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’?”
Entries from November 2011
November 9th, 2011 · 43 Comments
November 8th, 2011 · 59 Comments
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.
November 7th, 2011 · 85 Comments
“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.
November 6th, 2011 · 71 Comments
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.)
November 3rd, 2011 · 80 Comments
Would you care to furnish the last line of this haiku?
related: Sandwich guilt
extra credit: Lunch Bugs Anti-Theft Sandwich Bags
November 2nd, 2011 · 127 Comments
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.
extra credit: Half birthdays are the new black [stfuparents]
November 1st, 2011 · 51 Comments
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