“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)
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FILED UNDER: birthday · Facebook · kids today · most popular notes of 2012
FILED UNDER: Christmas · most popular notes of 2012 · music · neighbors
“Apparently someone at my office thinks cracking the ice cube trays with your hands is a mortal sin,” writes Natalie in Washington, D.C. “My question: Would it really be better if we used other body parts?”
Honestly, when I first read the words “ice gobblers,” I thought this note was going in a different direction. Because not refilling the empty ice-cube tray? Now that’s a crime.
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FILED UNDER: ice · office · that's unsanitary
So, apparently this is how creationism debates play out among employees of Seattle coffee shops.
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FILED UNDER: cranky barista · God · It's science! · most popular notes of 2012 · Seattle · signed with love
…because if there’s one thing you can do to help the starving children of Africa, it’s to eat a cupcake. (Sigh.)
That said, nobody wants the damn thing after you’ve taken a bite out of it. Don’t try to assuage your guilt/food issues by telling yourself that someone else will eat it.
related: The Nibbler — the plague of office breakrooms everywhere
extra credit: Charity Navigator’s top-rated charities providing aid to victims of famine and drought in Africa
FILED UNDER: Arizona · cake · guilt trip · office · sad face · Tucson
Eerac and I are literally in the process of booking a holiday rental apartment in Barcelona for an upcoming vacation with our respective partners. Today, this photo showed up a the top of the PAN inbox. Matt from the U.K. says he spotted it hanging from a window in — of course — Barcelona.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Barcelona…
(photo credit: cremefee)
(photo credit: Jen SFO-BCN)
(The Rambling American — Tourist Terrorists)
I feel welcome already. Now, on to the Gaudís!
related: Abbey Road Tourist Delirium
FILED UNDER: Spain · tourists
One of the employees at Rebecca’s workplace in Toronto is unfortunately prone to surprise sneezing fits…much to the chagrin of a certain co-worker. After one too many gesundheits, this coworker apparently decided to go public with her message, posting this note where the sneezer — god bless her — would be sure to see it.
related: You’re not wrong, Walter…
FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · heartwarming compassion · hygiene · office · Toronto
Heather in Toronto lives in a large -rise apartment, so she says it’s difficult to determine the identity of the ash-holes who are tossing their cigarette butts off their balconies with no apparent concern for either the earth or the people living down below. Heather says this photo doesn’t even show the full extent of the problem — there are many, many more butts around — so “feel free to suggest a new short message!”
related: Cat hair? Chuck it out the window!
FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · smoking · Toronto
Well done, Andy.
related: Yogurt thieves!
FILED UNDER: fridge · most popular notes of 2012 · sarcasm · TL;DR · yogurt
Our submitter, Cynthia, spotted this exchange clipped to a fence in her Seattle neighborhood. “I love the meanness of trying to publicly shame my neighbor into returning this amazing garbage can, and my other neighbor’s overly offended response,” Cynthia says. As of yet, she adds, “the mystery of the missing garbage can remains unsolved.”
Meanwhile, I think some of us are still a little confused about what type of emergency constitutes calling 911. (Hint: a missing garbage can is not one of them.)
related: An eye for an eye, an eyesore for an eyesore
FILED UNDER: garbage · neighbors · Oops? · Seattle · stealing