Entries from July 2011
Anna in Minneapolis (“librarian in peach sweater”) recently received this anonymous note from a disgruntled library patron. “Apparently, I was talking too loudly to one of our elderly customers on the phone,” she says. “So much for Minnesota nice!”
related: You seem like really nice people. Really.
extra credit: Just know that I have a whole bag of shhh! with your name on it [youtube]
Tags: etiquette · library · Minneapolis/St. Paul · noise
If you’re too jaded to handle the cuteness factor of kids’ overly-demanding notes to the Tooth Fairy, you still might get kick out of this tooth-in-cheek note from the Tooth Fairy herself.
Explains Mindi (a.k.a. Mindy) from Santa Cruz, California: “In elementary school, I played the string bass in the school orchestra, and my parents were paying for private tutoring lessons. Obviously, I wasn’t practicing enough!”
Adds Mindi: “I later cut this out and put it in my scrapbook. (The ‘really?’ on the side was mine.)”
related: Not to be hard, but I need money.
extra credit: Go to F**ck to Sleep [amazon.com]
Tags: California · kids · Moms & Dads · not-so-veiled threats · Santa Cruz
During Diana’s lunch break one day, a concerned coworker apparently decided to seize the opportunity to let her know — anonymously, of course — that the state of her cubicle was too much too handle. Even more obnoxiously, Diana says, “He or she actually just opened up Word and typed this note on my computer.”
To top it all off, Diana insists her workstation was hardly a disaster area to begin with. “The only things on my desk at the time were my computer, a few pieces of paper, and a coffee mug.”
related: Can you please walk quieter?
Tags: "helpful" advice · a little patronizing · Kansas · office · office cop · unsolicited feedback
While admiring a “very nice” church in Edinburgh, James was only slightly discomfited by this notice about the measures being taken to ensure his comfort.
related: He died for your clip art
Tags: clip art catastrophe · God · Scotland
Well, here’s another one to file under I didn’t even know that was a thing.
Explains our submitter in Chicago: “We live in a VERY old building with a lot of electrical problems. Apparently, one of the tenants is blowing fuses daily and switching their blown fuses out with other units’ working ones. Crazy.”
related: This is not a thing! I refuse to acknowledge this is a thing!
Tags: Chicago · neighbors · nice stationery · stealing · that's a fire hazard
Jon’s assessment after a night of partying: “Totally worth it.”
related: Late night beer parties!
Tags: drizzunk · landlords and property managers · Ohio · smoking
We’ve already seen people throwing urine in bottles out of their window…and now, shit in bags? Who does that?!
(Apparently, at least one dog owner in Bailey’s NYC apartment building.)
related: Throwing cat hair out the window = almost as bad
Tags: dogs · neighbors · New York · shit · that's disgusting · WTF?
Writes Randall, of xkcd fame: “This is a box of rice I found in our apartment’s fridge. I’m guessing it belonged to Tedd.”
That extra “d” sure seems to have given Tedd a bit of unresolved rage, huh?
related: How would you feel if I used up all of your “whatever?”
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · food · fuck fuckity fuck fuck · more aggressive than passive · most popular notes of 2011 · roommates · smiley
Writes Carolyn in Brooklyn: “My youngest daughter, Annisa, clearly had a problem with her recalcitrant tooth fairy. This is a series of letters, including an envelope, that I saved from her early years. I have no doubt that her finely tuned negotiating skills were developed as a result.” The best part? Annisa, who just turned 31 on Saturday, is now — no joke — a Director of Human Resources.”
(I really didn’t think this tooth-fairy letter could be topped, but in terms of sheer precociousness — not to mention determination — I think we have a new winner.)
related: Look, Tooth Fairy, here’s the deal.
Tags: Brooklyn · kids · money · most popular notes of 2011 · p.s.
Our submitter in Tucson, Arizona was a little perplexed by the sign hanging up in newly-assigned cubicle, but didn’t think much of it. When he finally got around to asking his bosses about it, they somewhat cryptically responded that the last person to work in that cubicle “had a problem with change.”
(It’s unclear who made the decision that a change of job was in order for that particular ex-employee.)
Meanwhile, Bethany in Bakersfield, California still isn’t quite sure what to make of this note, which she found on her desk one morning at work. (“Did someone start to write a message and get distracted two words in?” Or am I living my life in such a way that they simply can’t handle it any longer?”)
related: A little bit of psycho-therapy
Tags: California · now that's management · office · Tucson