Entries from July 2012
“My best friend works at a hospital as a RN,” Jesse writes, “and one day, after a ridiculously long shift, she reached into the breakroom candy dish expecting, well, candy, and got a handful of pushpins instead. She wrote this note because a) she’s a smartass and b) to warn others.”
Jesse continues: “Minutes later, a doctor came in, reached into the candy dish, and popped one into his mouth. Then he spit it out, exclaiming, ‘This isn’t candy!’ My friend looked at him, and with a straight face said, ‘That’s why the note is there, Doctor.’ He looked down, read the note, and promptly left the room.”
Adds Jesse: “But seriously, what kind of troll puts push pins in a candy dish?”
related: THIS IS A CANDY-OPTIONAL OFFICE
Tags: candy · hospitals & doctors · most popular notes of 2012 · smartass
Well, Dad? What have you got to say for yourself?
(Thanks to Katie in Kansas City for submitting!)
related: Why didn’t you tell me the tooth fairy wasn’t real?
Tags: candy · Halloween · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012
“I don’t know the back story here,” says Katie in Portland, Oregon, “but it seems like a better solution would have been to just, I don’t know, not park illegally?”
related: How NOT to get out of a parking ticket
Tags: neighbors · parking · Portland · the po-po
Okay, I think everyone’s had enough of the Outdoor Cat Debate of 2012. Perhaps a little double entendre to lighten the mood? Alrighty then!
This piece by Jamie’s daughter was hanging on the wall outside her classroom during Parent’s Day at the school. “She had no idea why it was funny to us,” Jamie says. (Her daughter’s teacher, meanwhile…)
related: “Drunk Mommy”
P.S. The passive-aggressive part of this note is the crappy watermark. I hate watermarks. Screw you, karma/pageview whores!
Tags: double-entendre alert · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · not so much passive-aggressive
Here’s how Connie explains the situation: “I’m selling my house and moving to a new town. I’ve had an outdoor cat for almost five years, and she doesn’t do well indoors. Since it looks like I’ll end up in an apartment for the first year, I’m trying to find a new home for her. I made the mistake of asking a coworker who is passionate about his pets — seriously, he loves them more than people — and I thought he was just having a little fun with me when he bashed me for ‘throwing her away.’ I laughed and just told him to ask around and let me know.”
Here’s how Connie’s coworker chose to do that:
related: Sorry, my friends don’t eat cat.
extra credit: The saga of the passive-aggressive “lost cat” poster
Tags: cats · e-mail · frenemies · guilt trip · self-righteous vegans · South Carolina
Sarah in Grand Rapids, Michigan says there are actually more words on this “replacement” lawn sign than there were on the original. Good thing the writer is putting those extra words to work for a good cause, huh?
related: This flamingo has flown
Tags: Grand Rapids · Michigan · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
Apparently, Von says, somebody at the Homeowners Association got fed up with kids swimming in and jumping off of a decorative fountain at the neighborhood swimming pool, so the Board of Directors put up this sign. “The funny part,” he says, “is that the water from the fountain flows directly into the actual pool.” (No word on how long it took the kids to figure that one out.)
And then there’s this…
related: Small-town Swimming Pool Rules
Tags: kids · Mississippi · swimming pool
Megan in Atlanta found this note on her front door one day after returning home from work. Explains Megan: “My front rooms are living and dining, not bedrooms. I had put one of my front blinds up because the cat was getting to it and they’re expensive cellular shades.” Her “high road” response? Raising all the blinds in the house. (Adds Megan: “Enjoy the view, busybody!”)
Meanwhile, Tim and his wife Rebecca spotted this smiley-faced bit of sarcasm on a street near their home in Colorado Springs. Adds Tim: “The neighborhood isn’t even very nice, so an ugly fence is hardly the worst thing around.”
related: The Future HOA Presidents of America
Tags: Atlanta · Colorado · most popular notes of 2012 · MYOB · neighbors · there goes the neighborhood
“This was posted on the elevator door in my building,” says Konstantin in NYC. “It refers to the marijuana plant left in a pot right in front of the building for over a week. I love my neighbors…”
Psst, Whiteboy — perhaps a guard dog is in order?
Meanwhile, in Seattle…
related: The Orchid Thief
Tags: drugs · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · New York · stealing
Explains a mom in Oregon: “This note was left outside the kids’ bedroom door after I sent them to a time out for pouring all of the shampoo and facewash in the entire bathroom into the bathtub. I told them I couldn’t trust them not to do that so they would have to stick to showers instead of baths for the time being.”
Man, I just love it when kids threaten their parents with the silent treatment.
related: An official declaration of the silent treatment
Tags: kids · most popular notes of 2012 · Mother-son notes · Oregon