Writes Jack in Seattle: “A friend of ours is a professional tile setter and general handyman. Sometimes he stays over and parks his work van on our block. We found this note on his windshield one morning after Sunday brunch. It’s so typically ‘Seattle’ it’s hard to be offended.”
Meanwhile, Charon noticed that this van-owner in Couer d’Alene, Idaho did get offended, “apparently because he owns a creepy van and people pointed out that it was creepy.”
P.S. Van owner: Maybe “I own a home next to the school” wasn’t the best way to get your point across here?
related: I don’t know you, and this is crazy…but your boyfriend’s hot, and your parking’s lazy.
extra credit: the 10 creepiest vans [jalopnik.com]
FILED UNDER: Idaho · kinda creepy · parking · Seattle · smiley
So, this happened.
And Dani in Texas…thanks for sharing?
related: A nasty twist on “Man Bites Dog”
extra credit: Nance Bodean’s Guide to Power Walking [youtube]
FILED UNDER: p.s. · shit · Texas
Writes our submitter, Amy: “In going through my late great-grandmother’s memorabilia trunk, I saw that she apparently kept a ‘thank you’ letter I wrote her when I was eight years old.” (Said Amy’s mother, of the discovery: ”I clearly did not supervise the writing of this note.”)
related: Grandma saves granddaughter the trouble; writes thank you note to herself
FILED UNDER: family · kids · thanks (but not really)
So, which jumble o’ jargon would you rip off the wall first?
or Exhibit B?
Coincidentally, both of these notes come to us from Colorado, apparently the least creative state in the union.
Go ahead and post those speculative explanations regarding The Centennial State’s staggering dearth of originality in the comments below. Then we’ll circle back to brainstorm some synergistic solutions. (“The Centennial State?” Really? It’s like you’re not even trying, Colorado!)
related: The rhyme that must be flushed
FILED UNDER: Colorado · office · toilet · Your mother doesn't...
Writes Jean in Minneapolis: “Apparently some cool college girls decided to leave their mark on the wall of this pizza joint, just out of eye shot from the kitchen. The entire hallway is sprinkled with lipstick kisses.”
related: Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss
FILED UNDER: Minneapolis/St. Paul · restaurant · so this is a thing? · that's unsanitary
Our submitter spotted this behind a building on a college campus in Maine — a college that apparently does not tolerate outside-the-utility-box thinking among its employees.
Poor Ed. If only he worked in a jurisdiction where his style of painting could truly be appreciated, like, say, San Francisco…
Or Salem, Massachusetts…
…or dozens of other cities around the world. Don’t give in to the man, Ed!
related: The Gateway to Contractor Hell
FILED UNDER: Maine · public shaming
“There’s a shelf in our office, where, every couple of days someone will contribute some sort of sugary/fatty treat,” writes Laura in Seattle. Luckily, one of her coworkers stepped up to enlighten everyone about the death trap they’ve created.”
related: Cupcakes are a gateway drug!
FILED UNDER: food · hey fatty · office cop · questionable logic · Seattle
Writes Peter in the UK: ”My 12-year-old son is angry we won’t let him buy and Xbox One, mostly because he spends too much time online already. On the day this discussion happened, we found this note on the computer. (Clearly he has learned about different government systems from the newspaper, not in school…)”
P.S. Peter, perhaps your little millennial Adrian Mole would be better of spending some time with this instead?
related: Emily declares freedom!
FILED UNDER: kids · Moms & Dads · sad face
Writes Joshua in Salt Lake City: “This past year I’ve been trying to lose weight. It’s been up and down. Apparently my mother knows that.”
related: Mom is my favorite passive-aggressive Valentine
FILED UNDER: heart · hey fatty · Mother-son notes · Salt Lake City · signed with love · Valentine's Day · xoxo
Our submitter says that his office in Phoenix, Arizona has a charming little tradition, namely, “If you’re gone for a few days, your office gets trashed.” (I’m guessing something along these lines.)
It looks like this notewriter was hoping for a reprieve, under the circumstances. So, Sean, listen up!
related: If there were every a time to hold your red pen…
FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · office · Phoenix