Writes our submitter in Washington state: “Shortly after our holiday party signup sheet was posted, this gentle reminder appeared, taped over the word ‘potluck.’ So far, no one has been brave enough to sign up for anything.”
(Because, you know, the best kind of potluck is six bags of chips, three plates of cookies, a one liter bottle of soda, and some plastic forks.)
related: THE POTLUCK THEME IS MONGOLIA[N] BBQ!!!!!
extra credit: Potluck fear and loathing [latimes.com]
FILED UNDER: holiday spirit · obnoxious definition · office cop · party planning committee
Ever wonder how MIT undergrads spend their free time? Well, thanks to Benjamin in Boston, you have your answer:
related: How’s that for a group effort?
FILED UNDER: college life · dishes · note wars · smartass
Shortly after Denver’s first snowfall of the season, Sharon looked out her window to see her neighbor making a snowman. “I thought he was doing something cute for his girlfriend. Who knew it was actually a frosty political statement about the cold evils of capitalism?”
related: Drivers of Walmart
FILED UNDER: holiday spirit
Our unapologetic submitter, Patrick from Orlando, Florida, says he’s always been more of a dog person. One day, he says, “I got fed up with the perpetual harassment of this neighborhood cat: getting into my trash, jumping onto my car, and might have even given me ringworm once.” His response?
Adds Patrick: “Crazy cat ladies must have some sort of sixth sense because I had an angry visitor at my front door within 15 minutes. To this day, Snowball still roams free.”
related: The story of STUPID CAT
extra credit: Call for Cat Curfew [thecourier.com.au]
FILED UNDER: cats · neighbors · Orlando
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but as Rachel in Victoria, B.C. noticed, nativity scenes are already becoming crime scenes.
related: Baby Jesus is AWOL
FILED UNDER: British Columbia · Christmas · Jesus · stealing · warning
Today on Passive-Aggressive Poetry Corner: A note our submitter from Maryland found slid under the door of her top-floor apartment.
related: Ever wonder what it would be like sharing an office with William Carlos Williams?
FILED UNDER: Maryland · neighbors · noise · pure poetry
Our submitter, Gavin, saw this note displayed prominently on the wall in the lounge/bar area of a 104-year-old fishermen’s club in Sussex, England.
“I found it quite touching that they’d selected tomato-coloured ink to write the note in no-nonsense Times New Roman ALL CAPS,” Gavin says. And while he hasn’t a clue as to the identity of the culprit or the circumstances involved, “I doubt that this person is popular with the club committee.”
related: Trust me, I’m the Doctor.
FILED UNDER: I know who you are · so this is a thing? · U.K.
Alrighty, folks. Yesterday’s “millennial-bashing” post seemed to stir up outdoor-cat levels of ire, so I think it’s time for a day of healing. I’ll even set aside the issue of “passive-aggressive” vs. “just straightforward aggressive.” Cheap laughs for all, courtesy of Sarah in Providence and Peter in New York!
related: “Employees” must “wash hands” with “soap”
FILED UNDER: bathroom · spelling and grammar police · unnecessary "quotation marks"
Writes our submitter, a college student in Colorado who I would really like to smack some sense into: “We had a change in professors midway through the semester in my fiction workshop. The new professor does not understand that his class is not the absolute most important thing in the universe.”
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related: So, you were hoping to get an A for “asshole-like entitlement”?
FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · college life · Colorado · kids today
The only think Derek — I’m sorry, “Dman” — had to say about this note was, “i live with some girls, and one is pretty funny.” Something tells that “funny ha ha” isn’t what comes to his roommates’ minds when mopping up Derek’s puddles of urine.
related: The Piddler on the Roof
FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · New York · piss · roommates