Entries from February 2009
Juan in Brampton, Ontario wasn’t persuasive enough to convince his girlfriend, Kat, to skip work and go to her own surprise party. His friends were…not so happy.
Meanwhile, Sam’s best friend baked this for her husband after he re-arranged the living room early in the morning without telling her, resulting in some seriously bruised shins. “What’s even meaner,” Sam says? “She can’t cook. The cake probably tastes, well…bitter.”
Still hungry for more? Sharrin in San Diego, Sam in Daytona Beach, and of course, Cakewrecks have documented plenty more examples of sugar-coated hostility floating around the interwebs.
And then there’s my personal favorite (again, straight out of the michael scott playbook):
related: “I don’t need a birthday cake,” I said.
extra credit: passive aggressive cakes [cakewrecks.blogspot.com]
Tags: birthday · cake · Canada · more aggressive than passive · Ontario · p.s.
Says Corrine in Los Angeles: “I walked into my friends’ building and saw these posted ALL OVER.” (Trifling much?)
related: come get some
Tags: "accidental" "borrowing" · excessive underlining · laundry · Los Angeles · stealing
Lately, our anonymous submitter in New York has been going to the HousingWorks cafe to study for the bar exam. Because tables near electrical outlets are hot commodities, for the past few days she’s ended up sharing a table with the same “over-the-hill dude.”
Our submitter knows her table-sharing etiquette: “I always keep the table free of clutter and I don’t chat loudly,” she says. Yesterday, however, while catching up with a friend who dropped by the cafe, her tablemate interrupted to hand her this note, said, “This is for you,” and left.
Adds our submitter: “I don’t know which is more irritating, the fact that this douchebag told me not to ever sit with him again, or that that he felt the need to write it down and couch it in oh-so-polite phrases.”
related: An official declaration of the silent treatment
Tags: New York · the big "but"
…but this nail salon’s signage — photographed by Faye in Miami — is just too incredible not to share.
related: Why I hate Miami, exhibit a
extra credit: Why are so many nail salons owned by Asians, anyway? [businessweek.com]
Tags: Florida · Miami · oh no you didn't · tangent time
First of all, the disclaimer: Our anonymous submitter in Houston lives in an apartment complex with very limited parking for residents. “When I come home from work late at night,” she explains, “the handicapped parking spot is typically the only one available.” That excuse, however, doesn’t seem to cut it for one of her neighbors.
As you’ll see from the note left on our submitter’s windshield, this eagle-eyed neighbor perhaps isn’t what you’d call “book-smart,” but — gosh darn it — what she lacks in basic spelling and grammar skills she more than makes up for with raw gumption and a steely sense of self-righteousness!
[Rough translation, from our anonymous submitter: "I see that you are not handicapped, but you park in the handicapped parking spot in our apartment complex. I am not handicapped, and I don't know anyone in the complex who is, but I feel entitled to tell you to stop parking there. Furthermore, I feel entitled enough to have your car towed if you park there again."]
related: Mahvelous, just mahvelous
Tags: "helpful" advice · Houston · kinda creepy · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · parking · smiley · Texas · that's illegal
Túlio in Buenos Aires brings us this note, photographed by his amiga Ana, on the occasion of Ricky’s 49th birthday. (His party was canceled, you see, due to a lack of cooperación.)
[Roughly translated: PARTY SUSPENDED for want of friends' cooperation... (We'll see you at the 50th)]
“It’s sad and funny at the same time,” Túlio writes, to which I’d have to respond, “sí.”
related: You know, I’m getting input here that I’m reading as relatively hostile
Tags: birthday · Buenos Aires · Espanol · it's my party
Two target customers for Lisa Frank’s new line of movie tie-in stickers — coming soon to the Hot Topic/Urban Outfitters near you!
(Above, from Colorado. Below, from California.)
related: Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss
extra credit: The legend of Casey™ and Caymus™
Tags: California · college life · Colorado · heart · nice stationery · rainbow-colored · sig o · signed with love · spurned lover
Here’s to crass commercialism!
(And kisses to Jennie and her boarding school bud Michelle for the Valentine!)
Tags: heart · Valentine's Day
…courtesy of the hapless young lads of North America.
As documented by Kimberlee in Lawrence, Kansas:
And by Grant in Toronto, Canada:
Happy breakup season, everyone!
related: Some dating advice
Tags: "helpful" advice · attire · battle of the sexes · Canada · Kansas · kinda creepy · Toronto
Cate and her brother play trivia at a bar in Seattle once or twice a month, and Cate’s brother usually invites Shelby, a friend from college. Last week, he “forgot” to invite her, but — AWKWARD! — she was at the bar that night anyway.
“Shelby wrote this little gem on a napkin and had someone deliver it to our table,” Cate says. “I’m leaving it up to my brother to decide if this earns her an invite to our next game.”
related: desperately seeking closure
Tags: "forgot" · frenemies · Oops? · Seattle