“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"
Clarissa in Portland, Oregon dutifully passed along this e-mail from her boss. I normally don’t like to encourage this sort of thing, but, well, ’tis the season for shameless self-promotion. So, uh, take from Mel?
“Seriously, I have their calendar and I love it.” —Melanie, Administrative Projects Coordinator
related: Ceci n’est pas une note passif-agressif
extra credit: The PAN 2013 Page-a-Day Calendar. Seriously.
FILED UNDER: all-staff e-mail · dishes · meta
Ben in California says he got this notice in the mail a few days ago, though he’s not sure if the rest of the neighborhood got it, too. “These folks have lived there for about six months, but I’ve never talked to them. I guess now I know why.”
related: A not-so-subtle clue that your co-worker isn’t interested in small talk
FILED UNDER: neighbors · parking · small talk · way harsh
“There have been a lot of missionaries coming to our apartment building lately,” our submitter says, and apparently the occupants of Unit 307 have had enough of it. Adds our submitter: “I thought the Jesus Band-aids were a nice touch.”
related: You will be CURSED if you wake my sleeping baby!
FILED UNDER: California · God · Jesus · knocking
Imagine this: You’re about to pen a note to post in the office men’s room, but you’re torn — should you go for the patronizing approach, or opt for some sarcastic reverse psychology?
At Colin’s office in London, the note-writer apparently decided: ¿Por qué no los dos?
(As always, click the image above to enlarge.)
related: The never-ending (and completely unnecessary) battle between basic hygiene and basic courtesy
FILED UNDER: a little patronizing · bathroom · blitzkrieg approach · London · office · toilet paper
A certain supervisor thought his assistant, Sandra, was attracting too much idle chatter from other people in the office, so he made this framed notice for her desk. (Because that’s not creepy at all.)
“No word yet on how many contributions he’s received,” our submitter says.
related: The Man is always watching
FILED UNDER: Canada · crazy boss · kinda creepy · most popular notes of 2012 · office
“Some of the people in my office are pathologically incapable of washing their own dishes,” writes Adam in Los Angeles. “I hope this doesn’t lead us to war.”
Yeah, yeah, I know, nobody washes their dishes. Really, the thing I appreciated about this submission was that it led me down the rabbit hole of QuoteInvestigator.com.
The real takeaway here? Next time you decide to quote the likes of Edmund Burke or Eleanor Roosevelt, remember these words of wisdom:
related: From the Manager’s Book of Quotes for Inspiring Workplace Paranoia
FILED UNDER: dishes · office
Writes our submitter, Iris: “East London’s Brick Lane is the city’s hipster epicenter. A nearby pub had clearly had enough of being flooded by ironic facial hair and cardigans.”
related: Unattended children will be shot.
extra credit: It’s Movember!
FILED UNDER: bar · London · most popular notes of 2012 · warning