So, after seeing this note from Daily Piglet in Columbia, South Carolina:
And this one, from Anna in Providence, Rhode Island:
And this doozy from an anonymous San Francisco office worker…
Is it any wonder that this photo from afroswede‘s flickrstream (and others) came to mind?
(Meanwhile, over at bethany’s “blog”…u can touch this.)
related: Can I lick it?
FILED UNDER: blitzkrieg approach · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Providence · San Francisco · South Carolina · temperature · touching
Julie spotted this amazing note on New York’s Lower East Side…
(Dude, how ominous are those ellipses?)
related: Movin’ out (Anthony’s song)
FILED UNDER: crazypants · money · not-so-veiled threats · Say wha?
Charlie in Hopkinton, Massachusetts (age 17) and his little brother (age 15) spent a good deal of time scheming about how to respond to their mother’s notes around the bathroom before deciding upon shaving cream as their weapon of choice.
p.s. Matilda: the most passive-aggressive child in fiction? (Also, Muggle-wump: the most passive-aggressive monkey?) discuss!
related: Living with an adolescent (abridged)
FILED UNDER: bathroom · Massachusetts · Moms & Dads
Laid back? I’ll give you laid back. In fact, I’ll spell it out for you: Janice will break your legs.
(Thanks to Peter in Milwaukee for documenting — you’re my number one guy!)
related: Be informed, Homeland Security will be
FILED UNDER: crazypants · Milwaukee · pure poetry · Say wha? · smoking · spelling and grammar police · You call that punctuation?
While other passive-aggressives plow through post-its with wild abandon, the caretaker of Kale‘s building in Winnipeg has a more economical style.
P.S. Vetta, I think the only thing that would make me love this note more is if your postscript began with “I wish…”
related: And what’s your Christmas wish?
FILED UNDER: Christmas · garbage · holiday spirit · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2008 · p.s. · Winnipeg
In the office kitchen, expecting your coworkers to wipe up the spatters from their exploded Hot Pockets seems like standard enough microwave etiquette. And a ban on charred popcorn and leftover tuna casserole? Eh, fair enough. But this note — from an anonymous office worker in Baltimore — is the kind of thing that leads to out-and-out mutiny.
UPDATE: There’s a copycat on the loose!
UPDATE 2: They’re multiplying!
UPDATE 3: The meta-madness continues!
UPDATE 4: It continues!
related: Who are you calling OCD?
FILED UNDER: a little uptight · Baltimore · microwave · most popular notes of 2008 · office
At Stanly’s office in Houston, the team has a whiteboard they update everyday with their accomplishments. Afer accidentally erasing his update, Stanly’s boss left him this message.
Of course, Stanly had to return the gesture.
related: the post-it wars
FILED UNDER: Houston · now that's management · office · rebuttals
Faydra in Gainesville, Florida lives in an apartment complex she describes as “a step above dorm living” — 85 females total, all of them coming and going at all hours. Faydra’s next-door neighbors kicked things off (with the most frightening clip art extravaganza ever) and things devolved from there. In chronological order:
related: A fancy feast
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · clip art catastrophe · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Florida · neighbors · noise · rebuttals · smiley
Happy Valentine’s Day, kids!
(Thanks to Ron in West Jordan, Utah, who found this note taped to his front door.)
related: wake me up? wham!
FILED UNDER: kids · spelling and grammar police · spurned lover · Utah
From an anonymous heathen in Washington, D.C.:
related: It must have been a pretty big bite
FILED UNDER: bold underlined italics · D.C. · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors · obnoxious definition · smoking · spelling and grammar police · spitting