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
Michael in California stumbled across this bit of passive-aggressive pedantry on Food.com.
P.S. The reviews = 5 stars.
related: Four approaches to ice cube maintenance
extra credit: Jim Gaffigan on Bottled Water
FILED UNDER: ice · most popular notes of 2012
If you work in an office that supplies your cream and sugar needs gratis, consider yourself lucky. There’s something about coffee creamer that sends folks off the deep end…
P.S. If you’ve thought of a different tactic, it’s probably been tried before.
related: Coffee, mate?
FILED UNDER: all-staff e-mail · CAPS LOCK · office fridge · Orlando · stealing
Rachael in Edmonton spotted this billboard-on-wheels in the lot at the RV dealership where she works. “The guy was buying a trailer from us, but after seeing seen his van, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.”
After all, you wouldn’t want a full-blown Canadian protest on your hands…
related: Good God, Lemon.
extra credit: A Canadian robbery [CTVNews.ca]
FILED UNDER: Canada · car · Edmonton · public shaming · thanks (but not really)
Writes Stephanie in Houston: “Looks like someone got a little tired of folding shirts.”
related: Thanks for NOT shopping here!
FILED UNDER: Houston · retail hell
Because dribbling isn’t such a useful skill outside of basketball…
Somehow I don’t think suggesting people sit down at the urinal is the answer, though.
Perhaps something a bit more Olympic in spirit?
related: Well, that seems (uri)logical enough
extra credit: Urinal Games [youtube.com]
FILED UNDER: office · piss · Pittsburgh · toilet
“People steal other people’s food and drink so often in my office that security put up a notice,” says our submitter in Florida. “Apparently, the sign isn’t working.”
Instead, the notes left by the victims have turned into an ongoing office-wide joke.
And the latest contribution…
related: Those heirloom tomatoes had sentimental value!
FILED UNDER: beverages · note wars · office fridge · smartass · stealing
Hey, Lenny, if you’re looking for an idea for your next tattoo, how about, “Don’t trust anything written in Comic Sans.”
(Thanks to Syrah in Toronto for submitting!)
related: A little advice for the ladies
FILED UNDER: Comic Sans Alert · Toronto · WTF?
Karen in Madison, Wisconsin says her daughter left this note on the fridge sometime between midnight and 6:30 am:
The following afternoon, her brother came back with this:
related: Lactose Intolerance
FILED UNDER: family · Madison · milk