Entries from November 2011
Despite what her neighbor would have you believe, Mim in Adelaide, Australia says she doesn’t actually just toss her trash into the street. In this case, she simply put out hard rubbish our for collection a few days earlier than suited the residents of 59 Windsor.
Mim says this note is just the latest installment in an ongoing litany of complaints, which “always come with the multi-coloured swirly script and hearts. They crack me up every time!”
related: Stay classy, Little Rock
Tags: Australia · excessive capitalization · garbage · heart · neighbors · there goes the neighborhood
Bernie in Sydney recently discovered this hidden behind a painting in his parents’ house — “the passive-aggressive conclusion to a long-running argument about demolishing the kitchen wall.”
Explains Bernie: “Mum wants the wall demolished to make the kitchen nicer; Dad insists it’s impossible and unnecessary. I honestly don’t know how my parents have managed to last 25 years together.”
related: Give the gift of honesty
Tags: danger · love & marriage · Moms & Dads · Sydney
Joe in Berkeley doesn’t know who this note was intended for, but it showed up on his porch sometime after Thanksgiving dinner.
related: The Pooper Stooper
Tags: dogs · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · shit
Tags: gaming · Illinois · most popular notes of 2011 · neighbors · noise · non-apology apology · p.s. · the po-po
As a vegan, our submitter in California appreciated this marquee.
related: A turkey’s idea of Thanksgiving
Writes Mrs. McMahon in Melbourne, Australia: “One of the students in my class decided to make a a big card for World Teachers Day and have it signed by all her peers in our grade. When I read this message, I could not stop laughing.”
related: Teacher appreciation letters from first graders
Tags: Australia · kids · Melbourne · schools & teachers · your/you're
The subtle version (from Denver, Colorado):
And the not-so-subtle version (spotted by Ariana in Boulder, Colorado):
related: Is it really worth $1.59 to spend eternity in one of the lower kingdoms?
extra credit: Coke, Sprite, or Ice-T
Tags: beverages · Boulder · Colorado · Denver · restaurant · stealing
Writes our submitter in Philadelphia: “In our apartment building, packages are left by the block of mailboxes, relatively near where your individual mailbox is. I’ve never had a problem, but apparently not everyone was so lucky…this sign was on every floor of the building.”
related: I hope your cat chokes.
Tags: most popular notes of 2011 · neighbors · Philadelphia · stealing · toilet paper
Ah, first world problems.
(Spotted by Kim in Manchester, U.K.)
related: My query on the egg salad ban
Tags: college life · Manchester · U.K. · vending machine drama
Reports Barb in Las Vegas: “A woman in our office, originally from the Philippines, just got her citizenship. Our often inappropriate receptionist wrote this note on her card.”
Yes, that really does say “no more climbing over barbed wire in the nite.” Adds Barb: “She also printed lyrics from West Side Story in giant font and hung them in the area where we had celebratory cake. So odd!”
related: America the not-so-beautiful
Tags: Comic Sans Alert · Las Vegas · misplaced patriotism · office · oh no you didn't · WTF?