Entries Tagged as 'Chicago'
September 26th, 2014 · 25 Comments
Out submitter in Chicago notes that, remarkably enough, within a day or so of this note being posted (or rather, secured with packing tape to the floor), the oh-so-pretty doormat magically reappeared!
(I’d like to imagine that this was the stolen doormat in question.)
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extra credit: How to keep a doormat from being stolen [metafilter.com]
Tags: Chicago · neighbors · stealing
September 24th, 2014 · 27 Comments
Suzanne’s office in Chicago is filled with lots of so-called “creatives” — you know, the types who are too busy working on BIG IDEAS to deal with the banalities of, say, dirty dishes. Finally, someone decided it would take a real heavyweight to draw some attention to the problem.
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Tags: Chicago · kitchen · office
September 21st, 2014 · 91 Comments
Sue in Northbrook, Illinois says that some 10 months after tricking her 6-year-old daughter with Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy” challenge, little Mia remembered the prank and, with a renewed sense of outrage, stormed off to express her anger in note form.
Mia’s mom notes that she’s normally referred to as “Mommy” by her daughter (and by her friends as “Sue”), so she knew she was in trouble when she saw this missive addressed to “Susan.”
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Tags: candy · Chicago · Halloween · kids · Mother-daughter notes
Our submitter in Chicago found these notes were in her son’s 8th grade autograph book. “Only a few other students are going to the same high school that my son will be attending,” she writes. “These two girls are part of that group and seem eager to get on to the next year of flame-throwing. I thought the heart was a nice, passive-aggressive touch.”
Adds our submitter: “The weird thing is that these girls both appear to be so nice and docile in person.”
related: So much for “Have a nice summer, see you next year”
Tags: Chicago · heart · mean girls · schools & teachers · way harsh
Our submitter in Chicago says that there a used to be a trash can near the front door of her apartment building, but because it was always overwhelming with doggie poop bags and other smelly trash, she wasn’t sad to see it go. Apparently, some of her neighbors are still in denial.
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Tags: Chicago · garbage · neighbors · rebuttals · that's trashy
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Tags: bathroom · Chicago · sad face · that's disgusting
September 12th, 2013 · 49 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 · most popular notes of 2013 · raging against the machine · smartass
I know this note has like, a lot of words in it, but seriously, all I see is wah wah wah.
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Tags: Chicago · office fridge · TL;DR
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
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.”
related: The Office Breakroom Nibbler
Tags: Chicago · etiquette · food · most popular notes of 2013 · office