Entries Tagged as 'Europe'
“Informing the building landlord about a sticky tap would probably have been a more sensible move than guilt-tripping the female staff into feeling responsible for global water shortages,” notes Rayya in Canterbury, Kent.
But it doesn’t end there. Says Rayya, “Not only are we responsible for global water shortages , but we’re breaking people’s limbs!”
Tags: bathroom · CAPS LOCK · danger · guilt trip · office · The Earth · U.K. · water
This note comes to us from an archaeological dig in the U.K. (Roman Silchester, to be precise), where our submitter says the planning team was quite worried about the writing instruments going the way of Ancient Rome.
Tags: stealing · U.K.
Back in 2006, Austin in London didn’t feel like confronting his roommate about the masses of hair that were clogging the bathroom sink. Instead, he wrote him this special poem.
Adds Austin: “My roommate never actually said anything about the note, but he did clean the drain out by the time I’d arived home…so I assume he got the message.”
Tags: all clogged up · bathroom · London · pure poetry · roommates
Paddy in Belfast sends us this series of shots from his office kitchen, where several of his coworkers have taken their frustrations with microwave cleanliness into their own hands.
It all started when one day, a microwave appeared bearing this note:
…but SDT wasn’t taking any chances.
Later, a second microwave appeared, complete with its own note:
…which prompted this note on the wall between them:
related: No smelly foods
Tags: Belfast · kitchen · microwave · note wars · office · saga · spelling and grammar police
Annette in the U.K. calls this one “How to make toast in the NHS.”
Tags: bread · CAPS LOCK · danger · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hospitals & doctors · office · U.K.
Tags: California · CAPS LOCK · cleaning · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2007 · Nebraska · office · U.K. · Virginia · visual aids · Your mother doesn't...
From Netherlands, the “killing you with kindness” approach:
Tags: food · Netherlands · stealing
Vici lives in London with five flatmates — all guys.
(If you don’t have a house full of cereal-stealing warcraft players like vici and don’t get the “orly?” thing…wikipedia to the rescue!)
related: cereal killer
Tags: college life · food · London · rebuttals · roommates · shameless meme-mongering · stealing
Any note that starts with “let’s” I kind of immediately love. This one was forwarded by Lindsay in Watford, England:
Tags: "helpful" advice · dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · U.K.
Sara is one of seven students sharing an apartment in Venice. After three months of living together, she says, it became clear that one of the flatmates had to go: he had nasty habits like, um, pleasuring himself in his in other people’s bedrooms while they were out.
“We gently told him we thought it was better for everybody if he looked for another house,” Sara says, but he didn’t take the hint. So one of the other roommates decided to leave him this note:
Roughly translated from the Italian, it reads: “It’s time you leave.”
Tags: Italiano · Italy · roommates