Entries from August 2012
Samantha‘s note about her Kindle seems to have hit a nerve with many of you. As commenter ae wrote, “The ‘it’s MY Kindle you know’ line would have gotten me the “Oh, did you pay for it with your own money?’ line from my parents.”
Well, Lea in Los Angeles seems to come from that same school of parenting. When she and her husband found this demand stuck to the cereal box this morning, they decided to teach their daughter, Chela, a little lesson.
related: My evil Mom
Tags: cereal · kids · Moms & Dads · money · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · rebuttals · smiley
Our submitter passes along this bratty-but-pretty-much-toothless note written by her niece, Samantha. Explains our submitter: “Yellow Fang’s Secret is a book in the ‘Warrior’ series (about clans of cats). It isn’t actually going to be published until October.”
related: More not-so-threatening threats by kids
extra credit: “Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?” [newyorker.com]
Tags: kids · Mother-daughter notes · sad face
Visiting her friend’s apartment for the first time, Kristin in New York City couldn’t help but notice that the entryway was completely covered with ALL CAPS notes from the building’s landlord. Among her favorites was this meta-monstrosity.
Says Kristin: “I love how his tone is over-the-top aggressive, but his actual threat isn’t that scary, given that, as far as I could tell, he’s the only one putting up signs.”
Another of Kristin’s favorites was this one, about water usage. “I’m not sure how overuse of water in New York impacts people in Haiti, but OK!”
related: Love, the Landlord
Tags: CAPS LOCK · guilt trip · landlords and property managers · New York · warning
These two different approaches to the same problem were submitted within minutes of each other.
Exhibit a) From Hipsterville, Brooklyn, Like a Sir, as spotted by Kaitlin:
Exhibit b) From Niceville, Minnesota, Killing you with Kindness, as spotted by Bitsy:
related: All the news that’s fit to steal
Tags: Brooklyn · Minnesota · neighbors · newspaper · stealing
This Sunday’s scatological sermon comes to us from Heather in Denver, Colorado:
With a special reading from Lisa in Houston, Texas:
related: A nasty twist on “Man bites Dog”
Tags: Denver · God · Houston · shit · toilet · toilet paper
Well, now that dog shaming is officially a thing…
…it was really only a matter of time before we moved onto the shaming of non-sentient beings.
Tags: beverages · public shaming · San Antonio · vending machine drama
Err, perhaps the division of Facebook friends should have been included in the settlement?
related: The happiest place on Earth
Tags: ex drama · Facebook · unnecessary "quotation marks"
As it turns out, Maddie didn’t need Grandpa Walt’s “help.” (She just finished up her master’s degree at Harvard in May.)
related: Congratulations! At some point, through no effort of your own, you were born.
So, apparently in Cuba, Missouri (pop. 3,071) folks take their onions seriously. (Would any Missourians out there care to explain?)
related: Yes, we wash our lemons!
Tags: restaurant · small town living · WTF?
Rita in Utah was on the phone when her daughter handed her this note (less than a month into the school year). Says Rita: “I love how she tries to ‘soften the blow!’”
Gold star, kiddo. There are some adults who could take some note-writing pointers from you.
related: When kids “punish” their parents with the silent treatment
Tags: food · kids · Mother-daughter notes · not so much passive-aggressive · Utah