It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
related: To spray or not to spray?; Eau dear
FILED UNDER: etiquette · fish · Massachusetts · microwave · odor · office · oh no you didn't · public shaming
Hannah spotted this bit of holiday cheer at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the other vendors were busy handing out free samples and entertaining kids, this fellow was “keepin’ it Southern.”
related: Merry Terry says enjoy this tree!
FILED UNDER: Christmas · holiday spirit · North Carolina
Yes, Lorraine, admits, she works long hours at her job. And no, her mother hasn’t been over to her house in a while…but neither has anybody else. Nice of her Mum to refrain from DRAMA[!!!] about it though, right? (Krystle Gale, I’m guessing you can relate.)
related: So, Mom, what you’re telling me is to cover up with a latex catsuit?
FILED UNDER: Australia · birthday · exclamation-point happy!!!! · guilt trip · Moms & Dads · Mother-daughter notes
Ryan’s friend M is “…very direct, let’s say.” So when her property management company sent Facebook friend requests to her and her housemates — after ignoring countless communications about various maintenance issues — Ryan knew the results would be “interesting, let’s say.”
related: Well, that’s one way to get your landlord’s attention
FILED UNDER: Facebook · landlords and property managers · public shaming · smiley · Wales
Jesse in Iowa says that the unisex bathroom at a local bar/coffee shop has long played host to a running debate about the need to raise or lower the toilet seat. Recently, another Sharpie-wielding sheriff stepped in with this contribution. My question: Was the writer a child, or a truck driver?
Meanwhile, Tom spotted this offensive leap of logic at a bar in Waco, Texas.
Of course, as Heather in Kentucky noticed, women can be just as offensive and illogical when it comes to their bathroom-stall musings.
For the really crude stuff, though, you’ve got to turn to a Canadian.
related: An artistic phallacy
extra credit: Public Toilet Survival Kit
FILED UNDER: bar · bathroom · graffiti · grow up
At first glance, I thought this was one of those ads in the back of a high school yearbook, but no — Katie in Galveston, Texas actually spotted this in the pages of the local newspaper.
related: My parents, the loan sharks
Happy Valentine’s Day to my son…and the harlot with whom he’s living in sin
extra credit: “Woman Has Bizarre Ability To Share Details About Personal Life With Parents” [theonion.com]
FILED UNDER: birthday · guilt trip · Moms & Dads · Mother-daughter notes · newspaper · public shaming
I can only imagine the search queries that went into locating this delightful bit of clip art, which now decorates the ladies’ room at a medical school in Philadelphia. Now pour Lady Sansa some wine.
related: The Shark Week Scriptures
extra credit: Public Toilet Survival Kit
FILED UNDER: bathroom · clip art catastrophe · hygiene · office · Philadelphia
“You can’t tell from the photo,” our submitter says, “but the paper quality of this notice is above average. I guess there’s no cheap printer paper for angry Upper East Side residents!”
Although our submitter admits she was surprised this wasn’t posted by a Wall Street Journal subscriber, I’d say this more or less fits with the unique approach of the typical New York Times subscriber. WSJ-ers, on the other hand…
related: Comrades, take notice!
extra credit: The People’s Daily salutes Kim Jong Eun, 2012′s Sexiest Man Alive
extra extra credit: “Commie Mints”
FILED UNDER: New York · newspaper · stealing
That’s right narcs, just move it along!
(Now fast-forward about 10 years or so…)
related: See you never again in my life
FILED UNDER: go away · kids · rainbow-colored · Tampa
This is just…a thing of beauty.
related: You don’t mess with Bob Mess.
FILED UNDER: exclamation-point happy!!!! · knocking · Sacramento · so this is a thing? · that's disrespectful · unnecessary "quotation marks"