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
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I find when I make “The library will be closed” signs for holidays people pay more attention if I use clip arts and different colors for the word “closed.”
I do not, however, use a buttload of fonts.
All the same I’m on the notewriter’s side. I’ve got a coworker who puts dishes away without even washing them. It’s no wonder he’s single.
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm rating: 18
Oh GOD, Debora, I totally want to fuck your best friends mothers mouth.
Is that normal?
Jan 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm rating: 38
Oh yay! My first time getting SPAM on PAN in a thread I started! I am no longer a PAN SPAM virgin!
Jan 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm rating: 15
I had coworkers leave knives covered in cake in a cup (point down). We found the knives yesterday, and we haven’t had cake since before Xmas at least…blech
Jan 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm rating: 14
We can earn extra vacation time by doing little projects and learning new skills at work. One of the ones I’m doing is organizing all the cupboards.
We serve kids snacks after story time. I found a lot of trays just thick with cookie crumbs and one of those jars with a spout often used for sun tea with a big sticky streak of tea down it and the spout so loaded with tea residue it took five minutes to get it to stop coming out every time I pressed the button.
It’s only one coworker who has this habit. All the others clean up after themselves. So I know who’s responsible.
I also had to wash the shelves because of him.
Jan 17, 2014 at 12:23 am rating: 8
H for Toy
Is anyone else reading “tease-tation” like this should be filed under Stripper Problems?
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm rating: 36
I was thinking something like teabagging. What is a teastation? Have they brought geishas into the shaming? Help me! This is so confusing!!
Jan 17, 2014 at 8:35 am rating: 3
The Beast Among Us
I’m going to guess 13 hours, and they were well worth it!
Must be awesome to work in an office with a dishwasher.
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm rating: 6
H for Toy
Just think, if it were Debra’s best friend’s mother, she’d have earned 858 usd making this sign.
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm rating: 47
And gotten her mouth fucked for FREE!
oh, I’ll do it…..
Jan 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm rating: 6
After four fonts: So far, so good.
Eight fonts: OK, keeping hope alive.
Twelve fonts: Hey, we might be safe!
Thirteenth font: Comic Sans — F*CK!
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm rating: 39
Oddly, the Comic Sans was the best of the lot.
Jan 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm rating: 1
Shame on (font) offenders.
Jan 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm rating: 6
So many fonts united on one sheet of paper – this is the “We Are the World” of PA notes.
Jan 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm rating: 34
I’d like to buy this world o’ fonts a Coke and dump it all over the paper. Then we could live in perfect harmony.
Jan 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm rating: 7
Good god, it’s a veritable font of passive-aggressiveness.
Yes, I went there.
Jan 16, 2014 at 9:40 pm rating: 32
You did, and <3 .
Jan 17, 2014 at 8:37 am rating: 3
Aw, thank you! I love it when people <3 my bad puns. <3
Jan 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm rating: 3
No dumping? You mean somebody crapped in the sink? Better aim than diaper wearing baby man!
Jan 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm rating: 8
No no. You aren’t allowed to dump your feelings onto the sink. It may get upset, and we can’t have that.
Jan 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm rating: 6
You cannot dump the sink. You have to stick this relationship out and see how it goes.
Jan 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm rating: 2
Does it bother no one else that “Or wash it yourself if you love the environment,” hand written below “Use the Dishwasher,” was not transcribed?
Jan 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm rating: 18
H for Toy
You just transcribed it, so I’m ok now.
Jan 17, 2014 at 7:11 am rating: 18
Ace of Space
Gaaaah! These fonts have blinded me!
Jan 17, 2014 at 10:11 am rating: 2
H for Toy
Blinded by the fonts!
Written by a douche…
Jan 17, 2014 at 11:25 am rating: 10
Jan 17, 2014 at 11:35 am rating: 1
Anyone else think the word “slaves” is being thrown around a little too blithely here? I’m pretty sure that the person washing various slobs’ dirty dishes is better labeled “sucker” than “slave.”
Jan 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm rating: 14
Nobody has answered the question: what is a ‘teastation’?
What. Is. It.
Jan 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm rating: 4
H for Toy
It’s just like a coffeestation, except for tea.
Jan 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm rating: 10
Jan 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm rating: 3
Something with meaning in a nation where cutlery and crockery are everyday words.
Jan 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm rating: 13
At the risk of starting another “Indoors/Outdoors” war, I think it would be worse for the environment if every employee cleaned their own dishes:
10:20 Employee #1 – turn on hot water; wait for water to get hot; wet sponge; add soap; wash out and rinse coffee cup; turn off water; put clean cup in dish rack; turn back on water; rinse out sponge; go back to desk.
10:38 Employee #2 – turn on hot water; wait for water to get hot; wet sponge; add soap; wash coffee cup along with dish and fork used for morning snack; turn off water; put clean dishes in dish rack; turn back on water; rinse out sponge; go back to desk.
12:50 Employee #3 – turn on hot water; wait for water to get hot; wet sponge; add soap; wash out and rinse plates, utensils and tupperware from lunch; turn off water; put clean dishes in dish rack; turn back on water; hand sponge to employee #4 who has to wash his lunch dishes; return to desk.
12:52 Employee #4 – rinse out sponge and sink because employee #3′s food was messy and stinky; add soap; wash out and rinse plates, utensils and tupperware from lunch; turn off water; put clean dishes in dish rack; turn back on water; hand sponge to employee #5 who has to wash her lunch dishes; walk around the line of people forming at the sink to wash their dishes before lunch break is over…
12:59 Employees #7-32 are going to be late back from lunch and the management will not be pleased.
Repeat the process later mid-afternoon as the same number of people wash out the coffee cups they have been drinking from all day. Or in the case of this office, the tea cups they’ve been sipping from.
That’s a lot of water used, v.s. Everyone putting their dishes in the dishwasher, and the kitchen “slaves” running the DW at the end of the day, and emptying it the next morning.
Alright, let the war between the dishwasher and wash-their-own-dishes camps begin.
Jan 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm rating: 9
Plus, you are trusting that they know to WASH THEIR FILTHY FUCKING HANDS first. Jesus Tits, kids, wash your fucking hands, ok? Fuck.
Jan 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm rating: 4
I suppose it might be a trade off thing, Kat.
The library where I work for years had a severe problem with ants until one of the branch managers finally got HQ to send out an exterminator. Up until then if there was so much as one crumb left out we’d be infested with ants and putting out baits and spraying poisons (well away from food but still) all over the place. Which of course is more harmful to the environment in the long term than someone taking 30 seconds to wash their dirty coffee mug.
Course they never did and somehow I ended up having to take time out of my work every day to do everyone’s dishes before the massive invasion had begun. Which meant more poisons, more baits, and me having to scrub down all the counters and tables with the only cleaner we were allowed to have at the time – Soft Scrub with bleach.
Which sometimes splattered on my clothing, causing bleach stains, which meant I needed to go out and buy more work tops. Which also can’t be good for the environment in the long run.
All of which could’ve been avoided if my coworkers had just been grown ups and cleaned up after themselves!
Jan 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm rating: 6
Major confession: I am the one who clogged up the “tea station” sink at work. But it was a total accident. I poured some extremely greasy stuff down the sink, and it just happened. Not like I was at home and could start farting around with the plunger or Drano. And no maintenenance folks were around. So I just left it, and the next day, you guessed it, there was a very peevish note left at the sink. Harumph.
Jan 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm rating: 3
Is anyone else having problems with the comments editor on their iPads?
Jan 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm rating: 0
I’m having trouble with it on any computer I use. Be it my laptop, desktop, or a work computer.
Hey, if my coworkers can be on Facebook when the library is slow I can be on PAN.
I’m also getting a Trojan warning from Vipre. But this has only been happening since yesterday afternoon. I’m thinking it might be from one of the advertisers. I’ve been on trustworthy sites before where the ads on the side download mal/spy/hijackware and the only solution is for the webmaster to stop allowing that advertiser on their site.
Jan 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm rating: 0
Yes, sometimes it takes the comment but doesn’t post it, other times it works ok. Always works fine on my Win 7 PC. No virus warnings.
Jan 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm rating: 0
So far it seems to be working OK.
Jan 20, 2014 at 7:13 am rating: 0
I had a “roommate” who made mac and cheese, did not eat it all and left it in the fridge. When I found the pan, I went to wash the pan. The mac and cheese ate through the pan.
Beat that, font person!
Jan 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm rating: 2
I did similar to a particular half-sister I disliked (long story). A can of tomato sauce will eat holes in a stainless steel pan probably in less time than it was given, but I kept the ‘science experiment’ in the bottom of our fridge for near a month before it was cleaned out, then given back.
Jan 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm rating: 1
What would have been really cool (or cruel) to do would have been to write a pan PAN.
You both could have scored extra credits.
Jan 20, 2014 at 7:12 am rating: 0
Anyone else want to know what the handwritten comments under “use the dishwasher” say?
Jan 17, 2014 at 9:21 pm rating: 0
H for Toy
I already know, thanks to Daniel at comment #9.
Jan 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm rating: 0
Anyone know what all those fonts are? Some of them are rather pretty. I know “Don’t be lazy” is Showcard Gothic, but that’s about the only one I know. It may be because they look different in italics.
Jan 18, 2014 at 8:46 am rating: 0
And THIS, Madrias, is the Passive Aggressive win of the day.
Jan 18, 2014 at 10:39 am rating: 1
whops! posted in reply to #16.1.
Jan 18, 2014 at 10:45 am rating: 1
They’ve o-verdana themselves on this one…
Jan 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm rating: 11
H for Toy
For those of you who may not be following redheadwglasses on caring bridge, her friends posted today that she’s being moved to a hospice facility. I don’t know if her friend posting means that she’s unable to get online, or if she’s just busy with the move. Everyone be sure to send your prayers, positive thoughts and love her way this week!
Jan 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm rating: 12
Redheadwglasses passed overnight.
Her wit and wisdom will be missed by many. May those who miss her find peace and joy in memories of her.
Jan 20, 2014 at 7:20 am rating: 18
She will definitely be missed around PAN.
Jan 20, 2014 at 10:36 am rating: 15
My heart is so heavy at this news. I know she told us it would be soon but I feel such disbelief. Rest in peace, Red. I miss you already. PAN will never be the same without you.
Jan 20, 2014 at 11:12 am rating: 12
I…wow. I didn’t expect it to be so soon…I knew it wouldn’t be too much longer, but I guess it just didn’t seem like it’d be THIS soon. Sure, it was just text on a screen, but her humor and refusal to just give up made me think it’d be farther out than it was…
Dammit, I’m gonna miss her so much…
Jan 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm rating: 15
Oh wow, this is truly awful news. I never thought I’d feel so sad about the passing of somebody I never got to meet in person. Maybe it’s because she really seemed like somebody whom I could be friends with if we ever got the chance – a very witty, sweet, caring individual. I had no idea the comment I made about her on the previous PAN would be the last one ever. I hope it at least made her laugh a little despite what she was going through, and I hope she didn’t suffer too much in the end.
I still have a candle lit from when my grandmother passed away last week, but I think I’ll light another one for her. Rest in peace, Red. You will be missed.
Jan 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm rating: 12
Such tremendously sad news. She had such a big personality, and was so much a part of the PAN community, with her dry wit, her honesty, her sense of humor, and open-mindedness. I feel most for the people who knew her in person–her passing must leave a huge hole in their lives.
Jan 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm rating: 11
H for Toy
She will definitely be missed! You’ve all said the things I’ve been feeling since this morning, when I first read my email. Heavy-hearted and shedding tears for someone I never had a chance to meet in person. Rest in peace, Red. It won’t be the same here without you and your dynamic personality!
Jan 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm rating: 13
I had no idea, my condolences to those who knew her, even in the cyber sense.
Jan 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm rating: 10
Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear it. She will be missed. Red always had a great joke or two up her sleeve, right until the end.
Jan 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm rating: 9
I’m sorry for your loss, MBee. Thank you for coming here to tell us. It must be really hard to go through a loved one’s Internet tracks so soon.
Condolences to you and the rest her real-life family and friends.
Jan 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm rating: 8
I’ve only been hanging around here on a regular basis the last few weeks. She did seem like a super nice lady, someone it would be great to know in real life. I read what she had on Caring Bridge and it did sound like she had a lot of wonderful friends. May she rest in peace
Jan 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm rating: 6
In her honor, I think they should keep her last message as the Word of the Day permanently.
Jan 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm rating: 10
H for Toy
I would love to see a series of “red-isms” from past PANs be Word, so we can look back and remember all the good times
Jan 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm rating: 19
I second that notion. That would be great to read.
Jan 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm rating: 9
The last thing she said on here is “It’s official, I blow dead goats”. That was probably the morphine talking, but still…
Jan 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm rating: 14
I hope my last post/words are that cool.
Been planning on saying “Rosebud” at the end, but doubt it’ll happen.
Jan 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm rating: 6
I’m hoping for “I buried the treasure at……”
Jan 21, 2014 at 6:29 pm rating: 7
I’ve been kind of trying to avoid this post, I admit. I don’t handle death well. I keep looking at the new posts expecting Red to show up.
If anyone’s interested, over on The Washington Post they have an article in dedication for her – it’s titled Hax Philes: Remembering Redheadwglasses1
They have a pay wall, just a FYI. You can only read twenty articles a month without paying. But if you’re only reading that one you should be fine.
Jan 23, 2014 at 12:46 am rating: 6
Thanks, Jami. We’ll all miss her. She had such a way with words.
Jan 23, 2014 at 7:23 am rating: 3
H for Toy
Thanks for sharing that, Jami! Definitely worth the read she really had a presence!
Jan 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm rating: 2
Thank you, Jami. I appreciate you bringing that to my attention.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my eyes have sprung a leak…
Jan 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm rating: 2
Bumping this to make sure others can see the info about the tribute thread to Red.
Jan 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm rating: 3
Thank you again Jami for the post.
And condolences to her family, loved ones and friends.
I was lucky enough to ‘meet Red’ via Carolyn Hax and WaPo and another community as well.
It’s been kinda a touchstone for me when I see you both and others from PAN in other online communities.
I’ve been processing her passing as well as a dearly loved Auntie this week.
When we think about folks like ‘Andrew from the internet’ and others who can make life online as dark as our worst IRL moments Red is the best of online communities.
She made me guffaw, spit things at my laptop, step back in wonder as her direct clarity and her comments have helped me through tough times.
Thanks to Red and all here, even the trolls – what wonder is missing from a world without trolls? – sometimes the internet works.
Jan 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm rating: 5
I think the sign would make a great tea towel design.
Jan 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm rating: 0
— Ed Decatur
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now that's management
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You call that punctuation?