Entries Tagged as 'Europe'

A limerick

July 31st, 2007 · 43 Comments

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.”

There once was a clog in the drain/That was caused by the hair of one's mane/The kind fellow said/

Tags: all clogged up · bathroom · London · pure poetry · roommates

To each his own microwave

July 19th, 2007 · 110 Comments

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:

This microwave was privately purchased by SDT + is for their use only. Permission has been given by Facilities Services.

…but SDT wasn’t taking any chances.

It has a PADLOCK!

Later, a second microwave appeared, complete with its own note:

This Microwave is the property of General Services/Accounts Receivable. If you would like to contribute to the cost and upkeep please contact General Services before using. Clean after use and ensure all food products are covered before cooking.

…which prompted this note on the wall between them:

I haven't got a microwave as yet but this is where i am going to put it when I eventually get it.

related: No smelly foods

Tags: Belfast · kitchen · microwave · note wars · office · saga · spelling and grammar police

What Michael Moore didn’t show you in Sicko

July 11th, 2007 · 30 Comments

Annette in the U.K. calls this one “How to make toast in the NHS.”

MAKING TOAST!!!! While bread is only provided for the patients, nobody minds our hard working staff making themselves some toast However due to recent problems to following rules apply to EVERYBODY

Tags: bread · CAPS LOCK · danger · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hospitals & doctors · office · U.K.

Your mother doesn’t work here (or here, or here, or here)

July 6th, 2007 · 94 Comments

your mother would be embarassed by these stock images

did you mean

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mummy doesn't work here

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...

Don’t be disturbed

June 28th, 2007 · 38 Comments

From Netherlands, the “killing you with kindness” approach:

Message for the roommates: I know you guys have a habit of eating my food. Please don't be disturbed by the little white box saying

Tags: food · Netherlands · stealing

And the Coco-Pops weren’t even yours.

June 9th, 2007 · 15 Comments

Vici lives in London with five flatmates — all guys.

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(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

Let’s talk washing up, shall we?

June 7th, 2007 · 20 Comments

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.

Arrivederci, asshole

June 5th, 2007 · 7 Comments

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:

arrivederci, asshole

Roughly translated from the Italian, it reads: “It’s time you leave.”

(He did.)

Tags: Italiano · Italy · roommates

pour la derniere fois!!!

June 1st, 2007 · 8 Comments

mike in paris brings us this petit message passif-agressif:

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<<paris – 28 may 2007

urgent!

one must do one’s work during the daytime and NOT at night, or else it’s the police that will be working!

for the last time!>>

Tags: Francais · neighbors · noise · Paris

With 17 roommates, it could have been worse

May 21st, 2007 · 17 Comments

This lovely petri dish courtesy of Ben, who explains: “While living in a house in London with 17 people from all over the world, things become way too green. This had to be done every once in a while in order to remind others not to overpopulate our kitchen with new living organisms.”

If you don't want GREEN stuff growing out of our plates, please wash your dishes. Cheers

related: Maybe someone can do this dishes? :)

Tags: "helpful" advice · dishes · London · roommates