Entries Tagged as 'Boston'
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
To me, this note is like that scene about 17 minutes into an episode of Law & Order, when the detectives run into an overly-talkative building manager and ask him he’s seen anything suspicious lately. Then, inevitably, the guy says something like, “Well, now that you mention it, ’bout two days ago, one of the residents tried to burn some old bloody clothes in that fireplace over dere. I guess the guy wasn’t too smaht, cause he didn’t figure out that fireplace ain’t real. You know, it’s just for show.”
related: When sleeping, you will get burned and die immediately.
Tags: Boston · neighbors · Oops? · Too good to be real? · WTF?
Matt, a law student in Boston, surmises that this note posted in the school’s student lounge was written by non-native English speaker — “the other possibility being that the stress of exams has eaten away at his ability to write coherently.” But what’s curious about this note isn’t the spelling and grammar so much as the the variety and specificity of immediate punishments that are promised within.
“For example,” asks Matt: “Will the food choke the perpetrator, or will Frank be the choker? How will the burns be administered to the sleeper?” And so on. ”In any case,” he adds, “at least the various threatened deaths won’t be drawn out. (Also, to the best of my knowledge, there is no ‘video record’ of the refrigerator.)”
related: Testosterone-fueled wackjobs make the dardnest threats!
Tags: Boston · Clearly a non-native English speaker · die bitch die · food · lawyers & law students · not-so-veiled threats · p.s.
Brian in Boston spotted this aggressively service-y sign at a sandwich shop counter. Says Brian: “The girl working seemed to think that putting this up would be more effective than actually being polite and attentive.” (Further musings re: her state of mind were stymied by a “Whadda YOU lookin’ at??” glare.)
related: Service with a snarl
Tags: "customer service" · Boston