And a very happy Earth Day to you!

April 22nd, 2009 · 87 comments

Alec in Houston found this little work of art on his desk, he says, “after I went out for lunch and didn’t do the dishes like they had asked.” With gritted teeth, he goes on: “They have ‘too much work’ and I have ‘none’ so I might as well wash them!”

Thanks so much for not wasting water on doing the dishes

related: Al Gore knows you drove when you could have taken your new bicycle

FILED UNDER: a little patronizing · dishes · Houston · office · thanks (but not really) · The Earth


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  • #1   ryanmalloy

    great artwork and thorough knowledge in geography!
    http://www.bustedtees.com/reunitepangea

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   DearJane

    Not to mention all the wear and tear saved on the sponge, saving money on new sponges, and keeping our natural sponge resource at it’s peak…

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Bunnee

      It sounds like you’re saying that the dishes aren’t sponge worthy…..

      Apr 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   mamason bang

      Bunnee funny! Bunnee make mama laugh!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Beanster bang

      Bunnee-laine, let’s see your dance moves.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Bunnee

      No, Bunnee only dances when she’s had a little too much of the sauce. Ironically enough, “Blister in the Sun” is one of the few songs to which I get my groove on. (To which I get my groove on? Yeah, I’m funky fresh, as the kids say…) :roll:

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Mark bang

    Very geocentric, too. The earth (which is rather egg-shaped…) is bigger than the sun, and the sun only shines its light on the earth.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   amy d bang

      It looks like the sun is pointing its rays at us in a very threatening manner.

      I’m scared.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Holly

      I thought it was a T-Rex about to eat an ice cream cone.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Holly

      Scratch that. On second thought, it’s a T-Rex about to bite the derriere of that naked silhouette woman that’s featured on the mud flaps of so many truckers’ tires. Who knew the Americas could be so sexy.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Kay

      The Earth isn’t bigger than the sun… it’s drawn in perspective. So the artist not only has decent geographic knowledge, s’got some mad art skillz as well.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   GhostWriter bang

      Of course, the earth is bigger than the sun. Why, I could crush it with just my thumb and forefinger!

      Apr 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Mark bang

      “I’m crushing your head!”

      Apr 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Mishee™ bang

      Mark – one of my favorite KITH characters evar.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   GhostWriter bang

    The sun is perilously close to the earth!

    Why wash dishes?

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Mark bang

      You’ve got to face the peril! Even if it is too perilous! …especially if spanking and oral sex is involved!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   octavius

      I don’t think that is the earth and the sun, It is a dirty dish contrasted with a sparkling clean dish.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   DearJane

      If that’s a dirty dish in the picture, what exactly were they eating before? A plate of A1? It looks rather drippy…

      Apr 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Holly

      Dishes in the Hot Sun, by Salvador Dali.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   mamason bang

      It looks rather drippy…

      That’s what Papa said last night just before “dinner.”

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   amy d bang

      Holly, your comment makes me want someone to do a parody of Blister in the Sun now, thanks.

      *starts searching for Claw*

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Sirius bang

      Amy, your suggestion to Holly has that damned song rattling around in my otherwise unused skull-space now, thanks.

      Dut dut da-da dut dut da-da-da dut dut da da da! (clap clap)

      *starts searching for razor blade*

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Ti to the O bang

      When I m a walkin I strut my stuufff and Im so strung out…

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   claw71 bang

      let me take off and leave dishes all undone
      let me take off, my hands break out in the suds

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   KatieMB bang

      Let me go on like I blister in the sun
      Because I forgot to put my SPF on ….

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   amy d bang

      Sirius, based on your song quote, I believe you are thinking of Tom’s Diner rather than Blister in the Sun.

      Thanks for driving me crazy by making me try to place the song these last few hours :D

      Apr 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   oi!

    Does anybody think the left continent looks like Homer Simpson?
    Am I going to hell now for seeing Homer’s face instead of Jesus?

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   GhostWriter bang

      I can see the Snoopy!

      (he’s arcing upwards, to the left)

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Grimfool

      Oi, you’re not going to hell . . . you’re going to Springfield!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   oi!

      hmm Springfield….. I wonder where is that.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   KatieMB bang

    Spanking and oral sex are involved in Earth Day? The Earth Day Marketing team really ought to advertise this fact – I just know so many more people would get involved if they knew about this.

    I mean, I’m in… now that I know.

    Um, gigglebax fail? I swear I clicked the correct button…. dang it!

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Ti to the O bang

      Happy Earth Day! :razz:

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   KatieMB bang

      Cum celebrate it with me! ;)

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Grimfool

      And my wife says, “What, it’s Earth Day AGAIN?”

      Apr 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   geeklygirly

      Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.

      And after the spanking… the oral sex!

      (Well, I suppose I could stay a bit longer…)

      Apr 25, 2009 at 5:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   aaa

    Hey, Alec’s just doing his part to show his support for Ira Einhorn and all his wonderful ideas.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   ryanmalloy

    maybe it is just a drawing of two plates, one of them stained and one shining brightly

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Girl Friday

      You dropped something back there on Comment 4.2

      I realize you only posted 2 minutes later but…

      Hey! Your shoe is untied!

      **runs away while you look down only to realize you’re not wearing shoes**

      Apr 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Melanie

    Imagine how many dishes they could have washed (and how much of the environment they could have decimated) in the time it took for them to draw a picture of a hand dinosaur making a grab at Snoopy doing a swan dive.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   GhostWriter bang

      I can see the Snoopy!

      (he’s arcing upwards, to the left)

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Bunnee

    The note writer is clearly “green”, as she is doing her part in saving the ozone by not verbally telling him to wash the dishes. With all that hot air coming out of her mouth, she could widen the hole!

    widen the hole

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Mark bang

      <pedantic loser>
      So humans breathe out CFCs and NOx now?
      </pedantic loser>

      “coming out of her mouth”

      Apr 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Bunnee

      With all that vitriol roiling around inside of her, I wouldn’t be suprised.

      inside of her

      Apr 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Grimfool

      If I read between the lines, I think you guys are actually talking about sex!

      *between the lines*

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Geek Goddess

      Points for use of the words ‘vitriol’ and ‘roiling’. I especially like the word ‘roiling’.
      roiling

      Apr 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   park rose

      Me too.
      When I’m a walkin’ I strut my stuufff and I’m so strung out… (ta, timo)
      The kind of theme song that plays when a burglar walks down the street in all of his roiling frippery… ;)

      Apr 23, 2009 at 12:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   Bunnee

      Yay! Frippery! (aka “frivolity”)

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   Grimfool

      I can feel the frippery mist.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   DearJane

      That’s a great documentary “Gorillas in the frippery mist”

      Apr 23, 2009 at 11:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   park rose bang

      That’s because when gorillas wear frippery their opposable thumbs get all tangled up in the lace, and they lose the ability to catch anything.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Bunnee

    I kind of know how the note writer feels, since I am the only one in my office who ever washes any dishes in the sink that aren’t my own. Yep, I’m the office scullery maid. I wouldn’t resort to note writing, though. Quiet seething is what I’m all about.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Geek Goddesss

      Quiet seething is the ultimate in passive aggressive without the notes, thereby saving trees. Team quiet seeth!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Beelzebubba

      Nothing could have prepared me for coming home from a trip and finding my roomate eating cereal out of a saucepan with a wooden spoon because the dishes had not been done since I left.

      To make it worse, he was wearing only a pair of badly worn tighty whiteys strategically held to the elastic in 3 points.

      Apr 24, 2009 at 12:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   DearJane

    If she really wanted to be green, she would have written it in soy ink on a tortilla.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   ryanmalloy

      Rainforests are destroyed for planting soybeans in South America (i.e. the bottom of the left blob on the left plate). Not very “green” either …

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Ti to the O bang

      Plus hobos would lick the “ink” off.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   KatieMB bang

      Ah we’re back to oral sex, are we? Ok, I’m in!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   aaa

      Seems the thought-stealing goes in both directions, DearJane.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Grimfool

      So does the oral sex! (if it’s done right!)

      Apr 22, 2009 at 9:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   DearJane

      Perhaps we’re sharing a brain. aaa. I tend to lend mine out when I’m not using it. Like, when I’m at work….

      Apr 23, 2009 at 9:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   Eric bang

      I’d be tonguin, I’d be lickin
      In my teeth her hairs be stickin

      … if I only had a brain

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Susan

    Looks like someone threw a giant snowball from somewhere on earth.

    Though I am confused. Is the complaint that he didn’t wash his dishes or just didn’t wash random dishes. If he’s going out to lunch why are there dirty dishes?

    Apr 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   ryanmalloy

      He is going out for lunch because there are no more clean dishes left

      Apr 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   KatieMB bang

      Going out? Well sir, he better be walking or riding a bike or taking the bus or carpooling. I mean, what’s the point in saving water by not doing dishes, but then use up gas to get more food?

      But more importantly, what is he gettting for lunch? Can he pick something up for me?

      Apr 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   amy d bang

    A suggested reply:

    You are so welcome!

    Happy earth day to you, too.

    Alec

    Go green or get off the Earth!

    Apr 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   kt

    save the water, kill the trees!!

    Apr 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Melissa

    Next time he should save water by just having his dog lick all the dishes clean. And posting pictures of the process a week after the fact.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 5:02 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    The people in Alec’s office clearly leave a lot to be desired, but I’m still stuck wrestling with the notion that Alec is one world class loser if his coworkers are going Cinderella on him. Sorrry, but when people show you ZERO respect it’s usually because that’s what you’ve earned. Also, Alec, where are your balls? If my coworkers had the audacity to ask me to do office dishes I’d burn the fucking building down and they damned well know it.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   anglophile bang

      Excuse me, I believe you have mah stapler.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   bored

      May be Alec is a cleaning lady, oops guy. he did not say he is suit.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   claw71 bang

      Unfortunately, glo, most of my coworkers haven’t seen Office Space or at least they’ve failed to memorize the script as I did. So a few years ago everybody freaked out when I mumbled something about setting the building on fire. It’s a bummer because everybody is terrified of me, but then again I can belly up to a pot luck buffet without bringing a dish and nobody says a word. If I leave dishes in the sink they get washed and delivered to my desk almost as if by magic. Being the office psycho has its perks.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   anglophile bang

      *sits at the knee of claw and soaks in his pearls of wisdom*

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Mark bang

      Careful Anglo, those “pearls” aren’t made of wisdom…

      Apr 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Sirius bang

      My, what a lovely necklace!

      Apr 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   You Suck at Craigslist

      “Being the office psycho has its perks.”

      It also means you don’t get asked to be on committees, which means more committee work for the sane people. Which is TOTALLY not fair.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   Sirius bang

      Where is this place of employment where the committees consist of sane people?

      Apr 22, 2009 at 6:48 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Grimfool

    As an added touch of P/A “quiet seething,” the note has obviously been crumpled up and then re-flattened. Perhaps Alec did it, but my bet is that the “artist” drew the note after seething for a while, then said, no no, I’m better now, I’ll just sit quietly and seethe, and crumpled the note up and threw it away. Then took it out of the trash, smoothed it out, and laid it on Alec’s desk. Then went back to the desk, picked it up, wadded it up, and threw it away again. Then picked it up again, re-smoothed it, and put it back on his desk. This may have been repeated several times, until Alec just happened to return from lunch with the masterpiece lying on his desk.

    Or maybe it wasn’t a lone seether. Maybe this required a committee of sane people.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:24 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   park rose

      I am a lone seether, and that describes my modus operandi exactly. Can you work Agent Scully Maid into the scenario, too?

      Apr 23, 2009 at 12:26 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Mark bang

      Mmmmm… Scully… *drool*

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   geeklygirly

      I’d love to see Scully’s reaction to a p/a note like that.

      [exasperated] Mulder!…

      Apr 25, 2009 at 6:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Grimfool

    Lone seethers, office psychos, and sane committee members, lend me your mouses!!
    Hey . . . isn’t this the second consecutive post from HOUSTON (home of the roahes)? and doesn’t our PAN goddess now reside in Austin (home of the Austin City Limits)? And didn’t Texas’ governor recently suggest seceding from the union? And aren’t tortillas (disputed or not) basically Texican food? And isn’t Isuck so undeserving of any attention whatsoever? And doesn’t Susan Boyle have a wonderful voice? And isn’t Mel Gibson getting a divorce? And isn’t Barack Obama the cutest prez since Rutherford B. Hayes? And . . .

    . . . I’m sorry. There was a conspiracy theory somewhere in there, but I’ve forgotten where it is.

    Apr 23, 2009 at 4:10 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   KatieMB bang

      You make me laff….say more…

      Apr 23, 2009 at 9:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Bunnee

      Yes, yes! More, please. Bring your common theme of Texas back around and “steer” that comment gem full circle! ;)

      Apr 23, 2009 at 10:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Holly

      ODDLY enough…I’m also from Houston, but it’s mere coincidence. I don’t know the person who submitted this.

      Or do I? ;)

      Well, no, actually, I don’t. And I can wash my own dishes, thank you very much. You know what passive-aggressive office-mates do when they have to wash your dishes FOR you, right? You’d never let anyone touch your dirty dishes again.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 11:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   shmalison

    It doesn’t look like they wrote that note on recycled paper….. FOR SHAME. AL GORE JUDGES YOU!

    Apr 23, 2009 at 10:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Eric bang

    Thanks for saving Keanu Reeves from having to come down in his sphere.

    What? Too soon for TDTESS references?

    Apr 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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