Entries from October 2011
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
THE LINE BREAKS
ON THIS NOTE
MAKE ME WANT…….TO
related: Everything you hate about office culture, in one note.
Tags: anthropomorphism · CAPS LOCK · office fridge · runaway run-on sentences · signed with love · Wisconsin · You call that punctuation?
As part of a lesson about civic responsibility, many teachers encourage their students to participate in letter-writing campaigns to Congress, the school board, the Mayor, or other public figures. (Thanks to the efforts of second-graders in Mission, Texas, for example, Texans can now proudly refer to tortilla chips and salsa as their official “state snack.”)
Meanwhile, this teacher in Ypsilanti, Michigan enlisted her 18 middle-school students in a cause even closer to home — her home, that is — by getting them each to write a persuasive letter asking her noisy neighbor to curb his all-night partying.
related: An indignant middle-schooler speaks up
Tags: guilt trip · kids · music · neighbors · noise · schools & teachers · sleeping · that's unprofessional · Won't somebody think of the children? · Ypsilanti
Bob from San Francisco’s explanation: “Partied till 5 am, slept in and missed work, found this note under my door, had to take the walk of shame to find the hose and wash the sidewalk down.” Pooooor Bob, right?
Meanwhile, in Kentucky…
related: “Please stop urinating on the door handle” — and other totally reasonable requests.
Tags: actually totally reasonable · drizzunk · odor · piss · San Francisco · that's disgusting · that's unsanitary
Spotted by Vicky at an antiques shop in Bath, England: a modern twist on the ancient local tradition of curse tablets. (To quote Wikipedia: “About 130 curse tablets have been found at Aquae Sulis, now Bath in England, where many of the curses related to thefts of clothes whilst the victim was bathing.”)
related: Law & Order: Social Media Unit
extra credit: Curse tablets of Roman Britain
Tags: not-so-veiled threats · retail hell · stealing · U.K.
“My friends’ mom has four cigarette-smoking daughters under one roof,” says our submitter in Cleveland. “She had to reach her breaking point eventually.”
related: Love, the Landlord
Tags: Cleveland · heart · Mother-daughter notes · signed with love · smoking · unnecessary "quotation marks"
Tags: California · most popular notes of 2011 · politics · sarcasm