April 01, 2008

Lisa: Do this, don't do that--can't you read the sign?

Quite a prodigious collection of passive agressive notes for one 8'x10' break room, don't you think?

This one reads: "If you make a mess on the table, sink, or in the frig or microwave, Please use these wipes and clean up after yourself immediately. Thank you. [smiling sun]"

I especially like the escalating comment penciled in on the bottom corner here: "I didn't know water made a mess! [signed,] Deeply offended Jean"

These two should be viewed as a set--the sign asking people not to leave coats at the table, and a sweater left at the table. The sweater's owner has been flaunting her disregard for that sign for weeks. Well, days.

Let's round out the set with a sign-up sheet for cleaning (only 7 of our 20 employees took the bait on that one), a "helpful" warning that personal belongings deemed objectionable will be thrown away by an anonymous judge, and a notice of paper towel machine changes (I don't even know).

Posted by lisa at April 01, 2008 10:05 AM

Aww. At least you were nice enough to sign up to take a turn cleaning!

Posted by: sarah on April 1, 2008 10:28 PM

I love how Emily Watson signed up in the last place possible. I bet she procrastinates a lot. Or maybe she really hates fridge cleaning but has a strong sense of duty. Either way I wouldn't ask her to organize my luncheon, even if her handwriting is quite lovely.

Posted by: Jeremy on April 2, 2008 09:34 AM

I like that there are both a poinsettia and an Easter basket in the picture of the sweater.

Also, I have never found these types of signs to be particularly "courteous." They make me want to put up signs that say, "BE COURTEOUS! Don't leave passive-aggressive notes everywhere."

Posted by: E on April 2, 2008 12:00 PM

Is that your sweater?

Posted by: Gabrielle on April 2, 2008 06:51 PM

Hee. I only wish I had the balls.

Posted by: lisa on April 2, 2008 08:11 PM
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