Just a humble suggestion for 2009…
(Spotted by Charles in Minneapolis)
FILED UNDER: holiday spirit · Minneapolis/St. Paul · Minnesota · office · parking
Looks like someone needs to make good penmanship their new years resolution.
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:30 am rating: 22
Indeed. Then nobody need waste time learning Lou to paste or making New Year’s reductions.
Jan 4, 2009 at 5:35 am rating: 5
the writer’s resolution should be to work on their handwriting
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:30 am rating: 0
I dunno, something is lacking in this note. There is no backstory! No flavor! Dare I say it, it’s almost like porn without a plot. Or is that asking too much?
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:35 am rating: 5
You’re saying that porn with plot is something desirable?
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:18 am rating: 3
Isn’t the plot of a porn flick porn?
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:58 am rating: 7
I thought it was the pizza delivery.
Jan 4, 2009 at 10:16 am rating: 5
There’s usually some sort of plotline, but that sort of thing just gets lost in the fast-forwarding. Blah blah blah, pizza guy, pool guy, bringing over the priest to talk about the burning bush – get on to the good stuff!
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm rating: 4
Amen, Secondsout! Hand me the remote!!
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm rating: 0
Here you go. I need my hand for something else. Like, umm… typing posts on PAN.
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm rating: 1
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Well I hafta say, I agree pron is for ffw’ing… BUT there needs to be the story TO ffw through or else it’s just not quite watchable. Sad pron praodox.
Jan 5, 2009 at 12:17 am rating: 0
Porn without a plot is where it’s at. Why bother with all the pleasantries, dialogue and wardrobes when 99% of the viewers simply fast-forward through to the deed(s) for which the movie was initially rented or purchased?
Jan 5, 2009 at 12:56 am rating: 0
Now, I’m wondering if “spotted” really means “I spotted this on my car, but I don’t want to admit that I suck at parking.” What say you, Charles?
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:21 am rating: 4
oh my goodness it took me up until this comment to realize that it said “park” and not “pack” on the note… I was imagining a note from the subject’s mom being stuck to his car…
Mar 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm rating: 0
Why don’t you resolve to learn the difference between “years” and “year’s” before you leave me another note?
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:32 am rating: 8
Maybe the note-writer wants the recipient to resolve to not park like an ass for all the new years s/he comes across? I mean, you don’t want to forget how to park just because it’s January 2010.
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:36 am rating: 1
He probably just ran out of apostrophes. Maybe he should contact this guy.
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:09 am rating: 8
Shame on you! Posting something from the evilly crappy Toothpaste for Dinner! Really, glo. >:c
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:39 am rating: 0
Great find, Glo!
I bow to your mastery of snark!
Jan 4, 2009 at 10:27 am rating: 0
Dude, it’s Minneapolis in January.
I didn’t park, I just slid into the curb!
Jan 4, 2009 at 1:49 am rating: 13
My mother always told me not to do two things at once.
Jan 4, 2009 at 3:28 am rating: 1
I suspect that note is from a mother to a child who isn’t susceptible to hints.
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:01 am rating: 0
Aaaaaaaaaaah. I thought it said ‘learn how to pack’. I imagined somebody had opened their suitcase after a flight to find a standard ‘we rifled through your bag for security purposes’ as well as this little note from a troubled customs officer.
Now I’m disappointed.
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:08 am rating: 3
I did as well! It was more interesting that way b/c we had no backstory and were left to imagine one! Mine was that it was a REALLY bitchy mom for a college student home from the break. Yours is wayyyy better.
Jan 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm rating: 0
Yeah, I thought it said ‘pack’ too, much less interesting when I figured out what it really said.
Jan 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm rating: 0
aww, i was imagining some really bad couple fight on new year’s and the guy sees this note the next day telling him he better learn how to pack.. because, well, he has to pack all his stuff together and move out.
but park is ok, too.
Jan 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm rating: 2
Oh…. I thought the writer was going to take me on a trip…
::Singsongy:: I think someone’s got a lit-tle road raage!
Jan 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm rating: 1
It looks to me as if the driver may also be one of those people who turn their car off with the wipers in midswipe and don’t wait for them to return to their starting position. That drives me crazy.
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:13 am rating: 7
Welcome to my world, ‘glo
Jan 4, 2009 at 8:19 am rating: 2
Probably a damned microwave time leaver too…the asshole!
Jan 4, 2009 at 10:30 am rating: 6
Or maybe, the suggestion is that the reader should: Make a New Years resolution while learning how to park. Multi-tasking.
Jan 4, 2009 at 9:43 am rating: 1
I like how you can see the bitter Minneapolis cold affect the writer.
Note how writing above the lines on the paper becomes increasingly difficult as frostbite sets in.
Jan 4, 2009 at 10:53 am rating: 1
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Jan 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm rating: 0
Die, blog PANDERER, DIE!!!!
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:16 pm rating: 7
Underwear, it’s what I wear.
Jan 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm rating: 0
Maybe the writer should make their new year’s resolution to mind their own damn business.
Jan 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm rating: 0
It’s probably just another flier advertisement from The Parking Academy. They’d get more students if they’d lower their tuition, ditch the unitard uniforms, and allow their male students to grow mustaches and/or beards.
Getting parking professors who refrain from groping their less willing students would also be a plus.
Jan 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm rating: 2
The backstory (provided with the note but not funny enough to include with the photo, I guess) is that the “ramp” we were in (and it was my brother driving) has pillars all over the place which require each pair of cars to kinda squeeze in there. Snotty drivers like people in Saabs will park right centered between the pillars and give themselves 4 feet of space on each side of the car so their paint won’t get scratched. This driver was nice and was waay off to one side, allowing room for my brother’s Honda Accord to come in next to her. However, he came in at an angle (still left about 8 inches of space between the cars) so that the other car could pull out without any fuss.
The three people in my brother’s car all agreed (in the morning – when we got out of the car) that he’d parked it “fairly”. The reason for the note is unclear. If they needed the whole space to themselves, they shouldn’t have parked so far off to the side. Puzzlement.
Jan 5, 2009 at 10:33 am rating: 3
i got one of these in HS once, (not with the the new years resolution shit). but i was running late not to mention there are a billion other spaces to park, so…. WOTEVERRRRRRRRRRRR LOLOLOLOL
i don’t see what’s up with people taking their sweet time to write passive aggressive notes to strangers about non-repeat offenses.
Mar 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm rating: 0
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