Entries from September 2009
Writes Tim: “I work at one of the better specialty coffee shops in Portland, Oregon. Some people come in knowing that we can prepare a fantastic drink, but don’t actually know what they like or how to order it. And sometimes these people decide to write a note expressing their displeasure instead of simply asking us to remake their drink.”
Adds Tim: “For the record, these two women ordered a 16 oz. caramel latte and a 16 oz. mocha, which are certainly going to be sweeter and less espresso-forward drinks than our more traditional, non-flavored drinks. And if these two actually visited regularly, they would also know that we don’t have 16 oz. ceramic mugs, which means all 16 oz. drinks are served in paper cups.”
related: An extra bold request
Tags: coffee · cranky barista · Portland
1. Spotted by Trevor in Richmond, Virginia
2. From Karen in Chicago
3. Spotted by Eli in Kauai
4. from Miller Peterson in Japan
And lastly, a beloved classic from the world-class RunBarbara (and of course, THX SANDRA)
related: with a chainsaw?
Tags: bodily fluids · garbage · toilet · WTF?
Katie in Scotland says she found this note “stuck to a wall at about knee-height, right above a very sad-looking deflated palm tree and a bunch of deflated inflatable bananas.” Unfortunately, Katie says, “i have no idea what the back story is…but I would love to, especially as the note writer seems to be a fair bit older than 8 or 11.”
related: Desperately seeking closure
Tags: kids · U.K. · WTF?
Jen in Tallahassee, Florida found this posted on the fridge in her synagogue’s kitchen. “We’ve tried many things to prevent missing food from this refrigerator,” Jen says. “we’ve even installed a lock so that only certain people with keys can get into the refrigerator…and yet, the problem continues.”
related: the PANtheistic approach
Tags: God · heart · holiday spirit
Before you embark on this visual road trip through from rural North America, remember: guns don’t kill ’possums. CELL PHONES KILL ’POSSUMS. (And potentially one-thumbed former sea captains.)
related: The right to bear fruit
extra credit: Playing ’possum [awkwardfamilyphotos.com]
Tags: more aggressive than passive · not-so-veiled threats · small town living · spelling and grammar police
When dealing with anonymous strangers, there’s no point in playing coy about your hopes and dreams. Tell us, kids, what do you REALLY want?
related: I hope your cat chokes
Tags: die bitch die · God · more aggressive than passive · not-so-veiled threats · office fridge · stealing
Spotted by Kirk at “a very high-end consulting firm” in Washington, D.C.
related: suck on this
Tags: D.C. · heartwarming compassion · illness · office
Dee Dee in Virginia says her five-year-old daughter, Lilly, presented her with this card after Kindergarten last week.
“At first it seems like the usual ‘I love mommy’ card,” Dee Dee says, “but the back clearly addresses her irritation with the neighboring copycat whose use of hearts, stars, and flowers were infringing on my daughter’s copyrighted design. (Coming soon to a overpriced handbag near you!)
related: startin’ young
Tags: kids · Virginia
September 21st, 2009 · 89 Comments
Danielle in Tampa, Florida found this note in the hallway of her apartment building. Writes Danielle: “I don’t know what the official story is, but I can assume that it is the same as every other ‘my roommate is a slob’ story. I’m a little confused about why this girl thought that leaving her garbage in our hallway would make people feel sorry for her, though.”
related: Why the “seething and waiting” strategy will never work
Tags: college life · garbage · group bitchfest · neighbors · roommates · Tampa
First up: Ami in London spots the fallout over what we can only assume was an onslaught of hungry breakfast bandits.
Yup, we’ve got those in the States, too…as Molly noticed at a grocery store in Ohio.
Adds Molly: “Why anyone would want to take a single slice of bacon out of a box I can’t really say, but if they needed to post three notes it must have been a pressing issue.” (Um, maybe she needed a replacement underwire?) But perhaps she should have checked the lost & found first…
Meanwhile, this Post-it (from a Mom in Florida) and its subsequent responses (from her punctuation-conscious, pork-loving children) bring to mind the oh-so-creepy phenomenon that is thoroughly documented on the stellar blog Suicide food.
This note appears to have been written by an actual pig (at least the Orwellian kind), but it appears instead to have been penned by the young son of submitter Irsh, of the aptly named blog Daily Piglet. Irsh says she found this note taped to the laundry room door when she got home later after her son had already gone to bed. “I’m not sure why he thought I was going to eat the bacon,” she says, “but I have to admit the idea of him not talking to me was briefly appealing.”
Happy Rosh Hashanah, everyone!
related: p.s. bacon is life
extra credit: “bacon bandit arrested”; suicidefood
Tags: bacon · kids · Moms & Dads · stealing