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
Writes Brad in North Carolina: “This was in the bathroom at work, and I must have read it three or four times before admitting I didn’t have a clue what was happening. The confusion could have been due to the grammar, the punctuation, or the notion that people blow their nose on the countertop (?!?).
Perhaps there’s a snot-rocketer on the loose?
Adds Brad: “In the day and a half since the note has been up, nobody has touched that roll of toilet paper.”
related: Hey, I was saving that for later!
FILED UNDER: bathroom · hygiene · North Carolina · nose-picking · office · toilet paper
Well, girls, I’d say you have at least few things in common…unfortunately for the rest of us.
related: Yes, this is from a college campus.
FILED UNDER: college life · heart · mean girls · roommates · smiley · Texas
Nick spotted this advertisement in his hometown newspaper, The County Journal, adding, “I have no idea what the residents of Cutler did to the Henson family.”
related: My parents, the loan sharks
FILED UNDER: God · Illinois · newspaper · runaway run-on sentences · small town living
Shar is a receptionist — and self-described germaphobe — working at a financial corporation in Toronto. The coworker who covers for her during lunch was sick this week, Shar says, and must have noticed that “when I return, I take it upon myself to Purell the crap out of my mouse, keyboard, desk surface and even pens. (I cannot afford to get sick.)”
Adds Shar: “In my defense…I did think she was gone.”
related: My secretary, Sybil
FILED UNDER: illness · office · Oops?
I can’t speak for the food at the restaurant where Edwin works, but when it comes to this note from his boss, the irony is delicious.
related: Please refrain from unintentional irony
FILED UNDER: now that's management · restaurant · Texas
…where Santa brings you bunny stationery and a shotgun in the same stocking!
related: The right to bear fruit
FILED UNDER: Dallas/Fort Worth · have a nice day · neighbors · nice stationery · not-so-veiled threats · Texas
“What evils might befall our university if someone posts a flyer on the bulletin board that says it isn’t a bulletin board?” asks our submitter in California. “I still don’t know, but at least this was amusing.”
related: Fly’s fishing clinic
FILED UNDER: college life · most popular notes of 2012