You’re very welcome!

October 20th, 2009 · 136 comments

Jonathan, John and Michael  share a roof deck with their next-door neighbors in San Francisco, who Jonathan says “repeatedly, and seemingly sincerely, invited us to use their barbecue grill any old time.”

One weekend, JJ&M decided to take them up on their offer. They organized a small cook-out for friends and (oh-so-thoughtfully) invited the neighbors to join. “They did,” Jonathan says, “and a good time was had by all.”

Then, the next day, this gracious thank-you note was slipped under their door.

passiveaggressivenotes: Thank you note: You're very welcome!

related: blowing smoke

FILED UNDER: neighbors · San Francisco · sharing is caring · thanks (but not really)


136 responses so far ↓

  • #1   zombieBlanco bang

    What John failed to understand is that in California an invitation to “use my grill anytime” has nothing to do with mesquite, but might have a lot to do with brats and partying.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:16 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Abiding Dude

      Don’t forget the toasted buns zB.
      And the white russians!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Mark bang

      Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Abiding Dude

      H-hey, this is a private residence, man!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Bunny

      Nice marmot!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   drawingalineinthesand

      hey! let’s not forget – that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent… uh, that ain’t legal

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Maude

      My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.

      Oct 21, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   frostfromfire

      I have a feeling the note writers are from MN…

      Oct 21, 2009 at 11:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   pony girl bang

    So, only John is disallowed from using said grill?
    Jonathan and Michael are still allowed to use it?

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:19 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   infant tyrone bang

      Seen the rents in SF?

      Guys that plant pizza coupons on doorknobs have lawyers on speed-dial.

      Grill-hombre tiene un abogado bravo and Johnathan and Michael know that using said appliance would entail them being hamstrung in civil court until well after Prop. 8 is repealed or struck down by the CA Supremes.

      But, you knew that already, di’n'tcha ?

      ET out

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:14 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   GK bang

      I never understand what this guy is on about. Which wouldn’t be a big deal, except he talks so much!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:40 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   mary ellen

      Hopefully, his medications are of the prescribed variety.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 5:15 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Critical Grass bang

      GK @ 2.2 – I know, right?!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:14 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Neeners

      What Jonathon failed to say was that after having several beers (and some shots on the side of some unknown substance) John divested himself of nearly all clothes (he left his socks on) crawled up onto the grill and danced like Pee Wee Herman on it to the song Tequila, afterwards relieving himself into it. The ‘Thank You’ note was the perfect way to say thanks for an unforgettable shin dig, let’s not do it again some time.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:09 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   infant tyrone bang

      GK,

      Feel encouraged to skip over my posts, unless you notice me advocating something illegal or just plain mean like you did @ #11.3 on “P.S. you’re not invited to my birthday party, either”.

      Short enough to take in all at once?

      Grok-able w/o Cliff Notes?

      ET done downshifting, but passes hat to help pay for a scrolling mouse

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   pony girl bang

    Dear John letters are always so heartbreaking.
    It’s not just the time that we spent together, it’s all of those memories that we’ll never make.
    * sniff* ‘scuse me, I..I need a moment..

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:24 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Geek Goddess

      *Pats pg comfortingly on the hair mane hair*

      *starts again*
      *Gives pg a comforting pat*

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:07 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Canthz_B bang

      *offers to shag her tubes her sugar cubes.*

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:50 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   GK bang

      His wife? A horse!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   pony girl bang

      Thanks all y’all for your support and encouragement.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   gotochelle

    This isn’t all that funny. Maybe John made a mess and didn’t clean the grill properly.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:25 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   hugsandkisses101

      That’s what I thought, but….still. Textbook passive-aggressive.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:41 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, were we supposed to look for logical explanations?
      Then you’re right…not that funny.

      Alright everyone…stop commenting this instant!

      Nothing to see here.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:50 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   infant tyrone bang

      Silence from this moment forward…until a new post is launched!

      The Mighty Pope of PAN has spoken.

      Notice how the air got sort of *energized* and everything was quiet?

      Like the Dude in Rome…he shoots…he scores!!!

      He makes no rulings on grammar or usage,but like the Man in Rome is infallible on faith and morals, if he says nothing to see here, move on, move on, then he ain’t talkin’ ’bout anything but what’s a laugh and a half…

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:40 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   lurks2much

      wow baby ty couldn’t find a bit of humour if it bit him on the arse!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:05 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Canthz_B bang

      Now, now, all that is not necessary.
      Just bow and kiss my ring.

      No, it’s back here! :-P

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:08 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Abiding Dude

      Everything was fine until John began slapping the beef curtain steaks with the hot sausage links and squirting his special BBQ sauce everywhere. The neighbors were appalled at the wantonness with which John treated their grill. Their sweet sweet grill.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:28 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Neeners

      Then why a thank you card?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Critical Grass bang

      Uh, uh I know that one: It’s because they’re passive-agressive people!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Abiding Dude

      They are the type of people that have thank you cards on hand at all times.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   infant tyrone bang

      lurks2much,

      Is that russet or raw umber lipstick today ?

      Just curious, don’t use it myself, butt it licks good on some people.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   pony girl bang

      Neeners,
      If I had those cute little cards, I’d be using them every chance I could as well.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Adam

    The note writers “u” in use is oddly written.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:26 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Adam

      and I can’t help but wonder if there is more to this story…

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   infant tyrone bang

      There undoubtedly is more to this story.

      HIPPA regulations and disclosure agreements that were signed by the grill owner prevent us from knowing the whole story (especially if we want to know more about whether the grill owner’s condition is improving).

      But, relax, take a deep breath (medicated) and rejoice that the Feds are no longer going to be targeting or prosecuting in states that have Medical Marijuana laws on the books.

      John, offer the grill owner a hit wouldja?
      That way we don’t have to worry about the placebo effect, and
      if the twit gets bitchy behind the grill again, at least this way it will rock.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Canthz_B bang

      Luckily, ERISA guarantees John’s right to appeal this decision.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   infant tyrone bang

      If they go to court and then re-open the case would that make it a decision incision?

      Also file Under:
      Incisive Comments
      Cut to the Chase

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   bowloftoast bang

    Clearly there was some breach of BBQ etiquette at the soiree.
    I’m going to guess drunken human sacrifice (and a failure to clean the grill).

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:28 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Neeners

      Everyone knows that you do not touch another man’s grill even if they do offer.

      IT IS JUST NOT DONE PEOPLE!!
      Things get ugly really quickly.

      I bought my husband one of those stainless steel grill jobbies on sale at Lowe’s for Father’s Day one year and all hell broke loose when I tried to use it one fine summer day to cook weenies on an open flame.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:20 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    Poor neighbor in SF should have known what two male roommate John intended to do with his grill after getting him to drink that ninth beer.
    What a sucker! Boy, did he blow it!!

    Gargle well, Neighbor.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   infant tyrone bang

      Oral arguments are set to begin on Thursday.

      It’s a toothpaste…(less filling)

      no, it’s a mouthwash…(tastes great)

      It”s Glister-ene !

      (Available at all finer Bay Area markets and pharmacies.)

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    John,
    The spare ribs looked great.
    I suppose I should have mentioned that we’re strictly kosher.

    Please do not use my grill again.

    Your friend and neighbor,

    Saul Kirschner

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:37 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   hugsandkisses101

      Dear Saul,

      Those spare ribs were fucking delicious. Your loss!

      Sincerely,

      John

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:44 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    I guess now John has to go back to the drawing board if he wants to use something.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   park rose bang

      John is that creepy guy in architecture?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      Can’t pull the wool over an Aussie’s eyes, eh, rose?

      Had a case of recentpostitis, I did. ;-)

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    “A good time was had by all.” far too often means “Dude, we got so wasted! I don’t even remember pissing into the grill!!”

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:43 am   rating: 59  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Neeners

      Oh man, I thought my post was an original (2.5). Foiled again! When will I ever learn to read before posting.

      What if I substituted the terms “dropping a load” or “defecating” for relieving oneself? I was trying to be a little more delicate but oh well who cares now?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Perhaps John was a little overzealous in his use of the the BBQ, but he’s the only guy in town with grill marks on his wiener!

    What? You think it’s easy being a trend-setter in a town like San Francisco?!

    Oct 20, 2009 at 3:33 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   park rose bang

      I think John, Jonathan might be two facets of the one being, and I think that the shy one is frankly furtive about the grill marks on his wiener.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:35 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Snayl bang

      I just had to thumb you for “frankly furtive”

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   infant tyrone bang

      Rose…thumbed for “frankly”
      Snayl…thumbed for recognizing quality

      CB…twice if I could, Playah !
      I’ve only recently been able to wrap my noggin around the Jim Rose Circus Show and here you come up with Wieners on the Weber, ouch!

      Somewhere the spirit of Steve Irwin is sensing a comeback…and it ain’t gonna be Shrimp on the Barbie next time…

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   aaa bang

    Hospitality
    They never really meant it
    Don’t puke in the grill

    Oct 20, 2009 at 4:09 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Canthz_B bang

      aaa, haiku you post that? :-D

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   GK bang

      Aaa aaa aaa aaa-aaa
      aaaaa aaa aaa a-aaa aaa
      a aaa; AAAAAAAH!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:50 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   spottedbuddy bang

      My grill was your grill
      Then I saw you pick your nose
      Keep your green paws off

      Oct 21, 2009 at 4:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    My grill is your grill,
    Just don’t leave grease or leave grime.
    Oops, now you’ve done it.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 4:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Neeners

      The grease and grime give the charred meat its distinctive flavor.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   jjuice

    The note to John was intended for the two Johns (John and Jonathan).
    Michael (Barrymore) was obviously left off as he was in custody ………

    Oct 20, 2009 at 6:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   fan bang

    it was John, Jonathon and Michael who were at fault. The notewriter is a very class act. He just felt so out of place at the BBQ. A good time was not had by all! He was expecting more of a party, it was his grill after all. John, Jonathon and Michael should have put a little more flair into the planning of the BBQ, like hats! Mongolian hats! Maybe a little cake and fruit would have been in order. The grill cannot be used in such a casual manner, a grill doesn’t mean just a meal, get the grill out and it’s time for a theme party! Maybe something with polka dancing?

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:26 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Gretal

      It needed something without sugar, since some people are diabetic.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   fan bang

      yes, it also would have been appropriate to accommodate those with bulimia and made sure they used the bathroom at the gas station on the corner. For the big jobs.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Geek Goddess

      Yeah, polka dancing is so much more partyish than the hokey pokey that they were doing!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Mr Welk

      I think that polka is the salvation of any party. When things get a little slow I put on “The Shanes” or maybe some Bulgarian Beat Box!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   spottedbuddy bang

      Cake and fruit potluck next Thursday at noon, followed by polka dancing on the roof. See Casey in Apt. 300, who works in human resources, to find out what to bring.

      Oct 21, 2009 at 4:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   GS

    Wait… what?

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah, WHAT!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Renagade676

    Ok, let me get this straight….

    They offer you their grill to use, you use it once and share your meat with them, and they just retract their offer the following day without telling you WHY, and on a thank you card, nonetheless.

    Wow. How rude.

    And pointless.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:45 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Critical Grass bang

      Yep, rude and pointless, that’s about right.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Susannie

      I don’t know.. I’m obviously overanalyzing, but the comma after “please” indicates there is something more to the story.

      “Please don’t use my grill again!” is somehow very different than “Please, do not use my grill again!”

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Canthz_B bang

      “Do not use my grill again…please.” gives me the Heebie-Jeebies.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 8:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   vicious-mel

      Pointless… like this thread…
      but amusing none the less…

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Canthz_B bang

      As amusing as “none the less”?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Critical Grass bang

      None is amusing
      None, the less, is not happy
      With this pointless thread

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:44 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   Inverted Nipple

      None, the greater, is pleased.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:47 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   park rose bang

      None, the wiser, is not.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.9   infant tyrone bang

      None, meat that priests eat on Fridays, is misspelled.

      Oct 21, 2009 at 1:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.10   park rose

      I hear they’ve been trying to break that habit for years, but who can resist a sistah in wimple-pickers and fish net stockings? The fishnets mean that the meat the priests eat on Fridays has papal approval. Some of the sisters bestow blessings via paypal as well.

      Oct 21, 2009 at 2:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.11   infant tyrone bang

      File under:
      Of An Eve, Catholicism Will Stick It To Your Ribs
      But Father, Couldn’t We Just Be Friends?
      Satisfaction Guaranteed with Paypal
      As Ye Bestow, So Shall Ye Reap (sp?)
      Ferrari Testosterroni, the New Popemobile

      Fishnet-sheathed sisters set upon by heirophants…
      Siblings, like wolves in sheepshead clothing, eaten at by indulgent priests given dispensation to consume anything with the outward appearance of the marine…and when the precious and precocious young cabin-boys have left the school to go back to their respective homes for the weekend, well, the sisters are the answers to ones preyers all right…any port in a storm as the men from Galilee might have put it.

      Oh, the Lord is my shepherd all right my droogies…

      And whether it’s the very First time or the Second, Happiness is Coming!

      Oct 21, 2009 at 3:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.12   GK bang

      Don’t you ever stop talking?

      Oct 21, 2009 at 3:50 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.13   infant tyrone bang

      To you…eventually, but not just yet.

      Have a Paypal account, do ya ?

      How much does a scrolling mouse cost in your neighborhood?

      Do you expect to need technical assistance when you get one?

      I’m not mouse expert, but I know a guy whose gerbil is looking for a new home, and you’re sounding like maybe a good nesting spot for him.

      http://www.darwinawards.com/legends/legends1998-10.html

      Oct 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.14   GK bang

      Whatever you say, infant abd tyrone!

      Oct 22, 2009 at 3:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   NYA

    THIS DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE. EITHER J J AND MIKE

    LEFT A MESS ON THE GRILL… AND IN THAT CASE… SO WHAT!!! THE IM SURE THIER NEIGHBORS ATE THE FREE FOOD THAT WAS COOKED ON IT!!!!! OR THIER NEIGHBORS ARE PSYCHO

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   aaa bang

      IM REALLY CONFUSED. EITHER

      YOUR RELLY ANGRY AND THATS OKAY BECUSE… THE INTERNET IS AN ANGRY PLACE!!!!!!! OR YOU DONT HAVE AN INDOOR VOICE

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:22 am   rating: 44  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Critical Grass bang

      OH MY GOD! I THINK IT’S CONTAGIOUS OR

      SOMETHING… I WAS JUST HERE READING THE COMMENTS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HAD AN URGE TO PRESS THE CAPS LOCK KEY ON MY KEYBOARD!!!!! THEN I MADE THIS FACE D: AND WENT BALLISTIC ON THIS GUY WHOSE PEN I JUST BORROWED… GEE

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:57 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   NYA

      okay okay, i’m a screamer. what can i say?? LOL! :)

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:09 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Neeners

      Rowr, your a screamer huh?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   GK bang

      INTERNATIONAL CAPSLOCK DAY IS STILL TWO DAYS AWAY PEOPLE.

      LET’S NOT GET CARRIED AWAY HERE.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:51 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Geek Goddess

      PERHAPS HE HAS HIS COMPUTER OUTSIDE, AAA!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:36 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   Prince Albert

      EVEN IF I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN HEAR YOU!
      I WONDER IF THEY CAN HEAR MY INTERNAL DIALOGUE?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   Renagade676

      Ow, my eyes.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   Canthz_B bang

      I HEAR PRINCE ALBERT IN THE CAN!

      Oct 21, 2009 at 4:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Jeff

    Did you at least invite him to your cookout? I’d be pissed too if someone used my grill and didn’t offer me any.

    You should slide some leftovers under his door.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Jeff

      Oh never mind, I see that they were invited and went to the party. Slide them some door-steak anyway.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Val

    I wonder what condition they left the grill in? lol

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Critical Grass bang

      They left the poor grill feeling used… That’s how they left it.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Renagade676

      And dirty.

      Don’t forget dirty.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   farcical aquatic ceremony

    note was meant to read:

    “Please, do not use my GIRL again”

    John left her covered in crusty sauce, you see.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      All she gave him was a dry rub!!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:24 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Joe 2

    The same thing happened to me. The neighbor said “anytime”, then changed it to “never”. My offense: I cooked pork on his grill. He’s Muslim.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   fan bang

      Of course he was offended, all they had on the menu was “Gaza strip steak!

      It was his grill, now that it has been tainted it will have to be given up in a cleansing ceremony. Of course he is pissed!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Xphr

    No, no, no! You’ve got it all wrong.

    JJM, obviously being fabulous party-throwers as they live in SF, have the ability to tell when someone is not having fun and how to correct the situation. The party itself was a blast.

    What the neighbors obviously have a problem with was their subpar grilling skills. Medium-well doesn’t mean char the meat to a shriveled husk, throw it on a plate, and smother in ‘homehade BBQ sauce’ (aka ketchup and vinegar).

    Really, this is a crime against humanity and the neighbors’ were right to address it, even if it was a little on the wimpy side.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   RoxyBlue

    Obviously something went seriously wrong at the “good time had by all”.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Sara

    He probably only wanted them to use the grill for making a quick meal for themselves, not for throwing a party. “You can use my grill anytime” does not equal “Go ahead and throw a party using my grill!” Also, did they invite the grill’s owner to the party? If not, that’s rude. And was the grill cleaned after the party? If not, I can see why this note was left.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   NYA

      yeah, i believe they invited the neighbors.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   bcteagirl

      I was going to say something similar (Glad I read through the comments!). Not sure how ‘feel free to use the grill’ translates to ‘feel free to invite all your stupid friends over for a BBQ party!’. Invited or not, that overstepped the invitation.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   bullwinkle

    I second the idea that maybe the guy didn’t clean it. But then again, the note should have said “please clean my grill next time” if that was the case.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Critical Grass bang

      No, they just can’t risk it anymore. This one time has already caused more damages than they can handle.

      The little grill may never recover from the trauma. :(

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Neeners

    There is only one thing to do, they must go buy a much bigger and better grill than the neighbors, one with huge BTU’s (that’s grill talk for heap big flamage) and have ‘GRILL WARS’. Sounds like the newest of those interesting reality shows on the Discovery Channel after American Loggers.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   GK bang

      This must be some strange usage of the word “interesting” of which I was not previously aware.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Critical Grass bang

      Would you say it’s an interesting way to use “interesting”?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   Neeners

      I said interesting in a facetious manner meaning “Who the hell thought up a show like this, and why are there enough people to actually watch it? Or are they just waiting for ‘interesting’ advertising?”

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   infant tyrone bang

      As the road changes phase again, the fellas have to fall back on their off-season gig as participants on…
      .
      .
      .
      “Out of Work Ice Road Truckers BBQ Smackdown”.

      Also File Under:
      Set Up Neener Job Interview w/ Grant Tinker

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Critical Grass bang

    When there’s sunshine
    Or if it’s a cloudy day.
    Even if it’s cold outside,
    I’ve got my all seasons super-expensive eletric grill.

    Well, I guess you’ll say
    What can make me feel this way?
    My grill. (My grill, my grill)
    Talkin’ ’bout my grill. (My grill)

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Neeners

      Electric grill? ….. Pshaw

      Oct 20, 2009 at 10:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Groundskeeper Willy

      Electric Grill!?!?!? That is no grill, grass. Grill evokes flames, primeval fire, smoke and char!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   fan bang

      Oh my Neeners, you’ve done it! The grill most certainly was electric, it must have been a Jenn-Aire! This guy was only invited because he happened upon the party in his own kitchen!

      “My Lawd, Jonathon!”
      “When I said you could use my grill, I was thinking more on the lines of just a chop or a steak. Not every freak in San Francisco!”

      “…..and me, caught in my white dress after Labor Day!”

      “Shit”

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   Neeners

      Mr. Welk, you look a lot like Abiding Dude, Prince Albert, Inverted Nipple, Sir Reginald Thorton Throckmartin III, Groundskeeper Willy and Erect Gentry. Are you guys all identical sextuplets? Who else are you masquarading as, hmmmm?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.5   Sir Reginald Thorton Throckmartin III

      Our mother was a traveling avian philanthropist and received some fertility treatments deep in the arboreal jungle. She only wanted one but got six. When we were old enough to speak we were allowed to pick our own names, thusly.

      Oh I forgot to add…I am also your father Neeners!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.6   Neeners

      Oh my god, does mom know where you are? I have heard nothing but bad mouthing since you quit sending the checks. Why did you leave us? You missed seeing me in the prom dress I forgot to go to in high school. (Tears dripping)

      Oct 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.7   infant tyrone bang

      Use the farce, Reggie !

      Nice link-out…

      Oct 20, 2009 at 4:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   elizabeth

    OMG we don’t have “cook-outs” in California.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Neeners

      You can’t grill bean sprouts.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Erect Gentry

      OMG like fer sure that’s so midwest. We have an evening of seasonal beverages and food pairings all produced locally by organic providers and prepared al fresco.
      Prius valet parking will be provided.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Makya

    One shouldn’t joke about such things. These types of incidents have been known to escalate. A similar note, in 1870, started the Franco-Prussian War.

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    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Sir Reginald Thorton Throckmartin III

      I cannot imagine such a thing. But as I was telling my wife Dixie of seven years, she was a midget exotic dancer and showgirl so her acadamia training is as skimpy as her coustumes but I digress. I was saying to Dixie that many a unhappy armed excursion began with a pointed note. Dixie astutely pointed out that many a man came home unarmed as a result as well.

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      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Neeners

    What people are missing here is the hidden meaning behind ‘you can use my grill anytime you want’. It is code for “you can use MY grill ANY old time you want” (big boy) or “Hey let’s hook up”, so when John didn’t quite get it, there were issues involved.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Cat

    My best guess: He simply forgot to clean it.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Neeners

      What do you mean by “it”?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Jen

    Dumbass should have asked first, despite the open invitation. I tell my friends they can borrow my books “any time” but if they walked into my house unannounced and took one, I’d be none too pleased.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Neeners

      Doesn’t ‘you can use this anytime’ mean it’s mine when I want it? I thought it did.

      Jen, I hope you don’t mind but I jimmied the lock on your door when you didn’t answer my incessant knocking for an hour and a half. I took several of your books, and some extra lighters I found in the drawer by your bed (don’t worry the other stuff will stay a secret between us). You can never have too many lighters. Hey you said ‘anytime’ right?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Jen

      My meth! I knew I didn’t smoke it all!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Bob Loblaw

    I got a boner when I read that

    Oct 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Critical Grass bang

      Grill fetish, huh?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   cTo

    Honestly, I am going to side with the BBQ owner. It’s one thing to use your neighbors grill to toast some of your own dinner. It’s quite another to invite a bunch of your friends over to use said grill and not ask him/her first. I am a very open and sharing person, but this exact thing happened at the last place I lived at, where the the upstairs neighbor guys asked one night to use our grill to cook some burgers and we said sure no problem, whenever, and then two weeks later came home one evening and found 13 people on the back patio packed around it. It is self-entitled and rude.

    That being said, this note is classic passive aggressive, so I approve of it.

    (Also, I hope you paid to replace the gas/charcoal you used if you didn’t have your own. Our wanker neighbors sure didn’t.)

    Oct 21, 2009 at 12:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
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