Entries from May 2009

So…you guys take AmEx, right?

May 31st, 2009 · 196 Comments

If you’re still a little confused about the forms of payment accepted at this shoe repair shop, Kate in Seattle says that while she could only capture four signs in this picture, there’s a fifth sign further to the right as well. (That’s the one that clears it up.)

So...you guys take AmEx, right?

related: as Davy Crockett once said…

Tags: blitzkrieg approach · Seattle

Blowing smoke

May 28th, 2009 · 342 Comments

There’s a guilt trip…

Hello Kancer!

And then there’s a guilt trip.

Your barbecue = 9/11

related: Your hamster died? Well, I can top that.

Tags: guilt trip · New York · nice stationery · Oakland · odor · thanks (but not really)

Not a match

May 27th, 2009 · 246 Comments

If you’re looking for a few “free tips” about online dating, our anonymous submitter could give you a few.

not a match

not a match

related: Really though — carnations?

Tags: just not that into you · most popular notes of 2009 · online dating

I don’t remember signing any bond/contract regarding your use of exclamation points!!!!!

May 26th, 2009 · 118 Comments

Writes Toni in Wales: “I found these fightin’ words taped to one housemate’s cupboard. We’ve had some things go missing in the house, so I sympathise with their frustration. But the funniest part of this note, I think, is that this housemate had previously called a house meeting to complain about the other housemates’ infrequent and only slightly passive-aggressive notes. She considered them to be lowering the tone of the household, and demanded that any issues be raised in person (fair enough) — but then posted this doozy with no warning. The 30 exclamation points are a nice touch, though.”

exclamation points? i'll give you exclamation points.

related: What would Jesus do for a Klondike bar?

Tags: CAPS LOCK · exclamation-point happy!!!! · roommates · stealing · Wales

Paying through the spout

May 25th, 2009 · 191 Comments

Our anonymous submitter in Ontario, Canada found this note in the office lunch area. Apparently, the water in the office cooler had been going like crazy until the new pay-per-sip policy was enacted.

“While people were willing to pay,” our submitter says, “whoever was changing the bottles was not doing it as often as before the charges began, and we were all getting annoyed as the cooler was empty more often than not. The sign also kept disappearing. This new sign was put up earlier this week, and the post-it appeared a few days later.”

BOTTLED WATER Please pay a minimum of 25 cents each time, depending on amount taken. Thank you. (Cost: $0.26/liter)

(I’m still hung up on “people were willing to pay.” I mean, yes, we’re in the middle of a recession. And yes, it’s Canadian funny money. Still.)

related: So…the water cooler’s hosting rainbow parties again?

Tags: money · office · office cop · Ontario · water

Your are welcome to our home

May 22nd, 2009 · 156 Comments

Writes Linda in Austin, Texas: “This note popped up a few months ago on my downstairs neighbor’s door, but I didn’t take a look at it until now.” But how much longer will it be before she garners an invite from this gracious host?

your are welcome to our home

related: why you don’t want to go to b-school, in two words

Tags: Austin · CAPS LOCK · neighbors · spelling and grammar police

XOXO, Your landlord

May 20th, 2009 · 210 Comments

Writes our submitter in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: “A local candidate for county commissioner claimed that he was going to run the county like he runs his businesses.” (You know: straight talk, no bullshit, that kind of thing.)

So, if you were a Jefferson County voter, what would be your take on the guy based on this sign, from the dumpster area at one of his rental properties? Destined for law-making, right?

To my renters: Put your fucking trash out on Mondays only! Your Landlord

related: What is about dog shit that pushes Brooklynites over the edge?

Tags: fuck fuckity fuck fuck · garbage · landlords and property managers · West Virginia

Tap tap revenge

May 19th, 2009 · 158 Comments

Our anonymous submitter found this on his keyboard at work one morning. His sheepish explanation? “I guess I really get into the music on my iPod…”

Admittedly, the note-writer has a point — that shit is annoying, yo! — but the contrarian in me still thinks the rest of the office needs to chip in and get our submitter a set of these.

Please stop tapping your pencil and or pen on your desk....It is annoyingly disruptive to concentration...

related: Suck on this!

Tags: Arizona · music · noise · office · Scottsdale

If she were really passive-aggressive, she’d get the fence secretly electrified

May 18th, 2009 · 170 Comments

Writes Chris in Riverside, California: “My friend Eric essentially has a LAN center in his garage. Cigarettes and energy drinks are the diet of choice and we (usually 5 to 7 people lanning there at any given time) piss on his fence so we don’t flush the toilet too many times over the evening. He woke up one morning with this note from his mother.”

I’d say Eric got off pretty easy, no?

ERIC - PICK UP THE CIGARETTE BUTTS! NOW & do not piss on the fence! That is so Disrespectful to me & this house! What the hell Eric! There is a bathroom right thru the door! USE IT.

related: WoW, indeed

Tags: actually totally reasonable · California · Moms & Dads · piss · smoking · toilet

Taboo: the game of unspeakable douchebaggery

May 17th, 2009 · 254 Comments

Simone in Austin says a coworker at her office invited several people over to a house for a game night, and helpfully distributed hand-drawn maps to help people find their way. Later that day, she found of those hand-outs back on her desk, along with the following bit of anonymous feedback. What a peach!

What is this? Haven't you heard of MapQuest?

related: Silent protest

extra credit: The Hand-drawn Maps Association

Tags: CAPS LOCK · just an asshole · office · unsolicited feedback