Also, kindly refrain from rinsing your laundry in the hot tub

December 9th, 2013 · 69 comments

Writes Natalie in Cardiff: “I noticed this a little while ago in the changing rooms of my local leisure centre. I thought it fit in nicely with the public/private restroom notes these last couple of days. Perhaps people in South Wales are a little mixed-up too!”

Customer Notice: Female Dryside Changing Area - Customers are reminded that the practice of hair dying [sic] and shaving within the changing area is strictly prohibited. Please use in accordance with its intended purpose. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation

related: Hair-raising indignation

extra credit: Weird Wales [bbc.co.uk]

→ 69 CommentsFILED UNDER: gym · hygiene · Wales


Excuse me, this is my private public bathroom

December 5th, 2013 · 125 comments

Our submitter from Washington state found this note in one of the restrooms in her office building.”The toothbrushes and mouthwash have been there for a few weeks,” she says. “I’m not sure why they’re there or who posted the note, but I appreciate the incredulous tone.”

Is this a staff collection of tooth brushes? WHAT IS HAPPENING!?

I don’t really have anything against brushing your teeth at the office, but between yesterday’s note and today’s, I’m starting to wonder if “public restroom” means something different to people on the West Coast. This posting from a Los Angeles-based Yelp user only deepened my suspicions:

The Office Bathroom: a home away from home?

related: “You are not fit to use a public toilet, you filthy mutt.”

extra credit: The Office Bathroom: Now a Home Away From Home [forbes.com]

→ 125 CommentsFILED UNDER: bathroom · hygiene · office · Washington state


So much for No-Shave November

December 4th, 2013 · 72 comments

Our submitter in Tempe found this notice posted in the men’s bathroom of a classroom building on the ASU campus. In a word…yuck.

Dear asshat who shave in the bathroom on November 4, Maybe your mother didn't teach you this, but in public places it is common courtesy to clean up your messes after you make them. Leaving your shaved whiskers all over the sink and disabled toilet stall seat (?!WTF?!) is just plain gross. Please try to clean up after yourself so that others won't have to next time. Sincerely, Everybody Else

related: Body hair saga!

extra credit: 9 Things to Do with Human Hair [npr.org]

→ 72 CommentsFILED UNDER: bathroom · Tempe · that's disgusting · toilet


But…you said not to flush anything down the toilet?

December 3rd, 2013 · 79 comments

Writes Sarah: “I am deeply sorry, long-suffering San Diego Public Library, for whatever past incident(s) made this sign necessary…though I do appreciate the superfun font!”

ATTENTION: Please do not discard plastic bags with urine in this receptacle

related: Colostomy bags!

→ 79 CommentsFILED UNDER: library · piss · San Diego · so this is a thing?


Please, take me. Take me now.

December 2nd, 2013 · 33 comments

Spotted by Elissa in Annandale, Australia:

I have been dumped by my idiot owners. Pls take me! (It's okay! You'll get over her! There are so many desks out there.)

related: Free coat rack, gently used

→ 33 CommentsFILED UNDER: anthropomorphism · Australia · smartass


The potluck pedant

November 26th, 2013 · 91 comments

Writes our submitter in Washington state: “Shortly after our holiday party signup sheet was posted, this gentle reminder appeared, taped over the word ‘potluck.’ So far, no one has been brave enough to sign up for anything.”

(Because, you know, the best kind of potluck is six bags of chips, three plates of cookies, a one liter bottle of soda, and some plastic forks.)

1. pot luck used in reference to a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable.  This is not a potluck if you have to sign up to bring something.

related: THE POTLUCK THEME IS MONGOLIA[N] BBQ!!!!!

extra credit: Potluck fear and loathing [latimes.com]

→ 91 CommentsFILED UNDER: holiday spirit · most popular notes of 2013 · obnoxious definition · office cop · party planning committee


Sign, cosign…and off on a tangent

November 25th, 2013 · 35 comments

Ever wonder how MIT undergrads spend their free time? Well, thanks to Benjamin in Boston, you have your answer:

Please make bigger signs. It will encourage people to read your signs.

related: How’s that for a group effort?

→ 35 CommentsFILED UNDER: college life · dishes · most popular notes of 2013 · note wars · smartass


Tis the season for KILLER DEALS

November 24th, 2013 · 78 comments

Shortly after Denver’s first snowfall of the season, Sharon looked out her window to see her neighbor making a snowman. “I thought he was doing something cute for his girlfriend. Who knew it was actually a frosty political statement about the cold evils of capitalism?”

COUNTDOWN TO BLACK FRIDAY KILLER DEALS!!!!!

Adorable, innit?

related: Drivers of Walmart

→ 78 CommentsFILED UNDER: holiday spirit


A Snowball’s chance

November 20th, 2013 · 205 comments

Our unapologetic submitter, Patrick from Orlando, Florida, says he’s always been more of a dog person. One day, he says, “I got fed up with the perpetual harassment of this neighborhood cat: getting into my trash, jumping onto my car, and might have even given me ringworm once.” His response?

I have shitty owners who don't feed me and let me run wild so I harass the neighbors. Signed, Snowball

Adds Patrick: “Crazy cat ladies must have some sort of sixth sense because I had an angry visitor at my front door within 15 minutes. To this day, Snowball still roams free.”

Snowball

related: The story of STUPID CAT

extra credit: Call for Cat Curfew [thecourier.com.au]

→ 205 CommentsFILED UNDER: cats · neighbors · Orlando


Is it really Baby Jesus stealing season again already?

November 18th, 2013 · 99 comments

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but as Rachel in Victoria, B.C. noticed, nativity scenes are already becoming crime scenes.

I hate to say that and most of you may not even believe it, but there are people they steal

related: Baby Jesus is AWOL

→ 99 CommentsFILED UNDER: British Columbia · Christmas · Jesus · most popular notes of 2013 · stealing · warning