Entries Tagged as 'most popular notes of 2012'
“We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America…We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.” —President Obama, in his election-night acceptance speech
Meanwhile, in Rochester Hills, Michigan:
Rob says this anonymous note was attached to a canned good collected his son’s Boy Scout Troop. “I’m not sure what type of ‘adult’ deems a canned food drive for the less fortunate as a worthy platform for spewing political vitriol to the Boy Scouts who collected the food, but one can only hope that the next four years brings prosperity for everyone except this self-righteous idiot.”
related post: ¡Bienvenido! Mi casa no es su casa.
extra credit: The 20 Biggest Sore Losers of Election Night [salon.com]
Intel, UPS halt funding to Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Discrimination [AP]
Tags: heartwarming compassion · Michigan · most popular notes of 2012 · politics · unsolicited feedback
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
Several months ago, Kenney in Sydney moved in with some new housemates. Last week, he happened to park in a different spot in the driveway. (“We had been asked to not park in the garage as it was used as a gym/personal trainer studio.”)
“The next morning,” he says, “I found this ‘anonymous’ note — despite having just talked with the person responsible, without any mention of their concern.” By way of a response, Kenney decided to give the note the red pen treatment.
related: I give your passive-aggressive note a C-
Tags: Australia · most popular notes of 2012 · parking · rebuttals · roommates · spelling and grammar police · Sydney
Tags: "polite notice" · most popular notes of 2012 · New Zealand · p.s. · restaurant
I know I’m asking for trouble here, but when John in Missouri passed along this exchange between his father’s neighbor (an “interested animal lover”) and his father (a reluctant one), I just couldn’t resist.
Confidential to John’s Dad: I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
related: The Great Outdoor Cat Debate of 2012
Tags: "helpful" advice · cats · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · old folks
Explains Melissa in Virginia: “As many couples probably do, my fiancé and I have had an ongoing discussion about his propensity to leave cabinet doors and drawers open.” Melissa insists she’s not aggravated by the open cabinets — she just feels the need to bring the issue to his attention.
Then, last week, Melissa was thrilled to receive a beautiful flower arrangement at her office. “Then I opened the damn card!”
related: Really, though — carnations?
Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · love & marriage · most popular notes of 2012 · Northern Virginia · opening/closing
Spotted by Matt in Baltimore, Maryland…
related: Your parking job brings one word to mind
Tags: Baltimore · most popular notes of 2012 · Oops? · parking
September 18th, 2012 · 60 Comments
Welcome to the neighbourhood! xo, Carly Rae Jepsen
Or I’ll call the cops, maybe?
Tags: Canada · have a nice day · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · smiley
Travis in Minnesota says this note was dropped in his mailbox by some anonymous neighbor who had apparently been fixated on watching him build his backyard deck.
“I was surprised that anyone noticed, let alone went through the trouble to write a full-page complaint,” Travis says. “However, he’s right in that, as one person working on the occasional free night and on weekends, it did take me a full year to complete the project.”
Adds Travis: “I think the strangest part of the note is the challenge to my masculinity. I’m glad that someone finally told me that it’s more manly to pay for someone to do a job for you than to do it yourself. Here I was, all this time, thinking it was just the opposite. Boy, is my face red!”
P.S. If you’re curious, here’s a photo of the deck. I think it’s quite nice.
related: (Don’t Fear) The Creeper
Tags: crazypants · just an asshole · just kidding! · Minnesota · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · nonsensical spacing · signed with love · spelling and grammar police · unsolicited feedback · WTF? · your/you're
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