Entries Tagged as 'anthropomorphism'
September 12th, 2012 · 56 Comments
I’ll start with the moral of the story first: “It just goes to show you that passive aggressive notes are funny but not effective.” That observation comes courtesy of Janell in San Francisco, who admits that she penned the following note after her third coffee mug went missing from the office kitchen.
Explains Janell: “While a lot of people commented on the note, my mug never appeared. After six months passed, my boss bought me an identical mug just so I would take the note down. A year later, one of my co-workers quit. We found the mug in his office.”
related: Justice, with a side of fries
extra credit: The Anti-Theft “Plug Mug”
Tags: anthropomorphism · kitchen · office · San Francisco · stealing
This is not a passive-aggressive note, this is not a joke — this is a public service announcement, brought to us by Sarah in Seattle.
(No, it’s not as crazy as this, but darn, those tomatoes are cute.)
related: To the tomato thief: YOU WIN
extra credit: Tomato thief, busted
Tags: anthropomorphism · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · Seattle
Several months from now, I’m guessing this exhibit will still be open for viewing under Mark’s desk in Los Angeles.
related: Toy Story meets The Office
Tags: anthropomorphism · blitzkrieg approach · garbage · Los Angeles · office
Savanna in Michigan says her landlord left this note on the kitchen floor “next to a tiny pile of tiny scraps of trash on the floor from dinner I had made.” Her excuse? “I don’t think we even have a broom, and if we do I have no idea where he keeps it.”
Um, Savanna, honey? No. Just…no.
related: That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Tags: anthropomorphism · cleaning · landlords and property managers · Michigan · signed with love
The missing last line of this story: “Unfortunately, it just made people slam the door more loudly out of spite.”
(Upon publication, this story was roundly slammed by reviewers.)
related: “The life of a toilet is much more stressful than people realize”
Tags: anthropomorphism · clip art catastrophe · door-slamming · neighbors · U.K.
THE LINE BREAKS
ON THIS NOTE
MAKE ME WANT…….TO
related: Everything you hate about office culture, in one note.
Tags: anthropomorphism · CAPS LOCK · office fridge · runaway run-on sentences · signed with love · Wisconsin · You call that punctuation?
September 12th, 2011 · 43 Comments
Dear poor, neglected automatic dishwasher: have you considered therapy? (Adds Ben in London: “God help us if somebody pisses off the kettle.”)
Meanwhile, in Texas…
related: When dishwashers speak
Tags: anthropomorphism · clip art catastrophe · dishwasher · double-entendre alert · kitchen
Beth in London says this is only the most recent in a series of sad/hungry/angry household items created by one of her flatmates. “We’re all fairly disorganised,” she admits, “but one guy, possibly fearful of confrontation, prefers to avoid addressing any issues directly.”
Adds Beth: “A loo-roll holder with eyes is not a very appealing bathroom companion, by the way.”
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the United Kingdom, one of Emma’s flatmates decided to take a similarly cartoonish approach to their toilet troubles.
related: Fluffy the Fox is here to teach you about bathroom hygiene!
Tags: anthropomorphism · bathroom · roommates · toilet · toilet paper
How long will your slob of a flatmate neglect her fallen french fry on the filthy carpet of your shared living space?
Well, if your flatmate is Bex in Stoke, England…long enough for it to be transformed into a small art installation, apparently.
related: Grimace and the fry kids
Tags: anthropomorphism · cleaning · food · roommates · U.K.
Writes Kris from Texas: “As much as I despise the writing-a-note-from-the-POV-of-an-inanimate-object technique so familiar from my years in college, I have to feel this bike owner’s pain. I also really love the blood-gushing-from-the bike drawing.”
related: With a chainsaw?
Tags: anthropomorphism · bicycle · San Francisco · visual aids