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
September 30th, 2008 · 88 comments
“My dear, sweet grandmother lived a long, full life and passed away recently at the age of 88,” writes Mark in Denton, Texas, but he still has the valentine his “Memaw” sent him back in 2005, during his freshman year of college.
Before the cockles of your heart get too warmed, however, take note: says Mark, “What appears at first glance to be an innocent, heartfelt valentine turned out to contain a message that pretty much sums up how she felt about me going to college a whole hour-and-a-half away, rather than the crappy local college…because apparently, that was my way of saying that my home and family just weren’t important to me.”
On behalf of Jewish grandmas everywhere…Happy Rosh Hashanah, everyone!
related: Why is it on this night we’re like, allowed to eat carbs?
FILED UNDER: college life · family · Grandma · guilt trip · Say wha? · signed with love · Texas
Presenting — in honor of British Cheese Week — three approaches to cheese thievery:
1) Play dumb.
2) Get tough.
3) Oh, F it.
related: The right to bear fruit
FILED UNDER: cheese · fridge · stealing
FILED UNDER: confusion??? · family · food · office · Ontario · signed with love · Texas