Please clean ALL your feathers.

November 17th, 2010 · 33 comments

Paul in New York City has no idea what inspired this peculiar sign in his building’s laundry room…

Please clean ALL your feathers. They NOT acceptable & I will bring it up at the meeting if not.

If only he had attended the building meeting, where the offending neighbor offered his response…

Dirty Bird

related: That’s actually a totally reasonable response.

FILED UNDER: cleaning · laundry · message to all intended for one · neighbors · New York · WTF?


33 responses so far ↓

  • #1   J.See

    First?

    Birds are dirty and gross.

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   H bomb

      Eighth?

      Your MOM is dirty and gross.

      (You see? This is what happens when we define ourselves by numbers. We don’t think of anything relevant or witty to say. Okey Dokey?)

      Nov 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   pony girl

      I am not a number!

      I am a free pony!

      Nov 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   frankenmouse

      I want…INFORMATION.

      Nov 18, 2010 at 11:45 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   shaniatwainHAY

      thats so mean to make fun of people who can not spell crrectly, this website is messed up!

      Nov 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   pony girl

      @ frankenmouse,

      I will not make any deals with you. I’ve resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. I resign.

      Nov 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   iam.jlj

      @ pony girl:You done f***ed up.

      Nov 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   pony girl

      @iam.jlj, I don’t even know you, I’m not clicking on that.

      If you are referring to the fact that my line is not the line after frankenmouse’s line: Yes, I know.
      I just liked that line better.

      Nov 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   snick

    sounds like someone has a natural fiber phobia

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   knights who say "ni!"...in the hood

    Big Bird don’t take that shit, he’ fuck you up, yo.

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   I was a sexy, unladen European swallow

    I showed up at the Dirty Birds Anonymous meeting in my leather and lace bodysuit…turns out it was a different kind of meeting…

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   shwo! bang

    Signed, BP.

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Red

    Sounds like someone has a feather pillow. The feathers like to work themselves out and end up in your sheets and pillow cases, and in the washer / dryer when you do laundry.

    I usually try to pick most of them out and stuff them back in the pillow, but you are bound to miss a few.

    Feather pillows are nice, but sometimes you get feathers stuck in your beard….

    Nov 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Odious

    This notes they not acceptable.
    I bring up on website if not.

    Nov 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   pony girl

    Please shake your tail feathers in private.
    Preferably with the blinds drawn.

    If any tail feathers should somehow fall off, please make sure to throw them in the trash can. Our plumbing can’t handle such fluffy loads. (Neither can our washers and dryers.)

    I don’t care who you is, you better listen or I’ll send the scary black lady with a knife after you.

    Thx Sandra

    Nov 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Annette

    Pillow Fight!

    Nov 18, 2010 at 2:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    This is why Foghorn J., I say, Foghorn J. Leghorn keeps his feathers numbered.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 4:56 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Mo®

      Look at me when I am talking to ya!

      Nov 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    No surprise getting “the finger” from that particular Sesame Street character.
    After all, he’s just living up to his name!

    Nov 18, 2010 at 5:10 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    The first note is a great commentary on the current state of public education.

    Early on, the children really pay attention (by and large, the writer’s letters stay on the lines).

    Then later, as we get into actual written communication skills, there is an obvious lack of interest on the part of the students in completing the work.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 5:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    Future news report:

    Sesame Street was canceled just six months ago, but Big Bird has moved on with his life and found Christ.
    Our reporters found him leaving church with his new friends after service recently.
    Asked about the example he was setting for children about seat-belt use, Bird’s response was a graphic “Fuck’em, the little bastards…I’m saved!”

    Nov 18, 2010 at 5:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Wade bang

    They see me dryin’
    They notin’
    Trolling
    They tryin’ to catch me preenin’ dirty

    Nov 18, 2010 at 6:15 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   The Elf

    I had a pet snake when I was in college. The level of humidity in Scooter’s cage wasn’t quite right, so sometimes he shed his skin in peices instead of one big shed. When that happened, I would take him to the dorm bathroom and give him a bath. (FWIW, Scooter liked this as long as it was a warm bath and not too deep). When I toweled him dry, all the dead skin would fall off and he’d be a happy snake again. One time I didn’t clean up all his leftover scales and nearly gave the cleaning lady a heart attack when she recognized what was in the sink.

    I’d like to think one tenant needed to bathe his bird in the laundry tub and caused a similar reaction.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 7:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   bored@work

    Apparently, one cat in the building is more fastidious than the other and he intends to address the issue in the alley if the other cat continues to leave his kills laying around.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 8:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   havingfitz

    I’m on the side of the note-writer for this one. Anyone who has shared a washing machine or dryer knows the joy of finding ‘surprises’ left behind by previous users. Just…clean up your damn feathers.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Walker, "Tex" (a stranger) bang

    We have a cat who brings up feathers at the next meeting quite often. We would long for shoes on our carpet (not caring who you is, btw) to be the only problem.

    Now that I think about it, that little b*stard is totally passive-aggressive. I’m gonna has to snap out on his as.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 9:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   finette

    I’m guessing non-native English speaker who meant…dryer lint, maybe? Then again it’s possible my brain goes there because people who don’t clean their own dryer lint/pube hairs out of communal dryers are like my major pet peeve in life.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 9:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   havingfitz

      That, and the people who think plunking in their $1.50 or whatever entitles them to rent out the dryer for the entire day. When your building only has two dryers, kindly remove your fucking clothes when they’re done. Because if I have to do it, feathers aren’t going to be the only thing you’ll find in your underwear.

      Nov 18, 2010 at 10:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   aaa bang

    I did clean all my feathers. I just have a skin condition that makes my feathers look all funky and weird. Thanks for bringing it up, jackass.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 10:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   park rose

      Pillow talk between that Big Bird up there and Mr. Hooper?

      Nov 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   ewiurhweui

    Uh, more than likely what has happened is someone washed a down comforter or pillow, and the feathers leaked.

    This happens a lot in communal laundry rooms.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 10:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Are you saying Ni to that old woman?

      Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can STATE THE OBVIOUS at will to old ladies.

      Nov 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Roger the Feather Launderer

      And who are you sir?
      :wink:

      Nov 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     

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