This year, one Boston neighborhood tried to ban the time-honored practice of using space-savers to reserve a parking spot after shoveling it. But old habits die hard…and somewhat violently.
When it comes to space-saving, says our submitter from Boston, “I get it. I respect it!” But after two of her own “space savers” were stolen, she figured the rules were off. One night, she says, “As I was looking for open parking , I pulled into an unclaimed space, thinking, what luck! No chair in sight!” Too good to be true, it turns out. When she returned to her car, she found this. (Thoughtfully kept dry in a plastic bag, I assume.)
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Boston…
related: Shoveling and sniveling
extra credit: The social ethics of parking spot savers [wbur.org]
FILED UNDER: Boston · parking · snow
Spotted by our submitter at his local pub in Australia. (The wheelchair-accessible toilet is about 5 feet closer to the bar.)
related: Going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?
FILED UNDER: Australia · bar · bathroom · drizzunk
Our submitter from Maryland received this Valentine from his daughter, who has clearly not hit her teenage years yet.
related: This Valentine’s, give the gift of honesty
FILED UNDER: Father-daughter notes · kids · Valentine's Day
FILED UNDER: office fridge
Our submitter says this note (and the accompanying response) was posted in the ladies restroom of a busy medical complex in Florida.
FILED UNDER: Florida · office · rebuttals · shit · toilet
Amanda in Florida works near a lovely bridge where, she says, “you are almost assured to see manatees at every visit.” On one side of this bridge is “a very beautiful home”…and now this very disturbing sign.
related: The right to bear fruit
FILED UNDER: die bitch die · Florida · not-so-veiled threats · public shaming · you're like so going to hell
Writes Taylor in Ontario: “My parents are divorced, and I live with my mom. My dad’s parents can definitely afford to buy more appropriate cards, but they went with this one.”
related: The Happiest Place on Earth
FILED UNDER: family · heartwarming compassion · holiday spirit · Ontario
Something to consider the next time you consider staying at a Holiday Inn Express on your next family vacation…
When I first saw the above note on reddit, I experienced a bit of déjà vu. It took me a sec to figure out why…
related: Bears, birds & bees at Glacier National Park
FILED UNDER: hotels · sex sex sex · thanks (but not really) · Won't somebody think of the children?
Emily in Pennsylvania recently received this New Year’s Card — only a few weeks late, and oh-so-charmingly decorated by the person who mistakenly received it in the first time.
“So seldom that a letter, among the thousands that are constantly passing about the kingdom, and not one in a million, I suppose, actually lost!”
—Jane Austen, Emma
related: This is why your postal worker is disgruntled.
extra credit: In defense of the post office [usnews.com]
FILED UNDER: going postal · high on highlighter · holiday spirit · way harsh
“I love that Gma knocked a few stars off her Amazon review due to not getting an acknowledgment from her granddaughter,” says Lisa in Seattle. (See, kids? You don’t write a thank you note, and EVERYBODY SUFFERS.)
related: Nobody guilt trips like a Grandma
FILED UNDER: Grandma · guilt trip · posted online