Entries Tagged as 'old folks'
A reader in Canberra, Australia passed along this article about an English granny up in arms about her right to display a knitted toy gorilla in her window.
Says the article:
Anne Feast, 70, knitted ‘Cilla the Gorilla’ last year and the toy has been hanging in the window at her home in Bell Holt, Ely, alongside numerous other characters she has created, ever since.
But mother and grandmother-of-two Anne, who has lived in her home with her husband, Philip, 71, for around 14 years, was asked by police to remove the gorilla after it was reported by a passer-by.
The couple don’t know exactly why Cilla caused offence, but they suspect it is either because someone thought it was racist or the way that the ape hangs down.
Yes…the way the ape hangs down. Oh, and here’s a transcription of that note:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Are you the person that made a complaint to the police about the knitted toy gorilla in our window Well why did you not knock on our door and tell us face to face what your concerns were about this toy. These toys usually bring a smile to most people’s faces especially kiddies. I am so looking forwards to seeing your face but it’s not going to happen IS IT?????
Adds our submitter: “I love the fact that on top of the note she makes sure the message reaches its target by calling the local newspaper for coverage.”
related: A day in the life of a crank
extra credit: The meme that wasn’t!
Tags: a matter of taste · newspaper · old folks · the po-po · U.K.
September 11th, 2014 · 41 Comments
Zee spotted this warning in the basement parking garage of her small senior citizens‘ building in Indiana, where, she says, “a few of the residents prefer posting anonymous notes to dealing with their issues directly.”
…and other residents, not so much.
related: That means you, young man in the blue Subaru!!
Tags: driving · Indiana · old folks · rebuttals · you know who you are
Writes our submitter, a college student in Colorado who I would really like to smack some sense into: “We had a change in professors midway through the semester in my fiction workshop. The new professor does not understand that his class is not the absolute most important thing in the universe.”
(just click the image below to enlarge)
related: So, you were hoping to get an A for “asshole-like entitlement”?
Tags: actually totally reasonable · college life · Colorado · kids today · most popular notes of 2013
Katie says this was propped up in the ladies room at a senior citizen apartment building in Florida. Adds Katie: “I don’t care that they think the floor is dirtier, I’m not touching the floor either!”
related: Hover & Flow(chart); The Rhyme That Must Be Flushed
Tags: clip art catastrophe · Florida · old folks · pure poetry · toilet
Ashley spotted this notice in the community room at her grandma’s senior living community in Minnesota. Says Ashley: “Apparently acting like a grown up is still hard when you’re over 80.”
related: The Rules for Strip Bingo
Tags: Minnesota · most popular notes of 2013 · old folks · spelling and grammar police · that's disrespectful
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
“When I saw the first post on Facebook, I thought it was a rather aggressive joke,” our submitter says. “Then I saw her response two days later, when only 45 people (yes, I counted) wished her a happy birthday on her wall.” What a tough world we live in! (sob)
related: Facebook, a place for narcissists
Tags: birthday · Facebook · kids today · most popular notes of 2012
(Thanks to Robyn from Durango, Colorado for the submission.)
related: Roommate wanted…NO OLDS!!!
Tags: Colorado · driving · kids today · most popular notes of 2011 · old folks
Dara’s birthday is coming up, and her grandpa sent her this card. (Explains Dara: “He calls birthdays ‘anniversaries’ because ‘you only have one birth day.’) Nice, huh? And we haven’t even gotten to the guilt-trippy part yet.
“He lives in Florida and I live in upstate New York.” Dara says. “I went to visit my parents in NYC a few weeks ago and he chose to visit them the day after I left. Somehow that’s my fault.”
related: Don’t worry, I’m alive. Not that you’d care. I’m only your mother!
Tags: Binghamton · birthday · family · guilt trip · New York · old folks · signed with love
Hannah spotted this gem above the sink of dirty dishes in her San Francisco office.
related: May the sanctity of the sink prevail!!
Tags: dishes · guilt trip · kids today · most popular notes of 2011 · San Francisco · TL;DR