Entries from February 2011
But you were just providing a valuable public service to potential tenants, right? Nothing passive-aggressive about that!
(Thanks to Nina in Raleigh, North Carolina and Greta in Alexandria, Virginia for their submissions!)
related: You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard.
Tags: landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2011 · public shaming
Nope, it’s not just a West Coast thing — you can has exemplary higher education all over the country!
To wit: Marybeth spotted this totally [sic] bulletin board at Central Connecticut State University back in 2006.
related: Yes, this is from a college campus.
Tags: college life · Connecticut · smartass · spelling and grammar police
I’ll admit it: I had to read this note and the accompanying explanation about three times before I grasped that “hair baby” was supposed to refer to the leftover strands that someone in Tricia’s dorm keeps leaving in the shower drain.
But speaking of babies…as Massimo noticed, this Boston-area Walgreens is apparently hoping to capitalize on your drunken New Years/Valentine’s Day sexual escapades. (Or else they’re just really, really curious?????)
related: Please clean ALL your feathers.
extra credit: The incredible hair baby of Manchester [Dailymail.co.uk]
Tags: college life · confusion??? · hair · most popular notes of 2011 · preggers · shower · that's disgusting · WTF?
When he first moved in, says our submitter in Melbourne, the apartment across the way already had the two big handmade nuclear posts in the window. Two months later, up went the note at the left about unneighborly acts like obscene “jestures” (which makes me envision of motley crew of courtyard jugglers giving the finger to nosy busybodies in the apartments above.) The cigarette notice is the latest addition.
Says our submitter: “I’m tempted to strut about without trousers and see if I can get a mention, too!”
In the meantime, his other neighbors seem to already be getting in on the act.
(As always, just click on the images to enlarge them.)
related: WiFi for Passive-Aggressives
Tags: "helpful" advice · Melbourne · neighbors · note wars · raging against the machine · smoking
Tags: eww · not-so-veiled threats · shit · stealing · TMI · yogurt
Katie doesn’t remember writing this note (which she found while going through old papers of her mom’s) but says, “I do feel sorry for little 11-year-old me, having to deal with being falsely accused of *gasp* faking illness to get out of school, and then having to deal with the humiliation of public grandma affection.”
Adds Katie: “My favorite part is at the beginning where I unintentionally implied that my mother was some kind of slut. (At the time, she worked around a lot of truckers and always had funny stories about them trying to hit on her.) Also, you can totally tell that we had worked on letter-writing/dialogue skills in school recently.”
related: A thinly veiled tattletale
extra credit: “I Enjoy Being a Girl, Sort of” [This American Life]
Tags: Grandma · kids · Mother-daughter notes · signed with love
Tonya says she and her boyfriend in Charlottesville, Virginia had been living together for two years when they received this Valentine from his mother, “with the not-so-subtle implication that we should take our relationship to the next level.” Adds Tonya: “Oh, and on the inside of the card, she spelled my name wrong.”
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
related: The next-to-marry list
Tags: Charlottesville · guilt trip · holiday spirit · love & marriage · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2011 · Valentine's Day
What’s wrong with America today? If you ask Jason in Los Angeles, it’s people who don’t return their shopping carts. At least, that’s the action that prompted this note (which was originally attached the the upright cart itself).
That note, in turn, inspired this Dadaist creation:
related: Untitled (Broken Glass)
Tags: art · Los Angeles · neighbors · smartass · that's trashy
…at least that’s the spin the managers of this Atlanta restaurant are going with.
(Thanks to Nicole and her friend Sam for submitting.)
related: Recession incentive plan
Tags: Atlanta · fired · now that's management · restaurant
Our submitter in Malaysia called this auto-reply from her coworker “a great way to ensure consistent passive-aggressiveness in the workplace, even when you’re busy holidaying.” (As always, just click the image to enlarge.)
It reminded me of these “instructional instructions” from the manual that James in the U.K. received with his DVD player.
related: Gee, that’ll show ‘em
Tags: e-mail · office · questionable logic