Entries Tagged as 'United States'

Gentrification is insanit(ar)y

May 28th, 2007 · 21 Comments

This sign (spotted by Seamus in Noe Valley, San Fran) is sort of a West-Coast version of this, no?

Liberal loonies take notice. Please do not spit on my windows because your liberal looney views are different than mine. It is not the American way, also it is insanitary [sic] to spread your radical germs in Looney Valley.

Tags: California · crazypants · excessive underlining · more aggressive than passive · more like crazy · politics · San Francisco · spitting

You left evidence.

May 28th, 2007 · 19 Comments

Don’t be fooled by the smiley: this is the kind of note that really throws you off balance. (It’s been more than a month since she received this note, and Kiki from Boston says she’s still shaking in her boots a little.)

Hey You! Look — I know you ate some of my Smart Balance. You left evidence. Stealing is rude! Next time — ask. I'm ok with sharing y'know. :) Amy

related: I Can’t Believe It’s Not (My) Butter

Tags: Boston · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · office · office fridge · smiley · stealing

Microwaves for Dummies

May 27th, 2007 · 7 Comments

I agree with Katrina in Ann Arbor, Michigan — the last  ”…etc.” bullet point is what makes the sign totally genius. And, apparently, effective.

Katrina adds, “Our microwave is a pristine fucking sanctum suitable for storing, say, the Dead Sea Scrolls, so maybe people are leaving the shrink wrap on their Lean Cuisines.”

REASONS YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS MICROWAVE

Tags: "helpful" advice · bullet points · cleaning · Michigan · microwave · odor · office

CARE: it makes a difference

May 25th, 2007 · 21 Comments

This girl is like the archetypal freshman roommate, no?

I'm sick & tired of leaving nice little notes

From Megan in Charleston, who was not the slob that this note might suggest.

Tags: college life · dishes · excessive underlining · garbage · not-so-veiled threats · rhetorical question · roommates · South Carolina · whiteboard

How hazing rituals are born

May 22nd, 2007 · 12 Comments

Jimmy in Worcester brings this jaunty little note from the Lambda Chi Alpha House at WPI.

Says Jimmy: “The kid whose cookware was hidden ended up just leaving the utensils (tongs, spatula, etc…) wherever they were hidden and simply bought a new set. This forced the kid who originally hid them to find them again before they started to stink up the place.”

Just in case you needed another reason to pass on the Lambda Chis’ rush-week pancake breakfast…

Dear Brother Who's Cooking Supplies Were Left Here,  You may notice that they are all one, where they are I cannot tell you. all I can say is that they are strategically hidden throughout the house. The time that it takes you to find them all should equal the time it took to clean up after you and the big mess you left in the kitchen (and not to mention all summer.) Happy Hunting! -FUBAR

Tags: college life · dishes · fratboys · kitchen · stealing · Worcester

And/or random things

May 22nd, 2007 · 11 Comments

Such a perfect little hat trick at the end of this note (submitted by Laura in Baltimore) — the four exclamation points, the heart, the “thx.”

Please refrain from leaving piles of work and/or random things on my chair when I'm away! It makes me want to poke my eyes out!!!

Tags: Baltimore · exclamation-point happy!!!! · garbage · heart · office · thx

That means you, Freda

May 21st, 2007 · 11 Comments

Danny snapped this understated little note at a senior center in Marysville, Missouri. It seems a bit futile, really. I know that no sign would stop my grandmother from putting in her two cents.

Please do not tell the other player how to shoot or play unless they ask for your opinion. Thanks.

Tags: CAPS LOCK · Missouri · old folks · unsolicited feedback

Some legionnaire’s idea of epigrammatic wit

May 21st, 2007 · 10 Comments

I realize this example (from outside the American Legion HQ in Park Slope, Brooklyn) is not so much “passive-aggressive” as it is “crazy,” but it tickles me too much not to post. The little species/feces couplet has been painted over and re-written at least twice, so obviously I’m not the only one who appreciated it.

CONDEMNED NO LITTERING. Dump no garbage here. Join the human species - don't dump - even feces!

DO NOT LITTER. PERIOD. END OF STORY.

You can’t tell from these photos, but this little storefront stands as one of the few bastions on Fifth Avenue that the armies of invading gentrifiers couldn’t take down with their industrial-size nozzles of mrs. meyer’s and turn into a precious little bakery selling organic dog cupcakes. While I was taking these photos a man in a lawn chair was either yelling at me to stop or trying to sell me a ratty old suitcase.

Tags: Brooklyn · crazypants · exclamation-point happy!!!! · garbage · more aggressive than passive · Park Slope · shit

That shit is disrespectful.

May 20th, 2007 · 51 Comments

Mike gets the last word in this exchange.

WTF Mike, I just sat in some piss on the seat. Clean up after yourself! That shit is disrespectful. -KreggOh please. Last I used the toilet I was sitting, reading a book. Am I to hear I have magical flying piss now? Let's not even get me started on cleanliness issues, shall we? And honestly, stop it w/ the passive-aggressive notes and walk-by accusations. "that shit is disrespectful" -Mike

Tags: bathroom · Baton Rouge · meta · piss · roommates · that's disrespectful · toilet

I spit in mine

May 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Spotted on the office fridge by Sam, who also brings us this little gem — the most precise vending-machine operating instructions ever written.

PLEASE STOP STEALING MY FOOD! (I spit in mine! Enjoy!) And I want my nice Tupperware back!!!

related: Spit & Vinegar

Tags: exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · New York · office fridge · spitting · stealing