This lovely petri dish courtesy of Ben, who explains: “While living in a house in London with 17 people from all over the world, things become way too green. This had to be done every once in a while in order to remind others not to overpopulate our kitchen with new living organisms.”
related: Maybe someone can do this dishes?
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · dishes · London · roommates
It started with “no smelly foods,” says Kathleen, and escalated from there.
related: NO FISH in the microwave!
FILED UNDER: excessive underlining · food · group bitchfest · microwave · odor · office · smartass
Mike gets the last word in this exchange.
FILED UNDER: bathroom · Baton Rouge · meta · piss · roommates · that's disrespectful · toilet
Spotted on the office fridge by Sam, who also brings us this little gem — the most precise vending-machine operating instructions ever written.
related: Spit & Vinegar
FILED UNDER: exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · New York · office fridge · spitting · stealing
Thanks to Rachel for bringing to light another key battleground for office passive-aggressives: the thermostat.
related: This is your friend the thermostat
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · New York · office · temperature
FILED UNDER: Brooklyn · dogs · garbage · neighbors · Park Slope · shit · smiley
Spotted by Eric at Uncle Moe’s in Manhattan.
related: The penny is the most passive-aggressive coin
FILED UNDER: "customer service" · New York
From Emily: another example of Brooklyn’s seemingly unparalleled commitment to exasperated signage (as previously documented here.)
FILED UNDER: Brooklyn · more aggressive than passive · parking
Wesh snapped this a few years back in Red Hook, Brooklyn, while walking from his brother’s rehearsal dinner to the after-party bar.
Says Wesh: “What gets me are the flags. Why flags?”
(How bougie does Park Slope’s version look in comparison?)
FILED UNDER: Brooklyn · dogs · more aggressive than passive · shit
In evidence here, a key element of the passive-aggressive lexicon —and one of the many elevated to catchphrase status by Mike Judge.
This example comes from Peter (no, not that Peter), who has since escaped roommate living but offers these words of wisdom for those of us who haven’t: “Never trust anyone who uses post-it notes at home.”
related: Too many
FILED UNDER: food · roommates · royal we