People got a lotta nerve

April 26th, 2009 · 126 comments

“One of my coworkers — normally a calm, even-keeled woman — sits near the door of the office,” writes Ali in Minnesota. “When others come in at night to write reports or look up info, they apparently destroy her desk in the matter of minutes. After a series of coffee cups and chair-lowerings, up went this note. Everyone in the office found it so funny they started adding snarling animals to the note. Ferocious!”

people got a lotta nerve

While I can understand this woman’s frustration, one thing I’ll never be able to understand is the logic behind highlighting an entire (caps-locked!) message.

related: cubicle etiquette

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · high on highlighter · Minnesota · not-so-veiled threats · office · stealing


126 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Geek Goddesss

    Using that highlighter was obviously cathartic. I will have to try that next time I am unbearably frustrated.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Flaboy2425

      Unfortuantely, there are those who only understand if they are yelled at and beat over the head at the same time (caps & highlight).

      Her request was made so politely with “please” and “thanks” included that even the double emphasis may be ignored by the offenders.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   TheOldSchool bang

      I’m guessing a well-designed, yet inexpensive vibrator would provide even better relief.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   you suck at craigslist

      The well-designed ones are not inexpensive.

      Um, so I’ve heard.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   TheOldSchool bang

      First, how can one even put a price tag on pleasure?

      I strongly urge all of you to find an adult toy shop owned and run by lesbians.

      These gals have brought joy to so many lives, I practically tear up thinking about their honest-to-goodness saintliness regarding getting the most bang for your buck.

      You should see how their eyes sparkle! They are their own most satisfied customers.

      If I were a lesbian, I’d “work” there, too, and I just know that my eyes would always be sparkling, and that, down below, in my secret garden, I’d be as wet as an otter’s whiskers all the time!

      “Yee haw! Fuck you, men!” I holler through my magaphone, proudly. “My sisters and I don’t need your macho blusterings and your stupid pick-up trucks! We can do all that shit ourselves!”

      But, I’m sure ….. I’d ……come……..eventually, at SOME POINT…… to my senses….and…realize that men are kinda necessary….for…..I don’t….know………………………………….stuff!
      That’s it.

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

       
    • #1.5   tinkerbell2

      Define ‘stuff’.

      Edit – weird, I typed this before seeing your identical note lower down.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 7:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Fern

    I like the ‘arrest/complaint’ memo on the left — and her sweet pictures of cuddly animals.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   mamason bang

      everyone in the office found it so funny they started adding snarling animals to the note. ferocious!” .

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   ashmeadow

      I was a little bit confused by this. This is by far not the worst it can get. Does this office just not get that many P A notes?

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Stella

    Ok, so if the highlighted all caps-locked note isn’t scary enough, the ostrich picture sent me over the edge. I would not fuck with this woman.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   mamason bang

      everyone in the office found it so funny they started adding snarling animals to the note. ferocious!”

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   TheOldSchool bang

      Now maybe you’ll understand why I’m so “uneasy” about taking showers at the WAC.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Stella

      Ok so I googled (my answer to many a quesitons, which sadly says much about me…) and found that apparently the Ostrich does not have teeth. I still think she is a nut.

      I don’t have anyone messing with my desk, except for the random banana theif, but hey I figure they are in desperate need for potassium so I cut them some slack.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   AuntyBron

      I wanna know where they found an ostrich with teeth.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Neeners

      Me too! I would like one at my home to get rid of door to door salesmen. I have people knocking on my door to tell me I need to be saved, buy new siding, or I have someone’s little kid selling me those worthless entertainment coupon books for school fundraisers constantly. A large hissing 7 foot bird with sharp teeth ought to get the point across like my “no soliciting” sign just can’t.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 5:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Cat Skyfire

    Sadly, I understand how she feels. If I came to my desk in the morning and found it messed up, I’d be ticked. And the note had to come after it happened a lot. Also, it is a pain in the neck to try to get a chair readjusted back to one’s personal level.

    At the same time, I wonder, if someone comes in late to do some work, why don’t they go to their own desks anyway?

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   AuntyBron

      Cause then they’d be expected to clean up their own shit.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Clumber

      Just not being creative.

      A. Once you get your chair adjusted just perfectly, create a “stain” on it obviously and where it can’t be avoided. Manner and makeup of said “stain” is up to you.

      B. If possible, put an alternate chair in your cubidungeon, and when you leave for the day, put it in the spot that your perfect chair usually occupies. Cover your perfect chair with knitting or photocopied articles about venereal disease. Folks who are too lazy to shove a candy wrapper off the desk to the garbage are too lazy to swap chairs.

      Overall best practice : Always work to fuck with their minds at least 6 levels above what they are trying.

      A Public Service Announcement.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   mamason bang

    I am so totally on “Team Don’t Touch My Stuff”, that I’m starting a “Don’t Touch My Stuff” group on Facebook!

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   TheOldSchool bang

      Define “stuff.”

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   mamason bang

      stuff

      NOUN:

      The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
      The essential substance or elements; essence: “We are such stuff/As dreams are made on” (Shakespeare).
      Informal
      Unspecified material: Put that stuff over there.
      Household or personal articles considered as a group.
      Worthless objects.
      Slang Specific talk or actions: Don’t give me that stuff about being tired.
      Sports
      The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
      The spin, english, curve, or speed imparted to a ball: “where we could watch the stuff, mainly curves, that the pitchers were putting on the ball” (James Henry Gray).
      Basketball A dunk shot.
      Special capability: The team really showed its stuff and won the championship.
      Chiefly British Woven material, especially woolens.
      Slang Money; cash.
      Slang A drug, especially one that is illegal or habit-forming.
      VERB:
      stuffed , stuff·ing , stuffs
      VERB:
      tr.

      To pack (a container) tightly; cram: stuff a Christmas stocking.
      To block (a passage); plug: stuff a crack with caulking.
      Basketball To block (a shot or an opponent who is shooting), especially before the ball leaves the shooter’s hands.

      To place forcefully into a container or space; thrust: stuffed laundry into the bag.
      Sports To shoot (a ball or puck) forcefully into the goal from close range.
      Basketball To dunk (the ball).

      To fill with an appropriate stuffing: stuff a pillow.
      To fill (an animal skin) to restore its natural form for mounting or display.
      To cram with food.
      To fill (the mind): His head is stuffed with silly notions.
      To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).
      To apply a preservative and softening agent to (leather).
      VERB:
      intr.

      To overeat; gorge.

      IDIOMS:
      stuff it Vulgar Slang
      Used as an intensive to express extreme anger, frustration, or disgust.
      stuff (one’s) face Slang
      To eat greedily.

      ——————————————————————————–
      ETYMOLOGY:
      Middle English, from Old French estoffe, from estoffer, to equip, of Germanic origin

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   TheOldSchool bang

      Thank you. I didn’t see anything that I wouldn’t be able to work around.

      Do anyone else find the verb usage examples quaintly odd?

      “Darling, when we’re together, I’m going stuff you so full of silly notions, you’ll feel like your ballot box is overloaded with fraudulent votes, and your mail slot is crammed with letters about food,” he said, licking his lips matter-of-factly.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   TheOldSchool bang

      His moustache was twitching again. Damn!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   candybeans

    i don’t think ostriches have teeth–making that picture WAY freakier. http://frenchvillage.org/graphics/Ostrich.gif

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   mamason bang

      i don’t think ostriches have teeth–making that picture WAY freakier.”:-?

      *For most of my post’s, I’m just going to copy what people write and then italicize it to show my incredulity and haughty contempt*

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Mackie

      You should lighten up a bit..

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   mamason bang

      You should lighten up a bit..

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   TheOldSchool bang

      Mama, it sounds to me like what you need most right about now is a good old fashioned “knees-up.”

      I’ll join you.

      Perhaps we can get the others to stand around and clap rhythmically while we give it a go.

      (Maybe not: clapping on time to a simple beat is one of those challenging activities for caucasians.)

      Apr 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Barton

      *For most of my post’s, I’m just going to copy what people write and then italicize it to show my incredulity and haughty contempt*

      Wow, that’s certainly a funny approach. But if you’re going to point out your incredulity and haughty contempt, be sure demonstrate a proper use of the possessive apostrophe.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   mamason bang

      I went to elementary school with a guy named Barton Gerald. In the 4th grade, I started calling him “Bart the Fart.” After a couple of weeks, he told me very calmly that he didn’t like it when I called him that and he wished I would stop, so I did. He was a nice boy. You’re a douche.

      I fart- on Bart- on.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   Mackie

      Somebody put mamason in check…

      It was bound to happen girl, don’t let it get to you. I give you two points for attempt, but your reply was truly lacking.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 4:59 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   Canthz_B bang

      And just who the fuck are you to be awarding points?
      What the fuck are Mackie-Points worth on the PANmarket?

      ♥ mamason.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   Canthz_B bang

      The funny thing here is that mamason put Mackie in check, Barton (not Mackie) points out mamason’s error, yet Mackie has the balls to gloat over Barton’s observation.

      You’re a real piece of crappy work, Mackie.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   Mackie

      blah blah blah. They funny thing is that uou are fucking idiot. Reply as you will, I won’t be checking to see your attempt at a witty response.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   TheOldSchool bang

      CB,

      Let me know when Mackie is down and completely helpless, and then I’ll come skittering down from the tree fort like a hyped-up squirrel and give him a good scolding.

      Mackie, seriously, Mamason is way out of your league. Start at the bottom, and work your way up. Otherwise, you’ll look like Arthur Cravan after he stepped into the ring against Jack Johnson.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   anglophile bang

      uou are fucking idiot

      Wicked comeback!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   mamason bang

      CB ♥ We met under not dissimilar circumstances, you coming to my aid. I love you for that, my dark knight. ;-)

      Fuck uou , Mackie. While not funny at all, you are a joke.

      And now uou’ve gone and done it! Uou know uou’ve been bitch slapped by the best when uou’ve been bitch slapped by Glo! &heart;

      TOS, Leave his nuts alone! Silly squirrel! ;-)

      I feel safe and warm and fuzzy.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.14   mamason bang

      Sorry, (((Glo))) ♥ :oops:

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.15   TheOldSchool bang

      Glo,

      “uou are fucking idiot” has me rethinking my original advice.

      Is there a spot that is below the bottom?

      Subterranean?

      Mackie’s not ready for the bottom.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.16   TheOldSchool bang

      Mamason,

      There were no nuts to leave alone. Castrato?

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.17   mamason bang

      I love a soprano!

      And I just want to say that I have no actual haughty contempt for anyone.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.18   TheOldSchool bang

      Well, I guess I took care of him!

      No thanks are necessary. I’m just glad I came along at the right time.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.19   mamason bang

      I love it when you take control. What now?

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.20   TheOldSchool bang

      Me, too.

      Tony, Dame Joan Sutherland, Livia, Raina Kabalvanska, A.J., Beverly Sills, Junior, Maria Callas, Meadow, Kiri Te Kanawa, Janice, Leontyne Price, Carmela, Hannah Montana.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.21   TheOldSchool bang

      I’ve got something I could show you…..

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.22   TheOldSchool bang

      And, no…..it’s not my late father’s disease-ridden bladder or his pickled brain. I’ll save those for after we get to know each other better.

      (Although, that said, I do think you could handle seeing his swollen, deformed liver. It’s actually quite exotic.)

      But that isn’t it!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.23   mamason bang

      Why are people plussing the meanies who were mean to me? I’m not mean to people. Small children and animals,sure, but not people. :cry:

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.24   TheOldSchool bang

      By the way, I don’t want to take sole credit for utterly demolishing some young wiseacre.

      As I recall, I had some assistance from you, CB, and Glo.

      I’m just going to swagger around for awhile, looking at my own butt as I posture slowly about. It’s just a little ceremonial ritual I have for those first few minutes after the smoke has cleared.

      That? Oh, it’s nothing. Just a scratch from a branch I hit with my face when I fell out of the tree. You can tend to it later, ma’am, and I’ll be sure to wince appropriately, like the tough but tender maverick, that I am.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.25   mamason bang

      And why do I have to be sure to demonstrate a proper use of the possessive apostrophe when I display my haughty contempt? Apparently, I can be barely literate and haughtily contemptuous at the same time.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.26   TheOldSchool bang

      I think it could be because they’re jealous. Or drunk. Some may be having a bad day. Others, well, maybe they ain’t never had no good days.

      That said, all the people here who got burned by Bernie Madoff, should kinda get over it. Jeez Louise. I told them I was sorry for praising him so highly for so long, but as soon as they learned I’d pull my funds out three days before the shit went down, they get their hackles up. I told them that I’m lucky. What more do they want?

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.27   mamason bang

      TOS, I’m not falling for that, “Open your mouth and close your eyes…” thing again, although it was a big surprise, just like you said it’d be!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.28   TheOldSchool bang

      I’d love for you to tudor me in possessive apostrophes in the comfy confines of my tooter house. Then later, after I pass, maybe I’ll celebrate by playing my tutor as loudly as I want.

      I’ve got plenty of party hats.

      Cake and ice cream, too. No bowls or utensils.

      (Someone accidentally hid them before you arrived.)

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.29   TheOldSchool bang

      But the surprise doesn’t work nearly as well if I ask you to open your mouth and plug your ears….

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.30   Canthz_B bang

      After I finished fucking idiot, I grabbed a dictionary. I had no success finding “uou”, but I recognize that not everyone on the internet speaks English.

      And to think, I did this without name calling and leaving the site…like a little cry-baby.
      Oops, I name called! :mrgreen:

      Apr 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.31   ashmeadow

      You’re still okay Canthz B. That was just a non-specific simile. It didn’t have to be pointed at anybody ;)

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.32   Geek Goddesss

      Now, now, remember that this is the weekend, and this sort of thing so often happens on the weekend, lookie-loos just wandering by without really understanding what they are lookie-looing at.

      *tourists! huh!*

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.33   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, GG…if they’re gonna stir in some shit, they should at least stick around and swim in it with us. :lol:

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.34   mamason bang

      I think either Mackie or Barton left a message on my blog. Whoever it was, was too much of a pussy to identify himself. How weird. I don’t like it when people are mean in a vague kind of way. Just tell me what the problem is and I’ll apologize or tell you to fuck off or maybe both because sometimes I get defensive and then after a bit I can see your point and then other times I’m way too quick to take the blame for something because I just want to keep the peace and then I get over that peaceful feeling and I snap. But don’t play hide and seek or worse yet, peek-a-boo. Come on, boys… Balls to the walls. If you want to go, then let’s go! I’m down!

      Apr 27, 2009 at 1:26 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.35   Canthz_B bang

      You can’t go balls to the walls with ball-less wonders, mamason.
      They just jerk off and run.

      Little punk bastards!

      Love me, or hate me, you know I’m not running.
      That’s something you can at least respect.
      Even I don’t respect bullshit-artists!

      Apr 27, 2009 at 2:05 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.36   Canthz_B bang

      Hell, I’m still laughing at Mackie’s “they funny thing”, and the people who voted for his poorly written response! ROTFLMAO

      Mistyping “you” is one thing, adding a letter to a word, then calling someone else (or trying to) an idiot is quite another!

      You FAIL, Mackie.
      Mackie supporters FAIL by association! :lol:

      Apr 27, 2009 at 2:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.37   Canthz_B bang

      Make that “FAIL by association ©”.
      I Googled it, and it’s an original!!! ;-)

      *loves saying things on the interwebs no one has ever said before!*

      Apr 27, 2009 at 2:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.38   Canthz_B bang

      It’s really galling that Mackie has more points for Barton’s work than mamason has for being truly creative and using Mackie’s own words against him, especially because she said in advance that that was what she would do!
      If I can get an Amen on this vote here.

      mamason and Barton deserve to get their propers!

      Apr 27, 2009 at 3:04 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.39   Grimfool

      I just think this whole thread is fairly galling and disturbing, and I’m glad that my Mondays are so busy I didn’t have time or interest to get involved.

      Mamason needs a fatherly hug, and while I’m hugging her fatherlyish, I’m going to chuckle softly and tell her that she really went off the deep end, and took TOS and CB along for the ride.

      I don’t know Mackie or Barton, but their original comments did not seem THAT snarky, and were not without irreverent humor — yes, even if it’s aimed against you, its still irreverent. If you think they were trolls, I think this site has seen far worse.

      And I feel I know, and know I feel respect for CB, Mamason, and TOS. But this was not your most shining hour — and I suspect that Mackie and Barton’s posts got sympathy votes. I know they each got one from me.

      So you can now vent a

      Apr 27, 2009 at 7:56 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.40   Grimfool

      (((stupid Korean 10-year-old computer!!!)))

      So now you can vent all over me if you wish, and I will read it but I won’t reply, because I’ve already said what I said. I’m going to go check out that iaintgotnofuckingsenseofhumor website, and I’ll be back later and everything will be okay.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 8:07 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.41   Canthz_B bang

      Aw, Grim, you know how we get when we’re bored.
      Playing “Whack-a-Troll” is the inevitable result of a new-note-less weekend! :-D

      Apr 27, 2009 at 8:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.42   Isuck

      You guys are seriously lame. Get off the internet and get a life.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:21 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.43   Grimfool

      And yet you keep coming back! Awww, you’re so cuuuuuuute! Have you seen “Twilight” yet with your BFF?

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:53 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.44   oi!

      Damn! I missed it.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.45   badger

      He’s called ‘Isuck’….

      hehehe – it’s funny cos it’s true!

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.46   agatha christie

      I was thinking (even though my comment is long after the question) that a Mackie point is equal to 2.3 Stanley nickels.

      Apr 28, 2009 at 12:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.47   goose

      “mamason – I think either Mackie or Barton left a message on my blog.”

      Ha ha ha – that’s gold! The comment they left deserves its very own entry on PAN.

      Apr 28, 2009 at 3:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Dorkus Malorkus

    I was a secretary in a rehab clinic, and sat in a common area surrounded by offices. Most of the counselors didn’t have computers in their offices at the time (this was not a progressive workplace) so they were always using my computer. It seemed like every time I got up from my chair, even to just walk across the room, I would come back and find someone using my computer. It was incredibly annoying. I can definitely understand this woman’s feelings!

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   TheOldSchool bang

      I’ll bet you felt like a piece of meat.

      Welcome to the real world.

      “Now, be a good girl and get me some coffee. Mustn’t dawdle!”

      I hate people who say things like that.

      For starters, I’m a guy.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Isuck

      Are you roleplaying or something? What is wrong with you?

      Apr 27, 2009 at 8:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I don’t want to birth your child.
    Please don’t leave your DNA in my workspace!
    That’s just so ewww!!!

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Sarah

    This happens to me every Monday. People use my desk over the weekend. I find half-empty soda cans and bottles, used tissues, food wrappers, and grease stains on my papers. There is a trash can less than three feet away. I have a note that I put up every Friday asking people to throw away their trash when they are finished.

    This woman is not overreacting. She is asking that adults behave like adults and clean up after themselves. That is certainly not asking too much. If they want their office areas to be greasy, smelly and disgusting, then fine – but leave my office alone!

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Melodie

      Agreed.

      It’s a person’s work station, not a common area, and it’s not like people in general don’t know any better than to trash it like that. If you ask me, making fun of her for finally putting her foot down is just adding insult to injury.

      This is life, man, not a GD Cheetos commercial.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   TheOldSchool bang

      Maybe she put up a little sign that says: “Smile, you’re on youtube.”

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   TheOldSchool bang

      Or discreetly place barbed fish hook on the seat of her chair….

      (Watch “Home Alone.” Kevin was a genius.)

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Canthz_B bang

      Melody…who asked you?

      Sarah, very well thought out and mature views…wrong place to express them.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 6:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Gunderson105

      I’d also take home the mouse with me every night, spread jelly in front of the keyboard before I leave, so they get a nice sticky forearm when they try and type, and use the bathroom and not flush, leave them some icebergs floating in the bowl. And i’d use commas all the time, because it freaks out grammar Nazis, it does!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Geek Goddesss

      This is PAN, man, not a GD life.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   commenter

      Sarah, I totally agree. And your views are obviously in the right place in this thread.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   huh

      I’m with commenter. What’s up with the comment police telling people where they should and shouldn’t express their thoughts? That’s beyond lame.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   mamason bang

    We don’t have this problem where I work. As a matter of fact, I take it upon myself to clean my co-worker’s desks. If they leave coffee cups or soda cans on their desk, into the trash it goes. I can’t tell you how many times someone has come back from a bathroom break and been all like… where’s my drink and I’m all like… you weren’t done with that and they’re all like… no, and I’m all like… my bad.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   TheOldSchool bang

      If people fell free to leave their stations — they had better leave a list instructing me what can or cannot be thrown away.

      No list? It’s all trash.

      My house is now chock-a-block with computers, printers, dilbert cartoons, and cheaply framed photos of other people’s spouses, kids, and pets.

      I like the “homey” vibe these things create.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Neeners

    Not only would I also highlight my caps in as many colors as I could get my hands on, I would booby trap the desk when I left. Nothing lethal just something causing finger loss. If that did not deter the desk invader I would hide out in the supply closet at night with a 50,000 volt tazer and seek revenge or at least a little pleasurable release. That would by far beat the vibrator comment made above. But that’s just me…..

    Apr 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   you suck at craigslist

    I’m Team That Lady as well. My desk is my personal space, and if other people use it they should at least leave it the way they found it.

    I would consider mounting a motion-sensor tazer on my chair a reasonable option.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 4:05 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   tinkerspell

    Totally justified.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Margaret

    Is there a better approach than leaving a passive aggressive note? Absolutely. But what ticks me off about snotty reactions to passive aggressive notes is that suddenly the people who did the stupid/inconsiderate/obnoxious thing that inspired the note feel like they are absolved because the person they offended ‘went too far’.

    So the person who receives the note is all, “I know my dog shit on her carpet, but…” or “Yeah, I was blasting my music at two in the morning, but…” and “Sure, I left my greasy garbage and leaky coffee mug on this woman’s desk, but….”

    I find, at least half the time reading this site, that the writing of the passive aggressive note is less offensive than the activity that made the person write the note. Treating someone’s desk like a personal garbage dump is far more rude than writing a note asking people *not* to treat a desk like a personal garbage dump, even with the capslock and highlighter.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 6:02 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   anglophile bang

      It’s a given that a lot of the behaviors leading to the note-writing are offensive. But where’s the fun in that?

      The fun part is mocking the note and the fact that the note-writers actually expect it to work.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   mamason bang

      I’m an equal opportunity mocker.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Geek Goddesss

      When equal opportunity comes mocking, be ready to open the door to it.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Canthz_B bang

      You have a point, Margaret.
      Not the point of this site…but a point nonetheless.

      Suggestion: You’re reading the wrong site.

      Might I suggest you try ihavenofuckingsenseofhumor.com?

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Clumber

      Margaret – yes. Yes there is a better way. ALWAYS aim to out batshit crazy the assholes. You’ll never win with milquetoast notes, highlighted or not. You will only win once the assholes FEAR you. Next time you leave you desk expecting it to be ransacked by the douchebags – ransack it yourself first. Make it a less inviting target. Hell, make it look like you stood on your desk and ¹pissed all over the keyboard. The problem will solve itself, but only if you take it up massively above the level that they did.

      ¹Actual chemical content of “piss” is up to you.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Margaret

      I don’t think they necessary expect it to work. They may hope it works, but I think writing the note is more of a therapeutic thing. Clearly they’re getting their anger out.

      I do laugh at this site. I find it extremely entertaining. I just really don’t care for the people who submit the notes that they received because they were douchebags, and then act like it’s okay that they were douchebags because apparently writing a passive aggressive note is a worse thing to do than stealing, making messes with no intention of cleaning them up, having ridiculously loud parties during exam time in a dorm, etc.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Emily

    She works in some sort of police or security-related job (the sheet in the corner of the picture lists “exceptionally cleared,” “arrest/complaint,” “redlined,” and “refer to other unit”) — which I think makes the animal pictures even more funny.

    Apr 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Morgwen

      No, she works at a FedEx terminal. Constant stream of PAN notes between the day and night shifts.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Neeners

    Maybe the offender should try that crap at the bosses desk! I bet that would nip the problem in the bud????!!!! Whoever thought up that saying anyway? Nip it in the bud….is that a gardening term????

    Apr 26, 2009 at 8:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   mamason bang

      I think it has something to do with Mishee’s weed.

      *note the fine display of proper possessive apostrophe usage*

      Apr 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Beanster

      * aplauds mamason with feeling *

      * comments wittily on Neeners’ excessive punctuation, then considers the possibility of self-reflexive referencing to PA tendencies. thinks she is giving Neeners too much credit *

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Neeners

      One can never have too much credit. I think I have 10 too many cards in my wallet now.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 6:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

    Okay, no one else is going to mention it, so I have to jump in . . . what the hell is a Cyreche? Is it the note-writer’s name (we only know that it starts with a C)? Or is it some kind of insulting comeback? “Ok, cyreche!” Is in an ostrich with teeth?
    And by the way . . . note-writer is described as “normally a calm, even-keeled woman,” and, hello, that’s EXACTLY the type of person who will bring five guns and 5000 rounds in a black satchel to the office . . . or at least a bitchy badger and an ostrich with teeth.
    Okay, cyreche!

    Apr 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Chinchillazilla bang

      Came here to ask that. I do think it’s the name, just because I can’t figure out what the FUCK it would be otherwise.

      EDIT: Actually, I don’t think the second letter is a Y (you can see part of it), so I’m baffled.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      Maybe it’s Lyreche. Even so, I got nothing.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   anglophile bang

      Whoa. Only 398 Google hits for Lyreche, and most of them are for Lyre che.

      Add “giraffe” and voilà, nothing! I love stumping Google!

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   mamason bang

      I love stumping Google

      Is that a euphemism? ;-)

      Apr 27, 2009 at 12:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   goose

      Mis-spelling of creche? I’m imagining some kind of playgroup where kids are entertained by toothy ostriches and rabid possums…

      Oh, I stumped google once; hurt like hell but now I can bend over and suck my own ****

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   goose

      I should clarify – I’m not imagining that because of this PAN. I just like to imagine things sometimes.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   mamason bang

    can’t take the pressure…

    DON’T SIT IN MY CHAIR

    Apr 27, 2009 at 12:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   aaa

    badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger

    MUSHROOM MUSHROOM

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    Apr 27, 2009 at 1:04 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   mamason bang

      There is no subliminal message so don’t worry… must… go… now…murder… burgle… rape…

      Apr 27, 2009 at 1:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      HOLY …. LOVE … SHITIFICATION!

      BWAH!

      aaa. I loved that. I loved it so much. Joy! SQUEEE Language skills gone … heady joy hearts!

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Mishee™ bang

      *wonders what badgers eat*

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Beanster

      * adds obligitory comment after usage of the word “burgle”. feels inadequate for lack of early-morning-wit. *

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Bunnee

      And here I thought you were burgle’s greatest defender. (What frippery!)

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Beanster bang

      I am Bunnee. I am. It’s just that there is no coffee in the Staff Room. I am coming around to “fribbery”, however, and would not mind if you took up its cause parallel to mine. So long as it stays parallel. Don’t want no intersections.

      (once, in highschool, I made a flash animation parody of that little gem relating to the driving conditions in Tanzania. needless to say, it did not reach the heights this one did.)

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   badger

      We’ll eat almost anything if you treat us right, Mishee. Not on the first date though.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   agatha christie

      aaa, that reminds me of this also very awesome flash cartoon: http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/

      Forgive me, I don’t know how to make it a link. But please copy and paste at your leisure.

      Apr 28, 2009 at 12:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   goose

    Team ostrich-with-teeth.

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Crystal

    because people will not notice or read it unless it’s super obvious and obnoxious (i.e. loud).

    believe me, I know this all too well. I work as a receptionist and people are too lazy to bother reading things unless it’s eye catching, even if that means eye catching in a bad way.

    Apr 27, 2009 at 7:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Grimfool_Reluctant

      I only made it halfway through your post. Next time, could you use all caps, or put lots of emoticons or musical notes in it?

      Apr 27, 2009 at 10:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   sadPeopleSadTimes

    They mock her with wild animal photos, but did they apologize?

    I would’ve asked people to please stop using my desk if they can’t keep it clean in person – IF I knew who it was. If I didn’t know who was doing it, I’d leave a note, too. I say, if you’re over the age of 20 and can’t respect other people’s personal spaces like that, you’re a sad little sh*t.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   sadPeopleSadTimes

    Ooh, and look at the thumbs-up for the witty vibrator comments! Wow, guys, you must be the Latchkey kids I’ve heard so much about. No parents, no boundaries, no respect, just take what you want and do what you want, and cram the middle finger up the nose of the nearest person who disagrees with you! LOL!! You bunch of brats are too much!

    Apr 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   voidseraph

    i sincerely hope that everyone had a sense of humor about this, and that she enjoys the ferocious animal clippings as much as they enjoyed putting them on there… i know i would, anyway. Sometimes it’s the nice girls that snap the hardest, and then everyone acts so surprised. Well, now they know. :)
    Rawr!

    Apr 30, 2009 at 3:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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