I know I’m asking for trouble here, but when John in Missouri passed along this exchange between his father’s neighbor (an “interested animal lover”) and his father (a reluctant one), I just couldn’t resist.
Confidential to John’s Dad: I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
related: The Great Outdoor Cat Debate of 2012
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · cats · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · old folks
Ashleigh says her apartment complex in Gainesville, Florida is “notoriously slow” when it comes to repairs. Apparently, some of her neighbors got tired of waiting.
related: Love, the Landlord
FILED UNDER: Florida · landlords and property managers · stove
Explains Melissa in Virginia: “As many couples probably do, my fiancé and I have had an ongoing discussion about his propensity to leave cabinet doors and drawers open.” Melissa insists she’s not aggravated by the open cabinets — she just feels the need to bring the issue to his attention.
Then, last week, Melissa was thrilled to receive a beautiful flower arrangement at her office. “Then I opened the damn card!”
related: Really, though — carnations?
FILED UNDER: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · love & marriage · most popular notes of 2012 · Northern Virginia · opening/closing
Spotted by Matt in Baltimore, Maryland…
related: Your parking job brings one word to mind
FILED UNDER: Baltimore · most popular notes of 2012 · Oops? · parking
While traveling in India on business, Melissa spotted this sign in all of the women’s restrooms at one office.
Note: Based on my experience with this site, I have to conclude that the fairer sex most definitely does not “define hygiene.”
related: The bathroom battle of the sexes — a true race to the bottom
extra credit: “Cleaner than Shit” Liquid Hand Soap
FILED UNDER: bathroom · confusion??? · hygiene · India · office · toilet
Heather in California says none of her colleagues will admit to writing this note, four copies of which showed up one day in the “very, very, small breakroom” at her office.
P.S. As of today, the first page of search results for “activities of common courtesy and how to clean-up after finishing my break” includes a Wikipedia List of Breaking Bad characters.
related: This is in the way
FILED UNDER: California · cleaning · office · spelling and grammar police · You call that punctuation? · Your mother doesn't...
Our submitter, who works at a language school in France, isn’t 100% sure which one of the managers posted this on the staff board. However, there is one person he can think of who “has a fondness for long patronizing notes when a simple ‘please close the door’ would do.”
(just click the photo to enlarge)
related: Ceci n’est pas une porte
FILED UNDER: obnoxious definition · opening/closing · smartass · TL;DR
September 30th, 2012 · 67 comments
Emily in Texas remembers her parents being convinced she was most uncouth child ever born — they even sent her to etiquette school to clean up her act. Well, she got a rude reminder of those days when she found this birthday card in the back of her closet.
related: Happy Valentine’s Day from Mom
FILED UNDER: birthday · etiquette · Moms & Dads · spelling and grammar police · Texas
September 27th, 2012 · 70 comments
From a house full of roommates in Texas, our submitter calls this “a prime example of ‘dogs have owners, cats have staff.’”
related: Hendrix is the cat
FILED UNDER: cats · cleaning · roommates · vomit
September 26th, 2012 · 37 comments
Writes our submitter in Houston: “The secretary on our floor is never at her desk — so much, in fact, that she’s been reported numerous times. We recently got a new office copier and somehow she decided that she has ownership of it. Based on the note below, it looks like someone needed help and was a little frustrated that, once again, she couldn’t be located.” Aaaand troll mode activated!
Adds our submitter: “The secretary EXPLODED when she saw that someone had the nerve to touch her machine.”
related: My Secretary, Sybil
FILED UNDER: Houston · office · oh no you didn't · overzealous secretary · smartass · smiley · touching