Entries from December 2011
And here you thought your neighbors were assholes for dumping your dry laundry on a table.
Kita in Alberta particularly enjoyed the fact that this note — written on the back of a piece of wrapping paper — was stuck to the wall with a smiley-face Band-Aid.
related: Dear nice person who stole my laundry…
extra credit: “How nice are we?” [cbcnews.ca]
Tags: Canada · laundry · most popular notes of 2011 · oh snap
Below: the first of many heartbreaking childhood disappointments to come for Kaeton’s six-year-old cousin, Laylah.
related: Possibly the best Tooth Fairy letters of all time
extra credit: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Tags: kids · Moms & Dads · signed with love · Texas
It’s a PAN miracle! After reaching a hilltop on a holiday hike, Mary in Phoenix found this decorated desert tree.
Upon closer inspection, Mary noticed this (only slightly cranky) message from “Merry Terry.”
Altogether now, everyone…
related: Thank You Terry!
Tags: Christmas · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · holiday spirit · Phoenix · WTF?
Ryan came home from work tonight and found this taped to the front door of his Chicago apartment building.
It could be worse, of course. Adds Ryan, “At least she plays nice guitar.”
related: Toto, I have a feeling we’re not at band camp anymore
Tags: Chicago · neighbors · noise · sleeping
My friend Amy and her husband recently had a UPS package stolen from their front porch. Thanks to the wonders of a home security camera, they were able to see that the thieves were actually their next-door neighbors. After a few rounds of “WHAT? WHO DOES THAT? REALLY?” they called the cops and had the fools arrested. (Score: Technology – 1; Humanity – 0.)
Meanwhile, the residents under siege at this Denver apartment building seem to be taking the vigilante approach to justice. Somehow, unless Batman shows up, I just don’t see this ending well.
related: Creative approaches to food thievery
Tags: Christmas · Denver · holiday spirit · kinda creepy · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · stealing
Explains our submitter in Ohio: “Before leaving for winter break, the chronic dish-neglecting roommate of the house tried her hand at washing dishes for the first time.” Not content to pat herself on the back, she then posted this rationalization for why she shouldn’t have to feel guilty about the dirty dishes she’s left in the sink all year.
You can pretty much guess how that went over with the roomies…
related: Because of you, the shower I was looking forward to all day was RUINED!
Tags: Did you know? · dishes · Ohio · roommates · Your mother doesn't...
Angela and her father were poking around the local dollar store in Metuchen, New Jersey when we they came across these boxes of Christmas lights.
“We originally thought these vaguely ominous messages were meant to harken back to the ‘true spirit of Christmas’ but these threats don’t exactly engender goodwill toward men,” Angela says. “I don’t know for whom these vaguely ominous messages are really intended, but s/he must have seriously pissed off the manufacturer.”
related: Subliminal self-esteem killers
extra credit: Evil Elf on the Shelf
Tags: Christmas · most popular notes of 2011 · New Jersey · WTF?
Emily in Michigan happens to go to the university with the largest residence hall system in the U.S., and the Sunday-night scene in the dorm laundry room can be, well, a bit of a shit show.
This is the scene Emily came across one such Sunday:
(Adds Emily: “The laundry room is very clean, but I guess some people need a little extra.”)
The saga continues when an innocent bystander jumps in to make nice…
Meanwhile, the instigator of all this is not the smiley face type.
(just click the image above to enlarge it)
related: To whoever violated my laundry…
Tags: college life · guilt trip · laundry · Michigan · non-apology apology · note wars · rebuttals · smiley · that's disrespectful · touching
In Joe’s Tuscaloosa neighborhood, a lot of folks go all-out with their Christmas decorations. While driving around the other night admiring the various Griswold-style scenes, Joe was especially amused to stumble upon this outlier.
Perhaps they took inspiration from the house below on the right?
related: Providing a “friendly holiday spirit”
Tags: Alabama · Christmas · most popular notes of 2011 · smartass
Spotted by Analee at Houston’s annual Nutcracker Market, “a holiday shopping wonderland“…
related: No, He uses Vaseline.
Tags: God · guilt trip · Houston · retail hell · stealing