Writes our anonymous submitter: “After a year of passive-aggressive and straight-up rude behavior, my roommate left me this card to sum up just how wonderful of a person she is. Safe to say we won’t be bunking together again next year?”
related: Oh, gaufre yourself.
FILED UNDER: college life · p.s. · roommates · thanks (but not really)
So thoughtful, these folks!
related: Maddie’s turning one!
FILED UNDER: birthday · family
Spotted by Tom in Newcastle, UK. I had to look closely at the markings to make sure it wasn’t the same fat cat Sam spotted in London a few years back.
related: It takes a village to (not) feed a cat!
FILED UNDER: cats · hey fatty · U.K.
Our submitter, Lee, says he recently went to the library in search of some subjects for drawing practice. While browsing the botany section, he flipped open a particularly old and musty book when suddenly…OH, SNAP!
related: Pages missing (all)
FILED UNDER: library
Says our submitter in Melbourne: “This one is just classic — even the mistakes are soooo typical!”
related: The Orchid Thief
FILED UNDER: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · i before e · Melbourne · not-so-veiled threats
So, this is what happens in Jacksonville, Florida when one neighbor accuses another of harboring illegal backyard fowl:
related: Cock fight!
extra credit: On the backyard chicken trend [npr.org]
FILED UNDER: #inappropriatehashtag · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Jacksonville · Oops?
Spotted by Heather in P-town, Mass:
related: The snotty video store clerk lives!
FILED UNDER: retail hell · tourists
Writes our submitter in Montreal: “I’m fortunate to live upstairs from my mom, who cleans my apartment when I’m busy with projects.” Recently, however, mom declared a litter-box boycott, as she explains in the note below.
related: My cat-shit crazy neighbor
extra credit: reddit.com/r/catsareassholes
FILED UNDER: cats · shit
I don’t typically like to post notes submitted by the person who left them, but I made an exception for this note by Geoff in New Zealand.
Writes Geoff: ”Someone actually threw out my lunch (still in its container) within an hour of putting it in the fridge at work. It was a really nice lunch., too. I thought someone had stolen it, then, for some reason I looked in the garbage can…it was covered in coffee grounds and snotty looking tissues. I was mad. Next day I brought lunch again. I wanted to be sure no one would even think of doing it again so I wrote the note, photographed it so my picture would accompany the note, and wrapped it around my lunch with elastic bands. No one has ever thrown my lunch out again.”
related: With some fava beans and a nice Chianti
FILED UNDER: kinda creepy · New Zealand · not-so-veiled threats · office fridge · stealing
This year, one Boston neighborhood tried to ban the time-honored practice of using space-savers to reserve a parking spot after shoveling it. But old habits die hard…and somewhat violently.
When it comes to space-saving, says our submitter from Boston, “I get it. I respect it!” But after two of her own “space savers” were stolen, she figured the rules were off. One night, she says, “As I was looking for open parking , I pulled into an unclaimed space, thinking, what luck! No chair in sight!” Too good to be true, it turns out. When she returned to her car, she found this. (Thoughtfully kept dry in a plastic bag, I assume.)
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Boston…
related: Shoveling and sniveling
extra credit: The social ethics of parking spot savers [wbur.org]
FILED UNDER: Boston · parking · snow