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
Kaylee in Colorado recently found this note when going through a box of old stuff at her parents’ house. At the time this was written, she says, “I would have been about 6 and my brother 10. I fought my boredom during our weekly visits to church by doodling and writing my mother notes.”
P.S. Kaylee says the “PS.” on the back was “let dad read note.”
related: Happy Passover, fatty!
FILED UNDER: family · God · kids · siblings · signed with love
Stephanie in Las Vegas says this exchange started out as a sugary-sweet back-and-forth love-fest between initiated by her husband, Brian. Then, one day, Stephanie says, “Brian woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and his alter ego took over.” What a charmer, that Brian!
Not to worry, though— it was all in jest, and no women or toasters were harmed in the making of this note. In fact, Stephanie says, “It totally made my day.” And as far the unplugging the toaster thing goes, she says, “We kinda have an OCD thing about the chance of burning the house down…don’t ask.”
related: I’m calling to report a case of toaster abuse?
extra credit: Knock Knock Fill-in-the-Blank Passive-Aggressive Note Pad
FILED UNDER: heart · Las Vegas · love & marriage · most popular notes of 2012 · Say wha? · signed with love · that's a fire hazard · toaster
Shanna spotted this note of appreciation outside the room of an resident advisor in her freshman dorm. ”And yes,” she says, “he actually did get in bed with someone’s girlfriend.”
related: Yes, this is from a college campus.
FILED UNDER: college life · faint praise · RA · thanks (but not really)
“The Winston Salem Transit Authority posted this memo in their depressing, dingy, bus depot,” reports Bill in North Carolina. (The WSTA‘s new motto: “Kick ’em while they’re down!)
related: Your knees are pressing into my repressed rage
FILED UNDER: cell phone · North Carolina · public transit · warning · Winston-Salem · WTF?
The strategic box placement — in what appears to be a minefield of dog turds — is bad enough. But the really passive-aggressive part? Apparently, the box wasn’t taped shut on the bottom.
related: “I don’t miss them.”
FILED UNDER: cleaning · Idaho · moving/not moving · roommates
“When I saw the first post on Facebook, I thought it was a rather aggressive joke,” our submitter says. “Then I saw her response two days later, when only 45 people (yes, I counted) wished her a happy birthday on her wall.” What a tough world we live in! (sob)
related: Facebook, a place for narcissists
FILED UNDER: birthday · Facebook · kids today · most popular notes of 2012