Entries from February 2009
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
If you’ve ever bought Twizzlers from a vending machine, you probably know that there’s a good one-in-three chance that one tiny corner of the plastic packaging is gonna get stuck — and bang on the glass all you want — only yielding after an extra 75 cents is inserted. Some folks, however, aren’t willing to condone that kind of stubbornness in their packaged sweets.
related: Who’s the smartass?
Tags: Canada · CAPS LOCK · office · rebuttals · smartass · stealing · Toronto · vending machine drama
Passed along by the unfortunate hacker in question from Littleton, Colorado…
related: Stay home!!!
Tags: Colorado · e-mail · heartwarming compassion · illness · noise · office · oh no you didn't
Writes Michael in St. Louis: “I’ve tried my best to figure out the logic behind writing this note and then putting the salami back in the fridge, rather than simply throwing it away…” but so far, no luck. In any case, he says, “I’m glad that it’s been saved it for posterity.”
related: Did you ever consider the possibility that…oh, never mind.
Tags: food · office fridge · St. Louis
When you live with six art students (like Kate in London), you might find that life imitates art more often than you’d like.
related: Oxford drama
Tags: art · CAPS LOCK · cleaning · college life · London · most popular notes of 2009 · roommates
Shirley in Canada says one of her coworkers sent this e-mail to the entire building — several hundred people in all — after what we can only assume was an unsuccessful half-day cooling-off period. (Or perhaps just several hours spent choosing the most whimsically enraged font/color combination.)
Meanwhile, this all-staff e-mail was sent to over 400 employees in Australia — “more than half of whom don’t even work in the same postcode.”
related: fight or flight
Tags: all-staff e-mail · Australia · Canada · e-mail · guilt trip · office · stealing · thanks (but not really)
After 55 years, the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. is closing its doors, Terrance writes, “and I wanted to preserve the rich history of notes and art that have accumulated over the years.”
First up: this artistic series from the intern lounge. (Sidenote: intern lounge?!)
related: I’ll tell you what’s classy, though
Tags: art · Massachusetts · odor · shit · toilet
Marina found this flyer on her car’s windshield in Venice Beach, California. With a sales pitch as compelling as this one, it’s really only a matter of time before this AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!! pops up alongside TV offers like Cash4gold and the (ever-popular) Pedegg.
Adds Marina: “I haven’t tried calling the number…yet.” WHAT IS SHE WAITING FOR?!?!
related: Spinal manipulation
Tags: bad sales pitch · California · CAPS LOCK · exclamation-point happy!!!!
Our anonymous submitter in Seattle, an artist, used to pass the downtime at his day job by doodling on boxes. “They know it was me,” our submitter says, but instead of, you know, confronting him, management decided — in true passive-aggressive style — to hang this critique up for all to see.
related: Just a friendly reminder [you hussy you!]
Tags: a little patronizing · art · now that's management · retail hell · Seattle · smiley
Writes our anonymous submitter: “This girl invited every single one of her friends on Facebook into a ‘forum’ to plan for her birthday celebrations…six months in advance.”
The kicker? within a few hours, our submitter says, almost everyone had already RSVP’d.
related: An occasion Blue Mountain Arts has yet to animate
Tags: birthday · crazypants · Facebook · most popular notes of 2009