“Craigslist can be a shifty place to find a room to rent,” writes Iris in Portland, Oregon, who speaks from experience. “I found a beautiful house renting from a 40-something professional,” but shortly after moving in, things got weird. (Like, meth-fueled mood swings weird.)
“One night,” Iris says, “he decided to take EVERYTHING out of the kitchen, leaving not even so much as a plastic fork. The next day, everything was put back with this note taped to the inside of the fridge. This is brain on drugs, people!”
related: You slam, I steal.
FILED UNDER: roommates
So, how many on-the-clock hours do you reckon this piece of word art took to create?
related: The “more is more” principle of design
FILED UNDER: bold-underlined-caps · Comic Sans Alert · Ireland · tea
Writes Robert in Redmond, Washington: “In our office, in this particular bathroom, at this particular urinal, there strikes a phantom pisser, who finds joy in covering the floor in front of the urinal 1/8 inch deep in piss — every single day. One coworker got fed up with this and posted the following series of sticky notes. Then some other coworkers then jumped in to add their own particular flair.”
related: The Urinal Games
extra credit: Aziz Ansari on R. Kelly [youtube]
FILED UNDER: rebuttals · smartass · toilet · Washington state
related: But…changing the water cooler bottle is hard!
FILED UNDER: Houston · nerd alert · office · water
Writes Steve in Boston: “This note cracks me up because it is, on the one hand, a request for more civility and, on the other hand, a not so thinly veiled threat.” (How so very Boston!)
related: Can you dig it?
extra credit: Boston’s “parking chair” law [washingtonpost.com]
FILED UNDER: Boston · not-so-veiled threats · p.s. · parking
Rob and Karen in the U.K. both passed along this note, recently covered in the Manchester Evening News, that was found posted on seats at the Stockport County FC’s home stadium. (Is this what hooliganism looks like in the lower divisions nowadays?)
related: Are you ready for some football?!
FILED UNDER: Manchester · odor
Writes Meg in New Jersey: “We just buried my Mom today. After Mass and luncheon we came home and unpacked cards from the funeral home. This is from my brother’s office.” Can you tell who didn’t bother to read the card before signing it?
related: My condolences on your birthday
FILED UNDER: New Jersey · Oops?
It’s time, once again, to cast your vote for your favorite note of the year as well as the infamous douchecanoe of the year! To refresh your memory, below are some of the most popular notes of the past 365 days. (Did I forget any? Let me know in the comments!)
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FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2013
Jackie in Alfred, New York says she found this note stuffed under her bedroom door after taking away her 9-year-old son’s iPod and Nintento DS. (“He’s taken to sneaking them to school and lying about it,” she explains.)
related: The Silent Treatment
FILED UNDER: kids · Moms & Dads
Writing Persephone in New Hampshire: “My father and I have a habit of snatching the Christmas cookies. I guess this year my mom had had enough.”
P.S. Yes, Stieg Larsson is Swedish…but titling this post “Blood on Snow” just seemed a little too dark.
related: Mad Santa
FILED UNDER: Christmas · Moms & Dads · touching