Entries Tagged as 'public shaming'
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
related: To spray or not to spray?; Eau dear
Tags: etiquette · fish · Massachusetts · microwave · odor · office · oh no you didn't · public shaming
Ryan’s friend M is “…very direct, let’s say.” So when her property management company sent Facebook friend requests to her and her housemates — after ignoring countless communications about various maintenance issues — Ryan knew the results would be “interesting, let’s say.”
related: Well, that’s one way to get your landlord’s attention
Tags: Facebook · landlords and property managers · public shaming · smiley · Wales
At first glance, I thought this was one of those ads in the back of a high school yearbook, but no — Katie in Galveston, Texas actually spotted this in the pages of the local newspaper.
related: My parents, the loan sharks
Happy Valentine’s Day to my son…and the harlot with whom he’s living in sin
extra credit: “Woman Has Bizarre Ability To Share Details About Personal Life With Parents” [theonion.com]
Tags: birthday · guilt trip · Moms & Dads · Mother-daughter notes · newspaper · public shaming
“How low do you have to go to steal flowers from someone’s grave?” wonders Ash in East Lansing, Michigan.
At the very least, I suppose, you’ve have to be someone untroubled by the prospect of being publicly chided or privately haunted. In Providence, Rhode Island, Moira noticed that the flowers at this memorial had very recently been dug up again.
related: Rolling over in his grave
extra credit: “Man arrested for stealing flowers off graves to give to girlfriend”
Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · kinda creepy · Michigan · public shaming · stealing
Well, now that dog shaming is officially a thing…
…it was really only a matter of time before we moved onto the shaming of non-sentient beings.
Tags: beverages · public shaming · San Antonio · vending machine drama
Rachael in Edmonton spotted this billboard-on-wheels in the lot at the RV dealership where she works. “The guy was buying a trailer from us, but after seeing seen his van, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.”
After all, you wouldn’t want a full-blown Canadian protest on your hands…
related: Good God, Lemon.
extra credit: A Canadian robbery [CTVNews.ca]
Tags: Canada · car · Edmonton · public shaming · thanks (but not really)
Nathan says this sign has been up in his South Texas hometown for several years now. He’s checked back every once in a while, but so far, no updates have materialized.
Perhaps Jimmy should have sprung for this deal?
related: The Window of Shame
Tags: family · money · public shaming · small town living · Texas
Ashley and her husband were visiting her in-laws in a small town in Michigan when she spotted this old-school wall of public humiliation in the local pizzeria/video store.
Says Ashley: “What amazes me is that a town with a population under 1600 has this many people who owe significant amounts of money to a video store.” (Also amazing? That this video store is actually still in business.)
related: Roadside intervention
Tags: Michigan · money · public shaming · small town living
Our submitter spotted this unusual sales pitch while driving in Livermore, California. (“The dealership sucks, the car sucks, but it’s for sale if you want to buy it!”)
related: You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard.
Tags: California · car · public shaming
Jen in Astoria takes the Q69 bus to work every morning, so she’s quite familiar with the infamous Tony. “I hadn’t seen them in some time,” she says, until catching a glimpse of this beauty just a few days ago. (“Apparently,” she adds, “the chick is still pissed.”)
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Astoria…
related: The Tale of Tony Q-69
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · ex drama · public shaming · public transit · Queens