Entries Tagged as 'United States'
Our submitter lives in a group of eight cottages in Alameda, California. She writes: “One of my neighbors, Mark, has a lemon tree and he always tells everyone to ‘Help themselves!’ However, last week, someone took the last lemon — which really upset Mark. A couple hours later, we noticed what looked like a peach on the lemon tree.”
related: The right to bear fruit
Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · neighbors
Writes Kate in Pensacola, Florida: “There’s a new subdivision going up near me, and the farmer next door is NOT happy about it.”
(And then, of course, there’s the city version…)
related: Oh, the rancher and the McMansioner should be friends
Tags: Florida · horses, cows, & chickens
Kyle didn’t even want to open the card he got from his grandma for his 20th birthday, because he knew he was in for something more than $5 bill. “The week prior was my family reunion, and my dad decided not to go — and not to inform my grandma ahead of time,” Kyle says. Grandma decided to use Kyle’s birthday card to make her feelings about this clear.
related: Thanks, Grandma. Really.
Tags: birthday · Grandma · guilt trip · Minnesota · sad face
Although John in Oklahoma City is used to the office bathroom being papered with commentary from his coworkers, he found the imagery of this note to be…especially vivid.
related: A diarrhea only toilet?
Tags: office · Oklahoma · shit · toilet
Jake in Vermont says that the sign of the left showed up after the sign on the right failed to get the job done. (And you thought you’d never put that high school chemistry to use!)
related: Right, I still don’t understand this water/ice thing
extra credit: Mr. Wizard = kind of a jerk [youtube]
Tags: garbage · ice · It's science! · Vermont
Writes our submitter in Texas: “We live on a military installation, where the housing is notoriously small and right on top of each other. We’ve gotten to know our neighbors very well, and the author of this note is most likely someone we consider a good friend.”
Our submitter humble-brags that yes, his wife is incredibly attractive, but insists that her clothing isn’t overtly “sexy” — tank tops and shorts, yes, but not crop tops and hot pants. However, he says, “Since we discovered this on Friday, my wife has taken to wearing baggy t-shirts and sweatpants when she’s out in the yard. I don’t blame her one bit.”
Amping up the creepiness factor, our submitter adds that his wife DOES own a pair of pink shoes – but she’s never worn them outside the house.
related: (Don’t fear) the creeper
Tags: a matter of taste · kinda creepy · military · neighbors · p.s. · sex sex sex · Texas
Our submitter in Chicago found these notes were in her son’s 8th grade autograph book. “Only a few other students are going to the same high school that my son will be attending,” she writes. “These two girls are part of that group and seem eager to get on to the next year of flame-throwing. I thought the heart was a nice, passive-aggressive touch.”
Adds our submitter: “The weird thing is that these girls both appear to be so nice and docile in person.”
related: So much for “Have a nice summer, see you next year”
Tags: Chicago · heart · mean girls · schools & teachers · way harsh
Holly in Glendale, Arizona says her one-year-old daughter just learned how to walk, and (as toddlers do) enjoys toddling around the apartment. Holly and her husband have tried explaining this to the downstairs neighbors, to no avail. “They bang on the ceiling, which scares the living sh*t out of my little girl,” Holly says, and have called the cops — “whose response was to apologize for disturbing us.”
Now, Holly says, “As soon as my one-year-old walks into the kitchen, the woman who lives below us will immediately run up our stairs and throw herself against our door, screaming and threatening us.”
I feel you, Holly, but maybe those “my first stilettos” are a bit much?
related: Please walk your elephant quietly!
extra credit: A baby elephant takes its first steps [youtube]
Tags: Arizona · kids · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats
Joanna in Boston says this started with “have a blessed day,” and has continued to escalate from there.
related: Fish cookies, anyone?
Tags: Boston · fish · office · public shaming · rebuttals
Michael in Las Vegas went to pick up his mail today and spotted this cocky little note:
related: Your ultra charmin’ neighbor
Tags: Las Vegas · neighbors · stealing