This note is like the teenager who manages to contain themselves long enough to grudgingly recite a lengthy mandated apology, but then can’t resist turning around and giving the finger afterwards…or the perky flight attendant who finally cracks when the drunk fat guy hits the call button again at the end of a long flight. Mmm, feel the repressed rage!
(Thanks to Jenn in Hudson, Ohio for submitting!)
Rage against the coffee machine
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bullet points · coffee · etiquette · office · Ohio
Setting the bar high (as spotted by Corey in Winnipeg.)
UPDATE: A copy cat’s on the loose!
FILED UNDER: bathroom · Canada · office · toilet · Winnipeg
From Lars in San Francisco.
FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise · San Francisco · sleeping · visual aids
In her defense, Eeka says there were three to four empty spaces available in front of her house when this note was left — two of which she shoveled out herself.
FILED UNDER: Boston · excessive underlining · parking · spelling and grammar police · your/you're
If you liked “Paul Gauguin, Passive-Aggressive Artist,” you might enjoy “Passive-aggressive Vegan Grocery Cashier: A Day in the Life,” from the McSweeney’s archives…or any of the “Open letters to people or entities who are unlikely to respond.”
Or you might not. Perhaps you’re a member of the millennial generation! in that case, you might prefer something a bit more “multimedia.”
FILED UNDER: fiction · tangent time
This exercise in redundancy is brought to us by Erika in Los Angeles. It’s like the note-writer couldn’t decide which tactic would be most effective and just opted for all of the above.
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bullet points · excessive underlining · food · guilt trip · high on highlighter · Los Angeles · not-so-veiled threats · office · office fridge · pleasantries as afterthought · spelling and grammar police · stealing
Michele in Jasper, Indiana says she doesn’t actually expect to see her digital camera again, “but I at least wanted to inflict some guilt on the person who took it.”
FILED UNDER: guilt trip · Indiana · office · stealing
After reading apt. 10′s response, I can’t help but side with the defendant — especially after Melissa in Omaha revealed that this particular neighbor posts notes like this quite frequently. Because really, that shit is disrespectful.
FILED UNDER: garbage · more aggressive than passive · neighbors · oh snap · Omaha · p.s. · rebuttals · spelling and grammar police
…but Hot Pockets are totally the car radios of the communal freezer.
Exhibit a: New York City
Exhibit b: Southern Oregon
Exhibit c: Washington, D.C.
Exhibit d: Oahu, Hawaii
Thanks to Beth at Columbia and DJ Shaggy for their help in uncovering this phenomenon.
FILED UNDER: excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · office fridge · sad face · spelling and grammar police · stealing · unnecessary "quotation marks" · whiteboard
This sign (spotted by Seamus in Noe Valley, San Fran) is sort of a West-Coast version of this, no?
FILED UNDER: California · crazypants · excessive underlining · more aggressive than passive · more like crazy · politics · San Francisco · spitting