I hereby declare the writer of the second note in this exchange (from a college art studio in Texas) the winner of the season’s official “oh, snap!” award.
(Sure, the original note-writer might have a case — but just like those pesky BCS rankings, style points count, baby!)
related: i before e except after c ftw
FILED UNDER: art · Austin · college life · garbage · oh snap · Texas
How’d you like to be flatmates with Dianne in London? Cos I’m thinking there just might be an opening soon…
related: clarifying motion #2
FILED UNDER: bathroom · drizzunk · hygiene · London · roommates · spitting · U.K.
FILED UNDER: holiday spirit · office · party planning committee · San Francisco · Thanksgiving
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