Jessica in Portland, Oregon was on her way home when she saw this note taped to her neighbors’ door. “I’m best friends with the guys this was addressed to,” she says, “and they actually are very loud when they get down to business. It doesn’t usually bother me because I work night shifts, but obviously it is wearing down the woman downstairs.”
(The “happy ending”: Jessica says her friends sent a note back saying they would try to be more considerate.)
related: WE CAN SEE YOU
FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · painfully polite · Portland · sex sex sex · smiley
Ashley spotted this notice in the community room at her grandma’s senior living community in Minnesota. Says Ashley: “Apparently acting like a grown up is still hard when you’re over 80.”
related: The Rules for Strip Bingo
FILED UNDER: Minnesota · most popular notes of 2013 · old folks · spelling and grammar police · that's disrespectful
Our submitter in Washington, D.C. says that a parent recently sent this e-mail to her daughter’s preschool teacher…and cc’d it to the parents of every kid in the class. “Clearly, she thinks her kids are getting screwed out of their God-given right to show-and-tell,” our submitter marvels. “I wouldn’t want to mess with this woman come college application time!”
related: Pre-K parent public shaming
FILED UNDER: D.C. · Moms & Dads · schools & teachers
“When my downstairs neighbour first moved in, I thought we would be friends,” says our submitter in Montreal. “We go to the same school, we’re around the same age, and we both love pets. (I have a cat and a dog, she has four cats.)” And yes, she says, “Every day — after 10 a.m., before 8 p.m. — I vacuum my house. She can have fun with all her cat-hair dust bunnies — I’ll stick to my cleaning schedule, thanks!”
Like our submitter in Montreal, I’ll admit that, as the owner of a dog who sheds quite a bit, I also vacuum pretty much every day. So if that makes me a “FILTHY DIRTBAG,” I guess I prefer that to becoming like “Dirty Lady #2.”
related: I’m dirty and I love it
FILED UNDER: bold-underlined-caps · cleaning · Montreal · noise
Forget Tupperware parties — who could resist a Nasty Crap Container™?
related: Don’t be such a miserable sod
extra credit: Fred and Friends “Bug Bags” Lunch Bags
FILED UNDER: office fridge · Seattle
Turns out there is something you can catch from a public toilet seat: orange. (As spotted by Sharna in the ladies’ room of a Sydney strip club…)
related: Can you a spare a square?
extra credit: Can you catch germs from a public toilet seat? [everydayhealth.com]
FILED UNDER: Sydney · toilet
There’s the New York approach:
And then there’s the Chicago approach:
related: Carnivore? Keep being awesome!
FILED UNDER: door-slamming · neighbors
We’ve received another report from our Back Bay informant, and it seems the stalemate with the tenant in 2D continues!
related: You’ve got mail!
FILED UNDER: Boston · going postal · public shaming · smartass
Belinda in Tennessee says her six-year-old daughter wrote this note “after I refused to let her try to glue a bouncy ball back onto the elastic of the paddle toy it had broken off of.”
Translation (for those who don’t speak six-year-old):
Mom (sigh) I really love you but why do you ruin each day of my life. I’ll be on the front porch if you want to talk with me.
Meanwhile, redditor thinkboxutah’s 7-year-old son put this together after getting grounded.
FILED UNDER: kids · most popular notes of 2013 · Mother-daughter notes · Tennessee
Writes Chelsa in Canada: “My first night moving in, I couldn’t find the bolts to put my bed frame back together, so I had to unpack some boxes and it was about 10 p.m. before I found them and could set up my bed. Moving sucks, right? Apparently at 10 p.m. on Saturday night, screwing in 8 bolts is THE WORST thing a person can do. This note was on my door in the morning.”
related: The Neighborhood Warning Wagon
FILED UNDER: Canada · neighbors · noise · smiley