Writes our submitter: “This note was left in the TEMPORARY mailbox that we put up to collect mail during a substantial construction phase at our house.”
In order to appease the anonymous critic, she says, “I have since placed a large neon green bow around the offending structure,” and plans to continue. “I’m going for the ‘North Pole threw up here’ look,” she says.
extra credit: uglymailbox.com: cool & crazy mailboxes
FILED UNDER: there goes the neighborhood · unsolicited feedback
“My husband and I eloped in Maui last week because we thought it’d be more fun that way,” says Sarah in Seattle.At least one of her husband’s coworkers — apparently — took this as a snub. (But, you know, in a “Hahahahaha, JUST KIDDING!” clenched-teeth sort of way.)
related: Aaand…the honeymoon’s over.
FILED UNDER: love & marriage · office
September 29th, 2014 · 35 comments
Alice in Columbus, Ohio noticed this note taped to the door of a neighboring apartment. “I guess the tenants must have taken over a place that had formerly housed drug dealers and they were fed up with people coming by looking for drugs,” she says. “The note begins amiably enough — ‘Take shoes off at door’ — then takes quite a turn with its devastating conclusion.
related: This not a brothel!
FILED UNDER: Columbus · drugs · not-so-veiled threats · Oops?
September 26th, 2014 · 26 comments
Out submitter in Chicago notes that, remarkably enough, within a day or so of this note being posted (or rather, secured with packing tape to the floor), the oh-so-pretty doormat magically reappeared!
(I’d like to imagine that this was the stolen doormat in question.)
related: Wrath mat
extra credit: How to keep a doormat from being stolen [metafilter.com]
FILED UNDER: Chicago · neighbors · stealing
September 24th, 2014 · 29 comments
Suzanne’s office in Chicago is filled with lots of so-called “creatives” — you know, the types who are too busy working on BIG IDEAS to deal with the banalities of, say, dirty dishes. Finally, someone decided it would take a real heavyweight to draw some attention to the problem.
related: Right/wrong justified
FILED UNDER: Chicago · kitchen · office
September 21st, 2014 · 92 comments
Sue in Northbrook, Illinois says that some 10 months after tricking her 6-year-old daughter with Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy” challenge, little Mia remembered the prank and, with a renewed sense of outrage, stormed off to express her anger in note form.
Mia’s mom notes that she’s normally referred to as “Mommy” by her daughter (and by her friends as “Sue”), so she knew she was in trouble when she saw this missive addressed to “Susan.”
related: The Parent Tax
FILED UNDER: candy · Chicago · Halloween · kids · Mother-daughter notes
September 18th, 2014 · 43 comments
Emma in Canada spotted this very un-Canadian note today in her neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Christa in North Carolina apparently takes her ripe tomatoes quite seriously, too.
related: Attack of the tomato killers!
FILED UNDER: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · stealing · xoxo
September 15th, 2014 · 26 comments
Glen found this magnificent notice attached to a lamppost on 4th & Jackson in San Jose.
related: I hope you step on a Lego!
FILED UNDER: bicycle · God · San Jose · spelling and grammar police
September 11th, 2014 · 41 comments
Zee spotted this warning in the basement parking garage of her small senior citizens‘ building in Indiana, where, she says, “a few of the residents prefer posting anonymous notes to dealing with their issues directly.”
…and other residents, not so much.
related: That means you, young man in the blue Subaru!!
FILED UNDER: driving · Indiana · old folks · rebuttals · you know who you are
Abby spotted this dubious bit of dietary advice at her local supermarket in Catonsville, Maryland.
Adds Abby: “Maybe whoever wrote this should spend all the free time they have (obviously a lot) researching the nutritional value of eggs (protein) vs. fruit (carbs).”
related: The anti-milk militia
FILED UNDER: food · Maryland · unsolicited feedback