“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
Apparently the employees of this retail establishment in North Carolina didn’t take it seriously when the ladies from the shop next door asked them to stop blocking their employee entrance with garbage cans. (Perhaps they didn’t understand what was meant by Don’t make us bedazzle your asses?)
One day, our submitter says, one of the offending trash cans was found covered in gift wrap, complete with a bow. Sadly, no photo was taken pre-unwrapping, but this sign remains in the shared hallway as a reminder.
UPDATE: It looks like our crafty crafters followed through on their threats!
related: Girls gone wild…with colored markers.
FILED UNDER: garbage · North Carolina · rainbow-colored · retail hell
Writes Candice in Kansas: “I woke up to this on my car this morning. I don’t not know if I should be pissed they are creepin’ on my man or to just laugh uncontrollably.”
(Dear notewriter: Notice she didn’t say “…or stop parking there.”)
related: She’s mine. All mine!
FILED UNDER: Kansas · kinda creepy · neighbors · parking
Who knew? Just add water to your ramen, and you end up with…ramen.
But leave it alone and you get…a hot ramen dance party!
This just in: According to our Seattle submitter, two of his office mates have started fires trying to microwave dry ramen. (NO PARTY FOR YOU!)
related: Four horsemen…and a microwave
FILED UNDER: clip art catastrophe · microwave · office · Seattle · that's a fire hazard
In honor of that special time of year when New Year’s resolutions are
made abandoned, Laughton in the U.K. draws our attention to this particularly apropos selection from Awful Library Books.
related: And a Happy New Year to you!
FILED UNDER: library
Writes Claire in Cincinnati: “This individual moved in a month ago and is already getting into a note war with the neighbors!”
related: An eyesore for an eyesore
FILED UNDER: Cincinnati · neighbors · public shaming · thanks (but not really)
“Craigslist can be a shifty place to find a room to rent,” writes Iris in Portland, Oregon, who speaks from experience. “I found a beautiful house renting from a 40-something professional,” but shortly after moving in, things got weird. (Like, meth-fueled mood swings weird.)
“One night,” Iris says, “he decided to take EVERYTHING out of the kitchen, leaving not even so much as a plastic fork. The next day, everything was put back with this note taped to the inside of the fridge. This is brain on drugs, people!”
related: You slam, I steal.
FILED UNDER: roommates