Entries from June 2012
Writes Lesley in Los Angeles: “My friend owns a store in Downtown L.A., and he constantly gets people (mostly tourists) coming in to ask him where they can find a public restroom. I guess he finally got fed up.”
related: The town recommends you hold it.
Tags: Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2012 · retail hell · toilet · tourists
Everyone’s favorite landlord, Thanx Garry, is back! This time, he’s here to reassure his residents that he’s determined to keep them safe from the epidemic of bug-eyed book-learnin’ types currently ravaging the globe.
P.S. I’m so happy this picture exists:
related: Really, Garry, you had me at “plese.”
Tags: landlords and property managers · malapropisms · most popular notes of 2012 · Seattle · spelling and grammar police
Jill’s seven-year-old son “made” this for his Dad at school. “We’d like to think the near-complete lack of effort reflects a lack of enthusiasm for school assignments and is not a sign of a profound rift in his relationship with his father,” she says.
“And for the record, my husband is not 20 years old, weights more than 15 pounds and is taller than 2’1″. And he has a job, as a writer. (Which, to be fair, can sure look a lot like “unemployed” sometimes.)
P.S. The bit at the bottom says: “He is special to me but I don’t have a reason.”
related: “Drunk Mommy”
Tags: Canada · Father-son notes · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · schools & teachers
Several months from now, I’m guessing this exhibit will still be open for viewing under Mark’s desk in Los Angeles.
related: Toy Story meets The Office
Tags: anthropomorphism · blitzkrieg approach · garbage · Los Angeles · office
Jen in Concord, Massachusetts is pretty sure she has a Romney supporter to thank for the friendly note left on her car during a recent trip to Target.
“Fortunately,” she says, “the Obama sticker (which is actually a magnet and very easily removed) was left intact, as was the Darwin fish.”
UPDATE: Closer to the election, Samantha was surprised to find a similar (copycat?) note on her car in the President’s hometown of Chicago.
related: Herbie goes to Washington; When Mavericks Attack
Tags: "helpful" advice · Chicago · Massachusetts · politics
Dear Notewriter: Clearly, you’re not a scholar of Indian religious traditions, so just FYI: “Karma” doesn’t translate from the Sanskrit as “sword-wielding mercenary” or “the guy Liam Neeson played in Taken.”
(Also, the Knight of Flowers is offended by your insinuations.)
Thanks to Hannah in Oakland for submitting!
related: The Orchid (and Daffodil, and Begonia) Thief
Tags: die bitch die · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · karma's a bitch · Oakland · stealing
Two unisex bathrooms; two crops of overly-educated office drones; one shared problem.
(Re: “You can do it with one hand!” Clearly, Natalie knows her audience.)
related: It’s not rocket science.
extra credit: “My dad is a bachelor and this is how he keeps his toilet paper…” [imgur]
Tags: battle of the sexes · Facebook · toilet paper
By the end of the summer, could Carly be the new Kanye of passive-aggressive notes? She does have the Beliebers behind her…
related: A little bump and slide
extra credit: Best of the “Call Me Maybe” meme [buzzfeed]
Tags: most popular notes of 2012 · Oakland · parking
Based on the dots between the words (a technique picked up at Montessori School), Lauren in Vancouver estimates she was about six years old when she wrote this note (translation below):
Dad, I am angry because you throwed away your father’s day present. If I catch you doing it again, I will hit you hard. Signed, Lauren.
In her father’s defense, “The gift in question was a giant, brightly-coloured fish made out of paper and stuffed with newsprint,” Lauren says. “I remember finding the ‘present’ in the garbage and putting it back on my father’s desk, which is probably where the threat came in.”
And then, of course, there’s the troll dad approach…
related: An honest Father’s Day card
extra credit: Dads on Vacation [tumblr]
Tags: Father-daughter notes · kids · Moms & Dads · not-so-veiled threats
Rhiannon in Missouri opened the fridge at work to find this not-at-all-disturbing note from an anonymous office zombie.
(The perp’s response: “Well, if you say so!”)
related: Who moved my cheese?
Tags: cheese · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge