Our anonymous submitter in New Jersey found this note taped to every apartment door in his complex. “We do indeed have a problem with feral cats in our neighborhood, but my sense is that they’ve been around for many (cat) generations…not that people are buying new ones.”
Adds our submitter: “Now that I think about it, I’m probably a bad person for finding this funny, but really, the all-bold, all-caps “LET HER DEATH BE ON YOUR HEAD!!!” is just so perfectly over the top. Personally, I would have gone with “A POX ON ALL YOUR HOUSES!!!”
related: I can has guilt trip?
FILED UNDER: cats · exclamation-point happy!!!! · guests · neighbors · New Jersey
“There are several common rooms in my dormitory at Indiana University, and most of them have pianos available for the students to play,” writes Jain in Bloomington.
“While I can empathize with this anonymous student’s frustration, possibly after hearing the third or fourth broken attempt at ‘Chopsticks’ in a single day, I’ve personally found the exit to be a more successful coping strategy than leaving bitchy notes on a baby grand. But hey, different strokes…”
Meanwhile, Dan spotted a supermarket in Sterling, Virginia that took the above note-writer’s sentiment just a half-step further.
related: I used to be your biggest fan
extra credit: pearls before breakfast [washingtonpost.com]
FILED UNDER: college life · Indiana · music · noise · Northern Virginia · Virginia
The most passive-aggressive thing about this note? Well, our submitter admits: “I do play soundtracks just to annoy him. Maybe next time he shouldn’t dance with other people’s significant others at the office holiday party.”
related: It was an ironic dance party, okay?
FILED UNDER: Massachusetts · music · office · p.s. · touching
Our anonymous submitter says this display is just one of many microwave missives his coworker has created. “Someone tore it down and threw it on the floor once,” he says, “but she put it back up, laminated with heavy-duty tape.”
And of course, the art-imitating-life inspiration for this post: Pam Beesly.
related: To each his own microwave
extra credit: The Office: “Frame Toby”
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · cleaning · fiction · high on highlighter · microwave · most popular notes of 2008 · New York · not-so-veiled threats · obnoxious definition · office · spelling and grammar police
A little object lesson for the kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma…
(Where’s the line item for window decals in the budget for the war on drugs, ya think?)
related: Tokyo Police Club
FILED UNDER: excessive capitalization · Oklahoma · the po-po · Tulsa
Spotted by Randi in Charlotte, North Carolina, this one’s straight out of the Michael Scott playbook.
related: to the victor goes the bile
FILED UNDER: faint praise · most popular notes of 2008 · North Carolina · now that's management · oh no you didn't · spelling and grammar police
#5, however, is what really seals the deal.
(click to enlarge!)
related: please ladies please
FILED UNDER: a little uptight · bullet points · California · e-mail · hygiene
“These are the results of your typical no-one-washes-their-dishes-at-the-office situation,” says our submitter in Portland, Oregon.”There used to be a note above the sink that said “NOT YOUR MAMA,” but it was replaced with these gems, both of which sort of creep me out (and neither of which has ameliorated the dirty dish issue).”
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Oregon…
FILED UNDER: dishes · kinda creepy · office · office cop · Portland
Today’s Facebook Friday submission comes from an anonymous onlooker in College Park, <aryland. (read from the bottom up.)
related: I challenge you to an emoticon-off!
FILED UNDER: ex drama · Facebook · spelling and grammar police
I’d say this whiteboard notice — from a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, illinois — is neck-and-neck with this for “most unnecessary and inappropriate analogy ever.”
‘Plex, by the way, refers to (in the words of our anonymous submitter, the note’s recipient) a Northwestern residence hall, Foster Walker Complex, “that’s full of disinterested seniors and minorities.”
Change is on the way?
related: Just be glad you don’t know what’s in the coffee
FILED UNDER: a little insensitive · Chicago · college life · Illinois · roommates · whiteboard