Or…how about no signs at all?

May 31st, 2012 · 37 comments

Scoffs our submitter in Los Angeles: “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”

Can we put up any positive signs?

related: Three never-ending office arguments

FILED UNDER: Los Angeles · microwave · office · rebuttals


37 responses so far ↓

  • #1   redheadwglasses

    Considering some of the weird and downright obnoxious signs we’ve seen here regarding office microwave use, I thought this one was just fine, so I don’t know what crawled into square-post-it-note’s butt.

    We have a similar note on our two microwaves here where I work. And they are meaningless. Some people are pigs and don’t give a rat’s ass about leaving a mess for others to clean.

    May 31, 2012 at 7:59 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   infanttyrone

      The barbarians crashed through the gates yesterday.
      Now they have access to the office microwaves.

      How to react ?
      The Borg tell us “Resistance is futile”.
      Maybe. At least it’s an ethos.

      Dr. Lecter tells us:
      a) “Rudeness is an epidemic.”
      b) “Save yourself, kill them all!”

      If you follow the Doctor’s prescription, please don’t leave body parts in the breakroom sink when you clean up, as the janitorial crew have gotten way past the point of leaving post-it notes.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:10 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Kristin

      Its Only Flaw Is The Inexplicable And Profoundly Irritating Capitalization Of Every Single Word.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:20 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Noelegy

      My thoughts exactly. The original note said “Please” and “Thanks.” What’s not positive about that?

      May 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Gregory House

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that works in a place like that! People are pigs!

      May 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   aliceblue

      I agree that the microwave sign is mild, even polite. However, if lg. post-it finds it negative just remind him/her that two negatives equal a positive and add a real snotty note.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Poltergeist

      Tacking on a smiley face at the end would probably have been enough satisfy notewriter #2.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   My name is Princess!

    +

    May 31, 2012 at 8:38 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   aaa bang

      =

      May 31, 2012 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   H for Toy

      No, no, aaa. That’s an equal sign.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   BRBonobo

      >

      May 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   infanttyrone

      Is #2.1 what #2 looks like after deconstruction ?

      Derrida Road, no simple highway…
      (apologies to Robert Hunter)

      May 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   onthedesert

      Oh my god, I finally get it!

      Jun 1, 2012 at 1:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   infanttyrone

      @onthedesert
      Which one was the time-release post ?

      Jun 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   shwo! bang

    Here’s a positive sign: My longest finger pointing up, Up, UP!

    May 31, 2012 at 9:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Lil'

    “It’s a whiney Post-It note when what we need’s a happy sign. And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think? A little too ironic…”

    May 31, 2012 at 10:01 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Alanis

      Yeah I really do think.

      May 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   PA sing along!

      It’s like staaa-i-aaaaains in your microwave …

      May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Thunder McKing

      It’s shrimp fried riiiiice stinkin’ up the whole place…

      May 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   H for Toy

      It’s the baked on gunk that you just cannot face…

      May 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Gecko Hunter

      And who woulda thought…it thickens.

      May 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Dane Zeller

    Interesting. Buddha uses a sans-serif type. Centered, too.

    I settle into awe and understanding.

    (But…how many minutes for popcorn?)

    May 31, 2012 at 10:44 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Noelegy

      For popcorn, one must
      Stand and watch the microwave.
      Do not use timer.

      May 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   aliceblue

      And DON”T believe the button that says “popcorn.” It’s an evil plot by the microwave makers to take over the world while everyone argues about popcorn smell.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   clumber

      We’ve had to evacuate the entire building and be visited by the nice fire dept about 6 times in the last 2 years due to someone’s microwaving popcorn ineptitude.

      To the point that now when we want to just go home or get a break for awhile, we discuss buying the vending machine popcorn and setting it on NUKE.

      Jun 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   bob loblaw

    In my office, people would warm up fish and other stuff that really stank. People used to complain about the stench. So guess what they did to accommodate everyone? They removed all of the microwaves. How very considerate.

    May 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   H for Toy

      It’s amazing how crappy some workplaces can be!

      The downside of not working is no paycheck. The upside is that I can do whatever I want with my own microwave, including covering up the stench of burnt rice with the stench of burnt coffee grounds.

      “It’s smoking! Wait, what? I’m supposed to just let the coffee grounds sit and absorb the odor, not cook them in the microwave? Haha… oops.”

      May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   sea hag

    I’m “positive” that you are an obnoxious twat.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Redheadwglasses

      I love when someone uses the word “twat.” You got another thumbs up for that!

      Jun 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   IamFuckingDelish

      Twat….

      … It just rolls of the tongue.

      Twat Twizzlers= a delightful insult!

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   aliceblue

    They do have “positive signs;” they call them “motivational posters” and they are more annoying than any sign. One more poster with eagles, sunrises and/or people jogging up hill and I may rip the owner’s beating heart from his/her body.

    Jun 1, 2012 at 12:19 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      I’ve been tempted to buy the “Demotivational” posters and replace them just to see who notices.

      Jun 4, 2012 at 8:45 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Lord Antares

    If people put up no signs at all, there wouldn’t be this hilarious website.

    Jun 1, 2012 at 8:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Thelma

    ‘Positive’ requester looks like she is trying to disguise her handwriting.

    Jun 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   pterodactyl

    This shit never happens when you work at home.

    Jun 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   The Elf

      It does, but then you have an entirely different problem than microwave cleanliness.

      Jun 4, 2012 at 8:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Slaggingham

    “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”

    Well, it IS California. That’s standard psychology for LA residents.

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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