Entries Tagged as 'odor'
Rob and Karen in the U.K. both passed along this note, recently covered in the Manchester Evening News, that was found posted on seats at the Stockport County FC’s home stadium. (Is this what hooliganism looks like in the lower divisions nowadays?)
related: Are you ready for some football?!
Tags: Manchester · odor
Basic hygiene: Sadly, one of those things that some people make it to college without learning…until they end up with a bio major for a roommate.
related: This room is protected by the Constitution!
Tags: college life · hygiene · It's science! · most popular notes of 2013 · odor · roommates · TL;DR
Our submitter spotted this sign next to the door of a video game shop in Australia. “I’m left wondering how often this must have occurred to warrant the sign,” she says.
Personally, my favorite part is the unusual choice of the word making. What exactly is going on here? (“That’s it, Alfie. If you really want Bioshock Infinite, you’d better face the wall and take a piss first!”)
related: How many times did this have to happen before they put up a sign?
Tags: exclamation-point happy!!!! · kids · odor · piss · pointlessly self-censored profanity · WTF?
This is you say, “You think your shit don’t stank?” in Southern-ese. (An added “Bless your heart!” is always a nice touch, too.)
related: A diarrhea-only toilet?
Tags: odor · office · painfully polite · toilet
Having only worked at this office for a short time, Kay in Houston doesn’t know exactly what “The Fish Smell Invasion of 2012” refers to, “but being familiar with what happens in shared fridges,” she says, “I can guess.”
And as an extra special bonus: my (procrastinatory) ode to “The Fish Smell Invasion of 2012″ —
related: Passive-Aggressive Poetry Corner
Tags: odor · office fridge · pure poetry
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
At our submitter’s office in Fort Worth, the third-floor ladies room has an ongoing problem. “Every single day,” our submitter explains, one particular person uses the facilities and then sprays enough perfume to kill a cow…as if you could cover that smell.”
And yet, given the abundance of pro-sprayers in charge of office ladies’ rooms, I’m afraid this is bound to remain another one of those never-ending workplace disagreements.
related: Have you tried Giant Migraine™ scented air freshener?
Tags: Dallas/Fort Worth · ellipses-crazed · message to all intended for one · odor · shit
Bob from San Francisco’s explanation: “Partied till 5 am, slept in and missed work, found this note under my door, had to take the walk of shame to find the hose and wash the sidewalk down.” Pooooor Bob, right?
Meanwhile, in Kentucky…
related: “Please stop urinating on the door handle” — and other totally reasonable requests.
Tags: actually totally reasonable · drizzunk · odor · piss · San Francisco · that's disgusting · that's unsanitary
“My supervisor posted this notice in the ladies’ restroom in the lobby of our office,” says our submitter in Louisiana, “but it was directed solely at me.” (One of the more vocal anti-air freshener employees on staff, our submitter’s desk happens to be located immediately outside the restroom.)
Despite the fact that, as our submitter put it, “that Summer Breeze crap smells like a giant migraine,” her boss declared that “Lemon Peel is a ‘masculine scent’ more suited for the men’s room.” Adds our submitter: “I still haven’t figured out the identities of all these people who are lamenting the absence of the Summer Breeze.”
related: Please spray your corpses BEFORE placing them in the restroom
extra credit: “How ‘fresh’ is air freshener?” [Time.com]
Tags: a matter of taste · bathroom · Louisiana · message to all intended for one · odor · office · smiley
I’m probably more than a little biased when it comes to determining whether or not Alan in Seattle — the writer of the note below and self-appointed Lord of the Laundry Room — is, in fact, an ass.
For one, even though I know the scent of fresh laundry is actually thanks to evil chemical compounds and not “mountain breeze” or “spring rain,” I still kinda love it. Of course, I don’t live in an apartment directly above a laundry room. Instead, I live in an apartment surrounded by chain smokers. And while I hardly enjoy the smell of cigarettes, I’ve managed to deal without threatening to confiscate my neighbors’ Marlboros and replace them with bottles of bubble solution. (I also keep my windows shut.)
What say you, troublemakers? Is Alan wrong? Or is he just an asshole?
related: You’re not wrong, Walter
Tags: ellipses-crazed · laundry · neighbors · odor · Seattle