And don’t you DARE clean out the freezer — I have important bills in there!

May 1st, 2011 · 91 comments

“My roommate is a total slob,” says Elinor in Toronto, so after two weeks away from the apartment, she wasn’t too surprised to see the kitchen piled high with several delightfully fragrant, filled-to-the-brim garbage bags. When she went to throw them out, Elinor discovered one of the bags was actually filled with clothes, so she put that one in her roommate’s room.

The next morning, Elinor found both of these notes slid under her bedroom door.

[note 1:] Dear Elinor, You threw out an important bag of clothes that was in the kitchen. If you don't know what it is, don't touch it. -for FUCK SAKES! [note 2:] Never mind -found it ...sorry

related: Stop! Don’t chute!

FILED UNDER: garbage · Oops? · roommates · Toronto · touching

91 responses so far ↓

  • #1   WOW

    Never mind, I found it… IN MY ROOM! Idiot.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Lindsey

    Dear Elinor, I also noticed that you flushed the toilet. That was left as part of an art project. You could have at least left me a new one, or took a picture beforehand — for FUCK SAKES!

    May 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   TickleMyBambo

      Dear Elinor,
      You threw out my bag full of dead cats that I found underneath my pile of stuff a few weeks ago. You had no right to throw those bodies out! I was going to donate them to either PETA or the local homeless shelter. Have you no shame? You should of asked me first if these cats can be thrown out – For FUCKS SAKE!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   GN

      Could have, not could of…

      May 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.3   TickleMyBambo

      Thank you, GN, for my daily reminder of could have versus could of. I must remind everyone that I canceled my monthly subscription to PAN Grammar a week ago so there is no more need to keep correcting me for something that I have been aware of for sometime now. – For FUCKS SAKE!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.4   El Jefe

      Whoa right there, GN! Learning the difference between those two words could take precious seconds from Tickle’s already-strained inferiority budget. Currently it’s much more effective for TickleMyShamu to crack wise about what PAN should or shouldn’t be. We don’t need no fancy book-learnin’ here! It cuts into precious hypocrisy time too! We have others’ grammar to criticize, don’t you get it?

      May 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.5   TickleMyBambo

      Give it up, El Jefe, you’re not benefiting from any of this so why bother wasting your time? If one isn’t allowed to make jokes about PA Notes, or at least make cracks at ones own expense, then there is no use in even having a PAN thread or finding joy in the humor of ones hypocrisy.

      Let me donate 2 cents to your dwindling inferiority fund, El Jefe, cause clearly my inferiority budget is on the verge of being bankrupt.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.6   El Jefe

      Agreed, Tickle! If one isn’t allowed to pursue the eighth-grade education of one’s choice, wherefore art thou PANning?

      I think you’re missing a definition again. HYPOCRISY is what you showed when you found it okay to criticize others’ grammar but then whined like a baby when peeps crit’d yours. Look it up.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.7   TickleMyBambo

      You seriously need to get over yourself, El Jefe. You’re not doing any justice by continually making an ass of yourself for the sake of being an ass.

      For your information, I did not “whine”. I took the critique with a grain of salt and made a joke of it. When I do have moments where I feel like it’s necessary, I will ask people to lay off the critiquing cause not only am I aware of my mistakes but I also feel that they shouldn’t waste their time on me, and others, who make grammar mistakes when really they should be making insightful, hilarious, comments that other people will enjoy, not buzz killing the thread for the sake of correcting other peoples writing mistakes and having arguments over it. It’s not really worth it to anyone. That’s just my honest opinion.

      Yes, me making fun of grammatical errors while having them myself is indeed hypocritical. So what? When I make fun of bad grammar, I’m technically making fun of myself as well. I own up to it and MOVE ON! Which is obviously something you’re incapable of doing.

      Please, El Jefe, just give up! Whatever your problem is just stop acting like a bitter juvenile and let it go! You don’t see me getting on every new thread and going out of my way to fuck with you every time you make a post cause not only would it be a waste of time but it would be pointless and suck the joy out of coming here for not only the both of us but for others who frequent here as well.

      May 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.8   Canthz_B bang

      Don’t sweat it, Tickle. Sometimes it just comes with the territory you carve out when you reach “regular status”…and that you have done. Don’t allow anyone to drive you away if you enjoy reading and contributing here.
      You’ll be messed with every now and again until you can show you can take it and move on.
      Then most will learn you or ignore you. It’s just the internet. Hell, my first comment was a “fucking delicious”! How lame is that?! ;-)

      May 5, 2011 at 1:32 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.9   irving

      Team Tickle

      I apologize in advance for the length and most likely horrible errors in my grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choices, capitalization and all other not mentioned f-ups that I am about to make:

      I have been a fan of PAN’s for approximately 18 months. I enjoy very much reading the submissions and find them hilarious and very entertaining. Being a somewhat witty person (if I “speak” honestly and immodestly here) I would love to be a contributor to the comments section occasionally. However, it took me only a few days of reading the comments …. oops, I meant to “say” CRITIQUES …. from the experts with the red ink who hover over this site, to realize that my lack of a college degree and non-editor/expert status in ALL things grammatical would leave me wide open to being blasted for whatever I would say. There are probably many others like myself that just don’t want the above mentioned BUZZKILLERS to f-up our fun. Soooo, I sit in the background and TRY to enjoy the comments as much as the original PAN they are referencing. There are several people in addition to El Jefe who are guilty of this annoying practice of making me feel as if this is a site for just the PERFECT writers. I am just a simple, ignorant of perfect punctuation person (as you can see from this epic long-winded comment). Though I DO pride myself on being a pretty good speller. :) Now I shall crawl back under my rock and watch the shit hit the fan and try to dodge the blow-back.

      May 5, 2011 at 1:38 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.10   Canthz_B bang

      I didn’t find that long-winded, but I have a habit of using far too many commas and you can borrow some if you ever feel the need…not saying you needed any, because I suck at using commas! My syntax has been called into question as well, but I’ll worry about that when I figure out exactly what that is (as if I care). :-D

      Please feel free to contribute without worry. Most new “voices” have something of value to add. Most who ask people to not comment have nothing of value to add.

      May 5, 2011 at 1:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.11   El Jefe

      @Irving: your post sounds a bit persecution-complex around the edges. While you may find the need to vilify how I contribute in order to make your case (and make yourself feel better?) I offer you only platonic congeniality!

      Your claim that folks here brook no grammatical dissent is poorly founded. Speaking for myself (and NOT all of PAN) I only ask that someone who is snide about something be consistent. If you can’t take the heat stay out of the PAN kitchen. Don’t start what you can’t finish. There’s nothing formal about that. It’s really just common sense. There are plenty of other things to pick on about someone’s notes if grammar is not one of your strong points- move along!

      Moreover, the idea that it’s only fun to verbally shit on outsiders and not PANners is just wrong. I personally don’t find hypocrisy very fun but do find it entertaining to expose and attack, particularly when the source whinges so much. In fact, I believe it is the hypocrisy itself which is a buzzkill.

      Criticising someone’s words shouldn’t be so serious. I’m sure you’ll get over it some day.

      May 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.12   El Jefe

      @Tickle: you have had several chances to ‘own up to it and move on’ and you did EXACTLY the opposite. ‘Owning up’ to an error means acknowledging it, which you did not. You in no uncertain terms indicated you didn’t care if the right words were used. This is fine, but you should find something else to pick on since your house’s glass walls have fallen in. I have never heard something more laughable than the ‘only making fun of myself’ line of logic.

      I also love the ‘I ask people to lay off the critiquing because no good will come of it’ line. Did it work when you were 7? Just sayin’.

      May 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.13   JetJackson

      Team couldn’t be bothered reading this entire thread. Sounds like good times though ;)

      May 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.14   lagne

      for fuck sakes.

      May 6, 2011 at 1:43 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   lagne

    The difference between me and Elinor: Every single bag in that kitchen would’ve ended up in Slob Roommate’s room, along with The Important Clothes.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Kat

      Going to have to second that. Pick up your shit or I’ll take care of it for you. Ask my roommates how quick they figured that out.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   clumber

      ~~~shudders with childhood PTSD~~~~

      That’s what my dad would do if I didn’t clean up my room as a kid… minus the garbage bags. Even if there had been garbage bags previously…

      Sudden urge to go clean

      May 2, 2011 at 3:12 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   beanster

      i did that to a subletter living in my house. “trash all over the house” quickly turned into “trash lining her walls” as well as “bed skirt”.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Dalamara

    What does it say about the state of her room that it took her some time to find said garbage bag?

    May 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    “It was in the damned kitchen in a garbage bag, so I assumed it was garbage.”

    “Never mind, I chose not to jump to conclusions.”

    May 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   ellopoppet

    Reminds me of Roseanne Rosennadanna: “Never mind.”

    May 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   lagne

      Wasn’t that Emily Litella?

      sigh… I miss Gilda.

      May 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, Roseanne wouldn’t take out the trash. She would have told her room mate to clean up the disgusting mess because “You’re making me sick!, and I (Roseanne Rosennedanna) ain’t yer mom.”

      May 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   Worker 11811

      Just like my father always used to say, “It’s always something!”

      May 2, 2011 at 12:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   TickleMyBambo

    Dear Roommate,

    FOR FUCKS SAKE! You’re so messy, YOU didn’t even know what’s in those bags! Sorry for treating your stuff the same way you treat it.. Like TRASH! If you don’t want me to touch it, then CLEAN IT UP!

    May 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    It’s people who pack like this who make my stocks in Samsonite decline.
    Hefty Bag luggage luggers cost the economy millions in sales, but they put back millions in the pockets of baggage handlers, so it balances out in the end.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Sarah

    Those floor tiles are so fucking depressing.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   lagne

      I had a great little apartment for a few years. When I first looked at it, the floor was old and awful, so I asked the landlord to repair/update it before I moved in. He obliged… with the same depressing floor tiles as in this picture. I just about cried. It was like living in Walmart or something. It was the only crappy thing about the apartment. And those tiles are FREEZING.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   TickleMyBambo

      Nothing a pimpin’ shag carpet can’t fix!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.3   lagne

      HA! Wish I’d thought of that! (filing away for future use in future crappily-floored apartments)

      My friend’s parents’ bedroom is carpeted with orange shag. Like, from the actual ’70s. On purpose. *shudder* Can you imagine what might come outta that with a good cleaning?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.4   Canthz_B bang

      Beats having their conversion van carpeted in shag. They’ve probably updated the carpeting in there. :-P

      May 3, 2011 at 1:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Danielle

    I keep all my clothes in garbage bags in the kitchen. Doesn’t everybody?

    May 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   AuntyBron

      Oh yeah – because putting your “important bag of clothes” in a trash bag, in the kitchen, next to odiferous (sp?) mountains of garbage in identical bags is just logic. What did she do – sort by color?

      May 2, 2011 at 10:13 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   TickleMyBambo

      She sorted it by smell and how long the various items have lingered.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   Julia (the one in BC)

      Ah, so that’s where the word “lingerie” comes from.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    I like the philosophical ending, but I cannot figure out just what Fuck sakes.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Danny

      I presume that it’s like “therefore I am”. Apparently “sakes” is the appropriate conjugation of “be” when preceded by by the proper name FUCK.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Canthz_B bang




    May 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   lagne

      just now turned on the news… unbelievable. Can’t wait for the official announcement!!

      May 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.2   anglophile bang

      I’m guessing he died of old age. :|

      May 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.3   Canthz_B bang

      Well, at $100 million dead or alive, I wish I’d have turned that body in.
      Nope. The government got his ass, so no one gets the lovely reward money. :-(
      Probably Wall Street-like bonus checks though!
      Bet there are more than a few in the East who are kicking themselves over the lost opportunity today. LOL

      May 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.4   Kat

      I’m guessing you don’t know how to turn on the news or use Google if that’s what you’re guessing. He was only 53 and in reportedly good health.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.5   Tracey

      Well anglo, you guess wrong.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.6   TickleMyBambo

      For fucks sake! After 10 years of failing to even find the man, Obama finally managed to do what seemed to be the impossible.. and that is take out that slinky Bin Laden. Boy are the republicans PISSED!

      May 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.7   Canthz_B bang

      No, you guess wrong, you failed to guess Anglo was making a joke…one that’s been made for years and by many. And Kidney disease is hardly considered to be “good health”.

      Just like I’d be joking if I said bin Laden was dead the second he got a Brotha looking for his ass like he owed him ten bucks!!
      Go ask a Somali pirate how a Gangsta President does his business.
      Or that he was killed because ObamaCared! LOL

      Love him, hate him or have mixed feelings about him, Obama will kill you if you mess with American citizens.
      Nice and calm as he seems, the man is no wimp when it comes to giving the “Go Order”.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.8   TickleMyBambo

      I guess it takes an “Arab” to kill another Arab, eh?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.9   Canthz_B bang

      As long as they provide a long-form Death Certificate when it’s done, I suppose that would be alright.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.10   lagne

      [old-timey broadcaster voice] In related news, Chuck Norris returns home tomorrow from a brief vacation in the hills of Pakistan….

      May 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.11   anglophile bang

      Dammit, CB! I thought I was the first one to make that joke.

      I know damn well you weren’t the first to make the Death Certificate one. ;)

      Oh snap, I guess I’ve been told, Tracey and Kat. :(

      May 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.12   Canthz_B bang

      lagne, I’d have loved to hear this news relayed by Walter Cronkite instead of a tanned and pretty puppet.
      Ah…I can just hear it now in my imagination…“Osama bin Laden is dead. I repeat, Osama bin Laden is Dead. This information has been verified by multiple sources, and details are coming in as we speak. We will do our very best to keep you up to date as we learn more.”

      I don’t think he’d be gloating like they are right now, or speculating on what anyone knew and when they may have known it…just reporting the news.

      I miss news journalism and trained news journalists.

      May 2, 2011 at 9:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.13   lagne

      Agreed. There’s something to be said for journalists who are moved/shaken by an event instead of gloating and being all “masters of the universe” about it… and I fear those journalists are now part of history.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.14   TKD

      What great timing. We can retire one PAN cliche’ and we can start a whole new one. Apparently the terrorists have NOT won.
      - for FUCK SAKES

      May 2, 2011 at 11:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.15   The Elf

      That, Cantz B, is percisely why I don’t watch the TV news unless something is breaking at that minute. I hate the talking heads with a passion.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:37 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.16   Canthz_B bang

      Until we’ve all learned how to make an é (& eacute ; no spaces) they’ve got a leg up on us though. :-D

      May 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.17   TKD

      Well, look at that. I learned something new today. And so early too. Now I can go back to bed. Thanks CB.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.18   Canthz_B bang

      You’re welcome TKD.

      May 3, 2011 at 10:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   ehren

    I do appreciate the Parks & Rec reference.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   Seanette

    As I said on Facebook, I’d advise Elinor to find a new roommate ASAP. The current one has hoarder tendencies, and living with someone like that is not good for one’s emotional health. I speak from experience.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   pony girl

      Yeah, Elinor needs to move ASAP.
      It’s only a matter of time before they have some infestations in that place.
      Plus, how can Elinor share a bathroom and kitchen with someone like that? Blech.
      How does she know the roommate isn’t sticking her finger into the peanut butter jar, sticking it in her mouth, and then into the jar again?
      She sounds like the type.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:13 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   The Elf

      We are either missing a wealth of roommate PANs to mock or they have separate bathrooms and designated sections of the pantry/fridge. I’m going with option 1. Elinor, where are the others? Fess up!

      May 2, 2011 at 7:12 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   TKD

      The peanut butter double dipping only happens when Elinor chooses not to tip appropriately.
      - for FUCK SAKES

      May 2, 2011 at 11:11 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Zorin

    WHY do people keep clothes in garbage bags? I was at an acquaintance’s apartment and noticed a trash bag full of dirty clothes in the corner. I don’t know him well enough to feel right asking about it, but is there a reason to use trash bags for this?

    They do MAKE bags just for laundry, bags made of fabric which actually breathe and keep smells from getting worse.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   kermit

      Why do people put clothes in trash bags? Because trash bags are cheaper than laundry bags, obviously. The slob lives with a room-mate, which I guess means that she can’t afford her own place or fancy pants laundry bags.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:39 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   TickleMyBambo

      Not necessarily, Kermit, I bought myself a nice decent sized laundry bag for $5 versus buying a box of 100+ trash bags is sometimes $10, just to turn around and use them to haul laundry around. Honestly it’s just wasteful. In my opinion neither item is cheaper then the other, cause if you look in the right places and mark the right prices you can find a good laundry bag (or basket) for a good price.

      I think people use trash bags out of sheer convenience and laziness more so then it being cheaper. As far as the roommates situation is concerned, sure it’s possible he/she moved in with Elinor for reasons such as finance or quite possibly they happen to be very good friends and Elinor truly didn’t know the full extent of roommates poor house keeping and management of personal stuff until she actually go to see and experience it first hand, much to Elinor’s annoyance and disgust. Still whatever the reason for moving in, there is no excuse to be a slob and expect everyone else to put up with it. Roommate sure needs to not only use a laundry bag, but to get a few tips on how to house keep.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.3   smartypants

      I use garbage bags for clothes when I’m moving. I have too many clothes to fit into my suitcase and laundry hampers. Also, they are convenient for hanging clothes because you can stick the hanger hook through. While investing in specialized bags just for clothing sounds like a neat idea, I don’t move nearly enough to make that useful. Also, you spend 10 bucks on garbage bags? Why?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.4   TickleMyBambo

      Because that is the cheapest price for them where I live unfortunately. Trust me, I don’t enjoy paying $10 for the “cheapest” trash bags in town, I wish everyday that trash bags here were cheaper. Have you tried getting boxes together to fold and put your clothes in? At least for when you do move and your clothes don’t end up smelling bad or getting wrinkled. I also found those huge plastic bins to very helpful to not only move clothes but to also store them if you don’t have a dresser or hangers.

      I can see how one would use trash bags to carry clothes for moving or to hold you clothes in a spot temporarily. But for someone like Elinor’s roommate to just use them everyday for no other reason, and leaving them sitting around everywhere.. That just doesn’t bode well with me for some reason.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.5   RP

      The problem isn’t that the clothes were in a garbage bag. The problem was that they were in a garbage bad AND in the kitchen with the bags of actual garbage. Unless their washer and dryer are in the kitchen there was no reason for the clothes to be right next to the trash like that.

      May 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   dabearkat

    Envisioning Elinor’s roomie pulling a Peter Gibbons from Office Space, desperately trying to get the note back from under the door. What, no put-upon guy relegated to the basement unit was on hand to destroy the evidence?

    May 2, 2011 at 12:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   aaa bang

    Wow roommate, those ellipses totally make you sound sorry. For serious.

    Elinor’s roommate sounds like kind of a dildo, as well as disgusting. I wonder if there have been any shenanigans like this before, or if this is just the first time the fuckery resulted in a PAN.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:23 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    It was entirely appropriate to pack those clothes in a garbage bag.
    After all, the woman is a trashy dresser.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   se

    I’m wondering what made that particular bag of clothes important. maybe the festering odor of a long gone boyfriend?

    May 2, 2011 at 11:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #20   Kristin

    Eh. When I moved I threw some clothes in trash bags. I threw them in, brought them to the new place and unpacked them post-haste. I just don’t have enough bags/duffels/suitcases to accomodate all the stuff that is in my dresser and closet.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   The Elf

      Moving doesn’t count. We’ve all done the hefty toss ‘n’ haul. This is longer term laundry issues if she’s storing clothes in trash bags.

      Also doesn’t count if you’re bundling clean clothes destined for charity in a trash bag. But Elinor’s roomie doesn’t seem the type to be that organized.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:45 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #20.2   se

      Well, maybe Kristin has a good point. Roommate was moving out and taking the garbage with her? Nah.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #21   pqyzzz

    Man… angry much?

    May 2, 2011 at 11:32 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #22   Jimmy James

    (With apologies to John and Paul)

    Elinor Rigby picks up the clothes from the floor
    where her roommate has been
    Lives in a dream
    Waits at the window, reading a note
    that was slipped by her roommate under the door
    Who is it for?

    All the stinky laundry
    Where does it all come from?
    All the stinky laundry
    Where does it all belong?

    May 2, 2011 at 11:37 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   park rose

      Nice job!

      May 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #23   Meta

    i once lived with (possibly the same) messy roommate, who on several occasions reminded me not to throw out the beer bottle caps in the bathroom. i won’t even get into the dead bug carcasses glued to sheets of paper…let’s just say i couldn’t throw those out either.

    May 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #24   Karate Los Angeles

    They probably couldn’t find it, because I’m sure that it was hidden underneath another amounting pile of mess.

    May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #25   El Jefe

    Wow, no riffs like ‘Elinor, gee I really think you’re swell-inor’? My hopes for PAN humor have faded…

    May 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   queenofthehill

      Too bad your attempts at PAN humour have not faded away.

      May 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #25.2   El Jefe

      Ouch, that really hurts! Especially coming from someone who posts so frequently!

      Oh wait, hold the tubes! When was your last post? A month or three ago? Never? Any chance I’ll find it unfunny?

      May 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #26   Laura

    Ouch! How do you recover from that one?

    May 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #27   Party in my pants

    A friend of mine wanted to make her closet look more spacious when attempting to sell her house. She took about half of the clothes in her closet and placed them in a garbage bag to store while the relator showed the house. Her husband took the bag to Goodwill! She went to Goodwill a few days later and bought back some of her favorite things! Luckily she had a great sense of humor! :)

    May 3, 2011 at 6:59 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #28   laura

    in last week’s episode of parks and recreation, april and andy put their bills in the freezer. i thought that’s what this was about when i read the title :-)

    May 3, 2011 at 8:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #29   RP

    You know, usually I take “My roommate is a slob” complaints with a large grain of salt; there’s just as many stories about roommates who are control freaks and call you a slob for leaving a book on the ‘wrong’ bookshelf.

    However, in this case all my sympathy is with the OP. Not only is it completely reasonable to assume that trash bags in the kitchen contain garbage the roommate had the gall to say that the OP shouldn’t touch anything if she “doesn’t know what it is”.

    WTF? Who bothers searching through garbage bags before throwing them out so that they know what’s in it? No one! It’s GARBAGE!

    Look OP’s roommate: She didn’t throw out your mail just because you forgot to check the mailbox yesterday. She apparently didn’t even complain that you didn’t manage to throw out any garbage in a two week span. You can’t be the messier roommate and tell a neat and reasonable roommate that they need to check with you before throwing anything away.

    May 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #30   Suite Aces

    Gems like these (people/roommates) remind me again and again why I am glad that I have my own place. Roommates suck for the most part.

    May 15, 2011 at 12:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #31   Anon

    your all retarded. stop commenting and enjoy the note.

    May 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Canthz_B bang

      My all-retarded what?

      May 17, 2011 at 12:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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