Do as I say, not as I do

May 2nd, 2011 · 33 comments

First up: a peek inside the recently renovated dressing rooms at London’s swank Royal Albert Hall. Adds our submitter: “You can just feel the glamour, can’t you?”

Please do not hang anything from the pipes (except notices about pipes)

Meanwhile, in the breakroom at Ashley’s office, even snarky responses get their own frames. Now that’s classy.

 [note 1:] DO NOT PUT ANY THING ON TOP OF THIS FRIDGE. THANKS! MGT [note 2:] DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON TOP OF THIS FRIDGE EXCEPT NOTES TELLING PEOPLE NOT TO PUT ANYTHING ON TOP OF THIS FRIDGE. THANKS!

related: Please refrain from unintentional irony

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  • #1   Tikikala

    Captain Irony LOL

    May 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Canthz_B bang

    Do not write signs about the signs I write asking that signs not be posted…they will be thrown away daily if they have no name and date, though I don’t know why it must be dated, as we’re throwing them all out daily as it is.
    Yeah, just put your name on it…so we know who to laugh at as we toss your crap.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   TickleMyBambo

      With the exception of this note, please do not put anything on top of this fridge cause as of March 29th EVERYTHING will be cleared out daily! We take pleasure in throwing away the food that you spend so much time naming and dating, and the PA notes you seem to keep posting despite our urgings for you not to. Thank you– MGT.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   WhitneyD

    With the last one, I would be so tempted to make yet another framed not excusing the previous notes.

    (I do love the matching frame touch)

    May 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Elf

      I would have it say “We apologize for the fault in the signage. Those responsible have been sacked. The signage has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.”

      May 3, 2011 at 5:58 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   The voice of... James Mason bang

      Oh, hello there, Ralph the Wonder Llama!!

      May 3, 2011 at 10:16 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Mind You, Moose Bites Can Be Very Nastii

      Watch out there, James Mason, you wouldn’t want The Elf to sack you….

      [Nor would you want Terry to sack you, either :-D]

      May 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   katie

    I can so see this happening.

    “Please do not put anything on top of this fridge. Thanks!”

    “Please do not put anything on top of this fridge except notes telling people not to put things on the fridge. Thanks”

    “Please do not put anything on top of this fridge except notes telling people not to put things on the fridge, and notes about notes telling people to not to put things on the fridge. Thanks”

    “Please do not put anything on top of this fridge except notes telling people not to put things on the fridge, and notes about notes telling people to not to put things on the fridge, and notes about notes about notes about not putting anything on the fridge except for notes about not putting things on the fridge. Thanks”

    May 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Canthz_B bang

      Like looking at yourself in a mirror with a mirror behind you.

      One of my earliest barbershop memories. I thought infinity could be found in barbershops…I was a precocious child, until I tried walking into infinity. Then I was just a kid with a bump on his forehead.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   park rose

      It might not have been infinity – perhaps altered consciousness – but it worked for Alice!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Seelie

    They’re kind of like the “unnecessary” quotation marks.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   TickleMyBambo

    Note: Please do not post a post as a reply to this post. Thank You.

    Response: No, you don’t post a post about us not posting a reply to your post about your post. Thank You.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   matt

      all posts must be named and dated. Posts will be thrown out daily, thx. Mgt

      May 3, 2011 at 9:06 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   wright1

    There’s definitely a bright future for PA in Ashley’s workplace, what with everything that isn’t named and dated being thrown away… “Why did you throw the breakroom garbage out; didn’t you see it was signed and dated?!?”

    The counter and counter-counter PA will escalate until that office collapses in on itself in a PAimplosion!

    Mandatory nametags, folks, unless you want to end up in the dumpster!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   A. Nellie

    You think this is bad? I worked somewhere that had that sign from the freezer door in the restroom.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      There were problems with things left there without names and dates? People, please, get with the program. Sign and date your poop.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Laura

    Just to mess with the person I’d put a date like 1800 because it doesn’t specify if the date needs to be current.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Canthz_B bang

      That wouldn’t be thrown out. It would have Historical Landmark status. ;-)

      May 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   *snerk*

      I’d probably go for something far in the future (2185, perhaps), guaranteeing that my stuff would not be thrown out. If it doesn’t yet exist, it cannot be thrown out.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:26 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   MMA Los Angeles

      I would go with either one. Why not switch it up every day and do both?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   The Elf

      Better yet, use a different calender system. Put the date in a Julian numbering, the Hebrew Calender, or, why not, Stardates.

      Pope Gregory can shove it.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Kathy

    And that is why I would spend the money to get my own damn fridge for my office. The Fridge Gestapo is the worst.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:57 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Nahhh bang

    Everything old is new again. I remember seeing “POST NO BILLS” on nearly every accessible wall in nearly every city I ever visited as a kid.

    It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I learned that “bills” was short for “handbills,” which, when not posted to walls, are called “flyers” because, being loose, they tend to get caught up in the wind and…fly.

    The More You…Knooooow. Team comma!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:29 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   park rose

      Yeah, I always wondered what Bill did to be targeted so.

      The “No Standing” signs (for cars) – they always left me bewildered too.
      What if I just happened to be walking along the footpath, and without knowing it, I was standing under the “No Standing” sign? Would the sheriff come and arrest me?

      There was also a public awareness campaign against littering, whose tagline was, “Drop something, Sport?” For years I thought it was a counteractive imperative – They want me to stop littering, but they’re telling me to litter . . . and everyone else gets this, and I don’t . . . helppp! Guess I should have paid greater attention to the question mark.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   eliz

      Not a sign, but I wondered why they were using Riker as a target all the time:

      “Fire at Will!”

      May 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   JBee

    That sign on the fridge is far from informative. I mean, yeah put a date on it, but to what end? Does that mean as long as it has ANY date written on it, it won’t be thrown out? Otherwise, they should specify something like “food over a week old will be thrown out”.

    My biggest issue with the office fridge was with someone who always brought a huge cooler size lunchbox that took up tons of space, leaving me having to cram my little lunch bag in there. I guess we’d need a system like the bag check at the airport “lunch items need to be under 8 inches per side.”

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   ligercorn

    And no zoot suits in the boiler room. It could start a riot.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Quite Contrary

    At least it’s “thanks” and not “FOR FUCKS SAKE.”

    May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   bunny

    it has been photo shopped…the smaller frame is an altered version of the first. the perspective on the inner metal edge is all off for a frames sitting at that angle and they both have the same scuff on the front right edge. sorry to be a kill joy. i can’t believe no one else pointed that out.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Mind You, Moose Bites Can Be Very Nastii

      Thank you Captain Buzz-kill!

      But seriously, Bunny, GOOD EYE…. I never woulda caught that :-)

      May 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   park rose

    How many notes would it take to fill the Royal Albert Hall?

    4000, at a guess.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Auto Title Loans

    I would just start writing in different calendars and using symbols. I mean, they didn’t say it had to be in English, right?

    May 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Sam

    I recognized the second one immediately! Love my work’s break room!

    May 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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