As Ed Hardy said, “Flushing kills slowly”

August 11th, 2014 · 67 comments

Our submitter says this note was posted in a Princeton University restroom by his coworker, who had become “completely obsessed with finding out who didn’t flush the urinal after using it.” After posting the note, he began to discreetly check the urinal every time he saw someone leave the restroom.

“Eventually he identified the culprit, and that individual was appropriately shunned,” says our submitter. “At least he kept his oath to God!”

As Ed Hardy said, "Flushing kills slowly"

 

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The Miracle of Love

August 5th, 2014 · 73 comments

We all love a good drama, don’t we?

The Miracle of Love

 

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New York City? Get a rope.

July 30th, 2014 · 76 comments

Our submitter just moved to a small town in South Dakota, and says that seeing this “edited” ad at a diner was the biggest culture shock she’s had yet! “As an art teacher,” she writes, “I was irritated that someone would try so hard to dissuade some kids from pursuing what sounds like a pretty cool experience.”

New York City? Get a rope.

 

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Does your cat have a death wish?

July 28th, 2014 · 111 comments

Danielle in Baltimore says copies of this notice were posted on electrical poles, fences, and doors all around her apartment complex.

Does your cat have a death wish?

 

related: I’m a cat. It’s okay for me to be outside. (OR IS IT?!)

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My babies shouldn’t need to witness your shady antics!

July 23rd, 2014 · 139 comments

Due to some recent stressful events, Daniel in Brisbane recently started smoking cigarettes again after 10 years of going without. “To avoid embarassing questions from people I know, I take steps to avoid smelling like cigarette smoke,” he says — including leaving work and parking next to a rail line, on the opposite side of any residential buildings. (Admittedly, a wee bit shady.)

Well, somebody noticed. Daniel found this note on his windshield.

My babies shouldn't need to witness your shady antics!

 

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→ 139 CommentsFILED UNDER: Australia · smoking · Won't somebody think of the children?


Stand down, wedding guests

July 17th, 2014 · 109 comments

Spotted at a wedding in Texas. Says our submitter, “The food was BBQ. The DJ never made the announcement for seconds.”

Stand down, wedding guests

 

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In the news: Passive-aggressive watermelon carving?

July 15th, 2014 · 47 comments

Butcher Knife in Watermelon

A Connecticut man was arrested last night for allegedly slicing a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner. According to the police report, the woman said she felt the man was resorting to “passive-aggressive” tactics to “intimidate her because he is angry at her.” According to the Register-Citizen:

The woman…was greeted by the sight of a watermelon, pierced by Cervillino’s large butcher knife, sitting on the kitchen counter top, police said. Cervillino walked in seconds later, and without saying anything, began slicing pieces of the watermelon.

Now, this site is notoriously loose in our working definition of “passive-aggressive,” but I’d call that just plain menacing. How about you?

(Thanks to Matt in D.C. for tipping us off to the story, and to Michael Kappel on Flickr for the photo!)

related: “Watermelon, watermelon, mofo, watermelon” will not work anymore

 

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The taking tree

July 10th, 2014 · 54 comments

Our submitter lives in a group of eight cottages in Alameda, California. She writes: “One of my neighbors, Mark, has a lemon tree and he always tells everyone to ‘Help themselves!’ However, last week, someone took the last lemon — which really upset Mark. A couple hours later, we noticed what looked like a peach on the lemon tree.”

The Taking Tree

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But what does the fox say?

July 8th, 2014 · 95 comments

Writes Kate in Pensacola, Florida: “There’s a new subdivision going up near me, and the farmer next door is NOT happy about it.”

NOTICE: This property is a farm Farms have animals. Animals make: Funny sounds Smell bad, and Have sex outdoors UNLESS YOU CAN TOLERATE Noise, Odors, and Outdoor sex DON'T BUY PROPERTY NEXT TO A FARM!

(And then, of course, there’s the city version…)

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The sins of the father

July 3rd, 2014 · 70 comments

Kyle didn’t even want to open the card he got from his grandma for his 20th birthday, because he knew he was in for something more than $5 bill. “The week prior was my family reunion, and my dad decided not to go — and not to inform my grandma ahead of time,” Kyle says. Grandma decided to use Kyle’s birthday card to make her feelings about this clear.

The sins of the father

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