Entries from November 2011
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
So, imma let you in on a little secret: nobody has any reason to give a shit about your birthday. If you’re over the age of, say, 12, and still expect people to fete your very existence every year, you should also expect to be disappointed. (Yes, I’m the Grinch of birthdays. And don’t even get me started on “birthday weeks.”)
That said, in this case our submitter actually did call her mother on the day of her birth. When Mom didn’t pick up, quick-thinking daughter left her a message. After that, our submitter says, her mother didn’t return her calls for several days — until phoning to say, “Check your e-mail.” While still on the line, our submitter did just that — and found this lovely e-card.
related: It’s my pity party and I’ll whine if I want to
extra credit: Half birthdays are the new black [stfuparents]
Tags: birthday · ellipses-crazed · Mother-daughter notes · thanks (but not really)
This brilliantly understated little note comes to us from a campus library at the University of Auckland, where submitter Louise says the staplers do seem to get jammed into disrepair on a fairly regular basis.
(I have to admit that I kinda love this one. Hat tip to you, librarian!)
related: (Insert Office Space reference here)
extra credit: A rocket-powered detaching device
Tags: fed-up librarian · most popular notes of 2011 · New Zealand · office supplies