There are all kinds of situations we get into that require a delicate hand at resolution. There are other situations where in-your-face passive aggression seems to take over but can have some hilarious results.
An irritating suggestion
Some people move to neighborhoods with the view that everything needs to be perfect and up to scratch. While it’s always good to keep your home’s exterior beautiful and maintained, that’s not always everyone’s priority.
One neighbor, called ‘Bob’, obviously made a point of saying how they wished the fence would be kept in better condition. The neighbor responded in kind, clearly offended that someone would make a fuss over an unpainted fence. Technically, they did what they were supposed to and painted the fence with this sassy message.
No liquids or ice
While signs may not be the most fun things in the world, they are usually there to serve a purpose. Colleagues seemed not to care that their drinks being thrown in the trash can could create some of the grossest waste there can be.
After a notice asking colleagues to stop throwing their liquids in the bin appeared, suddenly it turned from liquid to ice. These people probably thought they were hilarious because they were technically doing what they were told. The sign after says it all.
War of the wifi
If you live close to a whole bunch of people who have their own wifi connections, apparently, it’s the perfect opportunity to send a passive-aggressive message to your neighbors. They won’t know who you are, but the message will be loud and clear.
Here is a perfect example of that kind of exchange. One person was fed up with their neighbor blasting out loud music from their apartment, although unfortunately couldn’t grasp how apostrophes work.
The roll of doom
It’s probably an argument that everyone has in their household if they’re sharing with anyone else. Once you get to the bottom of the roll, for some reason, people don’t throw it in the trash straight away but decide it can stay there and look pretty.
This person got fed up and left a rather unhappy note attached to the offending item that needed trashing, after being irritated for so long. This was answered in the most hilarious way, with the other person giving the roll a place to live.
Neighbor lawn wars
We’re not too sure why anyone would feel the need to call the cops on someone’s lawn, but that’s apparently what happened here. Hundreds of flamingos aside, there doesn’t seem to be anything seedy about this person’s yard.
However, they responded to the police call to adding pink flamingo ornaments to their lawn and adding the sign to go with it, signaling that it was their move. What happened next in the saga of two neighbors warring?
A concerned colleague
Imagine working at a desk and popping off for a break to come back to a letter. You never know if you’re going to get something positive or negative, but it seems this person was getting a bit fed up with all the laughing.
When you’re trying to get your work done, it can be pretty distracting if you’re working. Instead of causing a problem in the office, they left an anonymous note. Now the recipient will be looking around, trying to figure out who they had annoyed.
A smelly newsroom
When you’re allowed to eat at your desk, sometimes you need to be mindful of the people around you. Hot food can start to stink out a room if you’re not careful. However, one person didn’t care about how the area smelled and threw away smelly leftovers into their bin, leaving it to linger.
One person got rather fed up with this, leaving a note on their notice board to explain precisely what they were subjecting everyone to. Naturally, they passively-aggressively responded with a ketchup ‘sorry’. Ew.
A coffee conundrum
It seems that no one here can agree on what makes a great coffee. It’s true that everyone has their own way of doing things, but this was starting to get out of hand. It started with an innocent sign that suggested three scoops of grounds to make a good coffee.
From that, chaos ensued, with an entire argument infolding from taped cutouts and stickers onto the coffee unit. Apparently, coffee brings out the passive-aggressive in everyone.
Someone decided to leave a rather blunt notice requesting that a neighbor stop using their washing machine after 9pm. While people can appreciate that a machine vibrating through the floorboards can be irritating late at night, there are ways of making that request.
Someone knew exactly who they were when it came to the washing machine culprit, and didn’t take too kindly to the message. They decided to respond in kind, explaining they will use their washing machine whenever they wanted.
A reminder of entitlement
Sometimes people try and use the disabled bathrooms because they don’t want to wait for the other ones to become available. Of course, by no means is this sign trying to suggest that people with invisible disabilities can’t use the bathroom, but people who simply can’t be bothered to wait.
The problem with able-bodied individuals using disabled bathrooms is that it means people who really need it have to wait, and sometimes that isn’t an option. Lazy people, beware of this sign from an irritated person.
Keeping it simple
Sometimes you don’t need a long or well-written note to explain what’s upsetting or irritating you, as just pictures will do the trick. It took us a few minutes to get it, but after a while, you figure out exactly what it’s trying to say.
We’ll let you have the joy of working it out; if you’ve already got it, then you’re better than us. The beauty of this message is that it only took a simple thumbs down to make it clear what needed to change.
Angry toilet request
This passive-aggressive note lacks the finesse of the former one. Instead, it just goes ahead and upsets basically anyone who might use that toilet. Not to mention, they were quite specific and a little bit confused. After all, who uses their feet to flush the toilet?
The note at the bottom addresses this issue, explaining what a toilet is for and creates a strange scenario. Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid a mess in the bathroom, and there aren’t always the tools to sort that out.
You don’t always need a horrendously awful piece of literature for a passive-aggressive note; instead, you just need some really well-placed apostrophes. Clearly, these guys did not have such a great time as roommates together but felt a card was still a polite thing to give.
The magic of this card is that, once you have removed all the apostrophes, you have a perfectly nice note. Add them back in, and you’re back to doubting whether or not they hate you.
Showing them how it’s done
If you’re working hard and you do your job correctly, it can be challenging to stand by while your colleague doesn’t do theirs properly. This person was at the end of their tether when they decided they’d had enough and wanted to leave a message.
There’s no better way of calling your colleague out on their poor handiwork than planting a massively bright sign directed right at them. Maybe Ed will do better next time.
A note to a thief
If you have ever had a package stolen from your shared area, it’s one of the most frustrating things because you never know for sure who took it. It also makes you concerned over having anything else delivered to your home.
Someone decided to send a message to the person who stole their Amazon package, making it very clear exactly what they thought of them. Maybe they will make good use of those 30 toilet rolls considering their appalling behavior.
From parent to child
It’s tough imagining your child growing up and moving out. When it happens, it takes a lot of time to adjust to the huge difference it makes within the household. However, sometimes, it feels like the child who has left isn’t very interested in how things are at home anymore.
That is probably what prompted a card like this. They still love their grown-up kid very much but would like to hear from them more often. It’s certainly one way to make your point.
Cleaning up the mess
We all have accidents and clumsy moments every now and then. However, when you’re living with people, you can’t just leave it there for it to clean itself up, as people tend to get cranky, and the food starts to smell.
Well, Alex from room A got very upset because someone had left a piece of dirty lettuce on the floor and had essentially refused to pick it up. To make a point, they highlighted how very gross it was for them to have to do it.
Limit those exorcisms
Most of us know that any loud parties or activities are only really okay on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually, because a lot of people follow this as a working week, and few people tend to have school, it’s a courtesy more than anything.
Well, one of those things is also exorcisms now, it seems. We’re not too sure why it would get so loud, but it seems they really got into their mojo. Perhaps that’s just what it sounded like.
There’s nothing like heading to the library to get some good quality reading material only to be personally attacked by a note. Whether it’s for personal reasons or for study, everyone is perfectly entitled to read books and take a topical interest.
It begs the question, though, who had the time and thought to find a leaf book and then write a letter to whoever wants to check it out? It’s certainly fruit for thought.
A poop proposal
There are plenty of unique ways to propose to someone in the world, and this is definitely one of them. However, we won’t be rushing into a marriage that starts with a passive-aggressive proposal message.
Someone thought they had been pretty smart by adding this message to the toilet roll tube, claiming that they will never see it because they never change it. Of course, here it looks as if they have done just that, so do you think the lucky person said yes?
That wretched onion
As servers, it can sometimes be rather frustrating when a customer changes their order around, and they could even seem rather fussy. However, people could be allergic to something, have dietary requirements, or simply not want to have it on their plate.
While mixups can happen in a busy kitchen, people can feel awkward about sending their food back or are simply too irritated to wait for another plate. Well, this certainly gave them the message, with a foolproof show of the issue.
Old hair in the drain
Sometimes you can ask someone over and over again and never feel as if you’re getting anywhere. So, one person decided to make the point using the offending material from the drain. It’s a tad horrifying having to clean the drain of someone else’s hair.
This person decided they were going to suck it up, unclog the drain, and make a point by using it to create a message. Perhaps they will clean it up now.
Pre-empting the thief
When you know someone is going to be going in and out of your drawers, it can get extremely frustrating. After all, who wants to keep hiding their stuff just so it won’t get taken and used by someone else?
Well, this person decided to leave a little message of their own, pre-empting them coming to the draw and taking their stuff. Of course, they never would have seen this message if they didn’t go through the drawer, and it looks like we have a winner right here.
Apartment living isn’t for everyone, but most of us can’t escape it and have to get on with things. This person got extremely upset after being kept up at 2am listening to a couple bicker into the late hours. Safe to say, after putting up with this several times, this person has lost their patience.
Some relationships aren’t meant to be, or these guys could be under a lot of pressure. However, chances are, things just aren’t going well, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the block needs to listen.
The lyrical genius
Sometimes you need a rhyme to say it all. This person decided to use Carly Rae Jepson’s words to explain to someone exactly what they thought of them. If someone was blocking our driveway, we would probably feel the need to leave them an angry note too.
However, this one deals with it in a less aggressive way and makes the point that it’s just not a cool thing for someone to do. Hopefully, the message was well received.
Cleaning out the fridge
Cleaning out the refrigerator is no exciting experience for anyone. It is, however, one of those necessary things that we have to do from time to time. Otherwise, it can become dirty, smelly, and that’s not how anyone wants to be storing their food.
This guy decided to broach the topic by using eggs to send a message. It’s certainly one way to make sure they see what’s going on inside the fridge. Time to get those cleaning boogie tunes on.
Get those dishes done
Doing the dishes is another job that no one likes doing at home. While it might not be the worst chore in the house, it’s certainly not something anyone would decide to do in their spare time. However, it’s still a necessary part of everyday life if you want clean dishes.
This person decided to be super hilarious and cut out a meme border and make it seem as if it was a picture of what’s inside.
Get that doggy doo doo
It’s not very kind of people who leave their dog’s mess on the street for someone else to step in or pick up. However, some people have been known to do it, but they are not immune to receiving a notice calling them out on the gross practice.
Well, this person decided to suggest that they would throw the leftover poop at whoever had left it there. It’s not as if the dog can pick up after itself.
Only for Dave
When you’re sharing a fridge with the rest of the office, or anyone else for that matter, sometimes people feel it necessary to label their items. In fairness, people should be able to place their food and drink in the fridge without it being taken by someone else.
However, they left a sassy note that made it clear that only ‘Dave’ could have it. They did not foresee that there would be another Dave around, fulfilling the only requirement to claim ownership and enjoy the drink.
Get that cat off my lawn
When it comes to cats, things can become a bit of a gray area. Generally, people don’t tend to try and train them, and when you let them out to roam the area, it’s almost as if they’re leading a double life away from their family.
One cat was harassing one person and their indoor car by supposedly attacking this person’s window. It bothered them so much that they decided to create an entire poster dedicated to finding the owner, so they could take the cat away.
Taking the sarcastic route
Rather than getting upset and writing profanities in capitals, one neighbor decided they were going to write a note to the person causing all the commotion as nicely as possible. Of course, no one is going to be happy with someone blasting out music at 3:30 in the morning, so it’s pretty obvious this person is not happy.
Honestly, this is taking sarcasm to the next level, but hey, maybe they’re thinking the kindness approach would be better than writing a mean note on the wall?
Outsmarted with butter knowledge
We’re all raised to do things a certain way, whether it’s keeping the butter in the fridge, or in a butter dish in the cupboard. Either way is okay, but some people might not realize there are perfectly good reasons for keeping both in either storage method.
However, one roommate was clearly getting testy, believing that their roommate was going to be spoiling the butter by leaving it out. Unfortunately, knowledge got the better of them this time around, as butter can be left out overnight.
Read it and weep
It seems Lee here wanted to store their bananas with the rest of the fruit. Maybe they totally overlooked the sign, instantly believing it to be somewhere that everyone should be communally storing their fruit.
One day, Lee found out that their bananas were gone and writes a rather terrifying sign, threatening to find the person who did it. Turns out, the person who did was more than happy to own up, explaining that storing them under the ‘please eat me’ sign was not such a good idea.
A romantic note
Imagine coming into your home and seeing a beautiful display of pink petals placed in a path up your stairs. Imagine the expectations and the excitement that follows, thinking of all the romantic possibilities that might be awaiting you.
Imagine that you then discover the message waiting for you at the other end was basically demanding that you paid rent because it’s due. Bit of a whirlwind, but we bet it caught the recipient’s attention. Whether or not they’ll pay up after that is another matter entirely.
Angry toast hates surprises
Sharing with people is never easy, especially not if you’re sharing your toaster settings with other people. Some people like their toast extra toasted, others like theirs just about tanned. However, when you think it’s set at the perfect setting, it can be a bit of a surprise to find out you have a charred mess on your hands.
This left but one appropriate response – angry toast! Of course, everyone can have the toaster set how they want, but this person is not happy about it.
Sad but sassy post
Sometimes, campaigners feel they have to be extra emotive to get people to listen to their ads and campaigns. Otherwise, it’s easy for people to pass something off as junk mail and not take another look at it.
That’s essentially what this letter is saying, with a picture of a child in need and a slogan that suggests you might be throwing that child away. It kind of makes it hard for people to decide what they should be doing with the letter. Did the campaign encourage people to donate?
The pettiest reply
It’s kind of like the argument that, if you haven’t got a good enough counter-argument, then just insult their grammar, right? Well, this person has put up a sign or two asking people not to unplug the coffee maker.
The message seems to have totally blown over someone’s head as they took more offense to the font that this person has used. It might seem silly, but it is rather eye-catching and almost painful to look at. Maybe they’ll get the point across better in Times New Roman.
The cans don’t want me
When you’re talking about food, it’s essential to make sure that there are dates on there. Otherwise, it might go bad, and people won’t know. Someone had kindly reminded people to do this so that nothing terrible happens.
Of course, someone else has only gone and decided to be super funny and make it all a play on words. Apparently, they have already tried dating cans, but it’s never gone anywhere because they only think of them as a friend. Friendzoned by cans, that’s a new one.
Check if you’ve flushed
No one wants to get to the bathroom and see that someone has forgotten to flush. Since it doesn’t tend to be something we do on purpose, it only makes sense to have some kind of note for people to look down and double-take.
Unfortunately, this person didn’t foresee their colleagues having such a stellar sense of humor. So everyone has been ticking, or ‘checking’ the paper, showing that they have, indeed, been flushing the toilet after doing their business.
Touchy about the mug
Someone has apparently made it very clear how they feel about people touching their reindeer mug. People shouldn’t touch it. However, it seems someone made the mistake of using it, and the owner got upset and decided that they needed a notice to remind everyone.
Thankfully, the rest of the office has a sense of humor and decided to take a picture of themselves all touching the mug. You know, because it’s beautiful. We wonder how the original person took it.