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Blog Profile / Passive-Aggressive Notes

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Greetings from the Polar Vortex

Writes Steve in Boston: “This note cracks me up because it is, on the one hand, a request for more civility and, on the other hand, a not so thinly veiled threat.” (How so very Boston!) related: Can you dig it? extra credit: Boston’s “parking chair” law []

Fever pitch

Rob and Karen in the U.K. both passed along this note, recently covered in the Manchester Evening News, that was found posted on seats at the Stockport County FC’s home stadium. (Is this what hooliganism looks like in the lower divisions nowadays?) related: Are you ready for some football?!

Which one of these is not like the other?

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? related: My condolences on your birthday

Most Popular Notes of 2013

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!)     related: Your [...]

Here’s to a resolutely insincere new year

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.) related: The Silent Treatment

The Mom with the Reindeer Tattoo

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

Tis the season for white lies, kid.

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, [...]

Neat freaks on speed

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.” Adds our submitter: “I can’t wait until the day when I live alone.”   related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates

Bah humbug, bitches!

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

Also, Santa hates you

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.” related: I hope you…

Really, Mom, you shouldn’t have.

Victoria in her 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.”) related: More birthday mama drama!

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

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!” related: Hair-raising indignation extra credit: Weird Wales []

Excuse me, this is my private public bathroom

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.” I don’t really have anything against brushing your teeth [...]

So much for No-Shave November

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. related: Body hair saga! extra credit: 9 Things to Do with Human Hair []

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

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!” related: Colostomy bags!

Please, take me. Take me now.

Spotted by Elissa in Annandale, Australia: related: Free coat rack, gently used

The potluck pedant

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 [...]

Sign, cosign…and off on a tangent

Ever wonder how MIT undergrads spend their free time? Well, thanks to Benjamin in Boston, you have your answer: related: How’s that for a group effort?

Tis the season for KILLER DEALS

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?” Adorable, innit? related: Drivers of Walmart

A Snowball’s chance

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? Adds Patrick: “Crazy cat ladies [...]

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