Entries from December 2012
While walking down a quiet street in Leicester, England, Tom saw this “ANGRY CAPITALISED note” in the window of a house. “Amid so many unanswered questions,” Tom says, “one thing is for sure: Mike has a window and he ain’t afraid to use it.”
related: Desperately Seeking Closure
Tags: public shaming · U.K. · WTF?
Apparently, when is comes to judging the average person’s ability to correctly assess, “Should I urinate here?” you really can’t be too careful.
Especially, it seems, in Chicago — as witnessed by both Julie and Whitney. Although, “To be fair,” Whitney adds, “the entire city seems to be fair game for public urination.”
related: What is it about thrift store fitting rooms?!
extra credit: Street art by ELBOW-TOE
Tags: Chicago · piss · toilet
This could be a hint that your former housemates have grown weary of you treating their home as a rent-free walk-in closet. (Admits our submitter: “If I’d had my way, it’d be on the sidewalk with a ‘free stuff’ sign.)
Tags: Australia · money · moving/not moving · roommates
While admiring the neighborhood’s holiday decorations with his family, our submitter in Denver came across this “bokeh of Christmas joy.”
Noticing a folder of photocopied flyers labeled “please take one,” our submitter did so, and while his daughter stared in awe at the abundance of LED-powered holiday cheer, he gawped at the Grinch-like screed that accompanied it.
related: Merry Christmas…with an emphasis on the “meh”
extra credit: How much does it cost to decorate your house with Christmas lights? [boingboing.net]
Tags: Christmas · Denver · holiday spirit · neighbors · pointlessly self-censored profanity · vandalism
I’ve spent most of the day curled up reading John Irving’s latest, In One Person (“a compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity.”) And yet, since stumbling across this novella — from an office fridge in Maryland — I’ve had but one phrase echoing in my head: “We are not so unalike, [you and I]. I, too, have a deep love of salad.”
related: “Someday when you’re wondering why you’re alone…”
Tags: Maryland · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge · stealing · TL;DR
Tags: cleaning · office
The porcelain throne, it seems, serves as a muse to many…with predictably crappy results.
And the response:
related: Couplets for the Crapper
extra credit: A Funeral in the Bathroom: and Other School Bathroom Poems
Tags: office · pure poetry · rebuttals · toilet
Our submitter in Texas — where we are currently experiencing out annual three days of winter — spotted this note posted yesterday on the office fridge. “I know who ate the ‘chili,’” our submitter claims, “because I heard her comment on how she knew it must be organic because the true owner was a hippie.”
related: Don’t get mad, get creative!
extra credit: The Original Fridge Locker
Tags: food · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · revenge · stealing · Texas
Spotted, appropriately enough, in New York’s Theater District (though I guess Hell’s Kitchen would have made sense, too):
related: Toy Story meets The Office
Tags: anthropomorphism · dishes · New York · office
Writes Rob in Brighton: “We live on a middle-class urban street with too many cars and people who think they have a God-given right to a place. Sometimes people push their luck and make life difficult for others with their parking, and hilarity ensues.” One Sunday, Father Kevin even got in on the action…followed by his boss.
Meanwhile, in South Carolina…
related: Your car has been “baptized”
Tags: Jesus · parking · U.K.