Entries Tagged as 'United States'
As it turns out, at least one study has shown that laughter in the workplace can actually improve productivity.
Of course, that didn’t help our submitter in St. Louis from totally freaking out when she found this anonymous note on her desk at her “conservative” office, where she says that although silence pretty much reigns, “I giggle and talk loudly all the time.”
Our submitter later found out that the note was a “prank” from a friendly coworker. (But — paranoia alert — was it completely in jest, or a p-a power play?)
related: To my coworker, the thundering cow
Tags: most popular notes of 2013 · noise · office · St. Louis
Our anonymous submitter in L.A. says this opus was posted at the kitchen of a production company working on a network television show…where at least two people seem to have too much time on their hands.
related: Dear Desperate for Salad
Tags: cleaning · kitchen · Los Angeles · TL;DR
At Westside Market in New York City, a cheesemonger gives his final two (hundred and ninety-nine) cents:
related: Don’t blame us — blame the crazy lady!
extra credit: Meet The Mysterious Cheesemonger Behind The Quotable Fromage [gothamist.com]
extra extra credit: A Collection of Curiously Eccentric Cheese Labels [nymag.com]
Tags: cheese · don't blame us · New York
Tags: bathroom · Boston · hair · office
Writes our submitter, “Bob L,” in California: “I posted a negative review on Yelp of a local business. Next time I came in, I saw this note posted on their bulletin board. Glad I didn’t use my real name!”
related: “The bathrooms are the best thing about this restaurant.”
extra credit: Portlandia “Bad Yelp review” [youtube]
Tags: "customer service" · California · posted online
“Understand,” writes Beck in Philadelphia, “I love this city. Filth and all.” But he also had to give props to this guerilla PSA — done in the style of the Philly Tourism Board’s “with love” ad campaign — adding, “I regret not actually being able to photograph all the trash that really was on the ground.”
related: People of Philadelphia, these tomatoes are not for you!
Tags: heart · littering · Philadelphia · signed with love · xoxo
While at his parents’ house in Indiana for Christmas, Jay says his mother passed this card around to everyone, saying, “Can you believe this?!” The awkward part: Terry (not that Terry) is their next-door neighbor.
related: Happy Holidays! So glad we’re not together!
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · Indiana · neighbors
Apparently, when is comes to judging the average person’s ability to correctly assess, “Should I urinate here?” you really can’t be too careful.
Especially, it seems, in Chicago — as witnessed by both Julie and Whitney. Although, “To be fair,” Whitney adds, “the entire city seems to be fair game for public urination.”
related: What is it about thrift store fitting rooms?!
extra credit: Street art by ELBOW-TOE
Tags: Chicago · piss · toilet
While admiring the neighborhood’s holiday decorations with his family, our submitter in Denver came across this “bokeh of Christmas joy.”
Noticing a folder of photocopied flyers labeled “please take one,” our submitter did so, and while his daughter stared in awe at the abundance of LED-powered holiday cheer, he gawped at the Grinch-like screed that accompanied it.
related: Merry Christmas…with an emphasis on the “meh”
extra credit: How much does it cost to decorate your house with Christmas lights? [boingboing.net]
Tags: Christmas · Denver · holiday spirit · neighbors · pointlessly self-censored profanity · vandalism
I’ve spent most of the day curled up reading John Irving’s latest, In One Person (“a compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity.”) And yet, since stumbling across this novella — from an office fridge in Maryland — I’ve had but one phrase echoing in my head: “We are not so unalike, [you and I]. I, too, have a deep love of salad.”
related: “Someday when you’re wondering why you’re alone…”
Tags: Maryland · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge · stealing · TL;DR