Entries Tagged as 'United States'
…because if there’s one thing you can do to help the starving children of Africa, it’s to eat a cupcake. (Sigh.)
That said, nobody wants the damn thing after you’ve taken a bite out of it. Don’t try to assuage your guilt/food issues by telling yourself that someone else will eat it.
related: The Nibbler — the plague of office breakrooms everywhere
extra credit: Charity Navigator’s top-rated charities providing aid to victims of famine and drought in Africa
Tags: Arizona · cake · guilt trip · office · sad face · Tucson
Our submitter, Cynthia, spotted this exchange clipped to a fence in her Seattle neighborhood. “I love the meanness of trying to publicly shame my neighbor into returning this amazing garbage can, and my other neighbor’s overly offended response,” Cynthia says. As of yet, she adds, “the mystery of the missing garbage can remains unsolved.”
Meanwhile, I think some of us are still a little confused about what type of emergency constitutes calling 911. (Hint: a missing garbage can is not one of them.)
related: An eye for an eye, an eyesore for an eyesore
Tags: garbage · neighbors · Oops? · Seattle · stealing
Kristen in San Francisco says the copy room is ground zero for office arguments, such as this battle of the “enviro people.”
Meanwhile, Ryan in Minneapolis says his building manager left the following note on the mailbox, apparently “after a vagrant left a little ‘present’ in the recycling bin.” Adds Ryan: “Why he thought anyone in the apartment house would do such a thing is beyond any of us.”
related: Hair is not recyclable!
Tags: Minneapolis/St. Paul · rebuttals · recycling · San Francisco · shit · The Earth
This was the “constructive criticism” Peter received from a classmate on his latest creative writing assignment. (Doesn’t it make you really want to read the whole paper?)
related: So you were hoping to get an A for “asshole-like entitlement?”
Tags: college life · Iowa · most popular notes of 2012 · way harsh
Writes Chelsea in Colorado: “This is just hilarious. Their bass shakes our floor at all hours on a pretty much daily basis, but they’re upset because…we walk loudly?”
related: How now, Mad Cow?
Tags: college life · Colorado · neighbors · noise · non-apology apology · smiley
Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…what are we going to do with you? Your coworkers seem a bit incensed.
Don’t worry, Deb — this one’s all yours…
related: Especially Deborah
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · food · Hawaii · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge
“I love my neighbor’s passion,” says Del in Chicago. “This is totally something I would do.”
Hmm, Del. To which of your two neighbors are you referring?
related: Panty raid!
Tags: Chicago · laundry · most popular notes of 2012 · not-so-veiled threats · stealing
Ashley and her husband were visiting her in-laws in a small town in Michigan when she spotted this old-school wall of public humiliation in the local pizzeria/video store.
Says Ashley: “What amazes me is that a town with a population under 1600 has this many people who owe significant amounts of money to a video store.” (Also amazing? That this video store is actually still in business.)
related: Roadside intervention
Tags: Michigan · money · public shaming · small town living
Heidi says what started off as a simple request turned into a whiteboard snark-off at the natural foods store where she works in (where else?) Portland.
related: Your punishment for forgetting your reusable bags
extra credit: Day in the Life of a Passive-Aggressive Vegan Grocery Store Clerk [mcsweeneys.net]
Tags: food · Oregon · Portland · unsolicited feedback
Our submitter in Ohio came into work recently to find this disturbing notice on the door of the women’s restroom. Even more disturbing? This apparently wasn’t the first time this type of incident has occurred.
Our submitter says a group of coworkers spend all morning trying to figure out the logistics of how this shit went down. “The stall is really not that big,” she says, “and in order to miss the toilet, one would have to be standing, practically leaning on the wall, rotated 90 degrees from the usual use of a toilet…and then somehow not see what happened or subsequently decide not to clean it up.”
Sadly, I think Drew of Toothpaste for Dinner has a point:
related: THE MAD BOMBER: Never Forget!
Tags: bathroom · bold-underlined-caps · Cleveland · office · shit · that's disgusting · WTF?