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
Says Bethany: “I don’t really know what I did to deserve this.”
related: Cereal killer
FILED UNDER: roommates · whiteboard
Any note that starts with “let’s” I kind of immediately love. This one was forwarded by Lindsay in Watford, England:
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · U.K.
This isn’t just a note — it’s a work of art. And it’s about 100 shades of amazing.
I’ll let Rich explain: “I had a party at my house once in college, and one of our roommates who was going to be gone was really scared that someone was going to sleep in his bed. so, instead of, you know, telling us not to use his room, he decided to post this hilarious note that only an aspiring personal injury lawyer could produce.”
related: CARE — it makes a difference
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · college life · excessive underlining · Iowa · more like crazy · not-so-veiled threats · questionable logic · roommates · TL;DR · touching
Found on the company dishwasher by Pete M….
The text at the bottom reads: “If you would like a lesson in telling the difference between the machine being on or not, please see reception.” ) Now that’s a Power Point presentation I’d love to see.
related: The needy little dishwasher
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · confusion??? · dishwasher · office · opening/closing
Writes Heidi in Kansas City, Missouri: “In my building, the decorating committee of condo owners added lamps to the hallway tables on each floor. Someone started turning the lamps off on some floors, and someone else left this note on the bulletin board in the building’s laundry room. Gotta love that festive holiday stationery!”
FILED UNDER: holiday spirit · Kansas City · lighting · neighbors · nice stationery
Along with the Mad Bomber series, I’d say this note is one for the hall of fame. There are so many amazing elements here I can’t even pick a favorite.
related: care, it makes a difference
FILED UNDER: cleaning · college life · dishes · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · noise · odor · roommates · sex sex sex · whiteboard
from the offices of “a large internet company” in northern virginia…thanks to liz for submitting!
FILED UNDER: bathroom · group bitchfest · office · smiley · toilet · Virginia