“While stopping for our millionth potty break,” a road-tripping Rachel from Atlanta pondered the circumstances that could have inspired this intolerable discombobulation at a Tennessee gas station. “I don’t know what happened,” she says, “but that’s a hell of a lot of exclamation marks!!!”
p.s. dis·com·bob·u·la·tion, noun — confusion: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
related: Pain (and disgust) at the pump
FILED UNDER: exclamation-point happy!!!! · gas station · Tennessee
Pat in London works for a large office, where, unfortunately for the many java addicts on staff, the coffeemaker has a habit of breaking down. Also, Pat says, “It’s an advertising agency, so there are lots of grammar pedants.” The result?
related: Just be glad you don’t know what’s in the coffee
FILED UNDER: coffee · London · note wars · office · smartass · spelling and grammar police
Ashley in Sheffield received this lovely belated birthday card from a neighbo(u)r.
(Nicely done, Laura.)
related: If you were the one who was so drunk or so stupid…
FILED UNDER: birthday · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · sleeping · thanks (but not really) · U.K.
Matt and his girlfriend were taking a stroll through her parents’ neighborhood (of mostly-legal manor homes?) when they came across this pile of aging newspapers.
“We thought it was good of the employer to be willing to give the delivery boy a chance to explain himself,” Matt says. “However, the sign remains.”
related: What’s black, white, and totally over?
extra credit: Arrested Downton
FILED UNDER: I know who you are · newspaper · now that's management · Oregon
She likes her humor like she likes her cactus: dry.
related: “Just feed me to the cat.”
FILED UNDER: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · most popular notes of 2012 · office · thanks (but not really)
Kelli in North Dakota says one of her neighbors plastered the entire building with these notes, directed to a certain wannabe baseball player/bull rider/oral cancer patient.
(Some not-so-fun facts: At 15.3%, North Dakota has the second-highest rate in the country of tobacco-chewing high schoolers. Among North Dakotan adult males, about 1 in 10 chews.)
Meanwhile, here in Texas, submitter Katie is unsure whether her neighbors’ cars are being pelted with the likes of Copenhagen or queso. (In Texas, it really could go either way.)
related: My garbage can is not your spit cup.
FILED UNDER: God · neighbors · North Dakota · not-so-veiled threats · Texas · thanks (but not really)
Kayla says this message was left in the dorm laundry room after a girl’s clothes disappeared.
(I can just see the snarky follow-ups now…”Awesome! Free goldfish!”)
related: To the asshole that stole all of my underwear…
FILED UNDER: college life · laundry · Ohio · stealing · warning
Writes our submitter in Colorado: “Last year, a frog moved in to our small backyard pond. Although the sound was soothing and peaceful at first, this year it sounds like he’s quadrupled in size, his croaking now loud and obnoxious. We’ve tried to find the frog in the rocks to move him, with no luck. The kicker? “Apparently, one of our genius neighbors thinks we’re intentionally causing the ruckus with some kind of backyard Frog Noise Machine.”
related: The sound of two hands clapping
FILED UNDER: Colorado · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · sleeping
Writes our submitter in Virginia: “One of my (two) roommates is convinced that someone is sleeping in her bed when she is not here. Even though NO ONE has slept in her bed, angry text messages have been exchanged about these mystery sleepover guests, but (like everything else) she has never confronted us face to face. The other night, I stumbled across this gem on her pillows when I dared to enter her room to turn off the light she leaves on for days upon days.”
related: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Quarters
FILED UNDER: roommates · sleeping · smiley · Virginia
“My favorite part,” says our anonymous submitter: “THE DAMNING EVIDENCE, RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES!! Shame on you, you know who you are! Look how much trouble you caused! Enjoy bearing your shameful secret crush on George Clooney that breaks printers and wastes staff time!”
And on a related note…
related: The printer doesn’t appreciate your tone.
FILED UNDER: message to all intended for one · office · the printer