Entries Tagged as 'food'
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
related: To spray or not to spray?; Eau dear
Tags: etiquette · fish · Massachusetts · microwave · odor · office · oh no you didn't · public shaming
Writes Catherine in Melbourne: “I was preparing breakfast in the office kitchen when I opened the fridge and reached for the margarine tub to butter my toast. Ten seconds later, I was fearing for my life.”
related: I Can’t Believe It’s Not (My) Butter
extra credit: Australians Losing Their Taste for Vegemite [time.com]
Tags: Australia · butter · die bitch die · Melbourne · most popular notes of 2012 · not-so-veiled threats · smiley · warning
So, which house do you think is the most likely to get egged by angry trick-or-treaters?
Exhibit a) From Chester Springs, Pennsylvania:
Exhibit d) From Jackson, Mississippi:
Exhibit e) Spotted by Greg in Escondido, California:
Exhibit f) Spotted by Tyree in Oakridge, Oregon
related: Some advice for would-be pumpkin smashers
Tags: candy · go away · Halloween
September 25th, 2012 · 32 Comments
At Ama’s office in Jacksonville, Florida, a friendly staff member brought a sweet treat to share. “This became too much for one anonymous coworker,” Ama says, “who maintained his or her strength under pressure long enough to leave this note.” (Honestly, as someone with a particular weakness for the sweet stuff myself…I kinda understand.)
This is a candy-optional office
Tags: cake · Jacksonville · office
September 20th, 2012 · 34 Comments
This bullshit, from an office in Baltimore?
Or the unused-microwave-time version, from Claire’s office in Columbus, Ohio?
The Breakroom Nibbler
Tags: food · garbage · office fridge · pizza
Margee in Missouri, who does not like to share her cookie dough, thought she’d found the one place in the fridge her kids wouldn’t think to look — inside the salad spinner. (“Apparently I underestimated my daughter,” she says.)
related: Daddy’s little smartass
Tags: food · fridge · Moms & Dads · sharing is caring
Samantha‘s note about her Kindle seems to have hit a nerve with many of you. As commenter ae wrote, “The ‘it’s MY Kindle you know’ line would have gotten me the “Oh, did you pay for it with your own money?’ line from my parents.”
Well, Lea in Los Angeles seems to come from that same school of parenting. When she and her husband found this demand stuck to the cereal box this morning, they decided to teach their daughter, Chela, a little lesson.
related: My evil Mom
Tags: cereal · kids · Moms & Dads · money · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · rebuttals · smiley
Rita in Utah was on the phone when her daughter handed her this note (less than a month into the school year). Says Rita: “I love how she tries to ‘soften the blow!’”
Gold star, kiddo. There are some adults who could take some note-writing pointers from you.
related: When kids “punish” their parents with the silent treatment
Tags: food · kids · Mother-daughter notes · not so much passive-aggressive · Utah
“My best friend works at a hospital as a RN,” Jesse writes, “and one day, after a ridiculously long shift, she reached into the breakroom candy dish expecting, well, candy, and got a handful of pushpins instead. She wrote this note because a) she’s a smartass and b) to warn others.”
Jesse continues: “Minutes later, a doctor came in, reached into the candy dish, and popped one into his mouth. Then he spit it out, exclaiming, ‘This isn’t candy!’ My friend looked at him, and with a straight face said, ‘That’s why the note is there, Doctor.’ He looked down, read the note, and promptly left the room.”
Adds Jesse: “But seriously, what kind of troll puts push pins in a candy dish?”
related: THIS IS A CANDY-OPTIONAL OFFICE
Tags: candy · hospitals & doctors · most popular notes of 2012 · smartass
Well, Dad? What have you got to say for yourself?
(Thanks to Katie in Kansas City for submitting!)
related: Why didn’t you tell me the tooth fairy wasn’t real?
Tags: candy · Halloween · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012