This ranks right up there with the notice from an aspiring personal-injury lawyer as one of my favorite roommate notes of all time.
Gillian in Albany, New York points out that the malapropism here (“I am the narcotic one”) was actually deliciously appropriate, because “she cleaned exactly like cocaine.”
related: This room is protected by the Constitution
FILED UNDER: cleaning · college life · fun with malapropisms · garbage · money · New York · roommates · runaway run-on sentences
Robert in Sacramento found this one on the wall of his apartment building’s laundry room. Says Robert: “On the surface, I don’t think this sign is too bad. The underlining of “time” and the “thanks a lot!!” at the end push it over the top for me.”
FILED UNDER: California · laundry · neighbors · Sacramento
Says Tyler in Boston: “My roommate stopped talking to me after the first month of living together and only communicated via whiteboard.” Or, has his roommate might say, via “whiteboard thing.”
FILED UNDER: Boston · cleaning · excessive underlining · money · roommates · whiteboard
(from an anonymous urinal-user in Boulder, Colorado.)
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bullet points · CAPS LOCK · Colorado · excessive underlining · office · toilet
This note of course left by “the messiest roommate of them all,” says Kate in Boston.
FILED UNDER: Boston · dishes · heart · roommates · sponges
Vici lives in London with five flatmates — all guys.
(If you don’t have a house full of cereal-stealing warcraft players like vici and don’t get the “orly?” thing…wikipedia to the rescue!)
related: cereal killer
FILED UNDER: college life · food · London · rebuttals · roommates · shameless meme-mongering · stealing
I’m guessing it would look nothing like this note:
(just click to enlarge.)
FILED UNDER: dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · kitchen · office · rhetorical question · smiley · spelling and grammar police
Explains Desi in New York: “I work in a dungeon — a “we-do-S&M-here” place — and not only is our boss passive-aggressive (really, he is, in a more strict interpretation of the term) he also doesn’t speak English all that well.” Now that’s a formula for comic gold.
Although the circuitous first sentence here is pretty great, I think the thing I love most about this sign is how terribly average it is. (No clip art of whips and chains, say.) Except for the use of the word “girls,” this wouldn’t be terribly out of place at any other office. (It’s also a nice companion piece to this.)
related: Suck on this!
FILED UNDER: crazy boss · illness · New York · sex sex sex
“Our company gives us free soda,” says Craig in New York City, “but then you have to deal with notes like these.”
(Cue the world’s tiniest violin.)
related: But…changing the water cooler bottle is hard!
FILED UNDER: beverages · CAPS LOCK · New York · office · office fridge
Explains our anonymous submitter in St. Louis: “I just lost my job at [giant pharmaceutical company]. I was feeling rather passive-aggressive, so I tore this flyer down from the inside of the bathroom stall. It has been there for over three years.”
FILED UNDER: bathroom · clip art catastrophe · danger · excessive underlining · hygiene · Missouri · office · touching · washing your hands