Entries Tagged as 'stealing'
September 12th, 2012 · 56 Comments
I’ll start with the moral of the story first: “It just goes to show you that passive aggressive notes are funny but not effective.” That observation comes courtesy of Janell in San Francisco, who admits that she penned the following note after her third coffee mug went missing from the office kitchen.
Explains Janell: “While a lot of people commented on the note, my mug never appeared. After six months passed, my boss bought me an identical mug just so I would take the note down. A year later, one of my co-workers quit. We found the mug in his office.”
related: Justice, with a side of fries
extra credit: The Anti-Theft “Plug Mug”
Tags: anthropomorphism · kitchen · office · San Francisco · stealing
These two different approaches to the same problem were submitted within minutes of each other.
Exhibit a) From Hipsterville, Brooklyn, Like a Sir, as spotted by Kaitlin:
Exhibit b) From Niceville, Minnesota, Killing you with Kindness, as spotted by Bitsy:
related: All the news that’s fit to steal
Tags: Brooklyn · Minnesota · neighbors · newspaper · stealing
If you work in an office that supplies your cream and sugar needs gratis, consider yourself lucky. There’s something about coffee creamer that sends folks off the deep end…
P.S. If you’ve thought of a different tactic, it’s probably been tried before.
related: Coffee, mate?
Tags: all-staff e-mail · CAPS LOCK · office fridge · Orlando · stealing
“People steal other people’s food and drink so often in my office that security put up a notice,” says our submitter in Florida. “Apparently, the sign isn’t working.”
Instead, the notes left by the victims have turned into an ongoing office-wide joke.
And the latest contribution…
related: Those heirloom tomatoes had sentimental value!
Tags: beverages · note wars · office fridge · smartass · stealing
Sarah in Grand Rapids, Michigan says there are actually more words on this “replacement” lawn sign than there were on the original. Good thing the writer is putting those extra words to work for a good cause, huh?
related: This flamingo has flown
Tags: Grand Rapids · Michigan · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
“This was posted on the elevator door in my building,” says Konstantin in NYC. “It refers to the marijuana plant left in a pot right in front of the building for over a week. I love my neighbors…”
Psst, Whiteboy — perhaps a guard dog is in order?
Meanwhile, in Seattle…
related: The Orchid Thief
Tags: drugs · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · New York · stealing
“Apparently chicken legs can cause quite the hullabaloo in a small town,” notes our submitter in Iowa.
related: Sushi buffet rules
Tags: Iowa · most popular notes of 2012 · restaurant · small town living · stealing
Dear Notewriter: Clearly, you’re not a scholar of Indian religious traditions, so just FYI: “Karma” doesn’t translate from the Sanskrit as “sword-wielding mercenary” or “the guy Liam Neeson played in Taken.”
(Also, the Knight of Flowers is offended by your insinuations.)
Thanks to Hannah in Oakland for submitting!
related: The Orchid (and Daffodil, and Begonia) Thief
Tags: die bitch die · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · karma's a bitch · Oakland · stealing
Kayla says this message was left in the dorm laundry room after a girl’s clothes disappeared.
(I can just see the snarky follow-ups now…”Awesome! Free goldfish!”)
related: To the asshole that stole all of my underwear…
Tags: college life · laundry · Ohio · stealing · warning
Our submitter, Cynthia, spotted this exchange clipped to a fence in her Seattle neighborhood. “I love the meanness of trying to publicly shame my neighbor into returning this amazing garbage can, and my other neighbor’s overly offended response,” Cynthia says. As of yet, she adds, “the mystery of the missing garbage can remains unsolved.”
Meanwhile, I think some of us are still a little confused about what type of emergency constitutes calling 911. (Hint: a missing garbage can is not one of them.)
related: An eye for an eye, an eyesore for an eyesore
Tags: garbage · neighbors · Oops? · Seattle · stealing