This [plagiarized] note comes to us from a staff restroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. “This is just great,” says our submitter. “We can put a 7-degrees-of-freedom robotic arm in space that can build a space station, but we can’t get a ‘wall robot’ to work…or even send in a work order request to get it fixed.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, would you care to test out this motion sensor hand towel machine for yourself?
Aaaaand…there you have it.
related: It’s not rocket science.
extra credit: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” [This American Life]
FILED UNDER: bathroom · Houston · office · thanks (but not really)
Writes Jennifer in Denver: “At the restaurant where I work, my co-worker has had some issues with the cooks not reading his tickets correctly.” (Apparently, Scott’s not one for the “you catch more flies with honey” approach.)
related: How NOT to earn great restaurant tips
FILED UNDER: Denver · restaurant
Tom’s daughter, Meg, was upset that her mother made her a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner, so she wrote this note to inform her mom of her “punishment.”
Meanwhile, in Salt Lake City, six-year-old Elizabeth tried a similar approach. Her parents were so amused they’ve held on the note for decades since then.
When I have kids, I really hope I can manipulate them into this sort of thinking…
related: Buckets of my Tears
FILED UNDER: cheese · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012
At Tazza’s office in Sydney, someone (not Harold, that much we know) was so offended by a coworker’s half-made cup of instant coffee that he or she felt obliged to leave this note.
related: Rage Against the (Coffee) Machine
extra credit: Men Being Jerks to Their Wives about Coffee [youtube]
extra extra credit: Who Made That Kraft Single? [nytimes.com]
FILED UNDER: Australia · coffee · office · Sydney · unsolicited feedback
Four roommates, a half-gallon of stolen ice cream, and 9 months worth of unflushed toilets went into the making of these two flowcharts.
related: Hover & Flow(chart)
FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · flow chart · food · fridge · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · roommates · toilet
Our submitter, Amanda, occasionally skates at an ice arena where an NHL and several college hockey teams practice. As a result, she says, “it smells like sweaty feet all of the time” — and apparently, most visible surfaces are also covered with spit.
Adds Amanda: “My favorite parts of this note are a) the awesome word art, and b) the idea that they have to stop spitting on the walls only because of recent health concerns.”
related: My boss spits his chew in my trash can!
FILED UNDER: spitting · that's unhealthy
At our submitter’s office in Fort Worth, the third-floor ladies room has an ongoing problem. “Every single day,” our submitter explains, one particular person uses the facilities and then sprays enough perfume to kill a cow…as if you could cover that smell.”
And yet, given the abundance of pro-sprayers in charge of office ladies’ rooms, I’m afraid this is bound to remain another one of those never-ending workplace disagreements.
related: Have you tried Giant Migraine™ scented air freshener?
FILED UNDER: Dallas/Fort Worth · ellipses-crazed · message to all intended for one · odor · shit
Scoffs our submitter in Los Angeles: “Because as a healthy, functioning, adult, you really need to be reminded that you’re a good person for cleaning up after yourself.”
related: Three never-ending office arguments
FILED UNDER: Los Angeles · microwave · office · rebuttals
“Apparently my dear Dad was the glue that held our family together, because it has totally disintegrated after his passing in 1999,” writes our submitter in Massachusetts.
After years of putting up with “greedy demands, backstabbing, and sheer fuckery amongst the moochers in the clan,” our submitter recently visited her father’s grave to discover this unsigned note perched on top. (Underneath it, she presumes, her Dad was rolling over.)
related: For sale, cemetery plot, never used.
FILED UNDER: family · signed with love · that's disrespectful
Amy in Ohio found this delightful diatribe while browsing through area garage sale listings on Craigslist. “Fortunately I snapped a screenshot, because this gem was soon flagged for removal,” she says. “My favorite part: ‘…nothing but ignorance!’”
related: Some advice on holding a garage sale
FILED UNDER: Craigslist · garage sale · most popular notes of 2012 · Ohio · unsolicited feedback