Meg’s uncanny curatorial ability to uncover the silver lining in any situation was woefully under-appreciated at her last job, but even her former coworkers had to admit that this farewell e-mail was an impressive excavation of meg’s latent passive-aggressive tendencies.
Hi all, Due to Museum restructuring, my position has been terminated today. After seeing five other staff members voluntary departures from the Museum recently. I know this change is a step in the right direction for me. On to bigger, better galleries and museums with organized management and high-paying salaries!!! It has been a pleasure working with some of you more than others (you know who you are)! Cheers, Meg
related: This shit is bananas
FILED UNDER: all-staff e-mail · cheers · farewell letter · fired · you know who you are
Need another sign we’re officially in a recession? How ’bout three?
related: “No” questions asked
FILED UNDER: "accidental" "borrowing" · bicycle · California · excessive underlining · neighbors · San Francisco · smiley · thx
Our anonymous submitter reports that a certain less-than-collegial colleague had the gall to dash off this note while the perfume-wearer in question was standing at the photocopier less than five feet away. And, our submitter adds: “She did not attempt at all to disguise her handwriting.”
related: Fight or flight
FILED UNDER: California · CAPS LOCK · exclamation-point happy!!!! · more aggressive than passive · odor · office · oh no you didn't
Like so many passive-aggressive notewriters, the author of this note — which Sarah in Brockton, Mass. says was posted in the elevator, front hallway, back hallway and the mailroom of her building after a particularly rowdy Friday — just can’t seem to fully commit to sarcasm as a rhetorical technique.
(You know, because otherwise people might not get it!!!)
related: Just in case you didn’t catch the sarcasm…
FILED UNDER: Massachusetts · neighbors · noise · thanks (but not really)
Found on the street by Joe in Somerville, Mass…
related: Oh, the irony
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · meta · Somerville · spelling and grammar police
Al Gore would likely be pleased hear that Marc in San Diego rides his bike (a vintage blue Colnago) to work in the mornings. A certain evangelical bike messenger, however, was less than impressed.
Marc says he’s since ditched his old cable lock. “After this note taught me the error of my ways, I now keep my bike inside where it’s safe.”
related: Next on thieves with low self-esteem
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bicycle · stealing
…well, you know how it goes.
Meanwhile, in Melbourne…
And in London…
…a saucy variation on a much-photographed placard from London’s Soho:
But my favorite sign was spotted by Nick at a backpacker’s hostel in Rio:
related: The whore of West Babylon
FILED UNDER: "customer service" · Australia · Canada · Melbourne · Rio de Janeiro · sex sex sex · Toronto
I think we’ve received some of your mail by mistake. Just wanted to pass these along!
related: Arrivederci, asshole
FILED UNDER: "customer service" · beer · garbage · God · parking · stealing · The Earth
My favorite part of this two-page glory? The flash of insight on page 2: “I realize that last sentence is phrased as a question, but really it is more of a statement.”
related: care, it makes a difference
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · cleaning · confusion??? · exclamation-point happy!!!! · grow up · high on highlighter · martyr complex · roommates · shoes · spelling and grammar police
Jenny says these notes have started showing up in several of the bathroom stalls in her freshman dorm at Oberlin College. As far she knows, none of her fellow frosh have taken the custodians up on their suggestion…but who knows what’ll happen once Parents’ Weekend rolls around?
So, President Krislov… care to comment?
related: You might want to take a hard look at your washcloth first
FILED UNDER: college life · disgruntled janitor · Ohio · toilet paper