Tacky, you say?

May 15th, 2013 · 35 comments

Explains our submitter in Chicago: “Colleague A left the following note — an attempt to enforce an ambigious personal space decoration policy via shame — on Colleague B’s Eiffel Tower clip. (Note: Colleague A has no official authority over Colleague B.) I find the phrasing both poetic and hilarious.”

THIS EIFFEL TOWER IS TACKY. DON'T PUT IT ON TOP.

related: Do not lean on my pod!!!

FILED UNDER: a matter of taste · Chicago · office · office cop


35 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Rachel

    I like it and I want one.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:20 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   JN

      I want one too! That clip looks to be of way better quality than any of the Eiffel Tower souvenirs I saw in Paris, including AT the Eiffel Tower.

      May 15, 2013 at 9:56 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Allie

      Seconded. It’s super cute and useful too.

      May 19, 2013 at 8:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Adriana

    I have a magnet on my refrigerator that says “Ron F***ing Swanson” right next to an Abe Lincoln magnet I bought at a history museum. Please. An Eiffel Tower magnet might class up the joint.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:47 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Pepi

    I would buy a few more. Because one Eiffel Tower is tacky, but 12 wouldn’t be right?

    May 15, 2013 at 7:15 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   H for Toy

      What Colleague B needs to do is get an assortment of clips from around the world. The Eiffel Tower should be joined by Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:19 am   rating: 69  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   The Elf

      But not the Washington Monument, because that may not be safe for work.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:23 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   H for Toy

      They should just count themselves lucky that he didn’t put up a scale model of the Great Wall of China.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:27 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Ermengarde bang

      be like Carmen Sandiego’s fridge door over there…

      May 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   The Elf

    It’s the little things that make Cube Life bearable, like the Effel Tower figurine. Personally, I prefer Spooky, The Thing What Squeaks as my “flair”. Notewriter should be happy not to be working somewhere where “flair” is mandatory.

    May 15, 2013 at 7:22 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   The Elf

    On top? On top of what? A stack of papers? The cube wall? A cabinet? The computer? His passive aggressive coworkers head? I feel like this note is incomplete. D-

    May 15, 2013 at 7:24 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   H for Toy

      Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower prefers the spooning position.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:28 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Tesselara

      Well, you know the French…they’ll try any position.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:53 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   SilentPsycho

      Depending on the time of day.

      May 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Eileen

    It’s not tacky! It’s clippy! If it was on the wall, it would be tacky. It’s a clip, so it’s clippy.

    May 15, 2013 at 8:01 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Ermengarde bang

      You see Clippy? I thought that goggle-eyed demon spawn was extinct.

      May 15, 2013 at 9:24 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Captain Hampton

    A rare opportunity to use the words “Eiffel” and “awful” in the same sentence wasted.

    May 15, 2013 at 8:36 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   SilentPsycho

      Would ‘The Eiffel Tower would make an awful sex toy’ suffice?

      May 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   The Elf

      Ah, the French Tickler.

      May 21, 2013 at 7:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   kaetra

    Roz from 9 to 5 must work there.

    May 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Guin

    This note is not passive-aggressive. It’s just rude.

    May 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Wench

      My thoughts exactly….. Just plain rude. I’d go right out and buy more towers just to f#*k with the notewriter.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   dz

    I am tempted to use some office stationery I have which has printed at the top: “The Fucks I Do Not Give”

    May 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   b

    Send your favorite tacky Eiffel tower souvenir to….

    May 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   H for Toy

      Yes please. Dear submitter, can you post the work address and location of this person’s cubicle, so we can send magnets and clips from all over to “guy in row two, third cubicle down”? I’d gladly pay a couple bucks to send a magnet from my state. You could hang them all on the office fridge, if decorating cubicles is really frowned on.

      May 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Marty

    Because telling people that they’re accoutrements are tacky isn’t itself tacky.

    May 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Raichu

      hnnnggghhhh

      sorry

      *their

      May 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Sir Puke

    A note citing “tacky” opens the door to tacks on the chair (if you want to be mean).

    May 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Robin

    To be fair, the French all thought it was tacky when erected for the World’s Fair. Maybe he’s just an angry, time-traveling Frenchman?

    May 16, 2013 at 7:36 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Gladystopia

    Haters gotta hate.

    May 16, 2013 at 8:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   spoko bang

    Wait, is that a mixtape list behind the post-it note there? Is this pic from the 80s or something?

    May 17, 2013 at 8:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Raichu

    Rude.

    Team submitter.

    May 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   TheSeize

    Does the writer of the note realize that this is encouraging more tacky clips? Even if I hadn’t been the one who placed it, if I saw this, I’d be tempted to add to it.

    May 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   47of74 bang

    The person who complained should be grateful they don’t work in an office that THX Sandra visits.

    Jun 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   jj

    Your postit note is tacky. Don’t put it on top.

    Jun 25, 2013 at 8:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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