Entries Tagged as 'You call that punctuation?'

Is that a question or a command!?!?

June 6th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Found on the company dishwasher by Pete M….

DO NOT OPEN THIS MACHINE WHEN IT IS ON!?!? If you would like a lesson in telling the difference between the machine being on or not, please see reception

The text at the bottom reads: “If you would like a lesson in telling the difference between the machine being on or not, please see reception.” ) Now that’s a Power Point presentation I’d love to see.

related: The needy little dishwasher

Tags: CAPS LOCK · confusion??? · dishwasher · office · opening/closing

Which one of these is not like the other?

June 6th, 2007 · 48 Comments

Along with the Mad Bomber series, I’d say this note is one for the hall of fame. There are so many amazing elements here I can’t even pick a favorite.

Yay! No more loud obnoxious roommates! which one of these is not like the other? (2 of 2)

related: care, it makes a difference

Tags: cleaning · college life · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · noise · odor · roommates · sex sex sex · whiteboard

A common misconception

June 5th, 2007 · 25 Comments

Dispatches from an oh-so-common passive-aggressive battleground: “the common area.”

YO ANDY WHAT'S THE DEAL W/ MY PAINTS & STUFF?? WHY DO YOU U KEEP MOVING THEM?? ISN'T THIS THE COMMON AREA??

THESE TABLES ARE EVERYBODY'S NOT JUST YOURS! IF U CAN STORE JUNK UNDER THEM, I CAN STORE PAINT ON TOP OF THEM. WORD.

So, whose side are you on?

Tags: confusion??? · moving/not moving · questionable logic · roommates

this is your “last warning”

June 4th, 2007 · 10 Comments

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a doozy from our pals over at the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks.

Tags: moving/not moving · office · unnecessary "quotation marks"

Welcome to the office!

June 4th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Explains JDB: “The blue note went up first, then we hired a bunch of contractors. The red note went up shortly after that.”

NEW PEOPLE THIS APPLIES TO YOU --> If you drink it - make it! If you spill it - clean it up! If you don't want to do either of the above - USE ANOTHER BREAK ROOM!

Tags: cleaning · coffee · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office

Danke [for the sarcasm]!!!

June 4th, 2007 · 42 Comments

Tim found this note in the basement storeroom of an apartment building in Kiel, Germany:

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Tim’s rough translation:

THANKS for filling [up the storeroom]!!!
I was able to get to the meter just SUPER!!!
tenant 5/1 [fifth floor, first apartment]

[hand written at the bottom] Many thanks from me too, tenant 5/2

Tags: Deutsche · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors

The Post-it Wars

June 4th, 2007 · 23 Comments

After receiving numerous “helpful tips” from her roommate at the University of Minnesota…

Tips for keeping counters clean!

TIP: If you use the sponge, squeeze it out and put it on the side of the sink. It will last longer and not get stinky! Thanks

DISH ETIQUETTE:  1) Please soak pots & pans IMMEDIATELY after use.  2) Put dishes in dishwasher right after washing them out.   3) Place cleaned cookware on a towel next to the sink.  4) Rinse dishes right after use.  5) Be considerate!

…Lydia decided to add a few “tips” of her own. (The large signs on the oven and the microwave were already there.)

Roommate's revenge

related: Meet the world’s crankiest roommate

Tags: "helpful" advice · blitzkrieg approach · cleaning · college life · dishes · etiquette · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · kitchen · microwave · Minnesota · rebuttals · roommates · sponges

If you sprinkle ellipses when you tinkle…

June 3rd, 2007 · 24 Comments

Maybe it’s the manic use of ellipses and exclamation points, but this note makes me extremely uncomfortable.

Says submitter Erica in New York City, “As bad as it can get in the ladies’, I’ve been told the men’s bathroom is even worse.”

PLEASE LADIES........PLEASE

Tags: "helpful" advice · bathroom · bullet points · Comic Sans Alert · ellipses-crazed · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hygiene · New York · office · spelling and grammar police · toilet

Stay home!!!

June 2nd, 2007 · 24 Comments

Are you sneezing, achey, coughing or just feeling lousey? Well the best remedy for it is to stay home!!! And it is the best remedy for us healthy people, too.

(from an anonymous submitter in Maryland.)

Tags: "helpful" advice · exclamation-point happy!!!! · illness · kitchen · Maryland · office · spelling and grammar police

This means you!!!

May 31st, 2007 · 16 Comments

From Amy in Ocean Pines, Maryland, who explains: “I have had a problem with the people I live with (namely my husband and sister) who do not understand the concept that a dryer full of lint is a fire hazard [!!!]”

Clean the filter before starting dryer! I am sick of telling people!

Tags: exclamation-point happy!!!! · family · Maryland