Entries Tagged as 'U.K.'
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 · 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 · piss · shit · toilet · U.K.
I’m normally not the littering type, but something about this mess of bullet points makes me want to upend the nearest trash can and just go absolutely apeshit. (And how was your holiday, boss?)
related: Clues that you might be trapped in a soul-sucking job
Tags: Birmingham · garbage · now that's management · U.K.
While walking down a quiet street in Leicester, England, Tom saw this “ANGRY CAPITALISED note” in the window of a house. “Amid so many unanswered questions,” Tom says, “one thing is for sure: Mike has a window and he ain’t afraid to use it.”
related: Desperately Seeking Closure
Tags: public shaming · U.K. · WTF?
Writes Rob in Brighton: “We live on a middle-class urban street with too many cars and people who think they have a God-given right to a place. Sometimes people push their luck and make life difficult for others with their parking, and hilarity ensues.” One Sunday, Father Kevin even got in on the action…followed by his boss.
Meanwhile, in South Carolina…
related: Your car has been “baptized”
Tags: Jesus · parking · U.K.
Ryan’s friend M is “…very direct, let’s say.” So when her property management company sent Facebook friend requests to her and her housemates — after ignoring countless communications about various maintenance issues — Ryan knew the results would be “interesting, let’s say.”
related: Well, that’s one way to get your landlord’s attention
Tags: Facebook · landlords and property managers · public shaming · smiley · Wales
Imagine this: You’re about to pen a note to post in the office men’s room, but you’re torn — should you go for the patronizing approach, or opt for some sarcastic reverse psychology?
At Colin’s office in London, the note-writer apparently decided: ¿Por qué no los dos?
(As always, click the image above to enlarge.)
related: The never-ending (and completely unnecessary) battle between basic hygiene and basic courtesy
Tags: a little patronizing · bathroom · blitzkrieg approach · London · office · toilet paper