was in 4th grade) and I *wanted* that hairstyle, but my hair is incapable of looking like that. Instead I got a perm, which was not so good. I don’t remember what it looked like, but the second (and final) time I got one, it made me look like Richard Simmons. Which is why I’ve never done it again, obviously.

      Anyway, Team Andrew. If you and your SO need to dance only with each other, don’t go to a party. Stay home and dance with each other. If you need that and your SO doesn’t, then Andrew is not the problem here, as Karey observed.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Bunnee

      Not it….Although I do have several Olan Mills pics like those from that era. Yes, my mother bought the “value” package and we eventually ran out of sibling combos to appear in the pictures. I ended up having to take my dog to get her picture taken at frikkin’ Olan Mills….*sigh*

      Nov 24, 2008 at 11:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Woman on the Verge bang

      I had the ‘do… and I actually went to a Captain and Tennille concert. I also saw Tony Orlando and Dawn and Sonny and Cher. No wonder I’m so passive-aggressive now.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Fresca

    Team Andrew– submitter sounds far more PA. Since when is it a crime to dance with somebody’s significant other at a public event? Sheesh, subbie has jealousy issues. Can’t say I’d blame Andrew if subbie finds his/her Hairspray CD inexplicably missing sometime soon….

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   aaa

      Even if he weren’t PA or jealous, he still deserves a smashed Hairspray CD. I mean, it’s Hairspray…

      Nov 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Polly Prissypants

      Seconded. The submitter sounds like a clingy control freak.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Karey

    Shouldn’t this issue be taken up with the significant other? Or are SO’s objects, and dance with whoever wants to dance with them because they have no say in what they’re doing?

    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   aaa

      Well yeah, everybody knows that. Otherwise, on Cheaters and Jerry Springer, they’d be confronting their SO instead of beating the crap out of the other man/woman. I mean, it’s not like you’d actually want to talk to your SO or treat them like an intelligent adult human or anything.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Lorelie

      Well Real Dolls do have their limitations.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   agatha christie

    I love how “P.S. Don’t touch my stuff” was added in tiny letters in the corner, as if Andrew was thinking, “Well, hell, since I’m already dictating his musical choices, I might as well launch a preemptive strike against potential filching of my stuff!” I think Andrew has control issues.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   aaa

    Oh dear, Andrew’s note only has one grammatical error. (“Not everyone like showtunes…”) You know, when it comes to errors in PA notes, you need to either do it right or not do it at all. If you’re not gonna go whole hog, then better damn well be perfect.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   aaa

      Er, that should be “then it better damn well be perfect.” Jeez, can’t even follow my own damn rules…

      Nov 23, 2008 at 1:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   se

    WTF, Hairspray showtunes, SVB, Captain and Tenille? If I lived next to these two, I’d have to blast some Glen Danzig and go strangle both of them.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    Because nothing is better for your mental well-being than listening to “Muskrat Love” eighteen times a night.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   HolyHamstersBatman bang

      Frankly, I’m surprised that this has culminated in JUST a note. I mean, Andrew should be commended for being able to stay this passive and minimal on the aggressive. Though his serial killer like handwriting does indeed suggest that this doesn’t bode well for his mental health.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   PercussionQueen7

      My friend and I actually sang Muskrat Love at a wedding this summer… People liked it!

      Nov 23, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   aaa

      The wedding consisted entirely of Andrews? How bizarre!

      Nov 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   HolyHamstersBatman bang

    I love how ANDREW signed his name in capital block letters. I mean, its totally awesome..if you’re in 6th grade. Is it an attempt to make himself also appear big and burly, or was the goal to say “No but seriously, I’m a cool dude..like we should totally jam to SVB together k?”

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   MoxieHart

      It’s the same signature from his 6th grade Trapper-Keeper.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    Bob Dole: “Where is the shame?”

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Yack

    team kill them both

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    It’s going to take more than love to keep these dudes together.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   harmonicpies bang

      Well, the men will come and the men will go. But my momma told me, “You’d better shop around.”

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that there’s no Parliament or Ohio Players music lying about their apartment. But there may be some Village People “classics”.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   LeMiz

      CB at best maybe some Anita Baker or Weather girls. I would say probably Streisand, Bette Midler and Liza Minelli are the heavy showings in their hit parades.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Sue Do Nim

      Cher. Definitely Cher.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 11:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, I totally missed the diva angle!

      Shows what I know!

      Thanks, LeMiz & Sue. ;-)

      Nov 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   HolyHamstersBatman bang

    Are these guys co-workers, roommates, or both? I’d love it if they are roommates and the submitter talked Andrew into coming to the office party with he and his SO, only to get pissed when they ditched him to dance together. Double score if they are both though. Imagine the submitter playing hairspray round the clock at work and at home.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   S.

    What’s he gonna lose if you play it one more time? I’d play is one more time to find out what “it” he will lose….

    Nov 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Amanda

      “Do it to me one more time – once is never enough – with a man like you.” T.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 6:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Uulargh ofthe Prairie

    Do you suppose ANDREW always signs his name that way?

    as to the P.S.
    “Lighten Up Francis.”

    Nov 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   LeMiz

      I see your bike and it is in the basement of the Alamo.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Brian

      Wrong Francis. I believe that was a Stripes reference.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 6:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Julia

    I don’t know. I can identify with the guy. If your roommate doesn’t like your music, what’s wrong with listening to it through headphones?

    Nov 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   AuntyBron

      That would defeat the purpose of deliberately playing it to piss him off.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Julia

      True that … but it works both ways. If my roommate plays some shitty music, I’ll put on headphones and listen to my own to drown it out.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 4:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   oberdada bang

      Yea, having lived with a roommate that likes to blast annoying gay music randomly throughout the day and night, I can say that I sympathize some with Andrew, the submitter should use some damn headphones.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    When the military adopted “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, they also adopted the “Show me your play list” rule.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 4:42 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   harmonicpies bang

    Okay, I take back all the bad things I’ve said about my workplace. At least they don’t engage in this sort of juvenile fuckery.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 4:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   souldesqueeze

    All I can think of is that “Don’t touch my stuff!” is what Lionel Hutz yells when he wakes up. He also brandishes a switchblade.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Pedant bang

      Oh wait, this isn’t the YMCA.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 6:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Mishee bang

      He doesn’t have any stuff anymore, he burned it all in the fireplace while babysitting for a little extra money.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   MoxieHart

      Why was he babysitting? I can’t remember. Was that when Marge was addicted to gambling?

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Sarah

    Well, I like Hairspray just fine (Broadway version, NOT the movie–I try to avoid Zac Efron at all costs), but I can see how listening to it blasted constantly could be annoying.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   AuntyBron

      Our choices are Hairspray and Muskrat Love? Somebody shoot me now.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   fantasy bang

    This note just screams that Andrew is very dissapointed that no one has touched his stuff in a very long time.

    He would just love to have his “stuff” touched!

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   fantasy bang

      ……. disappointed!

      Nov 23, 2008 at 6:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   fantasy bang

    O.K. Andrew, here you go!

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   MoxieHart

    Despite his 6th-grade signature, I can relate to Andrew. My college roommate was a 7th-Day Adventist and would play nothing but religious choir music and Norah Jones when she was feeling hardcore. It was a special kind of pleasure blasting Skinny Puppy and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult when she was around.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 9:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Mishee bang

      Not just a 6th grade signature, but in IMO that is a 6th grade girls signature!!

      All it needs is a some hearts… or possibly a few pink penises (for a promiscuous 6th grader!)…

      Nov 24, 2008 at 10:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   GhostWriter bang

      I still sign my rent check that way.

      Sure, it irritates my landlord, but maybe next time he won’t dance with other people’s significant others at our building’s holiday party.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   MoxieHart

      I confess, I wrote like that in 6th grade. I just hope his Trapper Keeper has a unicorn jumping through a rainbow and is surrounded by Lisa Frank stickers (Of penises.)
      GhostWriter, he still thinks your significant other is fucking delicious.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 1:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   GhostWriter bang

      She is quite tasty, but compared to his liver, with a fine Chianti, less so.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   Mishee bang

      It wouldn’t be a well rounded meal without some fava beans for good measure!

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Canadian Deadhead

    I vote for strapping them both down in chairs a la “Clockwork Orange” and making them listen to: a. tapes of Howard Cosell covering football games, b. Jimmy Swaggart sermons on “living without sin,” or c. Paul Anka covering anything by Black Sabbath….

    but hey, I’m twisted….

    Nov 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Canthz_B bang

      I love H. Cosell.
      His description of the location of Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh is classic!

      “…at the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers…”

      R.I.P., Howard!

      Nov 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   AuntyBron

      I named my bird after Howard Cosell. He has a patch of mismatched feathers on the top of his head – it looks like a bad toupee.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.3   Jahzzie

      My brain hurts at the thought of H. Cosell trying to pronounce “Monongahela River”.
      Hell, friggin’ Pittsburghers had a hard time pronouncing it, or remembering that “to be” was not implied, as in “This needs washed”!!
      CB, I’ll forgive you for forgetting an ‘if’ now and then.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.4   Canthz_B bang

      Thanks.
      I feel like I’ve been born again. :roll:

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

       
     
  • #32   Jinx

    For someone who has such a strong dislike of showtunes, he sure has a passion for writing his name in the font of showtune titles…

    Nov 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Rowdy bang

      The way Andrew comes across in this note I’m actually surprised that he’s not a fan of showtunes or musicals.

      PS. Please touch my stuff. Someone? Please.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 6:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Timo bang

    This was the first sign that Andrew Lloyd Webber was tired of Tim Rice’s work habits.

    Nov 24, 2008 at 8:33 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Mishee bang

    If he had just listened to the Hair soundtrack instead of Hairspray, this note would’ve never existed.

    But that’s because the Hair soundtrack rules.

    Nov 24, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Timo bang

      Let the sunshine in!

      Nov 24, 2008 at 11:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   secondsout bang

      I tend to agree with you, up to a point. The following lyrics are clearly retarded.

      Gliddy glub gloopy
      Nibby nabby noopy
      La la la lo lo
      Sabba sibby sabba
      Nooby abba nabba
      Le le lo lo
      Tooby ooby walla
      Nooby abba naba
      Early morning singing song

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

       
    • #34.3   Mishee bang

      What do you expect sout? Have you seen the amount of drugs those kids consume???

      Fucking hippies.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Ti O bang

      That is not retardation S’out that is a combination of Thunderbird wine and strong horse tranquilizers. You try to talk when you can’t feel your lips or your tongue.

      Dirty fucking hippies!

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

       
    • #34.5   secondsout bang

      It’s not just the hippies; a sheer amount of injected drugs designed to cheat death also caused one C. Montgomery Burns to sing that song.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.6   MoxieHart

      With Leonard Nemoy, of all people.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   GhostWriter bang

    These rambling showtune types never mean what they say. If he did, then the note would have read:

    “I know I’ve said this before, so I don’t think I should have to say it again.”

    …and that’s it.

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

     
  • #36   JoelWhy

    Sorry, but there is NOTHING passive aggressive about this note. As suby points out, playing the awful showtunes is patently passive aggressive. Leaving a note asking that you not play them is direct and to the point (not to mention observant, since Andrew clearly caught on that you’re doing it to annoy him.)

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   GhostWriter bang

      It’s passive aggressive if the real goal was to broadcast his Travolta-in-drag fetish to all visitors. Try explaining that hobby to your cute lab partner.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   Mishee bang

      I’m thinking we are only seeing the first part of “passive aggressive” in this note.

      If the note recipient doesn’t stop, then Andrew moves on to the next step and gets aggressive. Very aggressive. I can see him playing Trial Before Pilate (including the 39 Lashes) from JCS while meting out punishment upon the Hairspray soundtrack lover.

      Now that’s how you do “passive aggressive”…

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   anglophile bang

      (a) Kerry hints that the playing of the showtunes is more p/a than the note in her comment.

      (b) This site is a collection of “painfully polite and hillariously hostile writings from shared spaces over the world”, not a textbook example.

      (c) A direct way to approach the problem would be to say to your roommate, “Dude. Enough with the Hairspray for fuck’s sake. Can’t you play the Mamma Mia soundtrack for a change?” Not write a note.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   JoelWhy

      “(c) A direct way to approach the problem would be to say to your roommate, “Dude. Enough with the Hairspray for fuck’s sake. Can’t you play the Mamma Mia soundtrack for a change?” Not write a note.”

      True, but the first line in this note says “I know I’ve said this before…” This is clearly a follow-up to the original approach. I think a more passive-aggressive (and effective) approach would be to take a hammer to the note-writer’s CD player, CDs, pets, etc. Just a suggestion…

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.5   anglophile bang

      Maybe he could stick some pins in the cd player’s power cord. Does that really work?

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.6   Mishee bang

      It only works on a diaphragm glo.

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

       
    • #36.7   Canthz_B bang

      I guess a clown hammer would be passive.

      *makes mental note not to trust mishee re: birth control

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Woman on the Verge bang

    I totally remember writing my name like that in junior high. It’s really tricky to get the letters into that blocklike overlapping state without mucking them up. As you can see, Andrew clearly made a mess of his ‘d’. That’s where he should have colored the letters in. Oh, wait that’s obsessive-compulsive, not passive-aggressive. Sorry.

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

    • #37.1   MoxieHart

      The letters aren’t perfect if they’re not colored in with highlighter. Or one of those neon colored Bic pens that they don’t seem to make anymore.

      Nov 25, 2008 at 12:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   BredWell

    OH my GAWD . . . “afternoon delight” . . . I think I’m going to ralph all night long . . . as if my teenage years weren’t traumatic enough

    Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Mark bang

      Do you mean, “regurgitate to no extent”?

      Nov 24, 2008 at 6:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   kristen

    honestly… the submitter’s a douche and should be fired for harassment. grow up!

    we all know the saying “it takes two to tango.” his significant other danced with andrew. is (s)he being punished? besides– unless it was a reenactment from the dance all in “walk hard,” he’s overreacting. my guess would be he’s overreacting because he has low self esteem.

    Nov 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Ew.

    Actually that’s kind of a douchey reason to blare soundtracks at someone. It’s just a dance, did Andrew force your partner? If not, you seriously need to grow up. You deserve an aggressive note >:/

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   bobby

    passive aggressive people are always thinking the annoying things other people do are done with malice as if it is all about them. passive aggressive people are also going out of their way to do things specifically to annoy other people.

    Nov 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Jane

    The most amusing part…he signed his name in bubble letters. :)

    Nov 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Chinchillazilla

    I should have played showtunes really loud to drown out my roommate’s incessant watching of I Love Lucy on her laptop. They are called headphones, and if you are watching a show with a laugh track I insist that you wear them.

    Nov 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   PandoraWilde

    And he’s not aware he danced with someone he shouldn’t have? How dumb does it get?

    Dec 2, 2008 at 5:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   Andie

      The scary thing is, I’m about 90% sure this is my ex. If so, his massive collection of music and previous experience as a music reviewer probably indicate that he was trying to be sarcastic. OP, is this Andrew a lawyer?

      Dec 2, 2008 at 10:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   seriously?

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    Jan 29, 2009 at 10:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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