Oh, I’m curious all right

January 14th, 2010 · 120 comments

The curious note was posted in the women’s bathroom of New Orleans City Hall…leaving many unanswered questions behind.

Please be curious

Mad Libs, anyone?

related: Blame it on Dayton

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · malapropisms · New Orleans · spelling and grammar police · toilet


120 responses so far ↓

  • #1   GhostWriter bang

    It’s a shame that the note ended so abruptly- they should have thrown in a period and wrapped it all up.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm   rating: 79  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   renzie

      Bwaaaaaaaaaahahaha! The menses puns are fucking delicious.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Eeewwwwwww.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Waldo?

    Is anyone else courteous on the passive-aggressiveness of this note?

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   WitnessProtectionProgram - Ref 27b/6

      What the devil?!?!? Why, this note isn’t passive-aggresive at all!

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   humberthumbert

    it would be better if it encouraged you to be curious and *inspect* the person after you.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   GhostWriter bang

    Sanitarian napkins- when everything’s just got to be Crazy Clean!

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   MisterDNA

    I’m courteous to know… are the napkins imported from the small nation of Sanitaria so valuable and delicate that they shouldn’t be put in paper towels?

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   GhostWriter bang

      It’s an traditional Cajun prank. Hide old tampons in the paper towels, wait until somebody tries to dry their face, and… “Jhee-Haw! Jou gawt dah Cowt-Bluudy Feese-Paynt!

      Now he’s got to buy everyone a round.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Lisa S.

      Rats! I was going to make a Sanitaria joke and their amazing napkin industry!

      Jan 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Escape Goat

      Santitaria has been known to absorb all sorts of cultures.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Poo

    This is a nightmare.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Car RamRod

      I weep for the state of the public school system.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   anglophile bang

      There is absolutely zero evidence that the writer of the note is a product of the public school system. Could be home-schooled for all we know, or a graduate of a parochial school.

      ETA: Evidence suggests that note writer may not have exactly graduated.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   jbles

      I just weep because my brain hurts trying to understand this.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 1:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   lady of the (currently frozen) lake

      My guess is that the notewriter traveled here from some distant land, following what he believed to be the light of Lady Liberty’s torch. Sadly, the light in question turned out to be coming from a cracked and grimy light fixture in a public restroom frequented by horribly discurious people.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 10:54 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Geek Goddess bang

      I just weep because I have PMS.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 3:34 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   park rose bang

      I just weep because I have genital herpes.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 5:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   Woman on the Verge bang

      I just weep because rose is weeping.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 10:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   Geek Goddess bang

      Now I just weep because I sat on the chair that rose just got up from.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 1:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   park rose bang

      Your mother always warned about the dangers of going out with a commando, didn’t she eek? What goes around, comes around.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 2:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   Geek Goddess bang

      In this case, comes around again and again. Unless medical insurance covers expensive anti-virals.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 4:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   park rose bang

      It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 5:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   fan bang

    I am very curious…

    Who would be coming after me?

    Should I be afraid?

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Jonathan

      Depends on whether you removed all of the evidence after your private moment of disturb.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Izze

      The sanitarian is coming for you. Yes. Be afraid. VERY.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Sue Do Nim

      Don’t be afraid! Just be curious and respect.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Unknown Poster

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Lior

    she probably meant ‘courteous’ :p heh idiot

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Gavin

      Jeeze, you think?

      By any chance were you the notewriter’s classmate?

      Jan 15, 2010 at 7:48 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   bright virago

    That last sentence should read: “Thank you for you’re.”

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Hmmm

    Please be a good sanitarian. Thank you.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Neeners

      A good humanitarian sanatarian no less. They are curious about the next person coming in. It’s a new job at the UN or something for Humanitarian Sanitarian clean up efforts

      Jan 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Gunderson

    Sanitarian was my favorite Metallica song

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Escape Goat

      Sanitarian, leave me be.

      Rock-on.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Bunnee

      Just leave me alone…unless you’re the next person coming after me!

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   tinkerjenn bang

    Gotta love Engrish

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Neeners

      That was Engrish? (She says in her best NY Jewish accent)

      Jan 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   lolsuz

    As a Louisiana native, this post doesn’t phase me a bit. People write the way they speak, and this is a faithful representation of a particular (and unfortunately common) dialect.

    And they wonder why I left.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Susann Codish

      Surely, you meant “faze.”

      Jan 15, 2010 at 1:35 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   TK

      The writing’s terrible, yeah, but there’s nothing “unfortunate” about a dialect. Broadcast American is a dialect. It just happens to be the one we hear on TV and radio the most.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   mellystx

      preach!

      I left ten years ago. Love it there, but you can’t beat the stupid out of some people.

      Jan 27, 2010 at 10:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Escape Goat

    Where’s the “Thanks”?

    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Jonathan

      SANDRA ate it.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Escape Goat

    Please be “CURIOUS” about the next person “COMING.”

    Discuss:

    Jan 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   aaa bang

      Ummmmm….

      That’s what she said!

      :D

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Escape Goat

      Literally.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   jfruh

    Dear Passiveaggressive Notes:

    You are one of my favorite Web sites, but I HATE HATE HATE it when I come visit you and some audio ad starts playing, and there’s no obvious way to turn it off! I know this is lucrative (I run an ad-supported site myself and have had offers) but this is just obnoxious and makes me not want to come back. Please reconsider!

    Josh

    Jan 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   alison

      Josh,
      Get Adblock or similar for your browser, then you’ll have no problem and can enjoy the passive-aggressiveness in silence.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   kerry bang

      I totally agree with you, Josh — I always opt out of auto-playing audio campaigns, and I’m trying to work this out with the ad server to make sure these ads don’t appear ever again. It’s driving me nuts, too.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   anglophile bang

      Thanks kerry!

      FYI, alison, I use Google Chrome and all adblock did for me was block the video part of the ad, and let the audio through! That was worse.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   alison

      Oh god really? that IS worse!

      Surely the nerds at Google have a solution though! well for everyone’s sake, I hope you can get them removed Kerry :)

      Jan 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   fireserpent

      get firefox with FlashBlock.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   Canthz_B bang

      *kisses his AdBlockPlus for Firefox icon*

      Jan 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   peter

      just get noscript for firefox

      Jan 15, 2010 at 4:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   Gavin

      Submit a PAN about it, till then I’m not listening

      Jan 15, 2010 at 7:52 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      Easiest solution to audio ads: I leave my volume turned all the way down and my external speakers off when online. Doing so uses much less disc space on my decrepit old pc.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   Geek Goddess bang

      *Didn’t realize that CB was into that sort of thing.*

      Jan 16, 2010 at 3:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   aaa bang

    In high school, we just put “penis” in every blank.

    “PLEASE DO NOT penis SANITARIAN NAPKINS IN THE TOILET OR PAPER penis; PLEASE FLUSH penis AFTER YOU USED THEM. WE SHARED THESE PUBLIC penises, SO PLEASE penis CURIOUS AND penis THE NEXT penis THAT’S COMING AFTER YOU.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR penis.”

    Jan 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Izze

      Uhh… You’re welcome? ;3

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Adam

    There’s just too much to deal with on this one. Have a good weekend everyone.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Critical Grass bang

      Quitter.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   jetjackson bang

    Next person walks in…

    “So tell me a bit about yourself?”

    “What!?”

    “I dont know. Do you come here often?”

    “Ah… I’m g-goin – te… Are you right there?”

    “Just doing what the sign says… geeze!”

    Jan 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Berty Jingle

    curious, right.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Critical Grass bang

    Who’s coming after me? Should I wait for them? What are you thanking me for?
    After asking these questions someone comes from behind and tells you the test is over and you’ve passed. Then hands you a business card that says: Department of Annoying Techniques to Annoy People in Public Places
    Phone: working
    Address: I’m not sure, let me check…

    Jan 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Laura

    I do believe Jesus told a story about the Good Sanitarian…

    Jan 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Izze

      Yes indeed! And he shared his bathrooms graciously. Or, perhaps, curiously?

      Jan 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Bunnee

    I’ve heard that most Sanitarians are very courteous about what’s going on in the next stall.

    But maybe they just have a wide stance.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Dreaded Spouse of Bunnee

    I’m kinda’ courteous to know what one is to do with their Tampoons.

    But I really don’t want to know why anyone would be coming after me. How do they know what I’m doing in there? How do they know if I’m done?

    Seems prettty unsanitarian to me.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Sister Chromatid

    Please be curious about the next person’s sanitarian napkins.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Girl Friday

    You can thank me for mine alright. You can thank me all night long.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Canthz_B bang

    Finally! An answer to the question:

    “Why do women go to the restroom in pairs and groups?”

    They’re curious.

    Men, on (in?) the other hand, are trained in the womb to look straight ahead.
    Curiosity in the Mens Room could get a guy seriously injured.

    “Hey, Fella, you’re pretty well-hung there! Hey!? It was a compliment! Stop before you break my face!”

    Jan 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   anglophile bang

      Actually, CB, women go to the bathroom in pairs to settle who gets the cute one and who has to hope the non-cute one has hidden talents. I’d tell you how we decide, but they’d kick me out of the sisterhood if I did.

      Hint: it may or may not involve sanitarian napkins.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Canthz_B bang

      We non-cute ones always have the hidden talents…it’s not like we can count on our good looks to get us a second date. :-P

      Jan 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   anglophile bang

      *wonders what goes on during CB’s first dates* 8O

      Jan 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Canthz_B bang

      It depends on whether or not I can gain entry she’d like to invite me in when I take her home.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Izze

      Wow… And here I was all this time thinking C.B. was a girl. Shows me I suppose. XD

      Jan 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   Canthz_B bang

      If you insist…keep an eye out for the police though, I don’t need to be arrested for this shit again…

      *unzips fly*

      Jan 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   Izze

      Ahem… o.o Refer to last line of #17.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 12:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.8   Canthz_B bang

      That’s what me said. ;-)

      Jan 15, 2010 at 1:14 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.9   Izze

      Hahaha… I’m sure. As long as you’re curious! =]

      Jan 15, 2010 at 1:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.10   Canthz_B bang

      Hmm, time to swallow my pride…

      Jan 15, 2010 at 2:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.11   Izze

      Just like a good sanitarian should! ;)

      Jan 15, 2010 at 3:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.12   Canthz_B bang

      Glad you’re a good sanitarian, I hate it when my pride is used as facial lotion! :lol:

      (Don’t tell me you didn’t see that cumming, folks! Don’t forget to try the veal!!!) :-D

      Jan 15, 2010 at 7:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Palomon bang

    Wait! Are there Sanitarians here? This was supposed to be an exclusively Jewish crucifiction!

    Jan 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   whysoserious

      The Sanitarians are a little-known denomination that came into being in the latter days of the Reformation. Fleeing religious persecution in Europe, they settled in colonies all over the world. Despite having two Sabbath days in the week and a relaxed attitude to extramarital affairs, their numbers have always remained low, thanks to their idiosyncratic views on personal hygeine and public restroom etiquette.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 6:57 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Wade bang

      The Insanitarians, on the other hand, have done quite well for themselves, finding a niche in talk radio and the internet.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 10:35 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   anglophile bang

      You only say that because you made a deal with the Devil, Wade.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 11:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   Wade bang

      Well, if not a deal, maybe some sympathy. ;)

      Jan 15, 2010 at 11:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Pleased to meet’cha, bet you guessed my name.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.6   Miss Shackson if You're Nasty

      has anyone noticed that, if you sort of squint, Mamarilla and CB’s avatar icons look sort of the same from far away?

      I still don’t know what either one is.

      Maybe cuz I’m squinting.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.7   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.8   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      um, Miss Shackson – Mamarilla’s is a gorilla, and CB’s is a gloriously carved statue. Mine is a sunset, Glo’s is – I forget what you call that, Wade’s is men’s trunks, Bunnee’s is an avatar, Jet’s is part of a poster, Neeners’ is a dog, Kerry’s is a Post-it…

      Maundy Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday

      Jan 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.9   Canthz_B bang

      Good thing ‘Rilla and I aren’t switched around! ROTFL

      Mine is a wooden statue of a Native American which stands in front of a tobacconist’s store in Hoboken, NJ.
      A testament to our ever-changing, yet unchanging times.

      Can this be? I asked myself.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Canthz_B bang

    Flushing toilets after using sanitarian napkins is a good thing.

    It makes the water in the sinks colder so you can rinse the napkins, dry them in the office microwave and reuse them…but not if you’re Mexican or fishy.

    Jan 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Cartoid

    Be curious!

    That was my laugh for the day.

    Plus, I was fazed by the Louisiana commenter who said the post “doesn’t phase me”. You can’t make up irony that rich.

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   park rose

      Just a faze s/he was going through.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 1:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   bowloftoast bang

    This is by a longshot the funniest PAN and collection of comments I have read since I found this site. Laughed my ass off.
    Maybe it’s the E talking, but I love you all.

    Jan 15, 2010 at 4:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   park rose bang

      You should gigglebrax behind Wade, but in the last note – he sent a shout out. Personally, I think it’s the E talking, but I am generally devoid of humour.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 4:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Rosa

    It’s curious (he he), but in spanish, “curious” means also “neat”; it’s not a very common use of the word, but my granma used it when she wanted me to tidy up my room…

    Jan 15, 2010 at 5:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Joe 2

    …and after the Sanitarians worked so hard to make them! Now, the ROSICRUCIAN napkins, that’s a different kettle of fish entirely.

    Jan 15, 2010 at 7:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Gavin

    I was curious of the person coming after me once, but they spotted the camera as soon as they came in the cubicle

    Jan 15, 2010 at 7:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Woman on the Verge bang

    Something about the Sanitarians makes me uneasy. Aren’t they a cult that worships used maxipads? Is Public Restroom just another phrase for Church of the Unholy Menes? Is Flush the Toilet another way of saying Drink the Koolaid?

    Jan 15, 2010 at 8:23 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Passive Agressive New Orleanian

    I’m from New Orleans and find myself in City Hall almost ona daily basis for my job. This doesn;t surprise me at all. Very typical for the low-education level of most of City Hall employees. Especially the mayor!

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Palomon bang

      Aren’t these the same people who dealt with aging and non functioning storm drain systems by just hoping hurricanes would keep slipping past?

      Too soon?

      Jan 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   anglophile bang

      *considers pointing out typos in PANO’s post, and implying that the low-education level must also extend to visitors of NOLA’s city hall, but loses interest in the project*

      Jan 16, 2010 at 7:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Jim Bob

    I am a redneck and I am stumped sitting here wondering what exact level of education this person has. Seeing as they are posting notes in the potty I can assure you that they must at least have a Masters.

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   park rose bang

    kerry, I’ll see your curious and raise with a bi-curious.

    Jan 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   anglophile bang

      I sense this is good news for me and the other ladies of PAN!

      Jan 16, 2010 at 7:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   Critical Grass bang

      Be curious, bi-curious.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   park rose bang

      None of you might want to be so curious after comment 6.6 ;)

      Jan 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   Jane

    I do a great deal of work at New Orleans’ City Hall and have never seen anything like it. I’m not sure I believe this really came from there. It may be just another attempt to make New Orleans look *backward* like HBO does so much. Anyway, do we really expect the janitor to use great spelling and grammar.

    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   se

      but, it’s published on the internet, so it must be true.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 9:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Yes, yes we do expect that.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 10:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.3   Critical Grass bang

      Jane, are you calling bullshit on this note? Are you?

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.4   anglophile bang

      I’m pretty sure we expect anyone who has the authority to post a sign to have good spelling and grammar, or at least the brains to show someone else the sign for proofreading.

      Of course, our expectations are rarely met, which is why we seem to have a never-ending supply of somewhat passive-aggressive notes to mock.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.5   park rose bang

      The person pushing the mop who has to clear up all the shit and stuff might not know who to complain to, to get a note authorised and such. Might not have the language skills, or the social skills, or both. Plus, getting bureaucrats to organise anything, approve anything, is a painstaking process which would probably take at least ten uncloggings of toilets. If it got approved. The answer would probably be, ‘No’.

      Proofreading is another matter, but maybe the poor soul was at the end of their tether. I don’t think the note is false, though. And even if it is, I don’t really care.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 10:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.6   PoliBohoGlam

      You don’t need authority to post a note.
      You only need some tape, or sticky tack, or something like that and a “grammar be damned” attitude about posting your personal musings.

      Feb 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   Critical Grass bang

    Maybe they’re very permissive like that in NO, maybe it has something to do with the curiousness, curiously.

    Jan 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Newton

    Curious: extremely careful, scrupulous. (dictionary.com)
    Hilarious pun, but the word was precise. Thought I’d throw it out there.

    Feb 6, 2010 at 7:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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