Entries Tagged as 'Europe'
September 25th, 2013 · 9 Comments
And was it one of the “special” towels? (The kind that keep you in indentured servitude for seven years before you’re allowed to marry?)
P.S. I’d like to dedicate this post to my brother Danny and his fiancée, Meg, who are getting married this weekend in Minneapolis!
related: Those were the special towels!
Tags: family · Ireland · stealing
Danny works for a small print company in London. “Our lovely cleaner only comes in once a week, so it falls upon the rest of us to keep the office neat and tidy.” Danny says that, judging from this creation — made up hundreds of punched paper holes — “I’ve got a feeling that someone feels that they are doing more than their fair share.”
related: Could somebody less important than me take care of this?
Tags: cleaning · London · office
Writes James in Newcastle, England: “This weekend my girlfriend, who lives 180 miles away, came to visit me. As you would expect, we got up to the horizontal shuffle. In the morning this note was passed under my door. I am thinking of having it framed.”
related: Your sexy schoolgirl girlfriend is frightening the kittens
Tags: roommates · sex sex sex · U.K.
Maureen is the first to admit that when she studied abroad in Belgium, she was not the best of roommates (coming home intoxicated at 4 a.m. several times a week, an awkward run-in with a boyfriend, that kind of thing.) And yet, over the course of many months, her Belgian roommate never once complained.
One night, Maureen came home to find her roommate’s possessions neatly packed up in boxes. Before she had a chance to talk to her, everything — save this note — was gone, which Maureen interprets as “a not so subtle way of telling me she never wants to see me again.” (I’d say that’s a pretty safe bet.)
related: Would you mind moving out?
Tags: Belgium · moving/not moving · painfully polite · roommates
Rachel in the U.K. found this note pushed through the letterbox this morning. “This the first note either I or my boyfriend have had regarding any kind of ‘leek,’” she says. “I just checked both the bathroom and the kitchen for anything watery where it shouldn’t be and there’s nothing, so I’m very confused. I’m not sure what she wants us to sort, either. Exciting stuff!”
related: Drippy faucets
Tags: bathroom · neighbors · spelling and grammar police · U.K.
Rob lives in a seaside town in the U.K. He and several other neighbo(u)rs recently received versions of this handwritten note, seemingly written by an ex-employee of a hot dog stall at a nearby fairground.
Writes Rob: “It’s not quite clear who the notewriter is or exactly what the problem is. Is it the hot dogs? It is the van? Is it the terrible grammar? It is the writer responsible for the ‘handling’ of the ‘disgusting’ food? Who is the mysterious friend who was ill for 3 weeks? What is it that people should ‘no’?”
related: Small-town swimming pool rules
Tags: food · spelling and grammar police · that's disgusting · U.K.
…time to pay rent on Friday. (Hint, hint.)
related: A message for our former housemate
Tags: Facebook · money · roommates · U.K.
And the riposte:
related: Have your people call my people
Tags: dishes · London · meta · rebuttals · roommates
Spotted by Leonora in the window of a London office:
related: Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss — and absolutely NO LICKING
Tags: London · spitting
If you found yesterday’s post too saccharine for your taste, well, here’s a different sort of mother-daughter exchange. Hannah found this card nestled among a basket of Easter eggs that her mom gave her.
related: I can has guilt trip?
extra credit: “Family’s Easter decorations have neighbour hopping mad” [cbcnews]
Tags: Easter · U.K.