Entries Tagged as 'dishes'

10 people, one kitchen

July 13th, 2007 · 66 Comments

alanna lives in a house in ottawa with nine other girls, where “dishes are always being left in the sink dirty and growing stuff, or clean on the counter taking up space.” a note war has commenced on the window above the fridge.

there are 10 people sharing this kitchen

by popular demand, alanna has helpfully posted another picture showing the underlying notes!

10 people, one kitchen

Tags: Canada · dishes · excessive underlining · kitchen · note wars · Ottawa · roommates

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.

Passive-aggressive free-for-all

July 8th, 2007 · 78 Comments

During his fourth year of college, Andrew from Waterloo says he lived with some seriously passive-aggressive roommates. The following three notes all went up within a 48-hour period:

NOT for household use

very unsanitary (2 of 4)

VERY unsanitary (3 of 4)

Andrew couldn’t resist adding one of his own…

ooh! (4 of 4)

(It was promptly taken down.)

related: The post-it wars


Tags: college life · dishes · excessive underlining · rebuttals · roommates · stealing · that's unsanitary · Waterloo

Special people garage

June 21st, 2007 · 36 Comments

This is a special note indeed. The idiosyncratic spelling, spacing, and bolding are fascinating — and I love how the third sentence is so rhetorical it doesn’t even deserve a question mark. I think what I enjoy most, however, is the after-the-fact realization that the desired action here just wasn’t quite explicit enough.

Special people stop leaving your garage [sic]in the sink. This is not your home this is a staff kitchen for all to use.  Why should other people have to clean up after you Please have respect for others. Please put your dishes in the dishwasher.

(Thanks to Molly in Washington, D.C. for submitting!)

related: The needy little dishwasher

Tags: D.C. · dishes · dishwasher · kitchen · office · spelling and grammar police · that's disrespectful · You call that punctuation?

May the sanctity of the sink prevail!!

June 14th, 2007 · 93 Comments

My esteemed housemates, I have some unfortunate news to report. It appears that our ongoing experiment to see if the dishes would indeed wash themselves has ended and ultimately failed.

(From Midgy in Madison, Wisconsin.)

related: With 17 roommates, it could have been worse

Tags: CAPS LOCK · dishes · not-so-veiled threats · p.s. · rhetorical question · roommates · sarcasm · spelling and grammar police · TL;DR · Wisconsin

I guess that’s why

June 10th, 2007 · 7 Comments

This note of course left by “the messiest roommate of them all,” says Kate in Boston.

Dear Apartment — Our old sponge was gross so I guess that why no one likes to do dishes. But we have a new one now! Try it out! <3 Apartment

Tags: Boston · dishes · heart · roommates · sponges

If Goebbels had e-mail…

June 8th, 2007 · 27 Comments

I’m guessing it would look nothing like this note:

(just click to enlarge.)

Tags: dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · kitchen · office · rhetorical question · smiley · spelling and grammar police

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.

Is that a question or a command!?!?

June 6th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Found on the company dishwasher by Pete M….

DO NOT OPEN THIS MACHINE WHEN IT IS ON!?!? If you would like a lesson in telling the difference between the machine being on or not, please see reception

The text at the bottom reads: “If you would like a lesson in telling the difference between the machine being on or not, please see reception.” ) Now that’s a Power Point presentation I’d love to see.

related: The needy little dishwasher

Tags: CAPS LOCK · confusion??? · dishwasher · office · opening/closing

Which one of these is not like the other?

June 6th, 2007 · 48 Comments

Along with the Mad Bomber series, I’d say this note is one for the hall of fame. There are so many amazing elements here I can’t even pick a favorite.

Yay! No more loud obnoxious roommates! which one of these is not like the other? (2 of 2)

related: care, it makes a difference

Tags: cleaning · college life · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · noise · odor · roommates · sex sex sex · whiteboard