Holly in Glendale, Arizona says her one-year-old daughter just learned how to walk, and (as toddlers do) enjoys toddling around the apartment. Holly and her husband have tried explaining this to the downstairs neighbors, to no avail. “They bang on the ceiling, which scares the living sh*t out of my little girl,” Holly says, and have called the cops — “whose response was to apologize for disturbing us.”
Now, Holly says, “As soon as my one-year-old walks into the kitchen, the woman who lives below us will immediately run up our stairs and throw herself against our door, screaming and threatening us.”
I feel you, Holly, but maybe those “my first stilettos” are a bit much?
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FILED UNDER: Arizona · kids · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats
Alexandria in Australia says that the card she got from her parents on her 18th birthday (below) “is a pretty good summary of my formative years.”
I think this card expresses the fact that, although we both love you very much we find it hard to say, just like you do. All the best for your adulthood.
With bells on! Love Mum
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FILED UNDER: Australia · birthday · Moms & Dads
Look out Keebler Elves, cookies have a new mascot… in Poland anyway, where Karolina spotted this note warning her and her fellow coworkers not to indulge in any mid-shift snacking.
Arguably a bit severe, but hey, as Kristie from San Antonio let us know, when you say it with a cookie, you speak from the heart.
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FILED UNDER: food · office
Joanna in Boston says this started with “have a blessed day,” and has continued to escalate from there.
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FILED UNDER: Boston · fish · office · public shaming · rebuttals
“My mom mistakenly picked up a birthday card for my sister’s graduation,” writes our submitter in Canada. “The real gold, of course, is in what she decided to cross out.”
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FILED UNDER: Canada · faint praise · Mother-daughter notes
Michael in Las Vegas went to pick up his mail today and spotted this cocky little note:
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FILED UNDER: Las Vegas · neighbors · stealing
Sarah in Philadelphia calls this note, from a much-beloved bookstall at the Reading Terminal Market, “the single most adorable and passive aggressive note I have ever read in my life.”
Meanwhile, as Jenna shows us with this sign from an Albuquerque Antiques Mall, the “adorable” approach doesn’t work for everyone.
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FILED UNDER: "customer service" · i before e
Any Portlanders know the story behind this sign? Our submitter, Sarah, is wondering, and now I am, too.
Aaaaand we have an answer. Thanks, Misti!
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FILED UNDER: Portland · restaurant · WTF?
Writes our submitter in Washington, DC: “In my time at my job, the only real evacuations we’ve had are for the Virginia Earthquake, and, now, a microwave popcorn incident. While another floor was responsible, multiple members of my department took this as an opportunity to make statements about the frequent state of our very own sad microwave. I think this is a fine example of how a committed team can work together to create a masterpiece.”
(just click the photo above to enlarge)
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FILED UNDER: D.C. · microwave · popcorn · that's a fire hazard
Writes Julia, a student at an evangelical university in Indiana: “In our graduate student offices, there are more crusty dishes and microbial communities to be found than in the labs next door. After four weeks of mugs, oatmeal bowls and lunch containers had built up, one lad took the most effective course of action and posted this encouraging note for us single ladies to know what it takes to catch ourselves a guy just like him.”
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FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · dishes · God