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:
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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:
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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?
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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.)
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FILED UNDER: family
So, apparently in Cuba, Missouri (pop. 3,071) folks take their onions seriously. (Would any Missourians out there care to explain?)
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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FILED UNDER: all-staff e-mail · CAPS LOCK · office fridge · Orlando · stealing