Entries Tagged as 'kitchen'
September 24th, 2012 · 15 Comments
I didn’t pay much attention to this bit of poetic propaganda until I noticed it was posted at an office in the United Kingdom. Is the awkward meter of the writing below Uncle Sam some kind a subtle comment on American imperialism, or just pure laziness? I suspect the latter, but I’d still be tempted to slap a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster on top.
related: The Vicar of Glibly
Tags: clip art catastrophe · dishes · office · pure poetry · U.K. · Your mother doesn't...
September 12th, 2012 · 56 Comments
I’ll start with the moral of the story first: “It just goes to show you that passive aggressive notes are funny but not effective.” That observation comes courtesy of Janell in San Francisco, who admits that she penned the following note after her third coffee mug went missing from the office kitchen.
Explains Janell: “While a lot of people commented on the note, my mug never appeared. After six months passed, my boss bought me an identical mug just so I would take the note down. A year later, one of my co-workers quit. We found the mug in his office.”
related: Justice, with a side of fries
extra credit: The Anti-Theft “Plug Mug”
Tags: anthropomorphism · kitchen · office · San Francisco · stealing
Writes Karin in Michigan: “I found this note taped on the window above the sink after I left a cup on the counter rather than putting it in the dishwasher. I guess my dad thought this approach would be easier than yelling.”
related: The Wrath of the Ancients
extra credit: This is how my son does the dishes [youtube.com]
Tags: dishes · dishwasher · FYI · Michigan · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012
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
Four roommates, a half-gallon of stolen ice cream, and 9 months worth of unflushed toilets went into the making of these two flowcharts.
related: Hover & Flow(chart)
Tags: battle of the sexes · flow chart · food · fridge · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · roommates · toilet
Scoffs our submitter in Los Angeles: “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”
related: Three never-ending office arguments
Tags: Los Angeles · microwave · office · rebuttals
Stephanie in Las Vegas says this exchange started out as a sugary-sweet back-and-forth love-fest between initiated by her husband, Brian. Then, one day, Stephanie says, “Brian woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and his alter ego took over.” What a charmer, that Brian!
Not to worry, though— it was all in jest, and no women or toasters were harmed in the making of this note. In fact, Stephanie says, “It totally made my day.” And as far the unplugging the toaster thing goes, she says, “We kinda have an OCD thing about the chance of burning the house down…don’t ask.”
related: I’m calling to report a case of toaster abuse?
extra credit: Knock Knock Fill-in-the-Blank Passive-Aggressive Note Pad
Tags: heart · Las Vegas · love & marriage · most popular notes of 2012 · Say wha? · signed with love · that's a fire hazard · toaster
Well done, Andy.
related: Yogurt thieves!
Tags: fridge · most popular notes of 2012 · sarcasm · TL;DR · yogurt
If the 21 notes you’ve already posted around the house haven’t made a difference…do you really think the 22nd is going to be the one that finally clicks? Just a thought!
related: The Post-It Wars
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · cleaning · dishes · money · most popular notes of 2012 · noise · Ontario · roommates · smoking
Explains our submitter in Ohio: “Before leaving for winter break, the chronic dish-neglecting roommate of the house tried her hand at washing dishes for the first time.” Not content to pat herself on the back, she then posted this rationalization for why she shouldn’t have to feel guilty about the dirty dishes she’s left in the sink all year.
You can pretty much guess how that went over with the roomies…
related: Because of you, the shower I was looking forward to all day was RUINED!
Tags: Did you know? · dishes · Ohio · roommates · Your mother doesn't...