Writing Persephone in New Hampshire: “My father and I have a habit of snatching the Christmas cookies. I guess this year my mom had had enough.”
P.S. Yes, Stieg Larsson is Swedish…but titling this post “Blood on Snow” just seemed a little too dark.
related: Mad Santa
FILED UNDER: Christmas · Moms & Dads · touching
Writes Siegrin in California: “My friend started teaching at a new school this year and received this note from one of her (fifth-grade) students on the last day before the holiday break. It’s almost as uplifting as the doughnut she received from her fellow teacher, along with a note that read, ‘If you’re watching your weight, feel free to not eat the doughnut.”
related: You’re a good student, but not my best speller
FILED UNDER: California · Christmas · just being honest · schools & teachers
Our submitter in Boston says she found this note on the kitchen counter “after my evil roommate abused some Adderall and stayed up cleaning, organizing, and generally banging around till an obscene hour.”
Adds our submitter: “I can’t wait until the day when I live alone.”
related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates
FILED UNDER: Boston · cleaning · mean girls · roommates · smiley · thanks (but not really)
Writes Eric: “My sister and her boss got a little tired of the constant banter outside their offices.”
(Note: This above sign is not to be confused with the “no cankle zone” delineated by a competing faction of office mean girls.)
related: The Office LOL Police
FILED UNDER: mean girls · noise · office · way harsh
Writes our submitter from Portland, Oregon: “People steal out of the fridge all the time, so I’m not sure why someone thought money would be safe taped to barbecue sauce.”
related: I hope you…
FILED UNDER: Christmas · holiday spirit · money · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · stealing
Victoria in Maryland received this heartwarming card from her mother a few years ago. (“She was mad because I put an end to her partying in the garage at my house.”)
related: More birthday mama drama!
FILED UNDER: birthday · Mother-daughter notes · way harsh
Writes Natalie in Cardiff: “I noticed this a little while ago in the changing rooms of my local leisure centre. I thought it fit in nicely with the public/private restroom notes these last couple of days. Perhaps people in South Wales are a little mixed-up too!”
related: Hair-raising indignation
extra credit: Weird Wales [bbc.co.uk]
FILED UNDER: gym · hygiene · Wales
Our submitter from Washington state found this note in one of the restrooms in her office building.”The toothbrushes and mouthwash have been there for a few weeks,” she says. “I’m not sure why they’re there or who posted the note, but I appreciate the incredulous tone.”
I don’t really have anything against brushing your teeth at the office, but between yesterday’s note and today’s, I’m starting to wonder if “public restroom” means something different to people on the West Coast. This posting from a Los Angeles-based Yelp user only deepened my suspicions:
related: “You are not fit to use a public toilet, you filthy mutt.”
extra credit: The Office Bathroom: Now a Home Away From Home [forbes.com]
FILED UNDER: bathroom · hygiene · office · Washington state
Our submitter in Tempe found this notice posted in the men’s bathroom of a classroom building on the ASU campus. In a word…yuck.
related: Body hair saga!
extra credit: 9 Things to Do with Human Hair [npr.org]
FILED UNDER: bathroom · Tempe · that's disgusting · toilet
Writes Sarah: “I am deeply sorry, long-suffering San Diego Public Library, for whatever past incident(s) made this sign necessary…though I do appreciate the superfun font!”
related: Colostomy bags!
FILED UNDER: library · piss · San Diego · so this is a thing?