Prison? Or the prison or hurt feelings? You decide.

April 30th, 2014 · 20 comments

Sarah in Philadelphia calls this note, from a much-beloved bookstall at the Reading Terminal Market, “the single most adorable and passive aggressive note I have ever read in my life.”

If u do not abide by the rules you will be confined to the prison of hurt feelings for ever

Meanwhile, as Jenna shows us with this sign from an Albuquerque Antiques Mall, the “adorable” approach doesn’t work for everyone.

If you steal here you may just die here theives [sic] beware I hate you!!!!

related: May you get a seriously itchy bum!

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  • #1   underwatervulcan

    What if you have no feelings?

    Apr 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   kermit

      It’s not the prison of your hurt feelings, ya know. So you don’t need to have any; they’ll give you some.

      Apr 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   underwatervulcan

      I think that describes the time I mistook my father in law’s Androgel for hand soap.

      May 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   The Elf

    At least the prison of hurt feelings isn’t burned.

    May 1, 2014 at 6:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   The Elf

    In the second sign, I feel the whole “I hate you” was a little unnecessary. It was implied in the whole “I’ll kill you” angle.

    May 1, 2014 at 6:47 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Tesselara

      Right. Nothing like being insane AND redundant!

      May 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Lab dude

      Not necessarily, Elf. There are people who are perfectly capable of killing without any feelings of animosity at all. Like in any gangster movie, after they make the poor guy dig his own grave they say “It ain’t personal, it’s just business.” – like *that* will make him feel better about it.
      I could see a sociopathic shop owner just shrugging and saying “Sorry, but its bad for business, ya know?”

      May 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   kermit

      Unfortunately, it’s not a gangster movie fantasy. The Nazi did experiments about this, and people really do have no problem inflicting pain on people they have no emotional connection. And lest this looks like a Goodwin-y, this finding was borne recently, too at Gitmo, in the El Chapo case, etc.

      May 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   kermit

      *gah! Damn you comment editor, why must you mock me so!

      “…looks like Goodwin…”

      May 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Lab dude

      Kermit, I don’t believe it was *just* the Nazis who performed these experiments – google ‘Milgram experiment’ – they just did it with real shocks, and much, much, worse.

      May 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Poltergeist

    Notewriter has already refused to abide by the rules by writing “U” instead of “You”…at a bookstall nonetheless, where you would think proper spelling would be expected and appreciated.

    Hoisted by their own petard. See you in Hurt Feelings Hell!

    May 1, 2014 at 9:21 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Kwyjor

    It has all the makings of an emo album cover. The rough pink splotches give it just the right touch.

    May 1, 2014 at 9:47 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Kasaba

      Or the title of a Fall Out Boy song even.

      May 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Poltergeist

      At first glance I thought it was just a piece of paper with something ugly printed on it, like pink polka dots or round, stylized flowers. Now I see that it’s some kind of…food? Eeew.

      May 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   assiveProgressive

      perhaps pink snowball cupcakes? blech

      May 1, 2014 at 11:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   The Beast Among Us

    Someone stole all her commas and exclamation marks!

    May 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   infanttyrone

    Jesus, Lao Tzu ! I guess the Good Thief called it quits and moved to Taos.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hc3udPVygc

    May 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Lita bang

    I’m almost tempted to try and rap that first one.

    May 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   infanttyrone

    Looked up the address of the prison of hurt feelings…
    No surprise that it’s located on

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNq_mIkb-wg

    May 2, 2014 at 11:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   infanttyrone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD0cE8B5Dj0

    May 4, 2014 at 11:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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