Entries from January 2014
Who knew? Just add water to your ramen, and you end up with…ramen.
But leave it alone and you get…a hot ramen dance party!
This just in: According to our Seattle submitter, two of his office mates have started fires trying to microwave dry ramen. (NO PARTY FOR YOU!)
related: Four horsemen…and a microwave
Tags: clip art catastrophe · microwave · office · Seattle · that's a fire hazard
In honor of that special time of year when New Year’s resolutions are
made abandoned, Laughton in the U.K. draws our attention to this particularly apropos selection from Awful Library Books.
related: And a Happy New Year to you!
Writes Claire in Cincinnati: “This individual moved in a month ago and is already getting into a note war with the neighbors!”
related: An eyesore for an eyesore
Tags: Cincinnati · neighbors · public shaming · thanks (but not really)
“Craigslist can be a shifty place to find a room to rent,” writes Iris in Portland, Oregon, who speaks from experience. “I found a beautiful house renting from a 40-something professional,” but shortly after moving in, things got weird. (Like, meth-fueled mood swings weird.)
“One night,” Iris says, “he decided to take EVERYTHING out of the kitchen, leaving not even so much as a plastic fork. The next day, everything was put back with this note taped to the inside of the fridge. This is brain on drugs, people!”
related: You slam, I steal.
So, how many on-the-clock hours do you reckon this piece of word art took to create?
related: The “more is more” principle of design
Tags: bold-underlined-caps · Comic Sans Alert · Ireland · tea
Writes Robert in Redmond, Washington: “In our office, in this particular bathroom, at this particular urinal, there strikes a phantom pisser, who finds joy in covering the floor in front of the urinal 1/8 inch deep in piss — every single day. One coworker got fed up with this and posted the following series of sticky notes. Then some other coworkers then jumped in to add their own particular flair.”
related: The Urinal Games
extra credit: Aziz Ansari on R. Kelly [youtube]
Tags: rebuttals · smartass · toilet · Washington state
related: But…changing the water cooler bottle is hard!
Tags: Houston · nerd alert · office · water
Writes Steve in Boston: “This note cracks me up because it is, on the one hand, a request for more civility and, on the other hand, a not so thinly veiled threat.” (How so very Boston!)
related: Can you dig it?
extra credit: Boston’s “parking chair” law [washingtonpost.com]
Tags: Boston · not-so-veiled threats · p.s. · parking
Rob and Karen in the U.K. both passed along this note, recently covered in the Manchester Evening News, that was found posted on seats at the Stockport County FC’s home stadium. (Is this what hooliganism looks like in the lower divisions nowadays?)
related: Are you ready for some football?!
Tags: Manchester · odor
Writes Meg in New Jersey: “We just buried my Mom today. After Mass and luncheon we came home and unpacked cards from the funeral home. This is from my brother’s office.” Can you tell who didn’t bother to read the card before signing it?
related: My condolences on your birthday
Tags: New Jersey · Oops?