Entries from October 2011
Writes our submitter: “Last year Zaky changed the date of his birthday on Facebook just to test if anyone actually knew his real birthday. Nobody did, probably because he pulls crappy mind games like this. He did it again this year and it still didn’t work.”
I think Melissa (below) probably said it best: “Whatever, Zaky, as if anyone actually cares when your birthday is?”
related: It’s my pity party and I’ll whine if I want to
Tags: Australia · birthday · Facebook
Writes Daniel in Oakland: “I love the tension between the ‘student of the month’ sticker on top and the totally passive-aggressive ‘every child is honored’ sticker below it.”
related: The car you drive can say a lot about you as a person.
Tags: car · Moms & Dads · Oakland · schools & teachers
At least with this job, you know exactly what kind of misery you’re signing up for if you decide to “enquire within.” (If only all bosses let their true characters shine through so obviously at this stage of the game.)
related: My sadistic dungeon-master won’t let me call in sick
Tags: Canada · casual sexism · crazy boss · help wanted · now that's management
At the local art exhibit of the Utah State Fair: a smug reminder of what we already know, thankyouverymuch. As our submitter wrote, “We’re not animals, after all!”
related: Signed, R. Mutt
Tags: art · Salt Lake City · touching
Various religious-themed notes have been popping up all over our submitter’s workplace in Phoenix, Arizona. “Several co-workers have found these messages in their offices, stuck in between papers, and written on whiteboards,” she says, but so far no one has come forward to claim authorship.
One of most recent notes showed up in the office kitchen one morning.
Another note turned up beside it sometime after lunch.
related: There you go, bringing Him into it again.
Tags: God · irregular capitalization · office · Phoenix · smiley · spelling and grammar police · your/you're
Spotted by Tiffany in San Antonio, Texas…
(Not passive-aggressive, just too amusing not to share.)
The not-quite-so-amusing explanation, courtesy of commenter NativeoSanantonio: This is at the Aztec Theater in downtown San Antonio. It’s a live music venue that has a classic country music show. Fans would throw tortillas on stage as a show of appreciation. It was cute at first but quickly got out of control. The performers asked for the “No Tortilla” rule.
related: Professionally done “by Asians”
Tags: food · not so much passive-aggressive · San Antonio · WTF?
Spotted next to a festive bowl of Halloween candy in a university administrative office: a preemptive strike at the Jeffs of the world.
(I love it.)
related: Cupcakes make people…
Tags: candy · let me stop you right there · most popular notes of 2011 · office
“My buddy has to share his office with the only color printer on the floor,” says Murray in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Based on this note, I wouldn’t be surprised if he shared his office with a Louisville Slugger, too.)
related: Yes, it’s a longer walk to the copier. Yes, it’s a shorter walk to the bathroom.
extra credit: Office Space Printer Montage [vimeo.com]
Tags: Alabama · let me stop you right there · office · the printer
“My two roommates have been locked in a butter war all week,” our submitter in Oregon reports. “One will pull out the butter to let it soften, and as soon as she walks away, the other will put it back in the fridge.”
Although our submitter says she’s made a point of staying out the debate, she spotted this note on her way out the door this morning…
By the time she returned home from class, a second note had appeared as well.
Adds our submitter: “I’m pretty sure the butter won’t actually kill me as the pink note says, but I also wonder how long the other roommate spent picking out a font for the printed note. Also: one roommate is a comm major and the other studies history. See if you can guess which is which.”
related: Live and not-so-active roommate culture
Tags: butter · college life · food · fun fact · rebuttals · roommates · sad face
I’ll admit it: When reading the backstory to this note, I definitely raised an eyebrow at Mary’s assertion that this restaurant in Fairbanks, Alaska — Bobby’s Downtown — is best known for its “lavishly posh restrooms.” Then I took a look at the online reviews.
Now, as fascinated as I am by this whole “princess of the bathrooms” concept, I should probably get back to Mary — who, on her most recent visit to Bobby’s famous facilities, spotted a delightful new addition to the decor:
Boy, that is one issue of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner I cannot wait to see.
related: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Shop Rules
Tags: Alaska · bathroom · not-so-veiled threats · restaurant · signed with love · stealing