Entries Tagged as 'smartass'
September 12th, 2013 · 41 Comments
Earlier this week, on her usual walk to work across the UChicago campus, Lauren noticed a board topped by a cement block covering an open manhole. Then other day, however, she walked past the same spot to find this ingenious work of civic protest/prankery.
Adds Lauren: “I’m most impressed by the obvious work involved in the sign’s construction, but bonus points are due for capturing the speaking style of our salty mayor.” (And yes, Lauren says: Chicago’s city seal really does include the image of a baby floating on a cloud.)
related: Governor of California to State Senate: “Get Stuffed.”
Tags: Chicago · raging against the machine · smartass
Writes Katy in Tampa: “The vending machines in my office are old, and they eat someone’s money at least once a week. The vending machine guy told us to put a sticky on the machine saying how much money you lost and he’ll refund it when he comes to fill the machine. Apparently the machine was hungry this week.”
So, that was two weeks ago. Katy just wrote again with a follow-up: “Since the vending machine company has ignored our pleas to fix the machine, the notes just keep on coming.”
related: The Candyman Can’t
Tags: money · office · smartass · Tampa · vending machine drama
“My spelling skills are a perpetual work in progress,” admits Kelly in Calgary. “When I told my sticky-note-happy coworker about my most recent spelling mistake caught by my boss, she decided to take action.”
related: A personal pet peive
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · Calgary · i before e · office · smartass · spelling and grammar police
Writes our submitter in Florida: “My husband walked into his office breakroom to find this note. He immediately went back to his desk to write a response, but by the time he made it back to the fridge, he found that someone else had beat him to it.”
related: Coffee, mate?
Tags: "accidental" "borrowing" · Florida · office fridge · smartass
But…but…where is Elemenopee?
(Thanks to Erika in California, Angela in Illinois, and Victoria in Texas for submitting.)
related: A recipe for passive-aggressiveness
Tags: obnoxious definition · office · smartass
Oh look, another sentient kitchen appliance. This time, with allergies.
(As spotted by Julie in her Provo, Utah college cafeteria.)
related: The very needy dishwasher
Tags: anthropomorphism · kitchen · Provo · smartass
You might recall the letter that Bill and Mara received from a stranger informing that “no one cares about your damn wedding.” Despite Andrew from the Internet’s professed apathy, it seems he had enough time on his hands to not just comb through Bill’s blog, but Bill and Mara’s wedding guestbook as well.
Bill says a family member, mistakenly assuming that the guestbook entries could only be viewed by friends and family, left a note about having moved, including their new address. “We soon caught the message and removed the address,” Bill says, “but not before Andrew saw the page.”
related: My name is Andrew, and I’m from the Internet.
Tags: "helpful" advice · p.s. · smartass · weddings and bridezillas
We’ve received another report from our Back Bay informant, and it seems the stalemate with the tenant in 2D continues!
related: You’ve got mail!
Tags: Boston · going postal · public shaming · smartass
Erin in Los Angeles says it all started with a simple “No staples, please.” Then the whole office got involved.
related: Death by a Thousand Puns
Tags: clip art catastrophe · Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2013 · note wars · office · smartass
In Manhattan, a shortage of pumpkin spice lattes triggered mayhem overshadowed only by an actual disaster.
In Minnesota, however, it seems that some folks still haven’t heard the news that “Pumpkin is the New Bacon.”At our submitter’s office in Minneapolis, a proffered can of pumpkin spice tea sparked a Midwestern snark-off, complete with smilies.
related: Grow an orange tree and grow up
extra credit: The Inescapable Pumpkin Spice Trend [thekitchn.com]
Tags: Minneapolis/St. Paul · note wars · office · smartass · smiley · tea