Sarah in Philadelphia calls this note, from a much-beloved bookstall at the Reading Terminal Market, “the single most adorable and passive aggressive note I have ever read in my life.”
Meanwhile, as Jenna shows us with this sign from an Albuquerque Antiques Mall, the “adorable” approach doesn’t work for everyone.
related: May you get a seriously itchy bum!
FILED UNDER: "customer service" · i before e
Any Portlanders know the story behind this sign? Our submitter, Sarah, is wondering, and now I am, too.
Aaaaand we have an answer. Thanks, Misti!
related: raw chicken + orgasms = ?
FILED UNDER: Portland · restaurant · WTF?
Writes our submitter in Washington, DC: “In my time at my job, the only real evacuations we’ve had are for the Virginia Earthquake, and, now, a microwave popcorn incident. While another floor was responsible, multiple members of my department took this as an opportunity to make statements about the frequent state of our very own sad microwave. I think this is a fine example of how a committed team can work together to create a masterpiece.”
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related: Especially Deborah
FILED UNDER: D.C. · microwave · popcorn · that's a fire hazard
Writes Julia, a student at an evangelical university in Indiana: “In our graduate student offices, there are more crusty dishes and microbial communities to be found than in the labs next door. After four weeks of mugs, oatmeal bowls and lunch containers had built up, one lad took the most effective course of action and posted this encouraging note for us single ladies to know what it takes to catch ourselves a guy just like him.”
related: Life at a Christian college
FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · dishes · God
Pam works at an accounting firm in St. Louis, where, around tax time, it’s not unusual for people to pack all three meals. How did you think Joan’s vigilante food-safety policing went over?
related: A bitter butter battle
FILED UNDER: food · non-apology apology · office · St. Louis
Really? This is the nicest possible phrasing you could come up with?
I mean, this guy even said please.
(Thanks to Ben in Dallas and Allie in Orlando for submitting.)
related: Ice Box-ing
FILED UNDER: beverages · Coke · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office fridge
Writes our submitter in Leeds: “I enjoy the fact that a second piece of paper had to be added to express the full rage of this (presumably wet-footed) person.”
related: Lift or Loo?
FILED UNDER: drizzunk · elevator · piss · public shaming · that's disgusting · U.K.
Writes our submitter in Santa Rosa, CA: “Our office is full of people who like to take the last of the coffee and not take the time to brew a new pot. And not just on April Fool’s Day.”
related: Coffee pot flowchart
FILED UNDER: coffee · office
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?