but pissed-off notes pack a punch …
If you’re an upbeat person with a rosy view of people, move along.
If not and you’ve got a sense of humor, you’re in for entertainment, if not some measure of enlightenment, at passiveaggessivenotes.
As the name suggests, the site, based in Austin, Texas, features “funny (if not necessarily ‘passive-aggressive’) notes from pissed-off people.”
Roommates from hell. Obnoxious neighbors. Coworkers stealing your lunch from the fridge. Precocious children ticked off at parents. Laundry thieving. Unfriendly feuds.
All that and
a bag many bags of chips comprise this depository of notes by the infuriated, the inflexible, the irate, the irascible and the insane, if but temporarily.
1. If life gives you lemons, for God’s sake don’t use Comic Sans!
1. In Seattle, “office professionalism” seems to have no bearing on freedom of speech…as long as you use the right typeface, of course:
2. Daddy, why are all the cages empty?
You’re a zookeeper. You’re sick of answering the same damn question all day long. How do you handle it?
Well, there’s the PC approach …
the pedantic approach …
And then there’s my personal favorite, the German approach; (ditto – ed.):
And from my neck of the woods:
3. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got Call of Duty 4 on pause
Jack and Sarah in Tacoma, Washington both spotted this note taped to the window of a coffee shop outside the Fort Lewis military base in Tillicum. While I particularly enjoy the slow crescendo of this note, I’m not sure the manager of the H&R Block across the street would feel the same.
4. Don’t take this the wrong way but mind your own damn business.
Our Bay-Area submitter returned from lunch one day to find this note from an anonymous concerned coworker.
“I’ll admit that I’ve gained about 15 pounds recently,” she says. However, “At 4′11 and normally around 95 pounds, even with the extra 15 I’m still within an acceptable weight range for my height.” But the real kicker, says our submitter?
“I’m also 5 months pregnant. I just haven’t made a big deal about it by talking incessantly about it or demanding special treatment like I’m God’s gift to the world just because I got myself knocked up.”
(So, uh, I think that’s a no, she won’t be seeing you there.)