Entries Tagged as 'Chicago'
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.)
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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.”
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Tags: Chicago · etiquette · food · most popular notes of 2013 · office
Steve in Los Angeles says his dog has been having some separation anxiety, typically crying for about 30 minutes to an hour after Steve leaves for work. He recently found this oh-so-helpful advice taped to his front door. (His response: “WTF?!”)
Steve, just to put things in perspective, you might want to take a look at the Chicago approach:
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Tags: "helpful" advice · Chicago · dogs · Los Angeles · neighbors · noise · warning
Apparently, when is comes to judging the average person’s ability to correctly assess, “Should I urinate here?” you really can’t be too careful.
Especially, it seems, in Chicago — as witnessed by both Julie and Whitney. Although, “To be fair,” Whitney adds, “the entire city seems to be fair game for public urination.”
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extra credit: Street art by ELBOW-TOE
Tags: Chicago · piss · toilet
Jen in Concord, Massachusetts is pretty sure she has a Romney supporter to thank for the friendly note left on her car during a recent trip to Target.
“Fortunately,” she says, “the Obama sticker (which is actually a magnet and very easily removed) was left intact, as was the Darwin fish.”
UPDATE: Closer to the election, Samantha was surprised to find a similar (copycat?) note on her car in the President’s hometown of Chicago.
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Tags: "helpful" advice · Chicago · Massachusetts · politics
“I love my neighbor’s passion,” says Del in Chicago. “This is totally something I would do.”
Hmm, Del. To which of your two neighbors are you referring?
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Tags: Chicago · laundry · most popular notes of 2012 · not-so-veiled threats · stealing
There’s a vending machine troll on the loose in Chicago!
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Tags: candy · Chicago · smartass · vending machine drama
Ryan came home from work tonight and found this taped to the front door of his Chicago apartment building.
It could be worse, of course. Adds Ryan, “At least she plays nice guitar.”
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Tags: Chicago · neighbors · noise · sleeping