Entries Tagged as 'United States'
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
Any Portlanders know the story behind this sign? Our submitter, Sarah, is wondering, and now I am, too.
Aaaaand we have an answer. Thanks, Misti!
related: raw chicken + orgasms = ?
Tags: Portland · restaurant · WTF?
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...