Entries from November 2011
When four people share one bathroom, true equity in toilet-paper purchasing is nearly impossible to come by without conflict.
Just take a look at the opening salvo issued at Laura’s apartment in Georgia:
…and the first response:
Your move, “Scott.”
related: Five approaches to TP maintenance
Tags: college life · Georgia · gloriously redundant · Jesus · p.s. · rebuttals · roommates · signed with love · smartass · toilet paper · visual aids
James in the U.K. recently came home from football practice to discover that, in his absence, his mother had gotten a peek at his Internet browser history (“full of…well, I’m 15, I’m sure you can guess.”) As cool as his mum was about the whole thing, says James, “I still don’t know if I’ll be able to look her in the face for a while.”
“Happy viewing”? Nicely played, Mum.
related: “Sweetie, I saw that Walgreens is having a sale on jumbo-sized rubbers, so of course I thought of you!”
Tags: "helpful" advice · Mother-son notes · Oops? · p.s. · sex sex sex · signed with love · U.K. · xoxo
Savanna in Michigan says her landlord left this note on the kitchen floor “next to a tiny pile of tiny scraps of trash on the floor from dinner I had made.” Her excuse? “I don’t think we even have a broom, and if we do I have no idea where he keeps it.”
Um, Savanna, honey? No. Just…no.
related: That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Tags: anthropomorphism · cleaning · landlords and property managers · Michigan · signed with love
Writes our submitter in Madison, Wisconsin: “This note appeared in the staff bathrooms the day after a meeting I had with my boss…a meeting that included some discussion about how large parts of my day involve looking for things to do. So…I guess I’m ‘uninteresting’?”
related: A few clues that you might be stuck in a soul-sucking job
Tags: message to all intended for one · now that's management · office
Instead of letting the Facilities Dept. know that the toaster was broken, the folks in Catherine’s office opted to collaboratively solve the problem Apollo-13 style, using only the paper products found in the office supply cabinet.
The major difference? This time, failure was an option.
related: I’m calling to report a case of toaster abuse?
Tags: kitchen · note wars · office · Oregon · smartass · toaster
“For the past couple of weeks,” writes Anna in Oakland, “someone in the alley or the building next door to mine has started clapping every day at 8:30 a.m. Just clapping. For at least ten minutes at a time. It’s been driving me crazy, and apparently I’m not the only one.”
Yeah, I can see how that would get old.
related: What the hell is going on at this office?
Tags: neighbors · noise · Oakland · WTF?
The missing last line of this story: “Unfortunately, it just made people slam the door more loudly out of spite.”
(Upon publication, this story was roundly slammed by reviewers.)
related: “The life of a toilet is much more stressful than people realize”
Tags: anthropomorphism · clip art catastrophe · door-slamming · neighbors · U.K.
Would you care to furnish the last line of this haiku?
related: Sandwich guilt
extra credit: Lunch Bugs Anti-Theft Sandwich Bags
Tags: food · London · office fridge · smartass · stealing