Which one of these is not like the other?

January 5th, 2014 · 116 comments

Writes Meg in New Jersey: “We just buried my Mom today. After Mass and luncheon we came home and unpacked cards from the funeral home. This is from my brother’s office.” Can you tell who didn’t bother to read the card before signing it?

Which one of these is not like the other?

related: My condolences on your birthday

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Most Popular Notes of 2013

January 1st, 2014 · 95 comments

It’s time, once again, to cast your vote for your favorite note of the year as well as the infamous douchecanoe of the year! To refresh your memory, below are some of the most popular notes of the past 365 days. (Did I forget any? Let me know in the comments!)

The Office LOL Police

A Dance Mom Intervention

WHOSE STUPID CAT IS THIS?

Not to name names, but...

Here comes the troll

The Considerate Thief

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Here’s to a resolutely insincere new year

December 30th, 2013 · 43 comments

Jackie in Alfred, New York says she found this note stuffed under her bedroom door after taking away her 9-year-old son’s iPod and Nintento DS. (“He’s taken to sneaking them to school and lying about it,” she explains.)

To Mom and Dad: My N. Years Resolution is to never talk, be nice, or happy to you. Not sincerely, Jin  >:(

related: The Silent Treatment

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The Mom with the Reindeer Tattoo

December 24th, 2013 · 58 comments

Writing Persephone in New Hampshire: “My father and I have a habit of snatching the Christmas cookies. I guess this year my mom had had enough.”

DO NOT TOUCH or Santa Claus will have 6 elves with halitosis read Norwegian crime novels to you as you are tied to a dyspeptic reindeer...I wouldn't chance it if I were you!

P.S. Yes, Stieg Larsson is Swedish…but titling this post “Blood on Snow” just seemed a little too dark.

related: Mad Santa

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Tis the season for white lies, kid.

December 22nd, 2013 · 109 comments

Writes Siegrin in California: “My friend started teaching at a new school this year and received this note from one of her (fifth-grade) students on the last day before the holiday break. It’s almost as uplifting as the doughnut she received from her fellow teacher, along with a note that read, ‘If you’re watching your weight, feel free to not eat the doughnut.”

Dear Mrs. A, thank you for being our teacher and teaching us as best you can. I wanted Mrs. F or Mr. C but I was wrong. You are the Best Teacher Ever! Thank you for being the best and trying to teach us the best you can to pass every test. Thank you and Merry Cristmas!! (Star, Heart, Happy Face)

related: You’re a good student, but not my best speller

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Neat freaks on speed

December 17th, 2013 · 129 comments

Our submitter in Boston says she found this note on the kitchen counter “after my evil roommate abused some Adderall and stayed up cleaning, organizing, and generally banging around till an obscene hour.”

I am so sorry that I cleaned the entire house again. I am also sorry for doing everybody's dishes + cleaning up after their dishes. Have fun trashing the entire apartment. Especially since you have never been loud :)

Adds our submitter: “I can’t wait until the day when I live alone.”

related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates

→ 129 CommentsFILED UNDER: Boston · cleaning · mean girls · roommates · smiley · thanks (but not really)


Bah humbug, bitches!

December 16th, 2013 · 47 comments

Writes Eric: “My sister and her boss got a little tired of the constant banter outside their offices.”

NO CACKLE ZONE

(Note: This above sign is not to be confused with the “no cankle zone” delineated by a competing faction of office mean girls.)

related: The Office LOL Police

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Also, Santa hates you

December 12th, 2013 · 165 comments

Writes our submitter from Portland, Oregon: “People steal out of the fridge all the time, so I’m not sure why someone thought money would be safe taped to barbecue sauce.”

Happy Holidays Co-Workers! Are you $2 richer? Did you find $2 taped to a bottle of BBQ sauce in the fridge? Well that means you are a thief! Also Santa hates you and I hope a Reinder poops on you. Merry Christmas you dirty animal!

related: I hope you…

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Really, Mom, you shouldn’t have.

December 10th, 2013 · 76 comments

Victoria in Maryland received this heartwarming card from her mother a few years ago. (“She was mad because I put an end to her partying in the garage at my house.”)

Just out of obligation, Mom

related: More birthday mama drama!

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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]

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