What’s an 11-letter word for “passive-aggressive tactic?” Well, it happens to be the weapon of choice at the Portsmouth Public Library in New Hampshire, where Persephone says there is some serious crossword-puzzle drama going on.
(Personally, I would have liked to see someone add: “Even if it’s only the Monday puzzle.”)
related: Shushing the shusher
FILED UNDER: library · New Hampshire · newspaper
Portland, Oregon is a city that takes recycling seriously. You might even say too seriously. (But hey, you said it, not me.)
Lacey found this blue tub o’ notes at a Portland food cart pod, where she swears, “I’ve never seen anything but straight-up recyclables in the bin.”
related: Are you proud to be an American (who recycles)?
extra credit: Sanitation Twins — Portlandia [youtube]
FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2012 · recycling
Molly said this ice cream shop on the Jersey Shore was filled with signs of the “You’re in New Jersey, bitch” variety, but this one was perhaps the most obnoxious of them all.
“As it turns out,” Molly says, “my imagination didn’t quite capture the essence of the Mocha Chocolate Crunch that I ordered. If I’d had a sample, I would have realized the nuttiness was just too much for my delicate palate.”
related: It’s not food, it’s ice cream!
FILED UNDER: "customer service" · ice cream · New Jersey · tourists
Nathan says this sign has been up in his South Texas hometown for several years now. He’s checked back every once in a while, but so far, no updates have materialized.
Perhaps Jimmy should have sprung for this deal?
related: The Window of Shame
FILED UNDER: family · money · public shaming · small town living · Texas
Writes Lesley in Los Angeles: “My friend owns a store in Downtown L.A., and he constantly gets people (mostly tourists) coming in to ask him where they can find a public restroom. I guess he finally got fed up.”
related: The town recommends you hold it.
FILED UNDER: Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2012 · retail hell · toilet · tourists
Everyone’s favorite landlord, Thanx Garry, is back! This time, he’s here to reassure his residents that he’s determined to keep them safe from the epidemic of bug-eyed book-learnin’ types currently ravaging the globe.
P.S. I’m so happy this picture exists:
related: Really, Garry, you had me at “plese.”
FILED UNDER: landlords and property managers · malapropisms · most popular notes of 2012 · Seattle · spelling and grammar police
Jill’s seven-year-old son “made” this for his Dad at school. “We’d like to think the near-complete lack of effort reflects a lack of enthusiasm for school assignments and is not a sign of a profound rift in his relationship with his father,” she says.
“And for the record, my husband is not 20 years old, weights more than 15 pounds and is taller than 2’1″. And he has a job, as a writer. (Which, to be fair, can sure look a lot like “unemployed” sometimes.)
P.S. The bit at the bottom says: “He is special to me but I don’t have a reason.”
related: “Drunk Mommy”
FILED UNDER: Canada · Father-son notes · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · schools & teachers
Several months from now, I’m guessing this exhibit will still be open for viewing under Mark’s desk in Los Angeles.
related: Toy Story meets The Office
FILED UNDER: anthropomorphism · blitzkrieg approach · garbage · Los Angeles · office
Jen in Concord, Massachusetts is pretty sure she has a Romney supporter to thank for the friendly note left on her car during a recent trip to Target.
“Fortunately,” she says, “the Obama sticker (which is actually a magnet and very easily removed) was left intact, as was the Darwin fish.”
UPDATE: Closer to the election, Samantha was surprised to find a similar (copycat?) note on her car in the President’s hometown of Chicago.
related: Herbie goes to Washington; When Mavericks Attack
FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · Chicago · Massachusetts · politics
Dear Notewriter: Clearly, you’re not a scholar of Indian religious traditions, so just FYI: “Karma” doesn’t translate from the Sanskrit as “sword-wielding mercenary” or “the guy Liam Neeson played in Taken.”
(Also, the Knight of Flowers is offended by your insinuations.)
Thanks to Hannah in Oakland for submitting!
related: The Orchid (and Daffodil, and Begonia) Thief
FILED UNDER: die bitch die · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · karma's a bitch · Oakland · stealing