Entries Tagged as 'love & marriage'
Writes our anonymous submitter: “I work in a flower shop, and this guy came in today to have us deliver flowers to his girlfriend. After he wrote the card, he asked us to check to make sure the spelling of ‘anniversary’ was right…even though it was right there on the card!”
Now, as for the message…”but it’s a joke!” you say? Well, to quote Scott Wetzler, a clinical psychologist and author of Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man: “A joke can be the most skillful passive-aggressive act there is.”
related: Really though — carnations?
Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · love & marriage
At a recent wedding that Allison in Ealeigh, N.C. attended, the bride asked that, instead of signing a guestbook, wedding guests write their wishes for the couple on fabric squares that would later be made into a memory quilt. When Allison saw this one sitting on top, she couldn’t resist snapping a photo.
related: Taboo, the game of unsolicited douchebaggery
Tags: love & marriage · North Carolina · sex sex sex · unsolicited feedback
“A few days after changing my status to single,” writes Meg in Red Deer, Alberta, “Facebook proves to be the creep I always knew it was.”
(Jordon is the ex-boyfriend.)
related: Reason #784 why you should never list your relationship status in your Facebook profile
Tags: breakup · Canada · Facebook
Erin in Minneapolis found this note attached to a door in an apartment building of her then-boyfriend. (Whether or not this act of fate would later precipitate her own breakup remains unclear.)
Oh, and Mary? Paper is traditionally given as a gift for the first anniversary. Perhaps a note written on an empty soda can would have been more appropriate for your tenth?
related: desperately seeking closure
Tags: sig o · thanks (but not really)
If you’re looking for a few “free tips” about online dating, our anonymous submitter could give you a few.
related: Really though — carnations?
Tags: just not that into you · most popular notes of 2009 · online dating
I’m having a hard time deciding who in this group of geniuses most deserves a smack in the head first. To make it easier, I’m going to tell myself that Krystal is using some new kind of ironic dialect of homophone-swapping slang. And Jennalyn…well, her name is Jennalyn, and therefore I think it’s safe to assume she’s gotten the short end of the stick so far in life, so she gets a pass. But the other three?
P.S. Notice the date! (tear)
related: Reason #784 why you should never list your relationship status in your facebook profile
Tags: breakup · ex drama · Facebook · kids today · oh no you didn't
Facebook‘s new “I like this” feature doesn’t allow you to give “thumbs down” to your friends’ status updates or posted links — a boon to both the supportive, snap-cup-loving, kindergarten-teacher-types on your friends list and the die-hard passive-aggressives on your frenemies list!
The even bigger “ouch”?
related: Reason #784 why you should never list your relationship status in your facebook-profile
extra credit: STFU, Marrieds
Tags: breakup · Facebook · frenemies
So, Kevin in san francisco says his friend’s roommate went on three “hang out at a bar” dates with this guy from France. After the third date — in admirably straightforward fashion — he told Frenchie it wasn’t wasn’t working out and he didn’t want to see him anymore. (You know, the old “it’s not me, it’s you” routine.)
Unfortunately for them both, le bachelor did not take le hint. Instead, Kevin says, he showed up at his would-be lover’s house and paced back and forth outside the door for an hour while sending creepy text messages. “He finally left, but not without leaving a bouquet of red carnations on the hood of the car with this note attached.”
related: He’s just not that into unicorns
Tags: lOWERCASE l · San Francisco · spurned lover
Our anonymous submitter in Quebec says this note is posted on the door of an apartment in her building. “Looks like somebody had a rough breakup,” she speculates…in which case I think dude is probably better off.
Still, I think the ambiguity here presents a wealth of other possible scenarios, no?
related: and all the pieces matter
Tags: Canada · crazypants · ex drama · neighbors · you know who you are
To be honest, I find this note — from an anonymous submitter in Raleigh, N.C.. — to be kind of depressing. So let me just say this: if you’ve recently broken up with a significant other and have been thinking, “Hmm, maybe a heartfelt note is the way to win him/her back!” — JUST. SAY. NO.
Anyway, our submitter writes: “When my husband unpacked his belongings from his ex-wife’s house, he kept finding little ‘surprises.’ For example, although they did not go to high school together, she had signed his senior yearbook, and little notes and reproductions of wedding pictures were stuck in books and in pockets of his clothes. Our favorite was this note we found in his camera case.”
(Yes, yes, it looks like “to have anal to hold.”)
related: some dating advice
Tags: crazypants · ex drama · North Carolina