Entries from September 2009

Totally fried green tomatoes

September 9th, 2009 · 94 Comments

Shannon in New York saw this note posted on the fence of the nearby community garden while she and her roommate were taking her dog for a walk for. The thought of a little old lady glued to her binoculars at 4 in the morning, this had them laughing for many prepositional phrases of time.

if you have a key, the return for that key will be ask for

related: the right to bear fruit

Tags: CAPS LOCK · Clearly a non-native English speaker · excessive underlining · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · New York · spelling and grammar police · stealing · WTF?

Thanks for the clarification

September 8th, 2009 · 107 Comments

Exhibit a) From a share house of would-be flip-cup players in Garfield Heights, Ohio (!!!)

keep your dickbeaters (hands) off the glasses in this cupboard!!!

Exhibit b) from an office in Dallas. Writes our anonymous submitter: “Everyone in the building knew who was trashing the bathroom, but no one ever confronted the guy directly about it. After about a year, this note went up.” (Not surprisingly, it didn’t work.) Finally, our submitter says, the building engineer went directly to the guy’s boss to, um, clarify the situation further.

Due to increasing slovenliness, slobs will no longer be allowed to use this restroom.

And then there’s exhibit c) from a restaurant in Delaware.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAN ON GLASS

related: That means pants + shirts as a single unit

Tags: blitzkrieg approach · CAPS LOCK · obnoxious definition

And Jesus said “oh, snap!”

September 7th, 2009 · 137 Comments

Another sign of the times: Nick in Tampa, Florida says the sodas in his small office used to be free, but now they cost 50 cents. And yet, Nick says, “when they’re left out unguarded and unsecured, naturally, people steal them.”

Eventually, one coworker thought instilling the fear of god would make for a good theft-deterrent…which inspired another coworker to quote scripture in protest of the new drink policy.

jesus is watching you steal diet cokes

related: no, He uses vaseline

Tags: Diet Coke · Jesus · most popular notes of 2009 · office · oh snap · stealing · Tampa

Is this a thing now?

September 3rd, 2009 · 158 Comments

Replace the roll”?  Fair enough. Any special requests after that, though, I’m not so sure about. As our submitter in Lexington, Kentucky writes: “Does that extra .34-second step really cause your day to go so horribly?”

Please leave a 'tail' hanging on the toilet paper after use. Thanks!

On the flipside…don’t flush ‘em, I understand. but…really, ladies? As our submitter in Orlando put it: “I don’t know what scares me more: the fact that this was a problem, or the fact that my employers had professional signs made up to deter people from doing it.”

Please do not throw sanitary napkins in shower. THANK YOU

related: a filthy hap pit

Tags: bathroom · hygiene · so this is a thing? · toilet paper · WTF?

The existential crisis of a water fountain

September 2nd, 2009 · 89 Comments

This little water fountain with big dreams was spotted by Elizabeth in an Indianapolis college dorm. The illegible signature is a nice touch, no?

Thank you, The Stressed Stuffed-Up Water Fountain

related: I eat dirty plates

Tags: all clogged up · anthropomorphism · college life · Indianapolis

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

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