Entries Tagged as 'California'
Writes our submitter in California: “Our custodial staff is very careful about not throwing stuff away just because it looks like trash. This co-worker wanted to make sure the right things got thrown away, but might have gotten a little overly specific.”
The result? “An onion of confusion and garbage.”
related: Hey, that garbage was important!
Tags: California · garbage · office · Say wha?
Heather in California says none of her colleagues will admit to writing this note, four copies of which showed up one day in the “very, very, small breakroom” at her office.
P.S. As of today, the first page of search results for “activities of common courtesy and how to clean-up after finishing my break” includes a Wikipedia List of Breaking Bad characters.
related: This is in the way
Tags: California · cleaning · office · spelling and grammar police · You call that punctuation? · Your mother doesn't...
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
Recognizing its greatness, Kori in San Diego says her neighbor had this letter framed; it’s now held a place of honor in the garage for more than a decade.
(Just click the photo to enlarge.)
related: Some advice on holding a Garage Sale
Tags: garage sale · guilt trip · high on highlighter · San Diego · spelling and grammar police · unsolicited feedback
Writes Lesley in Los Angeles: “My friend owns a store in Downtown L.A., and he constantly gets people (mostly tourists) coming in to ask him where they can find a public restroom. I guess he finally got fed up.”
related: The town recommends you hold it.
Tags: Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2012 · retail hell · toilet · tourists
Several months from now, I’m guessing this exhibit will still be open for viewing under Mark’s desk in Los Angeles.
related: Toy Story meets The Office
Tags: anthropomorphism · blitzkrieg approach · garbage · Los Angeles · office
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
By the end of the summer, could Carly be the new Kanye of passive-aggressive notes? She does have the Beliebers behind her…
related: A little bump and slide
extra credit: Best of the “Call Me Maybe” meme [buzzfeed]
Tags: most popular notes of 2012 · Oakland · parking
Scoffs our submitter in Los Angeles: “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”
related: Three never-ending office arguments
Tags: Los Angeles · microwave · office · rebuttals
Fun fact: according to a Pew Research report, 30% of young adults have pretended to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them.
If you’re one of them, here’s a head’s up: Your awkward penguin moves aren’t gonna help you at Gestalt Haus in San Francisco.
Adds our submitter, Carly: “Even though I bought plenty of beer while I was there, I still felt like I needed to make eye contact with the bartender when coming out of the pisser. And that gets a little awkward after a while.”
related: Drip-dry only, ladies
Tags: bar · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · San Francisco · toilet