Entries Tagged as 'Won’t somebody think of the children?'
December 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments
Our submitter in Townsville, Australia says that Christmas decorating season is in full swing along Australia’s Gold Coast. Unfortunately, all those strings of lights have set off a string of front-yard vandalism as well. And in Townsville, people take their Christmas lights seriously.
In the spirit of the season, one disgruntled resident has added this sign to his decor. “I’m not sure how the choice profanity will go down with hundreds of cars full of children passing by every night,” she writes. (Please note that our submitter has pre-censored the profanity from the photo, in deference to our readers’ delicate sensibilities.)
Meanwhile, in Michigan, I think this local news headline says it all:
Beheaded Mickey Mouse Christmas decoration leaves Davison resident upset, children scared
Well, in any case, it says considerably more than the accompanying photo of this terrifying scene:
My favorite quote from the article:
“She was able to sew Mickey back together and use some Gorilla tape to patch up the gingerbread man, but some of her children’s innocence has been lost.”
related: Decor-nappings of Christmases past
extra credit: “Queenslander risks death for killer Christmas light display” [abc news brisbane]
Tags: Australia · Christmas · holiday spirit · stealing · the F word · 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?