Entries Tagged as 'You call that punctuation?'
This is a special note indeed. The idiosyncratic spelling, spacing, and bolding are fascinating — and I love how the third sentence is so rhetorical it doesn’t even deserve a question mark. I think what I enjoy most, however, is the after-the-fact realization that the desired action here just wasn’t quite explicit enough.
(Thanks to Molly in Washington, D.C. for submitting!)
related: The needy little dishwasher
Tags: D.C. · dishes · dishwasher · kitchen · office · spelling and grammar police · that's disrespectful · You call that punctuation?
Writes Lauren in Kansas: “My roommate is known for her notes towards me and our other roommate. We never touch each other’s food as is, but I guess she felt the need to threaten us to keep it that way. Inside the box? A ton of containers of frozen cookie dough.”
Sadly, Lacey’s earlier notes to Lauren and her roommates went unrecorded. Lauren’s personal favorite:
If you’re hot run around naked
If you’re cold put on sweatshirts
Do NOT touch the heater
Tags: die bitch die · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · Kansas · not-so-veiled threats · roommates · signed with love · stealing
Looks like both the Mad Bomber and Richard G. Sells have West-coast counterparts:
Grossed out? Yeah, me too. Blame Gregory in Los Angeles for documenting this one (!!!)
related: The Mad Bomber, Act 1: “Sorry about the language”
Tags: CAPS LOCK · die bitch die · ellipses-crazed · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · group bitchfest · Los Angeles · more aggressive than passive · office · piss · shit · that's disgusting · toilet
I’m guessing it would look nothing like this note:
(just click to enlarge.)
Tags: dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · kitchen · office · rhetorical question · smiley · spelling and grammar police
Any note that starts with “let’s” I kind of immediately love. This one was forwarded by Lindsay in Watford, England:
Tags: "helpful" advice · dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · U.K.
Found on the company dishwasher by Pete M….
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.)
Tags: CAPS LOCK · confusion??? · dishwasher · office · opening/closing
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.
related: care, it makes a difference
Tags: cleaning · college life · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · noise · odor · roommates · sex sex sex · whiteboard
Dispatches from an oh-so-common passive-aggressive battleground: “the common area.”
So, whose side are you on?
Tags: confusion??? · moving/not moving · questionable logic · roommates