Entries Tagged as 'United States'
Explains our submitter in Chicago: “Colleague A left the following note — an attempt to enforce an ambigious personal space decoration policy via shame — on Colleague B’s Eiffel Tower clip. (Note: Colleague A has no official authority over Colleague B.) I find the phrasing both poetic and hilarious.”
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Tags: a matter of taste · Chicago · office · office cop
Our submitter has been couchsurfing his way through the living rooms of strangers across the country, and recently made a stop in Portland, Oregon. One morning, after leaving his dirty clothes in a pile near the rest of his stuff, he returned later to find…a surprise.
Adds our submitter: “Everyone in Portland seems to do things like this. All. The. Time.”
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Tags: laundry · not so much passive-aggressive · Portland · questionable logic · WTF?
This seems like a conversation you should probably have in person, no? I mean…ouch.
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Tags: Berkeley · moving/not moving · roommates
Our submitter spotted this twist on a well-worn trope in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
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Tags: dogs · love & marriage · San Francisco · shit
Eddy shares a house in Providence, Rhode Island with his sister. “We’re both busy with school and work,” Eddy says, “so we take turns cleaning the bathroom.” Well, sort of. “I usually put it off for weeks,” Eddy admits.
Adds Eddy: “By the way, the heart translates loosely to ‘I’ll f’ing kill you.’”
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Tags: bathroom · cleaning · family · Providence · thanks (but not really)
Nicole used to live in Reno, Nevada. Unless you’ve lived there, Nicole says, “then you can’t fully understand what a straaaange place it is, but this note might help.” She found it about four years ago in personals section of the Pennysaver. Four years later, Nicole says, “I still feel a joyous bewilderment upon reading it. I can’t wait to show it to my grandkids some day.”
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Tags: crazypants · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Nevada · newspaper · TL;DR · WTF?
It you want people to actually pay attention to your bathroom signage, it’s go big or go home. This one certainly made Jennifer in Tennessee take notice.
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Tags: all clogged up · i.e. or e.g. it's all greek -- or is it latin? -- to me · Tennessee · toilet
Don is the organizer of a doughnut co-op in his Chicago office, in which each co-worker takes a turn bringing in doughnuts every Friday to share with the rest of the group. “One of my co-workers is notorious for cutting doughnuts in half and leaving the other half behind in the box,” Don says, “which annoys some of the other members of the co-op. Apparently a co-worker felt that I was failing to maintain doughnut discipline and took it upon himself to post this warning.”
Adds Don: “Half-doughnuts are no longer showing up.”
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Tags: Chicago · etiquette · food · office
Rob in Dallas says this note appeared “after the martial arts ‘gym’ closed down unexpectedly.” (Full disclosure: I have no idea what “gym” is supposed to imply.)
P.S. I’m sure I’m not alone in picturing Hawkins like this:
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Tags: Dallas/Fort Worth · spelling and grammar police · warning · WTF?