Entries Tagged as 'Won’t somebody think of the children?'
Due to some recent stressful events, Daniel in Brisbane recently started smoking cigarettes again after 10 years of going without. “To avoid embarassing questions from people I know, I take steps to avoid smelling like cigarette smoke,” he says — including leaving work and parking next to a rail line, on the opposite side of any residential buildings. (Admittedly, a wee bit shady.)
Well, somebody noticed. Daniel found this note on his windshield.
related: Blowing smoke
Tags: Australia · smoking · Won't somebody think of the children?
Colette recently caught a glimpse of this note — though not the offender in question — in her U.K. apartment building.
related: Be more private with yourself
Tags: actually totally reasonable · garbage · neighbors · Won't somebody think of the children?
Well, it’s that time of year again…time for heartless hooligans to smash pumpkins (and with them, the hearts of small, gourd-loving children).
David in California spotted this sign next to a small field of corn and pumpkins located next to a popular public jogging trail.
related: It’s hard out there for a pumpkin.
Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · Halloween · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
Matt found this note outside his house in Minneapolis, and says he hasn’t the slightest idea what sort of “godless activities” Barb & Tom could be hinting at.
related: Risky business
Tags: God · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · Won't somebody think of the children?
Ana in Kentucky spotted this epic on the faculty fridge at the school where she works.
related: Take my last Diet Coke from the fridge and I WILL cut you.
Tags: Coke · Kentucky · Louisville · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · schools & teachers · stealing · TL;DR · Won't somebody think of the children?
Sarah in Grand Rapids, Michigan says there are actually more words on this “replacement” lawn sign than there were on the original. Good thing the writer is putting those extra words to work for a good cause, huh?
related: This flamingo has flown
Tags: Grand Rapids · Michigan · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
Halloween: smashing children’s dreams, one pumpkin at a time. (Sigh)
(Spotted by Toby in the U.K.)
related: Another four-year-old gets wise to the cruel, cruel world we live in
Tags: CAPS LOCK · guilt trip · Halloween · U.K. · vandalism · Won't somebody think of the children?
As part of a lesson about civic responsibility, many teachers encourage their students to participate in letter-writing campaigns to Congress, the school board, the Mayor, or other public figures. (Thanks to the efforts of second-graders in Mission, Texas, for example, Texans can now proudly refer to tortilla chips and salsa as their official “state snack.”)
Meanwhile, this teacher in Ypsilanti, Michigan enlisted her 18 middle-school students in a cause even closer to home — her home, that is — by getting them each to write a persuasive letter asking her noisy neighbor to curb his all-night partying.
related: An indignant middle-schooler speaks up
Tags: guilt trip · kids · music · neighbors · noise · schools & teachers · sleeping · that's unprofessional · Won't somebody think of the children? · Ypsilanti
“My kids take swim lessons at Tyler Junior College, and we have to go through the women’s locker room to access the pool,” writes Jennifer in Texas. “Something tells me that some of the ladies here in the Bible Belt don’t appreciate seeing their fellow females displaying the full glory of God’s creation, if you get my drift.”
And a shot of the whole scene…
related: “Do Not Leave Bathing Suit in the House” (and other pool rules)
extra credit: The horrors of locker-room nudity [Salon.com]
Tags: "polite notice" · a matter of taste · blitzkrieg approach · most popular notes of 2011 · swimming pool · Texas · that's disrespectful · Won't somebody think of the children?
First off: I’m 100% in favor of breastfeeding. A designated pumping room at the office? Awesome! (And in fact, federally mandated.) Pictures of cute babies? Love those, too!
But you know — and let’s just play devil’s advocate here for a moment — I’m guessing some of the non-lactating folks you work with would be a bit more receptive to your message if you saved the guilt-tripping for your kiddos back home. Because, as the sign reads now, says one of your coworkers: “All it does is make me want to use THAT room for every phone call.”
related: Feel free to starve me, but not my baby!!!
Tags: guilt trip · New York · office · Won't somebody think of the children?