Entries Tagged as 'Maine'

Got it, Ed?

February 19th, 2014 · 39 Comments

Our submitter spotted this behind a building on a college campus in Maine — a college that apparently does not tolerate outside-the-utility-box thinking among its employees.

ED THIS IS HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PAINT THEM

Poor Ed. If only he worked in a jurisdiction where his style of painting could truly be appreciated, like, say, San Francisco…

Or Boston…

 

Or Salem, Massachusetts…

…or dozens of other cities around the world. Don’t give in to the man, Ed!

related: The Gateway to Contractor Hell

 

Tags: Maine · public shaming

Shoveling and sniveling

March 24th, 2013 · 74 Comments

Spring is here! (Maine, unfortunately, didn’t get the memo.)

Dear Neighbor Who Left Me A Note: Thank you for inviting me to shoveling class! However, I am pretty busy with work already, and I fairly experienced in shoveling arts already, so I don't require any additional training. In fact, I'm so experienced that I've discovered I really don't like shoveling out my car, which is why I bought a Subaru. You should check them out; they are really great in the snow. In the winter I can just pull out of my spot and brush off the snow. Luckily for us, the plow guy does the rest of the parking lot (and the steps!), so my need to shovel is pretty much zero, although I do usually shovel all of our mailboxes out whenever my former roommate didn't. I wish you well in your shovel studies though, and maybe they'll let you shovel the mailboxes for extra credit! Sincerely, Adam P.S. - If I have misinterpreted your note of 'Let's learn how to shovel,' please let me know. I would come talk with you, but unfortunately you failed to sign your note.

related: Snow shoveling etiquette

Tags: Maine · p.s. · snow · TL;DR

From the Department of Inappropriate Clip Art

May 28th, 2010 · 36 Comments

Just in time for WTF? Friday…

Exhibit a) Posted on the front door of Ruth‘s apartment complex just outside Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, May 27, 2010 the Sheriff's Office is scheduled for evictions within our Community [on a classic Word template with trumpets and confetti]

Exhibit b) From a parole liaison at the New Jersey Department of Corrections:

Parole Dates/Max Releases

Exhibit c) From a vacation rental home in Maine, as spotted by Mike from Philadelphia, who adds, “I’m allergic to type set in Comic Sans.”

Our septic system is very allergic to sanitary products of all types. Please do not flush diapers, sanitary pads or tampons and the like. Thank you.....

related: Screenbeans are never okay

Tags: clip art catastrophe · Comic Sans Alert · D.C. · Maine · New Jersey · WTF?

It’s Pat!

November 5th, 2008 · 60 Comments

On a recent road trip around southern Maine, Noelle and her friends Hilary and Misha spotted this puzzling little note posted in the back of a gas station convenience store.

Pat [redacted] has no authoreity [sic] over anyone, not employees, salespeople, or customers. Pat's job is maintenance of the laundrymat [sic]. Store and grounds and stocking the cooler.

When they left, Noelle says, “The manager ran after us, screaming, ‘What were you girls doing, taking pictures of my store like that?!’” Noelle and her friends fessed up, explaining that they thought the note to Pat was funny, is all. The manager’s reply: “Oh, Pat! Soon as we put up that sign, he quit! That was five years ago. Haven’t seen him since! We just haven’t gotten around to taking the sign down yet.

related: all your baristas are belong to us
extra credit: “laundrymat”

Tags: CAPS LOCK · gas station · Maine · now that's management · Say wha? · spelling and grammar police

You might want to take a hard look at your washcloth.

June 5th, 2008 · 145 Comments

An anonymous submitter in Portland, Maine is currently chafing under one of the most common irritants of communal living: a roommate “who has never once bought toilet paper.”

She and her other roommate tried some of the more subtle manuevers in the passive-aggressive playbook — up to and including the ol’ hide-and-carry — to no avail. (“When we run out, he uses our paper towels instead,” she says.) That is, until her roommate, who’d “had enough of plunging his shit,” decided to up the ante with this note.

ATTN: Due to Dave's continuous mooching, inexplicably high toilet paper usage, and inability to unclog the toilet, I am officially removing all tissue + paper products from the bathroom + surrounding areas. From now own you will have to BRING YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER.  Apologies. If you have any problems you can contact Dave. xoxo, Maxime

related: oh, she said it

Tags: all clogged up · bathroom · Maine · paper product fairy · rainbow-colored · roommates · shit · toilet · toilet paper · xoxo