Well, someone’s feeling a little chippy…

May 18th, 2011 · 59 comments

How long will your slob of a flatmate neglect her fallen french fry on the filthy carpet of your shared living space?

Well, if your flatmate is Bex in Stoke, England…long enough for it to be transformed into a small art installation, apparently.

Hi Bex I'm your floor chip I miss you XXX

EAT ME

related: Grimace and the fry kids

FILED UNDER: anthropomorphism · cleaning · food · roommates · U.K.


59 responses so far ↓

  • #1   iruleuruniverse

    Really? Ew.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:07 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Party in my pants

    Translation for the US readers:
    Your roommate left a french fry on the filthy floor of your apartment or dorm.

    I love it when people make inanimate objects “speak”.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   clever name

      Thank goodness you were here to translate. I had no clue what was written there. It is only English, after all.

      May 18, 2011 at 10:54 am   rating: 99  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Janellionaire

      “Shared living space?” You crazy Brits! What does that mean??

      May 19, 2011 at 3:42 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Party in my pants

      @clevername… Of course, it is English. But they do talk funny.

      May 19, 2011 at 8:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   The Elf

      It’s English English. We’re doomed.

      May 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Slap Stick

    Whats the british word for potato chips then?

    Toothbrush? haha.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:22 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   bookworm

      Crisps.

      May 18, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   oi

      Potato Wafers?

      May 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Wayne

      Crisps.

      May 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Canthz_B bang

      American fries, of course.

      I know. I watch “You Are What You Eat” on BBC America, but just couldn’t resist the serious response to the facetious “question”.

      May 19, 2011 at 7:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Grant

    Crisps. What a silly question.

    Although judging by the other detritus on the carpet, I think both of them are hoover-shy.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   bookworm

    I’d be more embarrassed by the fact that they don’t seem to pick anything up off their floor.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:28 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   unsatisfied

      yeah. in this flat (showing off my britishese), the 5-second rule would not be in effect.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Mike

    One of those cases where ten times the effort is spent in pointing out the bad behavior than would be needed to just pick up the damn thing and throw it away.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:58 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Sandee

      She’s likely already expended far more than that in picking up after this roomie, and just got tired of it. Her mistake isn’t in the complaint, but rather in thinking she can get through to this person.

      What I want to know is: was the “eat me” on the reverse just a part of the complaint, or was it the roomie’s response? Because if it’s the latter, even though she wins the kick-me-to-the-curb award, I’m on Team Roomie for the comeback!

      May 18, 2011 at 9:10 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   FeRD bang

      Oh, Sandee… why can’t it just be both?

      Those little ambiguities are one of the greatest things about this site. The stories we make up in our heads so often beat out the truth. I prefer the color of the sky in my world!

      May 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Andrea

      You mean one of those……passive aggressive things?

      May 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Claudia

    Wow, that rug is really dirty. How did she even notice the chip?

    May 18, 2011 at 9:13 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   TAG

    This looks like the carpet in a crackhouse.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if just out of the frame there was a syringe with a funny note on it (I’ll leave it for someone to guess at what that note might’ve said).

    May 18, 2011 at 9:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   FeRD bang

      I’m stuck on why you’re so familiar with what a crackhouse’s carpet looks like.

      May 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   clever name

    I have 4 dogs. I spend an hour vacuuming to have them run through once and the carpet looks like this. Everyone lives in hospital here it seems….

    May 18, 2011 at 10:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Lindsey

      I doubt that a small apartment in England is home to 2 people and 4 dogs. Also, one would think that the submitter would have noticed the filth BEFORE deciding that she could complain about the french fry on the internet.

      May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   FeRD bang

      …Who says Bex isn’t the submitter?

      (What’s a “Bex”, anyway?)

      May 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Lisa

      I don’t live in a hospital, but I’ll be damned if I’d let my carpet get in that state. *shudder* And I for SURE wouldn’t be taking pictures of it for all to see and comment on.

      Pick up the damn french fry and vacuum (or better yet, replace) the rug, you pigs!

      May 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Becky

      ‘Bex’ is a Becky! I’m a Bex to my friends. I’m not this chip neglecter though.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   spudmom

      But if dogs lived there, that chip wouldn’t still be lying on the floor LOL

      May 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   clumber

      Huzzah! Furry carpets in our house, yes. Food, crumbs, or even fumes of food long since gone? Nope.

      But our dogs only shed twice a year… AM and PM.

      May 19, 2011 at 8:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Sue T.

    This is so funny to me, because I have a dog — any stray particle of food is devoured as soon as it hits the ground. It’s really one of the more useful perks of having a dog. The idea of a french fry hanging around on the carpet is inconceivable, to say the least.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:20 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Divvitar

    Bex should leave a note on the vaccuum: “Please feed me, I’m starving.”

    May 18, 2011 at 11:29 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Nunavut Guy

    Why does the Ku Klux Klan care about floor fries?

    May 18, 2011 at 11:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Canthz_B bang

      Because they’re browned white potatoes?

      May 19, 2011 at 7:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Nunavut Guy

      Just for that I’m going to burn a vinegar bottle on your front lawn.

      May 19, 2011 at 11:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Lindsey

    That floor looks pretty gross even if you ignore the french fry. Does “flatmate” vacuum around it?

    May 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   bookworm

      It doesn’t look like either of them bother to vacuum, which just makes the complaint about the fry on the floor all the more bizarre.

      May 19, 2011 at 8:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   CG bang

    Maybe we’re looking at this wrong. Maybe Bex is trying to make a point here, by leaving the french fry on the floor she’s telling her flatmate “I don’t care, the carpet is filthy anyway, so how is a lousy french fry gonna make ir worse? If it bothers you that much, CLEAN IT UP!”

    May 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Kay

    “Floor chip”! LOL! Classic. I can’t stop laughing.

    Please have a seat. Would you like a drink? A floor chip, perhaps?

    May 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   pony girl

      Thanks for the huge laugh.
      Seriously.
      I’ve had an awful, awful day and your comment made me laugh so hard.

      …a floor chip, perhaps?
      I am so going to use that at my next dinner party.

      =)

      May 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Sandee

      BEST EVER. “A floor chip, perhaps?” I love this!!!

      May 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   firefly

      Brilliant! I didn’t laugh that much at the original note, but this! Ahaha!

      May 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   MMA Los Angeles

    By the looks of it, I wouldn’t want to walk on that carpet! It took me a minute why the fry was called a chip, and then I remembered it’s England after all. With a smaller living area than here in the states typically, you’d think Bex would be a little more hygienic!

    May 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Steve

      *much* smaller, sadly. We’re getting to be an overcrowded little island.

      Jun 2, 2011 at 9:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   ron

    um thats not carpet….its hard plastic flooring that has paint colors splattered on it. Far as I can see, there is nothing besides the french fry on the floor and the rest of the floor is clean. The special flooring comes with a naturally ‘dirty’ look. Now the ‘eat me’ response looks like different handwriting so I would assume that it is indeed a response….

    May 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   TippingCows

      Are you sure about that? This is going to turn silly if we all keep debating about it, but that’s what I like about this site.
      At first I thought it might not be carpet, but now it looks like really worn down cheap carpet. I can even see hairs on it and such. It looks nasty to me!
      Let’s hear the other theories – because my dog thinks it’s a layer of vomit spread evenly across the floor.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Sean Jungian

      That is NOT hard plastic flooring.

      Definitely gross, nubbly, filthy, hair-filled, disgusting brown carpet.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Divvitar

      DEFINITELY carpet. Also DEFINITELY filthy.

      May 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Sandee

      Yes, but what a marketing opportunity… Imagine, whole dormitories, with flooring painted to look like gross, nubbly, filthy carpet, complete with the occasional hair… Floor chips extra.

      May 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Canthz_B bang

      It’s red moss thriving on a filthy hard plastic floor.

      May 19, 2011 at 8:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Nunavut Guy

      Even the most desperate rug muncher would avoid that.

      May 19, 2011 at 11:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Effy

    I think that’s probably hall at uni. I’m in halls at the moment and our carpet is always a state because the hoover is awful. :)

    May 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Yours falsely

    The best post I’ve seen on the site. Truly amazing.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Creativity forum

    Ew who would want to eat that anymore! but, what a way to spend a few minutes, making a little chip flag.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Canthz_B bang

    That chip/fry was probably floored when it saw the horrible condition of their carpet.
    These things never happen in a vacuum.

    May 19, 2011 at 7:32 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    “Living space” meant so much more than a flat to a Nazi.
    I hope most of them spent or spend their last days with their Volkswagons as their Lebensraum!!
    They don’t deserve a habitat for humanity.

    Well, hello to you too, Mr. Godwin!

    May 19, 2011 at 7:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   clumber

      Glad to see you made sure to strrrrrrrrretch well before exercise this morning, CB. More important as one whooshes past 30.

      May 19, 2011 at 8:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Canthz_B bang

      It’s all in the name, clumb. ;-)

      May 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Canthz_B bang

    If you look really closely you can see the tiny post-its placed on the other crap on the floor by their roaches.

    May 19, 2011 at 8:05 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   The Elf

    I’d eat it, but the last time I ate mystery food with an “eat me” sign, I grew so much that I hit my head on the ceiling. Then I cried and flooded the whole place. The other creatures were very cross with me.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:51 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Nina

    Ha! I think food on the floor might become more of an issue for my roommates if I started making them speak. :/

    May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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