Our submitter passes along this bratty-but-pretty-much-toothless note written by her niece, Samantha. Explains our submitter: “Yellow Fang’s Secret is a book in the ‘Warrior’ series (about clans of cats). It isn’t actually going to be published until October.”
related: More not-so-threatening threats by kids
extra credit: “Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?” [newyorker.com]
FILED UNDER: kids · Mother-daughter notes · sad face
Visiting her friend’s apartment for the first time, Kristin in New York City couldn’t help but notice that the entryway was completely covered with ALL CAPS notes from the building’s landlord. Among her favorites was this meta-monstrosity.
Says Kristin: “I love how his tone is over-the-top aggressive, but his actual threat isn’t that scary, given that, as far as I could tell, he’s the only one putting up signs.”
Another of Kristin’s favorites was this one, about water usage. “I’m not sure how overuse of water in New York impacts people in Haiti, but OK!”
related: Love, the Landlord
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · guilt trip · landlords and property managers · New York · warning
These two different approaches to the same problem were submitted within minutes of each other.
Exhibit a) From Hipsterville, Brooklyn, Like a Sir, as spotted by Kaitlin:
Exhibit b) From Niceville, Minnesota, Killing you with Kindness, as spotted by Bitsy:
related: All the news that’s fit to steal
FILED UNDER: Brooklyn · Minnesota · neighbors · newspaper · stealing
This Sunday’s scatological sermon comes to us from Heather in Denver, Colorado:
With a special reading from Lisa in Houston, Texas:
related: A nasty twist on “Man bites Dog”
FILED UNDER: Denver · God · Houston · shit · toilet · toilet paper
Well, now that dog shaming is officially a thing…
…it was really only a matter of time before we moved onto the shaming of non-sentient beings.
FILED UNDER: beverages · public shaming · San Antonio · vending machine drama
Err, perhaps the division of Facebook friends should have been included in the settlement?
related: The happiest place on Earth
FILED UNDER: ex drama · Facebook · unnecessary "quotation marks"
As it turns out, Maddie didn’t need Grandpa Walt’s “help.” (She just finished up her master’s degree at Harvard in May.)
related: Congratulations! At some point, through no effort of your own, you were born.
FILED UNDER: family
So, apparently in Cuba, Missouri (pop. 3,071) folks take their onions seriously. (Would any Missourians out there care to explain?)
related: Yes, we wash our lemons!
FILED UNDER: restaurant · small town living · WTF?
Rita in Utah was on the phone when her daughter handed her this note (less than a month into the school year). Says Rita: “I love how she tries to ‘soften the blow!’”
Gold star, kiddo. There are some adults who could take some note-writing pointers from you.
related: When kids “punish” their parents with the silent treatment
FILED UNDER: food · kids · Mother-daughter notes · not so much passive-aggressive · Utah
Yeah, I get that you don’t want to touch the germy bathroom door handle with your just-washed hands. But that makes tossing your paper towel on the floor okay…how? And this is hardly an isolated problem. To wit:
From Margi’s office in Green Bay, Wisconsin (just click the image to enlarge):
From Edmonton, Alberta:
From Brittany’s office in Chicago:
From a hospital in Durham, North Carolina:
And finally, from Eileen’s office in Cincinnati, Ohio…
related: Nobody likes electric hand dryers (except maybe those fancy Dyson ones)
FILED UNDER: bathroom · etiquette · garbage · hygiene · office · washing your hands