Happy Boxing Day from Passive-Aggressive Notes!

December 26th, 2009 · 44 comments

Now, if you wouldn’t mind taking a moment out of your busy schedule of sport and/or shopping to bestow a bit of charity on those you live with?

This is a passive-aggressive note from your kitchen buddy Colin! Don't leave your disgusting food particles in the sink. That is what the trash can is for. Cheers.

(Cheers to our submitter Victoria, her mates at Oxford, and their disgusting flatties.)

related: ceci n’est pas une note passif-agressif

FILED UNDER: meta · roommates · that's disgusting · U.K.


44 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Wade bang

    A self-identified passive-aggressive note is disgusting and should not be attached to the backsplash.

    That’s what the trash can is for.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   MAMARILLA2 bang

    What, no mention of the food particles in the bathtub?

    Dec 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Mo®

      I like to eat in the shower….

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Who mi amore?

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Mama, he’s probably awash in partners.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Gemma

    I like the addition of an apple sticker. The note never banned graffiti did it?

    Dec 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   aaa bang

    Saying that the note is passive-aggressive is like laughing at your own jokes. My relatives do that. It’s annoying. They’re also racist and classist. :c

    I’m gonna go eat my Christmas cheese.

    P.S.

    Is a kitchen buddy anything like a fuck buddy? ‘Cuz if that’s the case, I want one. Or three.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   AuntyBron

    Well I applaud the note-writer’s self-awareness. He’s aware that the note is PA and that his kitchen buddy will take a pic and send it to PAN.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   G.Pat bang

    Saying it’s passive aggressive makes it passive in my opinion.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   TippingCows

    Calling your note out as passive aggressive almost cancels out the passive aggression, kind of like when you eat a box of Devil Dogs and drink a Diet Coke – puts you back on equal ground, you know?

    Dec 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Michelle

    So if I slander someone, and while doing so mention I know it’s slander but I don’t care, can I not get sued? Awesome!

    Dec 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Palomon bang

      No, you can’t be sued.
      You have to write or speak something untrue and malicious and know it to be untrue and intend for others to take the statment as true. Even without announcing that you’re speaking or writing an untruth, if the statement is so outrageous that the average reasonable person would not take it as true, then you’re still not liable for libel.
      If the text calls itself libelous or the speaker announces he is slandering, then the text or speech cannot be taken as true by the reader or listener and therefore fails to meet the definition of libel or slander.
      It is kinda awesome.
      Might as well go for a soda!

      Dec 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Palomon bang

    Oh, no! They’re on to us!

    Dec 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   anglophile bang

      And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for us meddling kids.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 8:10 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      ‘Glo, you’ll always be my hot little Velma! ♥

      *always had a thing for smart girls*

      Dec 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Rooby dooby do….

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    The footballer is supposed to send the subliminal message that someone is ready to kick someone else in the ballocks if things don’t soon change.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Becky

      Actually it’s a rugby player but seeing as rugby is a type of football I suppose you are not incorrect…God I bore myself sometimes.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Thanks, but I knew that already.

      I Wiki’ed the term before posting.

      You can’t be too careful around here, because there’s always someone ready to correct you…whether you need it or not (see #10.3 for another example). ;-)

      Dec 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Enchilada

      Did you also know that it’s ‘bollocks’ and not ‘ballocks’ beforehand?

      Dec 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   park rose bang

      Knowing CB, I’m pretty sure that he did.
      - Did you realise that the rugby is played with a ball?
      - Did you realise that rugby is called ‘football‘ in some quarters of the world? (yaaay Kiwis and Aussies from NSW and QLD, where are you?).
      - Did you realise that Boxing Day is all about Cassius Clay (before the Parkinson’s got him)?

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Canthz_B bang

      Did you know that I Wiki’ed that first too?

      Etymology

      From Old English beallucas.
      [edit] Noun

      ballocks pl.

      1. (plurale tantum, vulgar) The testicles of a man or beast; also a vulgar nickname for a parson.

      From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, bollocks or ballocks was allegedly used as a slang term

      Why can’t people do their homework before they post here? Ballocks just fit the imagery of the joke better than bollocks. Given a choice of legitimate spellings, I opted for the less common, but more fitting version.
      We call that “Creativity”.

      I won’t say what we call people who try to correct other people but happen to be wrong, but we call those who “thumb” them “idiots”. ;-)

      Dec 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   Geek Goddess

      Did somebody mention correction?

      Dec 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   Canthz_B bang

      No. Somebody mentioned being right when you correct someone.

      Learned my lesson a few days ago, so I checked before posting this time. ;-)

      Dec 27, 2009 at 11:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   park rose bang

      GG’s just into the discipline aspect, that’s all! :)

      Dec 28, 2009 at 12:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   Canthz_B bang

      Oh. :oops:
      If I look at it that way then I am SO WRONG and require immediate and intensive correction! :mrgreen:

      *sends the defensive team to the sidelines*

      Dec 28, 2009 at 12:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   Geek Goddess

      It’s okay, you missed last week’s lessons. I will be lenient with you. This time.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 5:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    This is what happens when you’re stuck with a crumby kitchen buddy.

    I’d save it all up and present to him for his birthday a “scrap book”!

    Dec 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Havingfitz

    And thus Colin learned a harsh lesson about inviting Bob Mess to room with him.

    Dec 26, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   claw71 bang

    Sweet merciful crap! I return from my hiatus only to discover that PAN has reached a that point where it is referred to in its own submissions? Say it ain’t so!

    Dec 27, 2009 at 10:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Palomon bang

      See #9.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   claw71 bang

      I saw #9 and thought it was lame. I was also expressing a personal sentiment, not offering a witty response to the post which isn’t worthy of a witty response since they clearly aspired to be featured here. I don’t like to reward these antics.

      What I don’t understand is why you feel your comment at #9 is worth the redirect. Are you proud of your work? Did it take you a while to come up with it? I guess I could see how it would hurt. I waddle in after months of being offline, still reeling from the severe head trauma I suffered when the rednecks beat me with tire irons, only to steal your thunder with a ‘Simpsons’ quote and perhaps the following I still have with some of the regulars who enjoyed my previous work on this site.

      I don’t know you, but I’m inclined not to like you. This is not an enviable position to be in. I’m going to take the high road and reserve judgment but you’re on thin ice with me. I would advise taking some time to consider your position carefully. Review your post, and then read mine again. Put yourself in my shoes. Think about how you would express yourself if you were in my position: a beloved regular who endured a savage attack, was left for dead and spent the last six months in extensive rehabilitation…told by his doctors that he would never type again, let alone recover his wit, comedic timing and sense of irony. Reconsider your instruction at #13.1 and let’s see if we can move on without rancor.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Canthz_B bang

      Welcome home, claw!

      They can’t keep a good man down! :-D

      Dec 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   bowloftoast bang

      Any pal of Claw is a Palomon.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   cheese with that whine?

      *yawn* Having dished out truckloads of venom in his contributions on this site, claw71 receives the very slightest of slights and overreacts, calls on the PAN’s Usual Suspects for backup. What else is new…
      (I wonder whether he’ll totally lose it–in a PA way, of course–and whether his pals will circle the wagons?????)

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   park rose bang

      You forgot the ‘u’ in ‘rancour’, Claw ;)

      BOT, any Pal of your’s is a Palomon, too.
      I like Palomon.
      I like comic sans and
      I like the submitter of this note.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   anglophile bang

      Hey, cheese with that whine, you want cheese with that whine?

      Dec 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   park rose bang

      How about corn? (Where’s mama when you really need her?).

      Dec 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   Canthz_B bang

      Well, people whining about “regulars” and “cliques” isn’t new, that’s for sure.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.10   Palomon bang

      I like miss Park Rose.
      I like the comic sans.
      I like the football.
      I like this post on PAN.
      I like the whole site
      With all its starving trolls.
      Boomdiadda, boomdiadda, boomdiadda, boomdiadda.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.11   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      Per your request, Claw –

      It ain’t so.

      Glad you’re back, and front, too. Perhaps I shall lurk more frequently now.

      Dec 27, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.12   Geek Goddess

      *feels queasy after too much holiday cheer and too many mentions of comic sans*

      Dec 27, 2009 at 11:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   oi bang

    he knows it’s PAN. Then by simple arithmetic you can say that he knows it’s futility too.
    so what’s the point again?
    I mean other note writers have at least an illusion that they are taking measurements againist whatever.

    Dec 27, 2009 at 5:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   park rose bang

    Actually, I want to know, why the trash talk? Where is the meta-passive aggressive notewriter originally from?

    Dec 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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