Ian in Ontario was browsing in a used bookshop when he found this copy of one of Roger Hargreaves classic “Mister” books — complete with a gift inscription to the book’s previous owner. Adds Ian: “I can’t imagine why ‘sweetums’ didn’t want it anymore.”
related: Another book inscription that didn’t go too well
FILED UNDER: just kidding!
Colette recently caught a glimpse of this note — though not the offender in question — in her U.K. apartment building.
related: Be more private with yourself
FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · garbage · neighbors · Won't somebody think of the children?
Mercedes-Benz owners, as we’ve seen before, don’t often try to disprove their reputation for douchebaggery. But, as Jane in Ithaca reports, nothing stirs up self-righteousness quite like residential on-street parking!
related: Your parking job brings one word to mind…
extra credit: BMW drivers really are jerks, studies find [marketwatch.com]
FILED UNDER: parking
Short, and if not necessarily sweet, it gets the point across. I think I’d have to give this sign a snarky thumbs up.
related: On jamming
FILED UNDER: music · neighbors · noise · smartass
Writes our submitter from the UK: “It seems that student living brings out the best in passive aggressive note-writers.”
related: EAT ME!
FILED UNDER: college life · food · smartass
Isaac prefaces this by saying, “I feel bad for the person who posted this screed. I really do.”
But — and isn’t there always a but? — he adds: “The university library here has a HUGE laptop and gadget-theft problem, and there are signs everywhere warning people not to leave their stuff unattended. This guy left a $2000+ shiny Apple laptop just sitting on a table, with all of his super-sentimental irreplaceable pictures on it, and just walked away. And then expected nothing to happen. Really?”
related: Which is a more despicable crime?
FILED UNDER: college life · guilt trip · New Jersey · purple prose · stealing
What’s tackier than a pimp cup crusted in rhinestones? How bout a pimp cup crusted in last weekend’s purple drank?
related: That’s punny
FILED UNDER: dishes · roommates
FILED UNDER: Facebook · family · Grandma · guilt trip
Writes Patrick in Wisconsin: “A member of our office staff prefers a lighter blend, while the rest of us tech guys prefer a cup of coffee that will actually wake us up.”
After the original laminated note spurred this tempest in a coffee pot, Patrick says that Ms. “Three Scoops” upped the ante by bringing in a second coffeemaker for her own personal use. The notes, however, remain.
related: Coffee-brewing for engineers
FILED UNDER: a matter of taste · coffee · office · saga · Starbucks
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