Entries Tagged as 'office'
I don’t typically like to post notes submitted by the person who left them, but I made an exception for this note by Geoff in New Zealand.
Writes Geoff: ”Someone actually threw out my lunch (still in its container) within an hour of putting it in the fridge at work. It was a really nice lunch., too. I thought someone had stolen it, then, for some reason I looked in the garbage can…it was covered in coffee grounds and snotty looking tissues. I was mad. Next day I brought lunch again. I wanted to be sure no one would even think of doing it again so I wrote the note, photographed it so my picture would accompany the note, and wrapped it around my lunch with elastic bands. No one has ever thrown my lunch out again.”
related: With some fava beans and a nice Chianti
Tags: kinda creepy · New Zealand · not-so-veiled threats · office fridge · stealing
Tags: office fridge
Our submitter says this note (and the accompanying response) was posted in the ladies restroom of a busy medical complex in Florida.
Tags: Florida · office · rebuttals · shit · toilet
Alice in Fresno says that since this sign went up, she’s made a point of greeting the copier every time she passes it. The coworker who wrote it was apparently tired of hearing people cursing out the (stupid!) machine when it screws up (all the damn time!).
related: The printer doesn’t appreciate your tone.
Tags: anthropomorphism · Fresno · office · the printer
Karen in Council Bluffs, Iowa spotted this unsigned note taped to the vending machine in the office breakroom. It sounds like somebody certainly got their 75 cents worth, no?
related: Raging against the (vending) machine
Tags: candy · Iowa · office · vending machine drama
Previously, our submitter says, bowls of candy sat in an area of the office most commonly populated by waiting customer and potential hires.
“Now, instead of candy, most of them get to see this note. It provides them with things to think about as they wait, such as: How many Jolly Ranchers, Starlight Mints, and other candies which are neither chocolate nor caramel may one take from each bowl?”
recently: More office candy bowl drama
Tags: candy · office · office cop
“My husband and I eloped in Maui last week because we thought it’d be more fun that way,” says Sarah in Seattle.At least one of her husband’s coworkers — apparently — took this as a snub. (But, you know, in a “Hahahahaha, JUST KIDDING!” clenched-teeth sort of way.)
related: Aaand…the honeymoon’s over.
Tags: love & marriage · office
September 24th, 2014 · 29 Comments
Suzanne’s office in Chicago is filled with lots of so-called “creatives” — you know, the types who are too busy working on BIG IDEAS to deal with the banalities of, say, dirty dishes. Finally, someone decided it would take a real heavyweight to draw some attention to the problem.
related: Right/wrong justified
Tags: Chicago · kitchen · office
Up next, on Bananas with Low Self-Esteem…
And on the inside…
Seriously, what are you waiting for?
(Thanks to Josh in Vancouver and John in NYC for submitting!)
related: Yes, we have no inflatable bananas
Tags: bananas · office
Our submitter says this note was posted in a Princeton University restroom by his coworker, who had become “completely obsessed with finding out who didn’t flush the urinal after using it.” After posting the note, he began to discreetly check the urinal every time he saw someone leave the restroom.
“Eventually he identified the culprit, and that individual was appropriately shunned,” says our submitter. “At least he kept his oath to God!”
related: Were you raised by wolves? (a flowchart)
Tags: college life · New Jersey · office · reverse psychology · toilet