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The patron(izing) saint of roommates

September 1st, 2009 · 91 comments

Carmen in Washington, D.C. says she and her roommates suffered for months at the hands of this “crazy, obsessive-compulsive who made our lives miserable.” By the end of the fall semester, Carmen says, the house was a near-war zone, and the girl finally moved out.

“Around the time she was packing up her things, we decorated for the holidays and cleaned up a bit. She was livid, and accused us of waiting to clean up until then because we had been trying to drive her from the house with the mess.” (Hmm…how would you classify that sort of behavior?)

A week later, Carmen and her roommates received this card. Enclosed: one house key, and one hearty holiday dose of condescension.

I am so glad that ya'll finally saw things my way on housekeeping.

(the front of the card)

related: way harsh, tai

FILED UNDER: a little patronizing · cleaning · college life · holiday spirit · mean girls · roommates · thanks (but not really)

91 responses so far ↓

  • #1   QuarterRoy00 bang

    For someone so obsessive-compulsive, she needs to either choose “y’all” or “you all”. You can’t have it both ways!

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

  • #2   PA notes all around

    Dear Roomate,

    Thanks for always being there when we needed our lives made just a little bit harder. We are so glad that you finally saw things our way on how much we wanted you gone. You know the best part of being a grown up? Not feeling the need to be a perpetual nag and condescending bitch. We sincerely hope that you, too, will find out what that feels like someday.

    With you gone, we can finally have peace this season.

    Your Ex-Housemates

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

  • #3   Delurker

    When I first read it, I thought it said “Houserats.” It seemed appropriate.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Canthz_B bang

      Ditto. In fact, that was to be my first joke!

      Sep 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   Wolverine Girl

      I saw ‘houserats’ first, then I saw ‘housemats’, and I thought that first ‘for’ was ‘fer’, thanks to her issues with writing a proper looking r. Call me obsessive compulsive, but her rs annoy me. Most of them look like the letter i, except for that one that looks like an n. Cheens to you too, Loialei.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 2:46 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   oi

      What about I? It looks like d.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   Snippy

      “What about I?”

      I am D as U are D as U are E and we are L-2-gether…

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.5   Abounding Air bang

      I saw “houserats” as well. I would like to add that ….they were fucking delicious!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #4   Hunger Pangs

    The fact that this chick didn’t use a ruler to write on the card straight and violated the ‘start talking like a redneck and finish talking like redneck’ rule of consistency with the word y’all makes me think her psychoses is a little less obsessive-compulsive control freak and a little more raging psychotic hosebeast.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

  • #5   tiddles

    yah, roomies suck.

    btw, i learned cursive for a couple weeks back in 3rd grade (early 90s) so if u wanna get thru to this generation plz use print.

    but yeah, roomies suck and thats pretty much a lost cause. they wont grow up. never.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   jadefirefly

      Um. What?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:22 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   mamason bang

      tiddles is stoned.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 3:32 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   KatieMB

      Why didn’t she share?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 5:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   anglophile bang

      Out of curiosity, tiddles, how long did you spend on apostrophes in third grade?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 7:16 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   Canthz_B bang

      How long in third grade?

      tiddles reminds me why we home-schooled our daughters…beginning in the early 90′s.

      Word to the wise, tiddles, if you drop the apostrophe in “won’t” you create a different word.
      If the roomies are wont to grow up, then they probably will!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #5.6   K

      But if you add an apostrophe into 90s you make no sense. To be correct it should be ’90s. Unless you meant you home schooled the kids from the 90 is?

      But if incorrect date abbreviation is your wont…

      Sep 8, 2009 at 8:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #5.7   Canthz_B bang

      “90 is”??

      I’d have gone with the possessive interpretation rather than a contraction, but that’s just my wont. ;-)

      Luckily, I’m not alone in this type of usage:

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      Sep 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.8   park rose

      90′s and 80′s and so on is correct and is a stylistic choice, similar to why the apostrophe is missing from street names often, such as St Georges Terrace and so on.

      90s and 80s is also correct. The apostrophe is used for ease of reading, in the same way that it is missing from street names and so on because it’s easier on the eye and probably easier when the sign is being made.

      Again, it’s just stylistic, and consistency is the key.

      Sep 9, 2009 at 12:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.9   Canthz_B bang

      ♥, rose

      “For groups of years, the apostrophe at the end cannot be regarded as necessary, since there is no possibility of misreading. For this reason, most authorities prefer 1960s to 1960′s[39] (although the latter is noted by at least one source as acceptable in American usage),[40] and 90s or ’90s to 90′s or ’90′s.

      [40] In British usage, we do not use an apostrophe in pluralizing dates:

      This research was carried out in the 1970s.

      American usage, however, does put an apostrophe here:

      (A) This research was carried out in the 1970′s.”

      For the record, I hate that I looked this up, but there it is.
      Also (for the record), I’m an American, so that’s how I write. ;-)

      Sep 9, 2009 at 12:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.10   K

      Further research into the apostrophe in dates shows it is acceptable to use the 90′s form in American style but is not favoured in English style.
      As an Australian, we don’t use the 90′s form but I can see the sense.

      As stated on wikipedia (though obviously, given the source, this could be inaccurate):

      “For groups of years, the apostrophe at the end cannot be regarded as necessary, since there is no possibility of misreading. For this reason, most authorities prefer 1960s to 1960′s (although the latter is noted by at least one source as acceptable in American usage), and 90s or ’90s to 90′s or ’90′s.”

      Sep 9, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.11   K

      I love learning more about the proper use of English and the differing styles between American and Australia/English language use.

      Have always loved the way American style omits the letter u from so many words.

      Thanks Canthz B and park rose.

      Sep 9, 2009 at 12:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.12   K

      Canthz B – you are after my own heart. I posted my above when you had only added a love heart, yet we still found the same thing. I agree, hate that I looked it up but did feel that I HAD to know.

      Sep 9, 2009 at 1:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.13   park rose bang

      Cheers, K.

      As an Australian, I use that 90′s style, but that’s personal and probably reflects my age.

      If I were writing for a magazine or something similar, I’d just have to use the in house style.

      In the 1800′s, following the fashion of the times, the Australian Labor Party omitted the ‘u’ – so a lot of it comes down to the whims of the time. Likewise, the spaceship (shuttle?) Endeavour, kept the ‘u’ because it was named after Captain Cook’s ship. That’s Wikipedia again, though, but interesting, hey?

      Sep 9, 2009 at 1:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.14   Canthz_B bang

      K, I think we’ve all agreed to disagree about the necessary/superfluous ‘u’ around here.

      Let’s not get that can of worms opened up again! LOL

      The wiki piece referenced this site (too lazy to build a link at this hour,late for my time zone)

      I think that “uk” in the link means United Kingdom.
      That may lend some strength to the veracity of the wikipedia account if such things are indeed meaningful for some.

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

    • #5.15   K

      park rose,

      I work for Fairfax/RuralPress and our style is very much anti the 90′s form

      Canthz B,

      No argument of the use of the u, it is the things that make us different that make things more interesting (though it can make my job harder when people have American spelling rather than Aussie set on their computers).

      I am happy to conclude that wikipedia is generally legit on these types on things – especially given the number of punctuation pedants out there. That said, I did check out that link when I was checking out the differing apostrophe styles.

      Big thumbs up to you both,

      Sep 9, 2009 at 1:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.16   Canthz_B bang

      So, no apology then?

      I mean, you dogged me at #5.6, can a brotha get some love? :lol:

      Sep 9, 2009 at 1:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.17   K

      Apologies indeed.

      Much love to you, brotha.

      Sep 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #6   Bob Loblaw

    Dear Loralei

    About those condoms you kept in your bed side table. Well me and the roomies poked holes in all of them.

    So merry christmas y’all. and a happy new year beeeyotch……

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #7   TheOldSchool bang

    Maybe they should have taken turns being there, one at a time, when she needed a friend.

    It’s hard for some people to express feelings of intimacy (and not go all obsessive-compulsivey) when there are a bunch of slobs milling around … being there for them.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    My house is tidy. I feel so grown-up and validated now!

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    The “y’all” and the “fer” make me crave Southern cooking.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Here darlin’, got you some Chicken Fried steak with Mashed taters and Milk gravy. Collard greens . Pole beans w/bacon, Black eye peas, and corn bread. Y’all come on and dig in now.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   Snippy

      You’ve certainly got the attention of tiddles.

      Those of you who aren’t paying attention should refer to 5 (above). [You're excused, tiddles. We already know you're not paying attention.]

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #10   TheOldSchool

    I had a thing with this neurotic O/C sorority girl who claimed that she had never masturbated.

    Her handwriting was exactly like Loralei’s.

    Case closed.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:36 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Canthz_B bang

      Are you suggesting that she needs to clean her own house?!
      I hope she owns a shower massage.

      Sep 1, 2009 at 11:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   mamason bang

      No, CB. He was saying that they never could find enough evidence to prosecute.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   TheOldSchool

      Oh, they prosecuted. (AFTER I strangled her.) I think it was for murder or something. Whatever.

      I’ll never forget the judge’s stern eyes as he slammed down his gavel and boldly declared:

      “Wanking. Not only does it relieve tension; it also improves one’s motor skills. I’ve tried to read some of the victim’s diaries, but I can’t read three-quarters of the words she wrote. Case dismissed.”

      In minutes, the courtroom was awash with tears. Some of joy. Some of anger.

      Mostly, the latter.

      Almost all, in fact.

      Oh well. Live and learn.

      And wank.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.4   Analogeyser

      My friend The Comedian’s bit about perhaps the very same Yer Honor…enjoy

      Sep 20, 2009 at 12:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #11   Car RamRod

    There’s that southern falseness coming out again. Why send someone a card that says ‘peace to you this season’ when you know you wish those slobs would contract hanta virus from living in squalor?

    Sep 1, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   aaa bang

      Because it’s passive aggressive. You’ve been on here long enough to learn that you’re better off not asking the logical questions. I’m totally not disappointed in you. :c

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:48 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      What we have here is a failure to communicate..

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #11.3   Car RamRod

      My apologies aaa, I should know better. But, it was meant more as a rhetorical question and a vessel for delivery of my hanta virus joke.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #11.4   Snippy

      So you’re what virus experts call a “vector.”

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #12   machinegirl

    am i having deja vu?
    i feel like I’ve read this before. Was it here, or am I thinking of one of the other blogs I read daily?

    Sep 2, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #13   Canthz_B bang


    Thank you for always being there for me when I needed a friend (NOT).
    I am so glad that y’all finally saw things my way on housekeeping (YOU SLOBS).
    Best of luck to you all joining the ranks of the grown-up world (FAT CHANCE).

    Peace to you this season (THE ANNUAL “OH! WE HAVE A BROOM?” SEASON).

    -Cheers (YOU DRUNKEN SLUTS)!


    Sep 2, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   mamason bang

      Brought to you by, The Association for Subliminal Messages.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.2   Snippy

      Cherish is a word I use to describe…

      Dammit, why is that song going through my mind now?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You have been standing too close to tiddles.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #14   Geek Goddess

    This is not a note written by an obsessive-compulsive. On the other hand, it is not a note written by a real grown-up. I will agree that there was at least a little crazy in the mix.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 2:33 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   KatieMB

      Crazy is as crazy does.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 5:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Houserats are like a box of chocolate…You never know what you got ’til you bite one.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:18 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   Neeners

      True. At what point does keeping a “clean” home make you a grown-up? It doesn’t or what’s her butt wouldn’t have needed to continue the bullshit after it was over.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #15   itdb

    It’s the hearty and totally out of place ‘cheers!’* at the end which makes this note so PA… makes her come across as all Jack Nicholson-Here’s Johnny-Psychopath in my head.

    *Surely the proper use of this is for the appreciation of neighbourly favours (eg, feeding the cat)/celebration of imminant alcohol consumption, not in heartfelt departing ways type goodbye cards?

    Sep 2, 2009 at 2:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   tinkerbell2

      I thought maybe the ‘cheers’ was her original message – when Good Loralei was writing the card in the spirit of Christmas forgiveness – and then Bad Loralei took over, reopened the card and scribbled hate all over the left hand side.

      Ha, just had to edit, I’d put ‘Christmas forgivemess’, which seems apt.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 7:12 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   itdb

      Or maybe she’s one of them crazy OC types who writes all their Christmas Cards out in June, so she had to go back and change it after all the drama had unfolded?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 7:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.3   Snippy

      …and then she had to re-fold the drama.
      After ironing out the creases.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:25 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #16   katlantaa

    it makes waaaaay too much sense for her name to be “Loralei.” someone named something so sweet sounding must compensate with an extra stank attitude. (~using the urban southern adjective ‘stank’ in keeping with ‘y’all’.~)

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   aaa bang

    Localee (Loclei? Lorelee? For someone who’s supposed to be OCD about neatness, she has awfully crappy handwriting…) probably was a nutter. And she probably did make living the apartment unpleasant for Carmen and her other roommates. But I bet you $500 that Carmen and the other roommates were nasty crap pigs whose parents always cleaned up after them before and who always chewed with their mouth open and left their shit all over everywhere. I bet Localou wasn’t even that much of a clean freak. I’m guessing that she had a normal standard of clean (clean freak for the other roommates) but was so unstable that everyone freaked out. And then there was probably much yelling and furniture throwing to be had. Carmen and the other roommates probably put old rotten crap from under their beds onto Lorcalii’s bed and into all her shampoo and conditioner bottles and on her toothbrush and crap. And then they probably hid all the cleaning supplies. That’s what finally drove Loralli away.

    Totally not any creative license in that, er, analysis.

    In any case, everybody knows in cases like this, both parties are at fault in some capacity. YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE, CARMEN!

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:46 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Carmen

      Eek! You’d actually lose that bet. There was a lot of stuff in the house – not gross rotting crap, but just lots of stuff – because there were a lot of people living there, but it was definitely fairly clean.

      I live in my own place now (this note came our way about two years ago), and I’m fairly neurotic, and the old house used to only occasionally bother me. And when it did… I cleaned until it didn’t bother me. Problem solved.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   Amanda

      We did leave stuff around sometimes. Only, she never had a problem with it until she had a falling out with her not-boyfriend and promptly decided that the house (full of six college students) needed to be beautiful and ready for entertaining at all times. And that the appropriate response to a polite request to not stack our laptops in the corner was “You leave it out, it gets moved.”

      Oh god, the depth of the crazy, it was ridiculous.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #17.3   aaa bang

      I was actually wondering this morning if the people who sent this in (or if the person who wrote the note) were going to respond since we haven’t had that happen in a while. How psychic of me. :D

      See, when you explain it, you make it sound normal and not very exciting at all. Shame on you for ruining all of my bizarre fantasies about that shit. :c

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.4   Carmen

      It actually surprises me that more submitters don’t respond; I mean, I read this blog fairly regularly, which is how I got the idea to submit the card in the first place. You’d think more people would engage in the discussion about their own find, but I guess not.

      And believe me, there was plenty of hilarious/bizarre/ridiculous things that happened. I could tell you stories for days… The Great Bowl Caper, her waiting up for us for hours because we left a pot to soak in the sink, her hoarding lamps in her room, her taking my dishes out of a kitchen cupboard and throwing them on my bed… it goes on and on.

      When we all moved out, we had a ceremony and burned the card in a tiny grill. It was incredibly cathartic.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #18   Anne

    Not so much related to this note, but just p.a. notes in general…

    Sep 2, 2009 at 9:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #19   Joe 2

    “Does that say I HAVE A GUB. APT NATURAL?”

    “No, no, it says I HAVE A GUN. ACT NATURAL!”

    Sep 2, 2009 at 9:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #20   Neeners

    I thought part of being a friend was being tolerant of their shortcomings. Also if your a friend you address your fellow friends by their given names not “Housemates”. Thanks for ‘being there for me’ give me a break.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 9:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #21   GhostWriter bang

    I joined grown-up years ago. It’s an offbeat 2nd Life knock-off, where you’re only allowed to do grown-up things (watch Face The Nation, do your taxes, get a prostate exam, etc…)

    I’d cancel my subscription, but I have this fantasy of running into Ben Stein at the hardware store.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   TheOldSchool

      Am I the only one here, who, if I were a girl, would get as wet as a seal’s bladder at just the mere mention of Bob Schieffer’s name?

      Can you imagine him rollerblading in Central Park in hot pants? I could … IF I weren’t a hetero-male.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #22   mamason bang

    I thought the note was completely sincere and totally heartfelt… :-|

    Sep 2, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      mama, I have some wonderful property in Florida and Louisiana I would like you to invest in…

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.2   mamason bang


      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.3   TheOldSchool

      Mamarilla, if it is water property, I’m interested.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #22.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I believe there is a bridge involved.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #22.5   mamason bang

      Back off, TOS! This is my sweet deal! :lol:

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.6   TheOldSchool

      Mamason, since there’s a apparently a bridge included, we could pool our resources and buy joint parcels, connected by a bridge.

      I’ll be coming into a fairly large inheritence in the the next two weeks, courtesy of my late uncle (who I never even knew I had).

      Sadly, he was a wealthy government official who was recently killed in an automobile accident in Lagos. As soon as the necessary, but expensive, legal niceties are tidied up, the funds will be deposited into my bank account.

      Talk about fortuitous timing! My luck just seems to go from really good to really, really, super-good!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #22.7   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Of course we start the payments rather low so that all you have to do is pay one larger sum at the end of the trip.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 9:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #23   picturepocket

    This makes me happy to not have a roommate, except my cat who cleans herself and poops outside. This note is channeling a lot of rage, and I am pretty sure it goes well beyond house cleaning and probably started before living in that house. The last girl I knew like this grew up being reminded by her parents all the time that she was adopted. I think she was trying to prove her value by majoring in three subjects at the same time. She also had food hangups, cleaning issues, gossip tendencies and brought all sorts of drama into the house. Yikes!

    Sep 2, 2009 at 10:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Neeners

      Loralei probably cleans herself and poops outside too (very neatly of course always covering with at least 2 inches of soil). Still, she can’t seem to help being superior to all and making life miserable for everyone when she is unhappy. Hey, she really is a cat!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #24   Nikki

    I REALLY want to see the cover of the card. I’m so curious. Is it cheapie and normal or is it fabulously over the top and glittery?

    Sep 2, 2009 at 11:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Carmen

      It was a glittery snowman, if I remember correctly, and think it said “Happy Holidays” or something along those lines.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #24.2   farcical aquatic ceremony

      ‘Frosty the Fuck-you-Man!

      (Btw, he was glittery b/c she was calling you a bunch of skanky hos of the kind employed by your classier strip clubs–no glitter at non-swanky clubs).

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.3   Carmen

      Ooh, wait. I see that PAN just edited the original post to include the cover – it was a sparkly snowman that said “PEACE.” Even worse. :/

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #24.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And a Hallmark as well. When you care enough to say F***You.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #24.5   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Having read the inside of the card, all I see when I look at the outside pic is a snowman coming to strangle me with a strand of lights…his swollen abdomen is clearly filled with excess spleen and gall, as they say.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 2:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #24.6   GK bang

      On the subject of the card itself, I like the “Peace to you this season”. Bland mush of a remark, people over there must really be bending over backwards to avoid saying “Christmas”.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 4:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #25   MAMARILLA2 bang

    OMG , It has a thumbtack hole in the corner….Did she not even send it. Just tack it to the wall/door and run.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 11:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Carmen

      It has a thumbtack hole because after we got it in the mail, we hung it up on the bulletin board in the kitchen for lolz.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #26   Greg

    Wow. I’ve been silently following this site for awhile, and I’m pretty sure that this is the single most textbook passive-aggressive note ever posted. Well, it’s a card and not a note, but the point stands…

    Sep 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #27   C.S. Harmonikah

    This is why i’m going to start making “fuck you” cards.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Kate

      My friend made custom business cards once that said:

      Fuck you
      You are an asshole.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #28   all that’s missing is a smiley face and an xoxo

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    Nov 8, 2009 at 6:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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