Entries Tagged as 'Most Popular Notes'

This thing is mine!

February 24th, 2011 · 72 Comments

Mara’s office kitchen in New York City is shared by over 50 people, but they don’t play by kindergarten rules. (Yoohoo, Elaine? You might have a kindred spirit up in here.)

Pitcher: This is my pitcher, Not your Pitcher. Do not take what is not yours. Your mother would be very disappointed in you. Box: THIS THING IS MINE! IT'S NOT YOURS! I PUT IT HERE TO MAKE SURE THE SPACE IN THE KITCHEN WASN'T LEFT OPEN FOR EVERYBODY AS IT'S INTENDED. I DESERVE THIS SPACE MORE THAN YOU, SO HANDS OFF MY RANDOM THING!

related: Everything else in the refrigerator belongs to everybody else.

Tags: guilt trip · kitchen · most popular notes of 2011 · office · sharing is caring · smartass

Well, that’s one way to get your landlord’s attention. (If you’re lucky.)

February 21st, 2011 · 73 Comments

But you were just providing a valuable public service to potential tenants, right? Nothing passive-aggressive about that!

WE HAVE MOLD & ROACHES - DO NOT RENT HERE!!

This space has been rented for three years without any consistently operating temperature control.

(Thanks to Nina in Raleigh, North Carolina and Greta in Alexandria, Virginia for their submissions!)

related: You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard.

Tags: landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2011 · public shaming

Mother of hair? Is that like mother of pearl?

February 18th, 2011 · 69 Comments

I’ll admit it: I had to read this note and the accompanying explanation about three times before I grasped that “hair baby” was supposed to refer to the leftover strands that someone in Tricia’s dorm keeps leaving in the shower drain.

Dear Mother of Hair Baby, Please take care of your disgusting little child, I'm tired of seeing it. I don't care if you love it with all your heat, I don't want to see it. If you care for it so much take the little varment [sic] to your room & care for it there. Your Truly, Disgusted

But speaking of babies…as Massimo noticed, this Boston-area Walgreens is apparently hoping to capitalize on your drunken New Years/Valentine’s Day sexual escapades. (Or else they’re just really, really curious?????)

BABIES????????????? FIND OUT HERE!!

related: Please clean ALL your feathers.

extra credit: The incredible hair baby of Manchester [Dailymail.co.uk]

Tags: college life · confusion??? · hair · most popular notes of 2011 · preggers · shower · that's disgusting · WTF?

Happy Valentine’s Day to my son…and the harlot with whom he’s living in sin.

February 14th, 2011 · 103 Comments

Tonya says she and her boyfriend in Charlottesville, Virginia had been living together for two years when they received this Valentine from his mother, “with the not-so-subtle implication that we should take our relationship to the next level.” Adds Tonya: “Oh, and on the inside of the card, she spelled my name wrong.”

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day to a Great Son and <del>Wife</del> Partner.

related: The next-to-marry list

Tags: Charlottesville · guilt trip · holiday spirit · love & marriage · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2011 · Valentine's Day

Women: Have your pole dancing classes empowered you too much?

January 31st, 2011 · 50 Comments

I really hope to have the opportunity to work the coinage “pole vulture” into conversation this week.

Apparently, they’re a serious problem at Jessica’s pole dancing studio of choice in Sydney, Australia.

DON'T BE A POLE VULTURE: Please let the other class finish up (completely!) before choosing a pole! And if you happen to get a non spinny pole, thank the Lord that you are getting more of a workout!!!!! And will be better prepared for the real world, where poles NEVER have ball bearings!

related: Yo, sweaty beasts!

Tags: etiquette · exclamation-point happy!!!! · gym · most popular notes of 2011

If you’ve ever suspected the tech support staff of acting a little bit passive-aggressive…

January 24th, 2011 · 126 Comments

…well, you’re probably right. (Small acts of passive-aggression are just one of the many coping strategies IT workers employ in order to maintain their own sanity while forced to deal with incredibly, outrageously, mind-bogglingly stupid people like you.)

But if you think you’re being patronized when the Help Desk operator asks you to make sure your power cord is plugged in…well, you’re probably not. (Because — like the 10 other people who called before you complaining “My computer won’t turn on!” — your power cord probably isn’t plugged in.)

Just ask our submitter Jessica, who works the IT Help Desk at a college in Portland, Oregon. Jessica calls this chart,  created by fellow help-desker, “a very accurate visual representation of a typical day at work.”

The IT Help Desk Wheel of Responses: That sounds like a hardware problem. No, it's gone forever. OK, let me Google that for you. Have you tried restarting your computer? Is the cord plugged in? Have you tried changing your password? Yes, click OK. It's a scam, just delete it.

related: Passive-aggressive flowcharts

Tags: "customer service" · most popular notes of 2011 · Portland

Clues that you might be stuck in a soul-sucking job

January 20th, 2011 · 53 Comments

1. Your explanation for the following: “It’s funny, ’cause it’s true.”

"Employee Suggestion Box" (a.k.a. the office paper shredder)

2. At this point, it’s every zombie for himself.

Dear Sudoku Thief, NOT COOL! Of all the things in this office to steal, you chose a Sudoku book. You have deprived a terribly bored person of their only mind-saving activity at work. -Pissed Off Sudoku Puzzler

3. Even the visual metaphors have given up.

Morale Plant: As it Grows, So Will Company Morale. Looks like all the pilots whining and crying is killing the morale plant.

4. And those noises you’re hearing? That’s actually the sound of your life force slowly leaching out of your body.

Sighing is Contagious! Please keep your sighs to yourself! Share smiles not sighs!

(Thanks to Marcus in Indiana, David in California, Bunny in Florida, and anonymous in New York for their soul-sucking submissions.)

related: Motivational posters for a down economy

Tags: most popular notes of 2011 · now that's management · office

What, no padlock?

January 9th, 2011 · 116 Comments

“Our receptionist is uber-paranoid about her stuff getting stolen, despite the fact that we are one of the rare offices where fridge theft isn’t a problem,” writes our anonymous submitter in South Carolina. “Though I’d be too scared to do it myself — the woman has a very nasty, underhanded side — I love that someone else decided to have a little fun with her.”

[Note 1:] Every thing in this drawer belongs to Elaine. Do NOT use or steal anything in here - It is for me - Elaine [Note 2:] Everything else in this refrigerator belongs to everybody else. It belongs to everybody else. Thank you, Everybody Else

related: Who’s the smartass?

Tags: most popular notes of 2011 · office cop · office fridge · smartass

Most Popular Notes of 2010

December 31st, 2010 · 89 Comments

As it turns out, a lot of the notes that ya’ll liked best were more “aggressive” than “passive-aggressive.” (So, suck it haterz — the people have spoken!)

Which note would you choose as the most epic of 2010? Which notes should have been on the list, but aren’t? Cast your votes in the comments!

(Don't Fear) The Creeper

(Don't Fear) The Creeper

The Creeper

Monster-of-the-Bride

Mom’s passive-aggressive wedding gift

Look, Tooth Fairy, here's the deal.

Dear Tooth Fairy

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Tags: most popular notes of 2010 · troublemaker's choice

Thanks for making me risk MY life to feed YOUR addiction!

December 27th, 2010 · 196 Comments

Writes Justin in Salem, Massachusetts: “It was the middle of the recent blizzard and we had gone for a drive in the worst of the weather (because that’s what you do for fun when you drive a Jeep) and decided to stop for a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts” (because that’s what you do for fun if you’re a New Englander).

Upon arrival, Justin and his companion were greeted with this heartfelt note of congratulations from the Dunkin’ Donuts snowstorm staff (Rick).

YOU HAVE RISKED YOU'RE [sic] LIFE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE! Congrats xoxo  Love, The Dunk's Staff (Rick)

related: Dunkin’ Donuts Employee of the Month

Tags: "customer service" · coffee · driving · most popular notes of 2010 · signed with love · snow · xoxo · your/you're