Something to ponder

October 11th, 2009 · 103 comments

Nathan in Norman, Oklahoma doesn’t know the writers of either of these notes, but when he saw this exchange on a fellow student’s drafting board in his architecture studio class, he knew it needed to be documented.

passiveaggressivenotes.com: do not use plz, from norman, oklahoma

passiveaggressivenotes.com: creepy guy who uses your board while you're gone and likes it

related: who’s the smartass?

FILED UNDER: college life · kinda creepy · note wars · Oklahoma · whiteboard


103 responses so far ↓

  • #1   PeaceLoveFood

    I bet her board feels violated.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      He wasn’t the board’s first.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   park rose bang

      Someone screws over the board for a change. Let the tax payers look on in disbelief and rejoice.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   much to my chagrin bang

    Now every time you’re using your board, it will be thinking of ME.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 9:58 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   HairySwede

      I just hope the board doesn’t scream out the wrong name in a fit of passion.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   xumi

    xD!!!

    U can never win!!

    xD

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Kyle

    Think Katrina got with him?

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Bill Sodeman

    Ah, the never-ending battle over studio space…

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   humberthumbert

    “When you’re gone, I quietly lay her down, slip that pesky little note off, and then I use her, use her good. . . and she likes it.”

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   TheOldSchool

      She may be a wooden actress, but she fooled him into thinking she was impressed with his mouse tongue-sized drafting pencil.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Internal Affairs (aka Oh What a Tangled Web)

      Dear Professor Perv…

      Thanks for your written testimony.

      For the past few days, after I left for the night, I have come home and watched the live feed from the video camera I placed in the storage closet.

      We are going to have such a good time together this semester!

      I just know that you’re going to love working on my independent study project, even if it does have to stay hush-hush.

      I bet you give me a really good grade, too !

      Hugs,
      Katrina

      Oct 12, 2009 at 1:23 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   pony girl bang

      I did not have sex with that board.

      Presi…
      er,
      Professor Perv

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Saffron Lee

    Always nice to know you go to school with a sociopath.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   MAMARILLA2 bang

    This board is a slut..plain and simple.

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

    • #8.1   Watchtower bang

      It’s the plain and simple sluts that make the best practice girls (or boards). Those attractive and intelligent sluts make you work for it.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 5:56 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   leftfoot

    That broad is a dirty, dirty girl.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   park rose bang

      That board is a dirty, dirty, grill.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      Easel for you to say!

      Oct 12, 2009 at 12:36 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Why she was drawn to him is a bit sketchy.

      Oct 13, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   park rose bang

    So, I met this board down at the speak-easel…
    She was all smudged and blurred around the edges, looking like someone had applied charcoal as if it was mascarra…
    She’d seen better days and she kept slurring, begging me to help her turn a new leaf, to turn the page, know what I’m saying?
    But I was no different to any of the other mugs. I used that grubby board, and then I used her again, and then I came back for more. I walked away feeling as if I’d been tainted by the same brush as any other lowlife looking for a cheap board to doodle in. . . and rightly so. Man is wicked and man is weak and well, you know the score, board. Chalk it up to experience, I scored with a board. That’s the nib nub of the matter. Wipe the dust off your hands, and move on, move on, you’ve gotta just keep moving on.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I should’ve killed myself when he drew on me. After the first time, Ralph promised never again. He promised, and I believed him. But sin never dies. Sin never dies. At first, it was all right. We lived sinlessly. We stayed in the same classroom, but we never did it. And then, that night, I saw him looking down at me that way. We got down on our knees to pray for strength. I smelled the whiskey on his breath. Then he took me. He took me, with the stink of filthy roadhouse whiskey on his breath, and I liked it. I liked it! With all that dirty touching of his hands and pencils all over me. I should’ve given you to God when you were born, but I was weak and backsliding, and now the devil has come home. We’ll pray.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Boards like that, with such great gams, make a fella want to saw some wood!

      Oct 12, 2009 at 3:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   park rose bang

      With his wood pecker? ;)

      Oct 12, 2009 at 4:14 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   BlackMarketBeagle

      Suddenly, box cutter knives start flying around the room…..and the dorm burns down around them, a tradegy, I tell you, a tradegy.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   park rose bang

      Carrie wrote the first note?
      And which definition of tradegy were you going for, BMB?

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   BlackMarketBeagle

      I think it was Carrie’s mom. I say cropdusting shouldn’t have had anything to with it.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   oi bang

      who is Carrie?

      Oct 12, 2009 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Critical Grass

      Who are you?

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   park rose bang

      oi, Carrie featured a lot in this PAN post. It was Stephen King’s first novel and also a movie. She could burn things down just by thinking about it, and was a pretty dab hand at moving things without touching them. Her mother was a psycho.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   jim

      MAMARILLA and Park Rose, I am impressed by your psychosis

      Oct 13, 2009 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.11   park rose bang

      It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.

      Oct 13, 2009 at 11:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.12   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I’m not dead Jim.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Ashley

    Now I have to go to the Architecture building and find this note.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   agatha christie

      The architecture building in Norman is not the nice, artsy-looking building that you think it might be. It’s located in an old strip mall next to a large liquor store, which some might find very convenient during those crazy all-nighters.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Random student

      It’s actually the ugliest fucking building on campus. It also smells funny and the elevator doesn’t work right. A kid blew himself up on a bench in front of the building next to it. That one’s pretty fucking ugly too, but it’s a science building. Architecture has no excuse.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   r.m.

      I thought it was only the architecture library that was located in the old Hobby Lobby. They are currently working on a new building for the students, but it takes time.

      Oct 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Lisa

    She totally contradicted the stern authority of that PLZ! by adding the curlicue laden signature.

    Chick’s giving mixed signals– she WANTED him to use it.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 11:18 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   park rose bang

      Nothing says stern authority more than abbreviations and 3-D cartoon writing. Unless we’re talking Howard. I’m guessing you’re being doubly ironic, Lisa ;)

      Oct 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Havingfitz

    That board was f*cking delicious.

    Oct 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   park rose bang

      Please quillify that statement.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    Just please, God, don’t ever tell me what he does with her T-square during those nights of passion!!

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   park rose bang

      Those long, protractored nights of passion.
      He pins her with his compass and runs circles around her. If it gets messy, he gets a new sheet and starts it all again.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Canthz_B bang

      ♥ rose, I see you have the measure of the man!

      Oct 12, 2009 at 12:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      But, wait, isn’t she using metric?

      Oct 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    Does his use of the board mean that he is certifiable?
    NO…He’s now board certified.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    The Adventures of Chairman and The Board would make a great graphic novel serial.
    I wonder when the first draft is due for release?

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    I bet after reading the response Katrina stormed out of there like a hurricane, her face a flood of tears.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:56 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Garrett

      haha that was magical

      Dec 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   GK bang

    At first I thought the original sign said “Do not use my beard plz”. That I think I could identify with, even if I’m not 100% sure what “use” it was referring to.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   park rose bang

      Katrina moonlights as Santa.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 3:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Watchtower bang

      or evil Katrina. (like evil Spock with a goatee)

      Oct 12, 2009 at 6:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   aaa bang

      I thought I was evil Katrina. D:

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Canthz_B bang

      It all depends upon which “beard” one shaves.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   park rose bang

      Hmm, that’s a stubble comment, CB. Smooth. Gently nuanced, full of class and finesse ;)

      Okay, okay already. It’s time for bed. I know, I know.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    All in all, both of these notes deserve points for being so well designed.
    They are perfect blueprints for future passive-aggressiveness.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   aaa bang

    Well, Katrina did say PLZ. I mean, what kind of heartless freak is this dude for not being won over by Katrina’s masterful command of the English language?

    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   bowloftoast bang

      In her defense, it was just a draft.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:08 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   aaa bang

    Sooooo… Is THATS CUTE [sic] the new THATS HAWT [sic]?

    (You can totally hear her leaving out the apostrophe and substituting AW for the O when she says it….)

    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   imo® bang

      lulz aaa wotz rong wit dat! I totally do that!
      ur hawt aaa.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Phonetic slang = Major Brain Cell Loss

      imo, dear, no more Keeping up with the Kardashians for you.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   much to my chagrin bang

      A stranger’s hands ripping off her sign, roughly moving over her flat plane and forcing her in to the perfect angle so he could use the helpless board again and again without permission. That’s not cute. That’s sick.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   farcical aquatic ceremony

    Holy flying fuck…just think what a person who expresses herself with drunken 3-D lettering and script encrusted with curlicues–like lesions on a leper–will inflict on the public as an architect…

    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:39 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   aaa bang

      If she even gets hired as one.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   anglophile bang

      I can take the shadow letters and the curlicues. For some reason the crooked N in “Thanks” gives me the willies, though.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Lisa

      The N ain’t crooked.

      Katrina designed the N to create a “dialogue” with the diagonal of the A.

      Given the temporality of spatial experience, we must consider the potentiality of each moment, and in consequence, their inter-relational context. What happens when the mind, in its failure to completely assimilate the bombardment of image, text, sound and movement, devises, in its construction of the moment, a non-real representation of the real? Could we consider this resulting slippage in the sign, now that the signified moment has passed, nothing more that the actualization of a virtual world – a world based in the real, but is not, given the fallacies embedded within its finalized state?

      I rest my case.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   LALA

    At first I thought the note was saying not to use the “word” “PLZ.”

    Oh well.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Critical Grass

    Somethings to ponder:

    - She must have gotten a ‘D’ on Geometry &
    Perspective 101.

    - What’s with the heart on the exclamation point?

    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Critical Grass

    I use Katrina’s board. And I’ve used her (she’s like a person to me) for many, many years now. She always tells me horrible stories about how Katrina always looks down on her and nerver, ever satisfies her completely (K always finishes first). We have plans to run away together, but we have to wait ’till I finish school. And I tell you, the wait has been too long…

    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:59 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   oi bang

      oh we would not know that board was like a person to you of it was not for your clarification. Because boards always tell story about the other users.
      on totally unrelated note, how to jump the shark? just state the obvious.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   park rose bang

      A little less aggression in the passive, thanks :)
      I thought stating the obvious was what we did around here.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Critical Grass

      Oi, you’re so original and creative… *sigh*

      Oct 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   oi bang

      so it took you almost seven hours to come up with toothless snark like that one?
      *sigh*

      Oct 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.5   Critical Grass

      Oh my God, you’re serious aren’t you?

      Get a job, son. Or a life.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.6   oi bang

      nice try grandpa.

      but I am quite happy in my mother’s basement.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.7   pony girl bang

      *makes popcorn*

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.8   Critical Grass

      Aw… Oi, you bitter, you…

      Come here, gimme a hug. C’mon, don’t be shy.
      ;)

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.9   Canthz_B bang

      CG, Oi was just messing with you. That happens around here sometimes when we get bored with a note.

      New note please! :-D

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.10   Critical Grass

      I know. I was bored too, I understand. ;)

      Oct 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   bowloftoast bang

    The ‘creepy guy’ in question is actually Jim the custodian.
    I forgot my portfolio one afternoon and had to go back to the studio that night to get it.
    I heard the sound of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana as I approached the door. I opened it just crack, and there was Jim in the moonlight, standing over the board, naked from the waist down.
    His pants and skivvies were laid out flat over the board’s surface, and Jim was running a hot iron across the fabric – over and over.
    Hearing my gasp, Jim turned and our eyes locked. It seemed like minutes passed, the samba rhythms whirling in my head. Then Jim spoke, pleadingly, “I just like a nice crease.”
    I was disgusted and enraged. “You have to tell her Jim, or I will.” I turned and ran from the room, tears streaming down my cheeks. The next day I transferred out of the architecture program. I never saw Jim or Katrina again.
    I’m glad he told her. She needed to know.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   dmdmdm

    Whats a question with no answer called?

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   bowloftoast bang

      Well, if the question is ‘how do I properly form a contraction?’ the answer, in your case, is ‘rhetorical’.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   pony girl bang

      Life.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   Canthz_B bang

      Not worth asking.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Critical Grass

      Why did the platypus cross the road?

      *what?*

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Canthz_B bang

      Because the road was Catholic, but didn’t have hands, so it couldn’t cross itself?

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   Critical Grass

      Close, but we’re looking for “because the duck and de beaver couldn’t do it.”

      Ok, your answer is better.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Silhouette

    Arrrgh, prepare to be boarded.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Curse You, Olbermann

      Wait a gol-dern, cotton-pickin’ minute now!

      So…Rupert Murdoch was an architecture student?

      In Oklahoma?

      And the Bildebergers thought we wouldn’t notice!

      Kudos to Nathan, and “Silhouette”…if those are your real names.

      Speed dialing Alex Jones NOW!

      Oct 13, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   La Loca

    Archie students in OK must be more laid back than the ones at my old school. At Illinois, we would have decapitated that guy with a t-square and send his head to the engineering quad.

    Don’t fuck with people who don’t sleep.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Critical Grass

      Don’t fuck with people who don’t sleep.

      Or do.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   park rose bang

      Ah, the nefarious Architects of Doom.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Jen

    Ugh, the missing apostrophe on “that’s” annoys me.

    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   pony girl bang

      hehe
      Me as well.
      I’m certainly no genius when it comes to punctuation, but every time I see that “thats”, it makes me wince.

      ps- can anyone tell me if the comma belongs inside or outside the apostrophes?

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

       
    • #30.2   Canthz_B bang

      Ugh, posting your blog’s link annoys me. Especially since your name is already a link to your blog, you blithering idiot.

      Now, see how your post looks like all of the others? ;-)

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Shannon

    “I use the hell out of it” is my absolute FAVORITE part!

    Oct 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Elodie

    that creepy guy is a bit wierd, its not so strange to ask someone not to use things that are yours, is it? i dont like this passive aggressive note! :P

    Elodie

    Slim Girl Diary

    Oct 14, 2009 at 5:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Avyn

    Isn’t there some sort of “government” agency to prevent this kind of stuff from happening”?” Isn’t their hotline 1800-JLK-DRFT”?”

    Oct 15, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Avyn

    Teacher:”Avyn’?'” me:”Absent’!'” Teacher:”Okaaayy’….’ Creepy Guy Who Writes On The Draft Boards When Noone’s Looking’?'” Creepy Guy:”Present’!'” Teacher:”Greaaat’….’”

    Oct 15, 2009 at 9:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Teacher: Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?

      Oct 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   infant tyrone bang

      You must have been reading my mind…or something that fell out of it…

      Oct 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Garrett

    I TOTALLY WROTE THAT!! haha. She was a good bored for the time being, but alas, I grew tired of her.

    Dec 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Katrina

    Sorry for getting bored while writing my “Do not use, please” note. I like to doodle, so what?

    Apr 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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