Entries Tagged as 'Europe'
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!”
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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’?”
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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.
Writes Jonathan in the UK: “Nick, bless him, diligently cleans the office microwave when he’s at work every Sunday morning. By Monday, the smell of bleach has usually gone. However, I think the latest soup splattering may have pushed him over the edge.”
related: If you thought your microwave was dirty…
Tags: food · microwave · office · U.K.
David in Nottingham, England says that one of his neighbors has been continually leaving bags of junk in the building’s common area, despite the fact that the communal waste bin is located just a few feet away on the other side of the door.
David says the first (un-photographed) notice said something along the lines of, “Come on man, we’re not animals.” The management company then wrote a letter to all tenants — again, to no avail. Apparently, the only recourse left was to get Liam Neeson on the phone.
Meanwhile, in Allentown, Pennsylvania:
related: Dear Whoever Stole My Amazon Package
Tags: garbage · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · Nottingham · shameless meme-mongering · U.K.
In the U.K. —more so than anywhere else — self-proclaimed “polite notices” are quite often anything but. Take, for example, these two notices, both from London.
related: A polite notice from New Zealand
Tags: "polite notice" · dogs · London · most popular notes of 2013 · piss · shit · toilet · U.K.