Keeping Portland Weird

May 14th, 2013 · 52 comments

Our submitter has been couchsurfing his way through the living rooms of strangers across the country, and recently made a stop in Portland, Oregon. One morning, after leaving his dirty clothes in a pile near the rest of his stuff, he returned later to find…a surprise.

Adds our submitter: “Everyone in Portland seems to do things like this. All. The. Time.”

I wasn't sure if it would be weird of me to wash your underwear, so I folded them too — just to make sure.

related: Put a bird on it! 

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Conditional love: A Mother’s Day postscript

May 13th, 2013 · 11 comments

The front:

To mom, I love you! Look on Back

Aaaand the back:

I won't love you if you make me clean my room.

(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)

related: A Mother’s Day Report Card

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Communal kitchen canoodling

May 9th, 2013 · 51 comments

Our submitter in Canada, who lives in a rooming house with a shared kitchen, laughed pretty hard upon finding this note. “It’s just so specific. So very specific.”

When you drop noodles, pick them up - I don't like the way they feel on my FEET!

“P.S.,” our submitter adds: “I didn’t drop the noodles.”

related: Well, someone’s feeling a little chippy…

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Trading up

May 8th, 2013 · 62 comments

This seems like a conversation you should probably have in person, no? I mean…ouch.

Justin, Would you be willing to move out? My friend Mark is looking to move to Berkeley & it would be awesome if he could live here. He's planning on coming June 20th ish. -Lenny

related: Dear Alex, GET OUT.

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It loses something in translation

May 7th, 2013 · 47 comments

Drew is currently sharing an apartment in Taiwan with three roommates. One day, this note appeared on the door of the bathroom, directly facing the toilet. Says Drew: “I contemplate its meaning like a Zen haiku.”

What is Toilet love? Love: Delicious Tissues Love: Great Pee Hate: Disgust Phone Hate: Terrible Hair Love: Yummy Poo

related: My German roommate

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The crap we put up with for marriage…

May 6th, 2013 · 24 comments

Our submitter spotted this twist on a well-worn trope in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

My wife is not allowing me to release the video to you tube featuring your dog POOPING in front of our house and you neglecting to pick it up!!!! PLEASE PICK UP YOUR POOP or you may cause problems with my marriage. Thank You!!!

related: Do you know these dogs???

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We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got

May 5th, 2013 · 59 comments

Bethany in California says she saw this sign hanging from a house on her street. “I don’t know the person who wrote it, but I made my husband stop in the middle of the street so I could take a picture.”

To the little piece of CRAP who stole my iPOD: Because you would rather steal as opposed to buying your own (GOD FORBID), I now have to download every single Bon Jovi song again!!! REPENT FOR THIS IS BLASPHEMY!

related: The Whore of West Babylon

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A pre-emptive strike

May 2nd, 2013 · 44 comments

Eddy shares a house in Providence, Rhode Island with his sister. “We’re both busy with school and work,” Eddy says, “so we take turns cleaning the bathroom.” Well, sort of. “I usually put it off for weeks,” Eddy admits.

Dear Eddy, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy week to clean the bathroom. I have bought cleaning supplies for your endeavor. ? Carissa

Adds Eddy: “By the way, the heart translates loosely to ‘I’ll f’ing kill you.’”

related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates

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Just to watch him die

May 1st, 2013 · 72 comments

Nicole used to live in Reno, Nevada. Unless you’ve lived there, Nicole says, “then you can’t fully understand what a straaaange place it is, but this note might help.” She found it about four years ago in personals section of the Pennysaver. Four years later, Nicole says, “I still feel a joyous bewilderment upon reading it. I can’t wait to show it to my grandkids some day.”

ATTENTION: ALL CASINO WORKERS AND SHOW PEOPLE! Message from Teddy Williams. What kind of a

related: You’re toast, Melba.

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The Paper Towel Apocalypse

April 29th, 2013 · 50 comments

It you want people to actually pay attention to your bathroom signage, it’s go big or go home. This one certainly made Jennifer in Tennessee take notice.

Ladies, Please do not put any paper/plastic products in the toilet paper other than toilet paper (ie paper towels, feminine hygiene products, etc). This is hugely important as these toilets are directly connected to the epicenter of the planet earth and the world will end is a cataclysmic explosion of apocalyptic proportions if anything, other than toilet paper, is placed inside. We have provided these cute, little silver trash cans for your convenience...and to help you save the world from certain destruction. Thank you.

related: Things not to flush down the toilet: your hopes, your dreams…your sweaters

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