Writes our submitter from London: “I can only imagine the local politics that brought about this pre-Christmas gem of a note in the historic town if Lewes, England.” Any Lewes locals out there who could shed some light on this light-box snub?
related: Fish fingers and custard then, yeah?
FILED UNDER: retail hell · U.K.
Writes Derek from Ohio: “I found this on an anthropological blog I follow and thought it would fit great on your site.” I agree, Derek, I agree!
related: No candy go away!
extra credit: Do I have to give candy to poor kids? [slate.com]
FILED UNDER: casual sexism · Halloween
This one speaks for itself, no?
(Thanks to our submitter, Bonnie in Edinburgh.)
related: A review of last night’s performance
FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise
Previously, our submitter says, bowls of candy sat in an area of the office most commonly populated by waiting customer and potential hires.
“Now, instead of candy, most of them get to see this note. It provides them with things to think about as they wait, such as: How many Jolly Ranchers, Starlight Mints, and other candies which are neither chocolate nor caramel may one take from each bowl?”
recently: More office candy bowl drama
FILED UNDER: candy · office · office cop
Writes our submitter: “This note was left in the TEMPORARY mailbox that we put up to collect mail during a substantial construction phase at our house.”
In order to appease the anonymous critic, she says, “I have since placed a large neon green bow around the offending structure,” and plans to continue. “I’m going for the ‘North Pole threw up here’ look,” she says.
extra credit: uglymailbox.com: cool & crazy mailboxes
FILED UNDER: there goes the neighborhood · unsolicited feedback
“My husband and I eloped in Maui last week because we thought it’d be more fun that way,” says Sarah in Seattle.At least one of her husband’s coworkers — apparently — took this as a snub. (But, you know, in a “Hahahahaha, JUST KIDDING!” clenched-teeth sort of way.)
related: Aaand…the honeymoon’s over.
FILED UNDER: love & marriage · office
September 29th, 2014 · 35 comments
Alice in Columbus, Ohio noticed this note taped to the door of a neighboring apartment. “I guess the tenants must have taken over a place that had formerly housed drug dealers and they were fed up with people coming by looking for drugs,” she says. “The note begins amiably enough — ‘Take shoes off at door’ — then takes quite a turn with its devastating conclusion.
related: This not a brothel!
FILED UNDER: Columbus · drugs · not-so-veiled threats · Oops?
September 26th, 2014 · 25 comments
Out submitter in Chicago notes that, remarkably enough, within a day or so of this note being posted (or rather, secured with packing tape to the floor), the oh-so-pretty doormat magically reappeared!
(I’d like to imagine that this was the stolen doormat in question.)
related: Wrath mat
extra credit: How to keep a doormat from being stolen [metafilter.com]
FILED UNDER: Chicago · neighbors · stealing
September 24th, 2014 · 29 comments
Suzanne’s office in Chicago is filled with lots of so-called “creatives” — you know, the types who are too busy working on BIG IDEAS to deal with the banalities of, say, dirty dishes. Finally, someone decided it would take a real heavyweight to draw some attention to the problem.
related: Right/wrong justified
FILED UNDER: Chicago · kitchen · office
September 21st, 2014 · 92 comments
Sue in Northbrook, Illinois says that some 10 months after tricking her 6-year-old daughter with Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy” challenge, little Mia remembered the prank and, with a renewed sense of outrage, stormed off to express her anger in note form.
Mia’s mom notes that she’s normally referred to as “Mommy” by her daughter (and by her friends as “Sue”), so she knew she was in trouble when she saw this missive addressed to “Susan.”
related: The Parent Tax
FILED UNDER: candy · Chicago · Halloween · kids · Mother-daughter notes