When peaceniks get pissed

November 25th, 2007 · 56 comments

Writes Ludovic from Geneva: “I went to Bil’in, a Palestinian village cut through by the security fence, for the weekly Friday demonstration. There’s a house there whose owner rents out the ground flat to activists to be used as a meeting place, sleeping hostel, that sort of thing. The day was obviously tense, but seeing the sign above the sink made us all smile.”

This is a passive-aggressive sign: DISHES!

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Apology denied

November 23rd, 2007 · 110 comments

Our anonymous submitter in California was having some issues with her roommates not washing their dishes. “It got so bad that I picked up what I thought was a black bowl…only to find it was white and covered in ants,” she says. When asked to clean up after themselves, the roommates responded with a note calling her a bitch. Then came this one — accompanied by someone peeing in her shampoo.

Adds our submitter: “I moved out not too long after that.”

I don't owe you an apology. I suggest you stop whining and get over it.

related: This makes me want to scream

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WoW, indeed.

November 22nd, 2007 · 64 comments

You might think a hermit-like Warcraft addict would make the ideal roommate (no noisy sex, no hogging the remote…) but as this little piece of passive-aggressive gold demonstrates, there are some other issues to contend with. Like, say, the stench.

While I am happy for you, in that you have found new "friends" by play[ing] World of Warcraft, I am concerned

(From an anonymous submitter in Portland, Oregon.)

related: Let me help you out

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“If it wasn’t for the toilet, there would be no books”

November 21st, 2007 · 117 comments

Reading in the bathroom is one thing…but kicking back with a purloined Snapple? Tbat’s one step too far for this food service establishment, as spotted by Jenny in Washington, D.C.

*Attention Customers* Recently we have experienced customers stealing drinks and consuming them in our bathroom. We kindly ask that you stop this as we do not tolerate stealers in our store. If this continues to proceed, right course of action will be taken to stop this violation immediately. Thank you.

You gotta love that passive voice! Any kindly guesses re: the crossed-out word?

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Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss

November 20th, 2007 · 238 comments

Hannah saw this note on the window of a small toy store in downtown Sarasota, Florida. “They are really cool about it,” Hannah says,  ”but people still kiss the window.”

Note to whoever keeps leaving lip prints on our window: If you are in love with someone who works here, please let us know. We like love! You might be loved back. If you are random People who like blowing kisses at toys, please kiss a space below. Do not kiss on someone else's kiss, what you're doing is unsanitary enough as it is.

UPDATE: Jessica stopped by the same store recently (nearly two years later) and the sign is still up!

Note to whoever keeps leaving lip prints on our window: If you are in love with someone who works here, please let us know. We like love! You might be loved back. If you are random People who like blowing kisses at toys, please kiss a space below. Do not kiss on someone else's kiss, what you're doing is unsanitary enough as it is.

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All I want is a room somewhere

November 19th, 2007 · 104 comments

One loverly lady in Illinois found this note on the door of her dorm room after a long day of classes. (The identity of the note-leaver is still a mystery, as is the meaning of the phrase “dollar sign flower slams easily.”)

dear lovely ladies of this room: we appreciate and sympathize with the fact that your door is heavier than others & slams easily. However, we only request that you follow the campus policy of 24-hour courtesy and STOP SLAMMING so that all the rest of us can get the hours of sleep we need to stay as lovely as you. Many thanks, xoxo: the other ladies on your floor

Adds our submitter: “When we had our next floor meeting, I did the not-so-passive thing of calling out ‘whoever wrote the note,’ saying that we were trying our hardest to keep her ‘lovely.’”

related: We hear you, man

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Eats, shoots and leaves

November 18th, 2007 · 165 comments

Joey in Pittsburgh spotted this one on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Now that’s the thanksgiving spirit!

that's the thanksgiving spirit

Meanwhile, a different version of this photo floating around shows what appears to be a copy-edited version. ain’t punctuation grand?

nosoul.jpg

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Recipe for roommate discord

November 17th, 2007 · 200 comments

Our anonymous submitter in Detroit tells us his roommate is a repeat offender when it comes to passive-aggressive note-leaving. This time around, he went with a note AND a text message. (“And it’s not even my fault!” our submitter protests.)

The oven was left on 450 again. Don't use the oven if you can't turn it OFF

related: Text me at work if you want to talk!

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Is that a calligraphy pen?

November 15th, 2007 · 233 comments

“Keep in mind that this is coming from the messiest and loudest of six roommates,” says our anonymous submitter, a college student in New York. Isn’t it always?

As stated in the beginning

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No bread and circuses! But maybe an ice cream social?

November 15th, 2007 · 162 comments

“Our CA (community advisor) posted this friendly note on our bathroom door,” says our submitter, a college student in Milwaukee.

The dorm residents — apparently a libertarian-minded bunch — were pissed about frequent CAD (common area damage) charges for putting recyclables in the trash instead of the mandatory recycling bin. They took a break from ranking up Ron Paul stories on Reddit and Digg to add their two cents here.

hey guys!

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