Entries Tagged as 'United States'
“My dear, sweet grandmother is a treasure in my life,” writes Jessi in Dallas. To her horror, however, she realized — upon receiving this anonymous postcard from ‘a friend,’ — that she had forgotten to wish her grandmother a happy birthday this year.
Already feeling pretty guilty, says Jessi: “I immediately called her and received an additional 40-minute guilt trip over the phone. Today I sent her a birthday card in the mail.” Still, Jessi can’t help but how long it’ll be before she makes it off of Grandma’s “naughty list.”
related: If you have a birthday and don’t hear from your grandchildren, is it still a birthday?
Tags: birthday · Dallas/Fort Worth · Grandma · guilt trip · mea culpa
Writes Katy in Tampa: “The vending machines in my office are old, and they eat someone’s money at least once a week. The vending machine guy told us to put a sticky on the machine saying how much money you lost and he’ll refund it when he comes to fill the machine. Apparently the machine was hungry this week.”
So, that was two weeks ago. Katy just wrote again with a follow-up: “Since the vending machine company has ignored our pleas to fix the machine, the notes just keep on coming.”
related: The Candyman Can’t
Tags: money · office · smartass · Tampa · vending machine drama
Keith passed along this gem from his friend Ben, a professional musician, who spotted this on the wall of a restroom at a Central Florida club. (Another one for the “How many times did this have to happen before they made a sign about it?” files.)
related: Hey you, you dumb redneck
Tags: bathroom · Florida · so this is a thing? · that's disgusting · that's trashy · toilet · WTF?
Writes our submitter in Philadelphia: “We do not have air-conditioned hallways in my building, so there’s been an ongoing debate on my floor about how open the hallway windows need to be for maximum airflow.” Suddenly…SCIENCE!
related: A/C, windows, and Kelvin’s law of thermodynamics
Tags: It's science! · neighbors · Philadelphia · signed with love · temperature
“I’m not a car guy,” writes our submitter from Los Angeles, “but I’m in love with my neighbor’s car. I walk by every day hoping a ‘For Sale’ sign will show up.” Today, he happened to found this note (which I read more like the beginning of a story story) stuck to the windshield instead.
related: Signed, Your Proud Wife
Tags: car · Los Angeles · love & marriage
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
Submission-wise, it’s been a slow week. So, hey, why not open the can of worms that is The Great Outdoor Cat Debate? (Eeek.)
Amy says her Atlanta neighborhood is constantly plastered with “missing cat” signs. This one, though, was a little different.
related: Barking Mad
Tags: Atlanta · cats · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · warning
Stephen in Maryland build this contraption after his sixth or seventh soda was stolen out of the office fridge. “My boss told me there was nothing I or he could do about it,” Stephen says, but he thought he’d give it a shot anyway. “I went a little overboard,” he admits, “But so far, no one’s been able to defeat the system.”
related: Creative approaches to food thievery
Tags: beverages · Maryland · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · stealing
Apparently everyone is “doing it wrong,” says our submitter in Colorado.
related: THIS IS NOT A METH LAB
Tags: "helpful" advice · Colorado · most popular notes of 2013 · office · toilet
Explains our submitter in Maryland: “Housemate is pregnant. She doesn’t like it when we leave the AC on.” (Ya think?)
related: The womb that would birth a thousand excuses
Tags: die bitch die · Maryland · preggers · roommates · temperature