Entries Tagged as 'Massachusetts'
This year, one Boston neighborhood tried to ban the time-honored practice of using space-savers to reserve a parking spot after shoveling it. But old habits die hard…and somewhat violently.
When it comes to space-saving, says our submitter from Boston, “I get it. I respect it!” But after two of her own “space savers” were stolen, she figured the rules were off. One night, she says, “As I was looking for open parking , I pulled into an unclaimed space, thinking, what luck! No chair in sight!” Too good to be true, it turns out. When she returned to her car, she found this. (Thoughtfully kept dry in a plastic bag, I assume.)
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Boston…
related: Shoveling and sniveling
extra credit: The social ethics of parking spot savers [wbur.org]
Tags: Boston · parking · snow
Joanna in Boston says this started with “have a blessed day,” and has continued to escalate from there.
related: Fish cookies, anyone?
Tags: Boston · fish · office · public shaming · rebuttals
Writes Steve in Boston: “This note cracks me up because it is, on the one hand, a request for more civility and, on the other hand, a not so thinly veiled threat.” (How so very Boston!)
related: Can you dig it?
extra credit: Boston’s “parking chair” law [washingtonpost.com]
Tags: Boston · not-so-veiled threats · p.s. · parking
Our submitter in Boston says she found this note on the kitchen counter “after my evil roommate abused some Adderall and stayed up cleaning, organizing, and generally banging around till an obscene hour.”
Adds our submitter: “I can’t wait until the day when I live alone.”
related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates
Tags: Boston · cleaning · mean girls · roommates · smiley · thanks (but not really)
As if the clients pissing in the trash cans weren’t enough…the owner of this tanning salon in Boston also can’t afford spellcheck.
related: In case you were wondering why we’re closed
Tags: Boston · don't blame us · fired · opening/closing · passive voice · spelling and grammar police · TMI
We’ve received another report from our Back Bay informant, and it seems the stalemate with the tenant in 2D continues!
related: You’ve got mail!
Tags: Boston · going postal · public shaming · smartass
Writes our submitter in Boston: “Our mailman always finds the most creative and effective ways to convey his thoughts to those who neglect their mail.”
related: Apartment D is NOT vacant!
Tags: Boston · going postal · public shaming
Slow clap for this building manager in Boston, anyone?
related: Things to do this summer
Tags: bathroom · Boston · toilet
Tags: bathroom · Boston · hair · office
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
related: To spray or not to spray?; Eau dear
Tags: etiquette · fish · Massachusetts · microwave · odor · office · oh no you didn't · public shaming