Entries Tagged as 'United States'
Writes our submitter in Washington, DC: “In my time at my job, the only real evacuations we’ve had are for the Virginia Earthquake, and, now, a microwave popcorn incident. While another floor was responsible, multiple members of my department took this as an opportunity to make statements about the frequent state of our very own sad microwave. I think this is a fine example of how a committed team can work together to create a masterpiece.”
(just click the photo above to enlarge)
related: Especially Deborah
Tags: D.C. · microwave · popcorn · that's a fire hazard
Pam works at an accounting firm in St. Louis, where, around tax time, it’s not unusual for people to pack all three meals. How did you think Joan’s vigilante food-safety policing went over?
related: A bitter butter battle
Tags: food · non-apology apology · office · St. Louis
Isaac prefaces this by saying, “I feel bad for the person who posted this screed. I really do.”
But — and isn’t there always a but? — he adds: “The university library here has a HUGE laptop and gadget-theft problem, and there are signs everywhere warning people not to leave their stuff unattended. This guy left a $2000+ shiny Apple laptop just sitting on a table, with all of his super-sentimental irreplaceable pictures on it, and just walked away. And then expected nothing to happen. Really?”
related: Which is a more despicable crime?
Tags: college life · guilt trip · New Jersey · purple prose · stealing
Writes Jack in Seattle: “A friend of ours is a professional tile setter and general handyman. Sometimes he stays over and parks his work van on our block. We found this note on his windshield one morning after Sunday brunch. It’s so typically ‘Seattle’ it’s hard to be offended.”
Meanwhile, Charon noticed that this van-owner in Couer d’Alene, Idaho did get offended, “apparently because he owns a creepy van and people pointed out that it was creepy.”
P.S. Van owner: Maybe “I own a home next to the school” wasn’t the best way to get your point across here?
related: I don’t know you, and this is crazy…but your boyfriend’s hot, and your parking’s lazy.
extra credit: the 10 creepiest vans [jalopnik.com]
Tags: Idaho · kinda creepy · parking · Seattle · smiley
So, this happened.
And Dani in Texas…thanks for sharing?
related: A nasty twist on “Man Bites Dog”
extra credit: Nance Bodean’s Guide to Power Walking [youtube]
Tags: p.s. · shit · Texas
So, which jumble o’ jargon would you rip off the wall first?
or Exhibit B?
Coincidentally, both of these notes come to us from Colorado, apparently the least creative state in the union.
Go ahead and post those speculative explanations regarding The Centennial State’s staggering dearth of originality in the comments below. Then we’ll circle back to brainstorm some synergistic solutions. (“The Centennial State?” Really? It’s like you’re not even trying, Colorado!)
related: The rhyme that must be flushed
Tags: Colorado · office · toilet · Your mother doesn't...
Writes Jean in Minneapolis: “Apparently some cool college girls decided to leave their mark on the wall of this pizza joint, just out of eye shot from the kitchen. The entire hallway is sprinkled with lipstick kisses.”
related: Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss
Tags: Minneapolis/St. Paul · restaurant · so this is a thing? · that's unsanitary
Our submitter spotted this behind a building on a college campus in Maine — a college that apparently does not tolerate outside-the-utility-box thinking among its employees.
Poor Ed. If only he worked in a jurisdiction where his style of painting could truly be appreciated, like, say, San Francisco…
Or Salem, Massachusetts…
…or dozens of other cities around the world. Don’t give in to the man, Ed!
related: The Gateway to Contractor Hell
Tags: Maine · public shaming
“There’s a shelf in our office, where, every couple of days someone will contribute some sort of sugary/fatty treat,” writes Laura in Seattle. Luckily, one of her coworkers stepped up to enlighten everyone about the death trap they’ve created.”
related: Cupcakes are a gateway drug!
Tags: food · hey fatty · office cop · questionable logic · Seattle
Writes Joshua in Salt Lake City: “This past year I’ve been trying to lose weight. It’s been up and down. Apparently my mother knows that.”
related: Mom is my favorite passive-aggressive Valentine
Tags: heart · hey fatty · Mother-son notes · Salt Lake City · signed with love · Valentine's Day · xoxo