Post # 1
I LOVE passive-aggressive coworker notes. I especially love them because they tend to stay up for a really lonnnnnnnng time, so while they might seem snappy and clever the first time you read them, they just become progressively sadder as months and years pass and they’re still up.
In my current office, there’s a note in the kitchen by the coffee carafe, which says exactly this: “Here’s a novel idea! If you take the last cup of coffee … MAKE A NEW POT!!!!”
It cracks me up because I’ve worked in this office for two years now and that note has been there the entire time. It’s like one day, someone had just had ENOUGH with people taking the last cup of coffee. And in their rage, they printed out that bitchy note and posted it on the wall. And then every single day for years, that person has to look at that note and remember how angry they felt the day they went in there and found the carafe empty. If the note just said “please make a new pot if you take the last of the coffee. Thanks!”, it wouldn’t be funny to me at all. But this snarky sarcastic note just kills me.
What notes are there in your office? Can you picture the mindset of the person who posted it?
There were a ton of notes up in my old office as well, but I don’t want to blow my entire load right away so I’m gonna save them 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
“DID YOU REMEMBER TO CLOSE THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR!?” Is posted in on every single wall because a coworker of mine would leave the sliding door to our fridge open after every time he used it. After the 3rd time of it happening overnight with about $10k of antibodies inside I decided to put a sign on just about every surface. It makes me laugh when I see it now because I’m reminded of how dumb he can be. He asked me once if he could take them down and got a resounding “NO.”
Post # 3
iarebridezilla: Ours aren’t really passive aggressive, but they’re stupid common sense things from HR. And they are both bathroom related!
One is something about singing happy birthday twice while you wash your hands else they’re not clean enough. I have never once seen anyone stand there that long because I have tried it.
The second is about making sure the toilet is flushed. Ummm… isn’t that just standard operating procedure?? It is in MY book!!
You should take down the coffee note and see all hell break loose!!! Bwahahaha!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
It’s not currently posted, as it was not allowed to stay for long, but my favorite was when someone leaned a crutch against the wall and posted a note on it that said “Use this when management cuts your legs out from under you.” It was only allowed to stay up for less than a day. But… just… wow. I mean, WOW.
Post # 5
someone at my old work used to send out mass emails about the fridge that was near her desk on our floor. her subject line was always “the frig?” and i would just die laughing every time
also, our cafeteria staff would send out mass emails when things went missing. my fav was all the winnie-the-pooh emails i got after they sent out one about missing honey.
i seriously miss office work some days hahaha
Post # 6
FutureDrAtkins: if anything, you should be regularly replacing them with new ones in different colors and fonts, so he doesn’t get so used to them he doesn’t see them at all anymore! Good grief.
RedHeadKel: we had tons of notes in the bathroom at my old job. And the person who wrote all the notes is an immigrant from French Guyana, so her English has a few little idiosyncrasies that made the notes that much more amusing.
There was one person who would somehow manage to destroy the bathroom regularly (like leaving actual feces on the toilet seat somehow), so there was an angry note with lots of exclamation points reminding everyone to “CLEAN UP YOUR MESS.” For some reason, the thought of describing a shit smear on a toilet seat as “your mess” was just funny to me. Like “Hey, you made a mess in here. With your ass. Please be more courteous in the future.”
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
iarebridezilla: yes! and I quote ” Please do not flush paper towel down the toilet. It is a harrowing experience to fix it”
HARROWING. really?! Like who wrote this, Jane Austen?
Post # 8
MrsMcQN: “the frig?” is cracking me up too. I can’t put my finger on exactly what about it is funny, but I’m right there with you! There was also a note on ‘the frig’ at my old office and it went something like:
“If you don’t label all your food with your name and the date, I WILL be throwing it away!!!” I love it because the capitalization really captures the attitude of the note-writer. They were all:
Post # 9
iarebridezilla: right? i LOVE those ones!!!
Post # 10
missjz: oh my god. “HARROWING. really?! Like who wrote this, Jane Austen?” You’re killing me!
Sounds like somebody is in the wrong line of work. I can only imagine what the note would say if — god forbid — it came to light that tampons were being flushed.
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
iarebridezilla: I think so. They missed their calling.
Post # 12
Now I’m having flashbacks to college when every angry note in the dorms opened with “YOUR MOTHER DOES NOT LIVE HERE!”
I also love the notes that seem like they’re a 10 on the anger scale about something very minor. I visited a friend’s group house one time and the downstairs bathroom had a note saying something like “CLOSE THE FUCKING LID AFTER YOU USE THE BATHROOM!!!” They didn’t have any animals (that I knew of), so … why would someone be so screamingly angry over a toilet lid?
Post # 13
We have little notes that management posts, but people always write in little replies until the note disappears. Recently, management posted a paper with some “suggestions” of extra work we should try to fit into our day, but any of the workers knows we’re SUPER short-staffed right now, so someone wrote, “Really, suggestions?! Hire more people!!” on the note. It then disappeared.