Explains our submitter in Chicago: “Colleague A left the following note — an attempt to enforce an ambigious personal space decoration policy via shame — on Colleague B’s Eiffel Tower clip. (Note: Colleague A has no official authority over Colleague B.) I find the phrasing both poetic and hilarious.”
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FILED UNDER: a matter of taste · Chicago · office · office cop
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.”
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FILED UNDER: laundry · most popular notes of 2013 · not so much passive-aggressive · Portland · questionable logic · WTF?
Aaaand the back:
(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)
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FILED UNDER: kids · Mother's Day · Mother-daughter notes
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.”
“P.S.,” our submitter adds: “I didn’t drop the noodles.”
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FILED UNDER: food · roommates · WTF?
This seems like a conversation you should probably have in person, no? I mean…ouch.
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FILED UNDER: Berkeley · moving/not moving · roommates
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.”
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FILED UNDER: Clearly a non-native English speaker · clip art catastrophe · most popular notes of 2013 · roommates · toilet · WTF?
Our submitter spotted this twist on a well-worn trope in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
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FILED UNDER: dogs · love & marriage · San Francisco · shit
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.”
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FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2013 · music · stealing
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.
Adds Eddy: “By the way, the heart translates loosely to ‘I’ll f’ing kill you.’”
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FILED UNDER: bathroom · cleaning · family · Providence · thanks (but not really)
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.”
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FILED UNDER: crazypants · exclamation-point happy!!!! · most popular notes of 2013 · Nevada · newspaper · TL;DR · WTF?