Entries Tagged as 'United States'
This [plagiarized] note comes to us from a staff restroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. “This is just great,” says our submitter. “We can put a 7-degrees-of-freedom robotic arm in space that can build a space station, but we can’t get a ‘wall robot’ to work…or even send in a work order request to get it fixed.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, would you care to test out this motion sensor hand towel machine for yourself?
Aaaaand…there you have it.
related: It’s not rocket science.
extra credit: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” [This American Life]
Tags: bathroom · Houston · office · thanks (but not really)
Writes Jennifer in Denver: “At the restaurant where I work, my co-worker has had some issues with the cooks not reading his tickets correctly.” (Apparently, Scott’s not one for the “you catch more flies with honey” approach.)
related: How NOT to earn great restaurant tips
Tags: Denver · restaurant
Four roommates, a half-gallon of stolen ice cream, and 9 months worth of unflushed toilets went into the making of these two flowcharts.
related: Hover & Flow(chart)
Tags: battle of the sexes · flow chart · food · fridge · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · roommates · toilet
At our submitter’s office in Fort Worth, the third-floor ladies room has an ongoing problem. “Every single day,” our submitter explains, one particular person uses the facilities and then sprays enough perfume to kill a cow…as if you could cover that smell.”
And yet, given the abundance of pro-sprayers in charge of office ladies’ rooms, I’m afraid this is bound to remain another one of those never-ending workplace disagreements.
related: Have you tried Giant Migraine™ scented air freshener?
Tags: Dallas/Fort Worth · ellipses-crazed · message to all intended for one · odor · shit
Scoffs our submitter in Los Angeles: “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”
related: Three never-ending office arguments
Tags: Los Angeles · microwave · office · rebuttals
Amy in Ohio found this delightful diatribe while browsing through area garage sale listings on Craigslist. “Fortunately I snapped a screenshot, because this gem was soon flagged for removal,” she says. “My favorite part: ‘…nothing but ignorance!’”
related: Some advice on holding a garage sale
Tags: Craigslist · garage sale · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · unsolicited feedback
Fun fact: according to a Pew Research report, 30% of young adults have pretended to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them.
If you’re one of them, here’s a head’s up: Your awkward penguin moves aren’t gonna help you at Gestalt Haus in San Francisco.
Adds our submitter, Carly: “Even though I bought plenty of beer while I was there, I still felt like I needed to make eye contact with the bartender when coming out of the pisser. And that gets a little awkward after a while.”
related: Drip-dry only, ladies
Tags: bar · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · San Francisco · toilet
Eerac and I met up in Barcelona last week, where we climbed lots and lots of stairs. The one time we didn’t, of course, the Metro station totally called us out.
Eric and I are still climbing stairs (now in Poland and Portugal, respectively), where we haven’t yet seen any similar signs. Back in the States, however, Christine in L.A. spotted this rather harsh version in the elevator of a 7-story university residence hall.
related: Buffalo, please use the elevator
Tags: elevator · hey fatty · Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2012 · way harsh
The good news? Stealing sprinkles from this New Jersey yogurt shop won’t lead to eternal damnation!
Thanks to Lauren in Princeton, NJ for submitting!
related: Wrath of the Ancients
Tags: New Jersey · warning
A few months ago, Christie in North Carolina joined a group on Meetup.com, but never found the time to attend any of the actual meetups. This, it seems, is a serious breach of Meetup netiquette. Recently, the group’s owner did Christie the favor of explaining why she was being kicked out of the group — for her own benefit, of course.
Tags: "helpful" advice · e-mail · North Carolina · painfully polite · smiley