Snowed in? Come meet your neighbors! (Unless you’re like, old.)

February 11th, 2010 · 84 comments

Erin in Arlington, Virginia says this sign appeared in every elevator in her building during the D.C. area’s Snowmaggedon of 2010. “Apparently cabin fever requires drinks…and only people in their 20s and early 30s.”

Snowed In? Come Meet Your Neighbors! Let's mingle :) Bring Your Own Drinks. Please be in your 20s or early 30s

related: no girls allowed

FILED UNDER: neighbors · Northern Virginia · old folks


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  • #1   Miss Shackson if You're Nasty

    It kinda sorta looks like the “be in your 20s or 30s” is in a different handwriting. Unless that’s the “serious” handwriting to differentiate it as the “fine print” to the rest of the note.

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

    • #1.1   Ethnic Avenue

      It’s probably an after-thought added by the bitchy roommate–the one that only goes out with douchebags and then wonders why she can’t meet a “quality guy.”

      Feb 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   matt

      actually there is a loop hole to this rabid ageism. the note does not specify age but date of birth: therefore those born in the 1920s and 30s still qualify.

      ‘ Would you like some exlax tea dear?’

      Feb 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   QuarterRoy00 bang

    They forgot to add the “Only hotties allowed” line.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Mark bang

      NO FAT CHICKS

      Feb 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Vintage_K bang

      NO UGLY PEOPLE ALLOWED!

      “You’re so ugly when you were born the doctor slapped your mother!” :lol:

      Feb 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You’re so ugly, they had to tie a pork chop around your neck to get the dog to play with you.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   unholyghost2003 bang

    psshhhh fools! When you get old people drunk they tell stories like ‘This one time, when I was blowing LBJ …”

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   infant tyrone bang

      And blurt out inappropriate things like:
      “Teabaggers…meh ! Pat Nixon could have given these punks lessons !”

      “Don’t get me started with Jack Kennedy and his one Jewish joke…
      I say ‘Hey, are you coming for seder ?’
      And Jack says, ‘Hell, I’m coming and I am the satyr !’ “

      Feb 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   infant tyrone bang

      @#8, kaytea,
      Geezers might even offer an alternate interpretation to what you see as a witch’s hat. To wit:

      “I miss the old days and the old cliches.
      Used to be you could make the gossip circuit
      by wearing a lampshade on your head at a party.
      With all the ceiling flourescents
      and track lighting these days,
      you have to take your damn sybian apart
      and wear the landing zone to make a splash.”

      Blowing LBJ still rules, I’m just trying to fit in and come a close second, like nice guys are sposta.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   chase

    Mid life crisis seeks young attractive “friend” with own beer fund. Must like baggage and involuntary confinement. No prior TPO’s.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Mary

    Uh, last time I checked February 11th, 2010 was a Thursday, not a Wednesday.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   TheOldSchool

      The last time I checked, arms don’t sprout twig-like from ones icy, globoid hips.

      That role belongs to the penis.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 11:37 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Canthz_B bang

      Loved the movie though…“The Greatest Infidelity Story Ever Told”.

      I know we haven’t “done it”, Joe, but see, there was this angel…yeah, that’s it… this angel came to me and…

      Feb 12, 2010 at 5:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Rene

      Yep, noticed that too. So…makes you wonder if there ended up being 2 parties? The one the hosts set up, and the one that all the guests went to and said “wtf, where’s the snacks & alcohol?”

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   MaryJane

    People in their late 30′s and early 40′s are still fun. But you can’t catch me drinking with no senior citizens.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   JMonkey78 bang

      MJ doesn’t actually say that this does not happen, only that you will not catch him/her doing it. I can picture the sneaking in of the bottle of Jack at the old folks home.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:21 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   stephanie

    feb. 11th is today, thursday not wednesday

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   HugsandKisses101 bang

      Quick, let’s give that young lady a call! There’s still time to cross out (Wed) and write (Thurs). How could this invite get any worse?

      Oh yeah. Those horrible OLD people over 35.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Gelfling

      This slays me not the least because i would not be able to attend, but my SO would.

      Host: “You HAVE a gf and you live together? Well, where is she?”

      SO: “She couldn’t come. Your invitation expressly forbade it.”

      ;)

      Feb 21, 2010 at 8:48 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   kaytea

    A camel is a horse designed by committee: the age limit has been set in different handwriting.
    What sort of a person takes advantage of someone who draws such nice witch/snowmen???

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   anglophile bang

      Why you gotta be hatin’ on the camels?

      Feb 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      Why hate on camels?

      Because kaytea has no boundaries!

      *rimshot*

      Thank you Ladies and Germs, don’t forget to tip the cigarette girls…they’re working for your butts!

      *rimshot*

      Feb 12, 2010 at 7:21 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   linguista

    primera :) sorry could not help it!

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   adriana

      fracaso

      Feb 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Vintage_K bang

      totalmente!

      Feb 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Mitzi

    Looks like I still have time to make it to the party! Oh wait. I’m, like, in my 40s. Bummer. Guess I’ll just drink alone.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   AJ

    Technically I’m in my late 30′s, but I enjoy a Rob Roy or a Sidecar as much as the next cat.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   HappyNat

      I’m sure they won’t mind, just put on your Sunday-go-meeting clothes, including your best britches. Make sure you sit on the davenport that’s where all the nice ladies hang out.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 6:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Canthz_B bang

      Why do drink names always sound like gay sex positions? :???:

      Feb 12, 2010 at 6:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   DanielMac

      Sunday-go-meeting clothes are probably too formal. You should iron your best dungarees instead.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 7:05 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   park rose bang

      Harvey Wallbanger, Sex on the Beach, Bloody Mary…

      Fluffy Duck…

      Pee in the Colander…

      I see your point ;) Well, not in the way that TOS means it. By the way, I think we should be slightly concerned about his body’s anatomy. If he’s got twiggy penes sprouting from his icy globoid hips, he’s a fair stranger than we all figured.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 7:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Wade bang

    Meet in the computer room?

    I’ll take SNoW over WoW any day.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Palomon bang

      You twenty-somethings probably don;t know how to “WoW” someone.

      You draw a “W” on each butt-cheek of a friend.
      Stand him on his head and you have a “MoM” tattoo.

      Think about it.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   turkey

      Why?

      Feb 12, 2010 at 2:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Escape Goat

      Computer room! Sah-weeeeet! Can we meet in a library classroom next snowstorm!?

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   unholyghost2003 bang

    In addition, older people (usually) drink better booze and are happy to share. So limit it to 20s-30s and get a lot of cheap beer and handles of Captain at your party OR be more inclusive and you might get a sip of the Old Rip Van Winkle 23 year old. mmmm

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   park rose bang

      You might also want to mention they’ve got the good stuff in other ways too, especially to Mary Jane up at #6 . But, UHG, why would they want to share? Especially if everyone is going to puke over their shoes ten minutes into the show, after mixing advocaat, creme de menthe, Bud and some red creaming soda kind of concoction. Snowed in, confined spaces, vomit…mmm.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Mindy

    I.D. please. Wait a minute, you’re 35? The Elks Lodge is down the street, grandpa.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   se

    Guess I’d have to show up and hit on every woman that was there and drink as much of their liquor that I could. Yes, I’m an old fossil….

    Feb 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   park rose bang

      Nothing wrong with that, se. You’re so chill you’re petrified. Or maybe that’s the pretty young things.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   beth

    Ooh, party in the computer room! Sounds bitchin to me!

    Feb 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Canthz_B bang

      Hey Baby, wanna come over and see my screen saver?

      Feb 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   JMonkey78 bang

      Check out my hard drive. I had a floppy a few minutes ago, but I upgraded when i saw you standing there. I believe that if you would allow me to enter your IDE port we could create some serious RAM.

      This is what happens when Geeks become cool. Oh the humanity.!

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:26 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Geek Goddess

      Geeks can become cool?

      Nobody told me.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   jetjackson bang

    I thought for a second that it said “Let’s minge”…

    Not to mention that the smile face looks like it is constipated.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   JMonkey78 bang

      See if he had invited the older people we could have told him that nothing cures constipation like some Mad Dog 20/20. Experience pays off.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   unholyghost2003 bang

    It is a LAN party, they want to meet their Farmville neighbors, and the drinks? Jolt Cola.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Vintage_K bang

    I’ll pass on the wicked snow party in the computer room even though I’m in my early 30′s. I much prefer to mingle with mature people in a more sociable environment were drinks are already provided. *since you know, i’m broke*

    Feb 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   infant tyrone bang

      Hey VK,

      I hear the History Department up at the local college does a monthly sherry freak out…what say we crash their next Gallo Gathering ?

      Feb 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Toonces

    Well, they didn’t specify what kind of “mingling” is taking place in the computer room. Maybe they have their reasons to be specific.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      There’s an urban legend that people over 34 sometimes still “mingle”.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 7:15 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Gandalf

      And then there’s the urban legend that people over 34 know how to mingle better.

      Oh, wait, I believe that would be an urban fact!

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

       
     
  • #21   al-dawg

    Wait, do we think this party was really on Wednesday? Because if it’s tonight, I’m ready to grab some booze and my ID – I think I can make it there in 20.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    Those sly, old upper 30′s and above people apparently beat the whippersnappers when it came to booking the Central Building Computer Room.

    Oh, the joy they’ll have later this evening watching the intoxicated young folks stagger past on their way home to the North building.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   G.Pat bang

    20s or early 30s only?

    …but I have *LOTS* of chocolate.

    Ball’s in your court, neighbour.

    Feb 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Rene

      HA!!

      Feb 12, 2010 at 9:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Girl Friday

    I get it – I’m 35 and in bed by 9 PM on a weeknight anyway. I like to beat the blue hair rush at the cafeteria so I eat dinner by 3:30 and then I start drinking so it’s more like I’m passed out by 9PM. I’m older and have my priorities straight.

    Feb 12, 2010 at 6:02 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   JMonkey78 bang

      That sounds great to me. Even when I was young I would have had no problems with getting my girl in bed by 9PM.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   park rose bang

      How about yer old fella? Did he always give her a pecker on the cheeks? But best that we don’t involve the boys in this.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 8:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    Well, that party was a bust. All they did was sit around listening to Bob Dylan songs and watching Logan’s Run.

    Feb 12, 2010 at 6:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Gandalf

      Perhaps it was a Lastday party?

      *red black*
      *red black*
      *red black*

      Feb 12, 2010 at 11:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   infant tyrone bang

      Was that Blond on Blond (aka “The Tints They Are A’Changin’ “) we heard wafting down the hall last night, Gramps ?

      Well, I always say if it’s ageist-dystopian mythology you want, the flower children have that racket cornered hands down.

      traditional
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcJ-vS22rI

      other
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDFmNgmaEe0

      Feb 12, 2010 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   atbrunsman bang

    nothing says hipster soiree like the computer room

    Feb 12, 2010 at 8:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   JMonkey78 bang

    Noone likes to be drank under the table by a geezer. When I was in the Army I got married, and my buddy Matt challenged my mom to a drinking contest. Lets just say he didn’t live it down for quite some time.

    Team MOM!!!!! or is it MoM?

    Feb 12, 2010 at 8:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Geek Goddess

      I don’t mind being drank under the table by a geezer, if he is providing the (good) booze.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   park rose

      Being drank under the table is harder than is generally thunk.
      Passive notes, passive voice… all that…

      *eek, you might want to define *good booze* Last I saw you were defending Bud ;), or maybe you were being defunded by him, if you qualify as the geezer. I do and I loves me some old geezer ♥ too.

      *p.s. This is me – just used another email.

      Feb 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   Geek Goddess bang

      This is me, too, rose! Wanking Dranking under the table over here!

      I guess I just assumed about the Bud. It isn’t my usual, and I will bow to your superior knowledge. That is, if I can stand up high enough under this table in order to bow.

      *THUNK*

      Owww!!

      Feb 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Escape Goat

    “Where: South Building Computer Room” …
    Ummm …. (((Nerd Alert)))

    Feb 12, 2010 at 8:32 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   GhostWriter bang

    The kids are getting smarter.

    Last year they tried to hold an impromptu rave in the courtyard, and me and my team of disco bunnies out-hustled the whole group to the tune of Love Hangover. Ah, the Riuniti on ice was nice!

    What, and now we’re all banned??

    Feb 12, 2010 at 9:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Yessi

    Yeah, but do they have lots of chocolate?

    Feb 12, 2010 at 9:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Max Time bang

    woah computer room huh, :O gasp don’t tell me their nerds seeking reinforcements in their guilds

    Feb 12, 2010 at 9:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Cindy in CA

    Computer room? No wifi? I wouldn’t want to live in a place with 25-30 year olds who even knew what a Computer Room was…

    Feb 12, 2010 at 9:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   BlackMarketBeagle

    I used to be an asshole like that. Then I got old.
    They’ll get old too. Suckers.

    Feb 12, 2010 at 10:46 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Woman on the Verge bang

    People, people… You’re misreading this. The note was sent by the sex offender downstairs. He’s not allowed to be within 50 feet of anyone younger than 20, but he still wants you to LOOK young…

    Feb 12, 2010 at 10:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Hmm...

      Serial Stalker has pretty hand writing. But now that you say that. Snowman looks like he is in shock!

      Feb 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   DockBoggs

    How did lil Ms. Sunshine here enforce the ageism? Checking IDs at the door would be too direct and god knows they’re passive aggressive. So was there some sort of hispter clothing quotient? A quiz of indie rock bands from the 00′s? Or did they just ask everyone coming in “who was your favorite Saved By The Bell character”?

    Feb 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      I’ve got the hipster clothing. I use a smart phone so hardcopy ID is useless to me. I’m regularly carded for booze/cigarettes, and I can do the splits/ backbend in skinny jeans. My MP3 collection rivals satellite radio in both number and diversity.
      Notewriter wishes his girlfriend was 38 like me.

      Feb 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   Beth

    Damn Kids!

    Feb 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   caroline

    Nearly everyone is Arlington is under 30 anyway. Unfortunately, almost everyone in Arlington is unattractive as well. So I’m not sure what the point of all this is.

    Feb 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Ninny

    Well, at least they’ll be off my lawn!

    Feb 22, 2010 at 5:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   ISUCK

    LOL ur all old!

    Feb 22, 2010 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   M

    “Please be in your 20′s or early 30′s.”

    Honey, if I could, I totally would.

    Feb 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
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