Entries Tagged as 'WTF?'

Dirty, dirty bridesmaids

January 21st, 2010 · 77 Comments

“I was forced to go wedding dress shopping with a total bridezilla I know,” writes our submitter in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “Another girl with us is also engaged to be married, and she wanted to try on dresses too. Bridezilla just smiled sweetly and pointed to the sign posted in the dressing room. Her exact words: ‘Sorry, only the bride is allowed, and today is my day.’”

There will be a $75 cleaning fee for wedding gowns being tried on by anyone other than the bride.

Apparently you’d better keep an eye on those shifty bridesmaids when they’re shopping for the bachelorette party, too. (Or else…cow them into submission with more threats of an unenforceable nature?)

Yeah, good luck with that

(Spotted by Molly at “Kitty House” boutique in Irvine, California.)

related: What say you, Emily Post?

Tags: California · stealing · Virginia · weddings and bridezillas · WTF?

Quoth the buzzard, “WTF?”

January 8th, 2010 · 142 Comments

Imma cut you off before you start with the “that’s not passive-aggressive” bidness. It’s “WTF Friday,” and anything goes!

First up: Linda spotted this spray-painted notice in front of a dumpster on the streets of San Francisco. “I have no idea what breast cancer trash they are trying to fend off, or what ‘breast cancer trash’ is supposed to mean,” she says.

No...Breast Cancer Trash?

Meanwhile, Susan in Silverdale, Washington did a doubletake when she drove past this sign on her way home one day. (She took a picture, but did not attempt to make good on the offer.)

If your name is bitch come in for a free rose

Austin was similarly disarmed upon spotting this notice outside a shop in Dublin, Ireland.

PERSON (MAN) WITH EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

And longtime troublemaker Wade had a good chuckle when spotted this sign outside a child care center (run by the Addams’ Family?) in Washington, D.C.

When you hear the buzzard pull the door to enter.

related: professionally done by Asians

Tags: casual sexism · malapropisms · WTF?

Napoleon Dynamite Complex

January 4th, 2010 · 96 Comments

Writes our anonymous submitter in Minneapolis: “I received this note — and accompanying tater tots — from a co-worker (a balding, 40-year-old male) who had been making false reports about me to our manager and was caught doing so.” (We’re talking hardcore, premeditated sabotage here, so calling himself “a bit of a jerk” was probably “a bit of an understatement.”)

Sorry. I know tater tots don't exactly make up for being a bit of a jerk to you, but I hope it helps a little.

The strangest part, says our submitter? “I do not work in an establishment that serves tater tots.”

related: Daddy’s little smartass

Tags: Minneapolis/St. Paul · office · unnecessary "quotation marks" · WTF?

The cable guy’s revenge

November 24th, 2009 · 59 Comments

Neva in Berkeley was looking to kill time between classes with some trashy TV when she noticed this teaser for an episode of Rock of Love. “The description did not match the episode at all,” Neva says, “but it was far more entertaining.”

What's the best way to find out about a new girl? Interrogate her ex-boyfriend of course - I'm sure they'll be open, honest and partial (just like I am about my ex - the whore.)

related: meet my new therapist, the cable guy

Tags: ex drama · WTF?

The art of passive resistance

November 4th, 2009 · 110 Comments

Travis in Edmonton says this painting (which “resembled a tenth-grader’s crack at designing fantasy novel jacket”) appeared one day in the alley behind the pub where he works. Feeling puckish, Travis says, “Every evening I would turn it toward the south-facing balconies…and every morning it would be face-down in the street again, until eventually it disappeared for good.”

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Despite all my rage...

related: You can have the inflatable bananas

Tags: art · Canada · WTF?

Five reasons to be glad you’re not a plumber

September 29th, 2009 · 144 Comments

1. Spotted by Trevor in Richmond, Virginia

PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH...coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers, cat litter, pet wastes, sanitary napkins, tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, paper towels, facial tissues, plastics, heavy cream, cheese, butter, soap HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS SUCH AS: pesticides, medicines, paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions

2. From Karen in Chicago

PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH DOWN THE TOILETS: Feminine hygiene products, diapers, paper towels or mops, food, napkins or glass, computer paper, art papers, fabric or canvas, paints or solvents, plants, sand or soil, plastic, wood or metal

3. Spotted by Eli in Kauai

DO NOT flush paper towels, newspaper, wrapping paper, rags, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons, plastic, sticks, etc. down the toiler

4. from Miller Peterson in Japan

FECES ONLY! Don't flush another!

And lastly, a beloved classic from the world-class RunBarbara (and of course, THX SANDRA)

Hello ladies, This is the last time I will remind you: if you have to "throw up" in the bathroom please do it in the trash can, then take the bag out of the trash can and dispose of it down-stairs in the "facilities" dumpster.


related: with a chainsaw?

Tags: bodily fluids · garbage · toilet · WTF?

You can have the inflatable bananas

September 28th, 2009 · 100 Comments

Katie in Scotland says she found this note “stuck to a wall at about knee-height, right above a very sad-looking deflated palm tree and a bunch of deflated inflatable bananas.” Unfortunately, Katie says, “i have no idea what the back story is…but I would love to, especially as the note writer seems to be a fair bit older than 8 or 11.”

Dylan + Amy: Because you're 8 & 11, I assume you know how to read. You can have the inflatable bananas + palm tree. We don't want them. I was rude to you cause you were rude to me. 8 + 11 is quite little.

related: Desperately seeking closure

Tags: kids · U.K. · WTF?

Totally fried green tomatoes

September 9th, 2009 · 94 Comments

Shannon in New York saw this note posted on the fence of the nearby community garden while she and her roommate were taking her dog for a walk for. The thought of a little old lady glued to her binoculars at 4 in the morning, this had them laughing for many prepositional phrases of time.

if you have a key, the return for that key will be ask for

related: the right to bear fruit

Tags: CAPS LOCK · Clearly a non-native English speaker · excessive underlining · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · New York · spelling and grammar police · stealing · WTF?

Is this a thing now?

September 3rd, 2009 · 158 Comments

Replace the roll”?  Fair enough. Any special requests after that, though, I’m not so sure about. As our submitter in Lexington, Kentucky writes: “Does that extra .34-second step really cause your day to go so horribly?”

Please leave a 'tail' hanging on the toilet paper after use. Thanks!

On the flipside…don’t flush ‘em, I understand. but…really, ladies? As our submitter in Orlando put it: “I don’t know what scares me more: the fact that this was a problem, or the fact that my employers had professional signs made up to deter people from doing it.”

Please do not throw sanitary napkins in shower. THANK YOU

related: a filthy hap pit

Tags: bathroom · hygiene · so this is a thing? · toilet paper · WTF?

Okay, now you’re just screwing with me

August 5th, 2009 · 129 Comments

This is one of those notes I’ve spent far too long puzzling over. The frustratingly random capitalization, the misuse of/missing punctuation, the center justification, and of course, THE BOX. WHY THE BOX?

Who Broke the 8th commandment. My 2 Baby Ruth Candy Bars are missing

Sir/ma’am, I will gladly supply you with as many Baby Ruths as you can stuff down your gullet if you can reconstruct the thought process that led to this note.

related: and yet…the pink flowers?

Tags: candy · God · irregular capitalization · New York · office · stealing · WTF? · You call that punctuation?