Entries from November 2009

Those that have the most to gain

November 19th, 2009 · 159 Comments

Shawna in Toronto spotted this note during a visit to her grandparents’ condo in Miami. The only remaining evidence of “despicable vandalism,” she says, was a bit of scratched paint. Making “those that have the most to gain”…the painting contractors?

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Enemies of the Building

related: be informed, homeland security will be

Tags: elevator · excessive underlining · Miami · vandalism

Pomp and Circumvent

November 18th, 2009 · 155 Comments

Who needs a water cooler? Nothing fosters “community” like shared networked printers! Need proof?

First up, an anonymous submission from a cubicle farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan. (Not pictured, our submitter says: two additional copies of the same “Pomptly” note to the left and right of the original.)

Passiveaggressivenotes.com: fun with community printers

And from Illinois…

Passiveaggressivenotes.com: the joys of shared printers

From Omaha, Nebraska…

Passiveaggressivenotes.com: the office printer has a dream,

(And from Brooklyn…and just about everywhere else, from Glastonbury, Connecticut to Geneva, Switzerland.)

Meanwhile, Melissa from San Francisco was recently at the D.C. bureau of a news magazine for a press meeting, but being a devoted PAN-ista, she managed to sneak out of the conference room while the coast was clear to make sure she could capture this shot for us. (So please excuse the blurriness.)

environmental backlash

related: this is not positive communication

Tags: note wars · office · oh snap · rebuttals · spelling and grammar police · The Earth · the printer

Gee, that’ll show ’em

November 17th, 2009 · 95 Comments

Exhibit a) The “urban” example, from the Silver Lake neighborhood of L.A…

passiveaggressivenotes.com: stop tagging my house

Exhibit b) The equally ineffectual suburban cousin of exhibit a, from “a quiet, small community in San Diego where the residents are basically all over 50.”

That'll show 'em!

related: bleak house

Tags: California · garbage · graffiti · Los Angeles · questionable logic · San Diego

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn’t come with a “dislike” button?

November 16th, 2009 · 172 Comments

Maybe ’cause it would only draw more attention to douche-canoes like these.

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

Ever wonder why Facebook doesn't have a

related: facebook: a place for navel-gazing narcissists

extra credit: how to add a dislike button to facebook [lifehacker]

Tags: cry me a freaking river · Facebook

Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays…

November 15th, 2009 · 150 Comments

Perhaps Dirty Lady #2 got an office job?

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Ladies, let's all take really good baths

related: the most disgusting thing is a nasty lady

Tags: "helpful" advice · a little patronizing · hygiene · odor · office

Kiss your mother with that mouth?

November 12th, 2009 · 103 Comments

As Lachlan in Melbourne points out, for 4 and 6 years old these kids have pretty good writing skills (with the exception of that little “hyph:-colon”). But lawdy, kids today and their language!

Kiss your mother with that mouth?

Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh…

If you know this plant over and kill it, I will fucking kill you & your fucking family! xoxo

And in Philadelphia (as spotted by Tash, who is not a yuppie)…

WARNING: People of Philadelphia, these tomatoes are not for you! Sincerely, the miserable overprivileged yuppie cunts in the condo monstrosity across the street

related: The right to bear fruit

Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · fuck fuckity fuck fuck · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · stealing · xoxo

Poseidon’s a pervert

November 11th, 2009 · 120 Comments

Francesca in Boston spotted this posted in a bathroom on Santorini in Greece. “Because of the island’s old-fashioned plumbing, many bathrooms had similar notes, but only this one had the implied threat of sexual harassment by a Sea God.”

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Poseidon's a pervert

Honestly, though, it’s the awesomely unnecessary 80s-power-suit clip art in this notice — spotted by Taryn in Irvine, California in the ladies’ room of the mortgage bank where she worked one summer — that really cracks me up.

passiveaggressivenotes.com: How that for some awesomely unnecessary 80s-power-suit clip art?

related: courtesy (and clip art) 101

Tags: clip art catastrophe · toilet

FUBAR booth

November 10th, 2009 · 84 Comments

Our submitter in Denver says his buddy snapped a photo of this notice while she was getting her new military ID. Adds our submitter: “I’ve had success getting a picture retaken at the DMV, but bad photos at the military ID office are usually considered a ‘personal problem.’”

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS!!!!  THIS CAMERA WAS SPECIALLY MADE NOT TO TAKE UGLY PICTURES. ALL I CAN SUGGEST IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPH IS THAT YOU BRING IN A BETTER FACE FOR YOUR PICTURE.

Happy Veterans Day, folks!

related: no washing your ass in the sink

Tags: "customer service" · and that's an order · CAPS LOCK · exclamation-point happy!!!! · military

Loose lips shrink hips?

November 9th, 2009 · 272 Comments

Our anonymous submitter from Herndon, Virginia and two of his friends — “all three of us on the large size” — were having lunch at a restaurant when a lady sitting nearby passed them this dear little note of encouragement.

Dear you! Excuse me 4 breaking in.  I'm sitting the next table to u.  My name is Angela.  I'm from Sofia, Bulgaria.  I'm Bulgarian, and American citizen too.  I gained 35 pounds since I got to the USA.  Please don't get hurt, but the (3) of U should loose weight.  I know it's hard.  It is certainly hard 4 me.  But U feel better afterwards, and validated and accomplished.  Best Angela

related: hey, fatty

Tags: "helpful" advice · culture clash · hey fatty · most popular notes of 2009 · unsolicited feedback

All that’s missing is a smiley face and an xoxo

November 8th, 2009 · 90 Comments

“After being kicked out of the apartment for numerous horrible acts,” says S. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, “Our roommate for the summer sent us this with her last rent check…which was later edited a bit by one angry roommate.” S. leaves us to wonder exactly what kinds of “horrible acts” were committed by K., but I’m going to assume they were pretty “atroecious.”

First, I would like to apologize

related: the patron(izing) saint of roommates

Tags: non-apology apology · roommates · South Dakota