Just severe enough

May 18th, 2007 · 12 comments

From William, who notes: “Sadly, management thought this was too severe, so it was replaced with a long whiny treatise on coffee etiquette.”

If you leave the coffee pot low, you fail at life. Please make more coffee!

related: A coffee-maker flowchart

→ 12 CommentsFILED UNDER: coffee · Comic Sans Alert · etiquette · office


Maybe next time you should try Power Point?

May 17th, 2007 · 25 comments

The visual aid here is genius, and I love the piggyback note. (Once two people join in, the whole thing has a tendency to spiral out of control into a massive anonymous bitchfest.)

Please do not leave the toilet in this state. Other people have to use it too. Also, please respect that women use this restroom & please put the seat down!

Spotted by Steve.

UPDATE: the sign-maker writes in to claim his handiwork! Oliver explains:

I was horrified at this state, but I also did not want to be labeled as the person that left the toilet in this state. I wanted to clean up the mess but then how would I communicate my disgust to the unknown person that actually did it? So this was my solution. Document the offense including time found and then clean up.

Like I said: genius.

→ 25 CommentsFILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bathroom · office · toilet


Nobody wants your disgusting tuna sandwich, but we’ll fondle it out of spite

May 17th, 2007 · 2 comments

From Giovanni: a classic example of the “office fridge” sub-genre.

Please DO NOT TOUCH or eat. Thanks.

→ 2 CommentsFILED UNDER: excessive underlining · food · office · office fridge · pleasantries as afterthought · touching


Just in case you’re running on Central Time

May 17th, 2007 · 7 comments

I agree with Amy: “EST” is what really makes this one.

Dear enthusiastic EPID students: We have a class every Tu + Th from 11:00 am (EST) to 1:00 pm (EST). PLEASE try to refrain from entering the classroom until 1:00 (EST). We really enjoy our class + would prefer to not be interrupted. Thank you for your consideration.


→ 7 CommentsFILED UNDER: college life · excessive underlining · Michigan · noise


Have a nice day

May 13th, 2007 · 6 comments

The latest in a series previously documented here and here…right across the street from my Park Slope apartment.

Have a nice day. Please don't let your dog shit here and please don't TAG on my door! Thanks :)

Update: Another one!

related: The Pooper Stooper

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Please, please, please

May 13th, 2007 · 8 comments

There’s something so wildly theatrical about this sign, spotted in Gowanus, Brooklyn. I wouldn’t be surprised if it burst into song.

Please, please, please...GARBAGE FOR TENANTS ONLY!

→ 8 CommentsFILED UNDER: Brooklyn · garbage · landlords and property managers · neighbors


It was an ironic dance party, okay?

May 12th, 2007 · 23 comments

Slipped under our door by the downstairs neighbors.

Ya'll: This is the 3rd time Michael Jackson, Amy Grant, and the cast of Disney have invaded my apartment against my will. I tried knocking + was unheard or ignored. I don't want to have to rat you out, but if it doesn't stop ASAP I'm calling the policy. SORRY, Apt. 1

(Guilty as charged.)

related: Seriously…Sugar Ray?

→ 23 CommentsFILED UNDER: Brooklyn · music · neighbors · noise · not-so-veiled threats · Park Slope · the po-po


A single unit

May 12th, 2007 · 34 comments

At first glace, this notice  — from an auto shop somewhere between New York and Atlantic City — doesn’t seem to fit the criteria for a passive-aggressive note (observe the absence of faux niceties like “please” or “thanks!!!”), but the pseudo-helpful clarification (“this means pants + shirts as a single unit…”) helps inch it just over the line.

To all employees: You must wear the unitard that was provided! This means pants + shirts as a single unit...

→ 34 CommentsFILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · attire · New Jersey · obnoxious definition · office · whiteboard


“Too many”

May 12th, 2007 · 29 comments

This card came with a box of homemade mandelbrot from my very own passive-aggressive Jewish grandmother.

Wishing you love, joy and a good day! Enjoy but don't eat too many!!

→ 29 CommentsFILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · Grandma · hey fatty