Hilarious photos of people who’ve mastered passive aggressive behavior

Hilarious photos of people who’ve mastered passive aggressive behavior

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 it 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.

An irritating suggestion

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.

No liquids or ice

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.

War of the wifi

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 they 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.

The roll of doom

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.

Neighbor lawn wars

However, they responded to the police call to adding pink flamingo ornaments to their lawn by 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.

A concerned colleague

When you’re trying to get your work done, it can be pretty distracting to hear someone laughing. 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.

A smelly newsroom

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.

A coffee conundrum

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.

Request denied

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.

Request denied

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.

A reminder of entitlement

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.

Keeping it simple

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?

Angry toilet request

The note at the bottom addresses this issue, explaining what a toilet is for, and creating 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.

Passive-aggressive apostrophes

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.

Passive-aggressive apostrophes

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.

Showing them how it’s done

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.

A note to a thief

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.

From parent to child

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.

Cleaning up the mess

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.

Limit those exorcisms

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.

Personally attacked

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.

Personally attacked

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.

A poop proposal

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.

That wretched onion

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 a drain full of someone else’s hair.

Old hair in the drain

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?

Pre-empting the thief

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.

Getting personal

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.

Getting personal

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.

The lyrical genius

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.

Cleaning out the fridge

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.

Get those dishes done

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.

Get that doggy doo doo

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.

Only for Dave

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.

Get that cat off my lawn

One cat was harassing one person and their indoor cat 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.

Taking the sarcastic route

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 butter in either storage method.

Outsmarted with butter knowledge

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.

Read it and weep

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.

A romantic note

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 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.

Angry toast hates surprises

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.

Sad but sassy post

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 pettiest reply

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.

The cans don’t want me

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.

Check if you’ve flushed

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.

Touchy about the mug

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.

We’re jammin’

People who work at offices tend to get pretty frustrated when they learn that an important piece of machinery isn’t working correctly.

We’re jammin’

Instead of throwing a fit, however, one person decided to approach what seems to be a jamming printer with a bit of comedy. Who knows? Maybe this funny and somewhat passive aggressive approach got the higher ups to finally buy a new machine. In the end, that’s all this person seemed to really want anyways.

Don’t disturb the wildlife

Computer programmers are an interesting bunch of people. While they tend to be quite quiet, they are also known to be highly intelligent. That level of intelligence lends itself to a strong sense of humor as well.

Don’t disturb the wildlife

That sense of humor is on clear display when this group of computer programmers decided to write out a new note to alert their co-workers and colleagues to not create lots of unnecessary noise right outside their working space.

Naming the food in the fridge

One tactic that a lot of people who work in big offices do to make sure they end up eating the food that they brought in from home is put their names on the food.

Naming the food in the fridge

It’s a tried and true method that really does work, but that doesn’t mean the concept of naming food isn’t funny. One person working in an office decided to poke fun at that tactic when he made his very own meme dedicated to a recent tuna sandwich named Kevin.

Be professional

When one person working in what is surely a very busy office tried to alert their coworkers to keep a specific door closed, one of their colleagues couldn’t help but comment on the childish font they had used for the message, Comic Sans.

Be professional

Comic Sans is probably one of the few fonts that is widely hated and this message seems to back up that fact. That being said, this little interaction probably did not encourage the original poster to change the sign.

Hands off the pens

Some people have no problem borrowing a pen or two and never returning them. Others are very particular about the kinds of pens that they will use. That combination of facts surely leads to quite a bit of confrontation in the workspace.

Hands off the pens

One person decided to take the matter into their own hands by alerting anyone who plans on taking pens that aren’t theirs should also be prepared to have their soul consumed. Seems like a hefty price.

Existential office time

The faceless back-and-forths that occur through written notes in some offices are truly hilarious. When one person wrote a note to alert their coworkers that a printer would not be in a specific room for good, another person decided to respond with a far more existential approach to the message.

Existential office time

Surely, this little note got a smirk out of almost anyone who saw it. Sadly, no word on where the printer actually ended up being put.

Pen held hostage

Back to conflict rooted in borrowing pens that are not yours. Looks like one coworker took the pen debate several steps further with this one when they wrote out an entire hostage note for a pen.

Pen held hostage

This person is asking for $50.00 in exchange for a measly pen. At that point, the original pen’s owner might as well just go to a store and buy themselves a whole new package or two of these pens. Hopefully that will keep the issue from coming up in the future.

No thumbtacks

This is simply hilarious. A warning about not putting thumbtacks in the wall was heavily questioned when another person realized that the sign itself had been affixed to the wall using thumbtacks.

No thumbtacks

What transpired after that was a flurry of passive aggressive messages that eventually had to end when one person felt the need to call out just how ridiculous all these new rules were. Hopefully, everyone involved was able to share a hearty laugh about this one eventually.

Not Debbie’s

Naming your food in a shared fridge is a great way to make sure that you are actually able to enjoy the food at work that you brought in from home.

Not Debbie’s

That being said, if you go a little overkill, or perhaps take up too much space in the shared fridge, coworkers might start getting a little tired of the antics. That’s exactly what happened here when one person decided to label everything that was not Debbie’s. Just so that everyone else could be clear.

No sarcasm

When one coworker tried to encourage the other people working in an office to lay off the sarcasm, one person simply could not help but sarcastically celebrate the misspelling of the word sarcasm itself.

No sarcasm

That being said, who among us would have been able to resist this hilarious note? In fact, it almost seems too perfect, as if the entire sign itself was a big sarcastic joke. Guess everyone involved will just have to enjoy it despite the mystery.

Who will tell the difference

It seems pretty likely that this was not the first time someone took a can of energy drink that was not theirs. So, in an attempt to avoid getting called out again, it appears as though they went through the time to replace the real can with a can made entirely out of paper.

Who will tell the difference

Hopefully, the person who brought in these cans from home was so impressed with the little bit of arts and crafts that they forgave the drink stealer this time.

Send in the grandson

One thing that really bothers many people is when their neighbors nearby end up not cleaning up after their dogs when taking them out for a walk.

Send in the grandson

One crafty couple of grandparents decided to fight fire with fire when they warned their neighbors that if they continued to not clean up after their dogs, the couple would have to fight back. How would they fight back you ask? By sending their young grandson over to go make a mess in their yard. Seems fair.

Not ideal

When one household installed a large glass that they thought was only one-way, their neighbors had to break it to them that people had been able to see them showering all along.

Not ideal

Really, this might be the only way to break this embarrassing news to people. After all, who can look a near stranger in the face after telling them that everyone nearby was having to look the other way whenever the shower was on. In this case, passive aggression is just plain polite.

Free dandelions

There is a passive aggressive note, and then there is a response that is far more passive aggressive. Hilariously, when one neighbor asked another to get rid of their unsightly dandelion weeds, the person with the dandelion issue simply responded by inviting one and all to come and get some free dandelions for themselves.

Free dandelions

How’s that for turning an unsightly problem into a very warm and welcoming solution? However, the person who wrote the initial message surely wasn’t happy about it.

Print Jobs

Some people in offices take it upon themselves to be the bossy ones about what other people and cannot do. In one silly interaction, it looks like one person had simply had enough of the bossing around.

Print Jobs

When a note was left to discourage people from printing large jobs on the company printer, one person responded by printing out a black and white picture of iconic Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. Likely, this is not what the original poster had in mind. However, the response simply carried the desired message.

Please put new food in

One note led to another, which led to another and another. It looks like this office has a problem when it comes to someone stealing food that is not there’s.

Please put new food in

Hilariously, when three separate people complained about their food being taken, one anonymous person asked them to start bringing in new food so that they could eat it. How’s that for raising suspicion throughout the office? No word on if this office ever caught its food thief.

WWJD

When one person tried to bring religion into the matter of Diet Cokes that had gone missing, another person came up with the perfect response.

WWJD

Their response was to let the original message writer know that Jesus himself probably would have encouraged the person who owned all the Diet Cokes to happily share with their coworkers who were thirsty. Chances are good, this interaction did not lead the Coke owner to completely change their mind on the matter.

Parking spot

When it comes to renting out an apartment, a lot of units have parking spaces included in the rent whether or not the tenant plans on using the spot.

Parking spot

One person was sick and tired of paying for a spot that other people were using, even though the tenant themself did not have a car to use. To solve the issue, the tenant simply purchased a children’s toy car and parked it right in their spot, complete with a hilarious not to get the full message across.

Loud neighbors

One of the worst things about living in a multi-level complex is that people tend to be at the mercy of their neighbors when it comes to loud noises throughout the day.

Loud neighbors

In one instance, a downstairs neighbor simply grew too tired of the noise that their upstairs neighbor was creating. In an attempt to solve the issue, they left a passive aggressive note insinuating that the person upstairs was wearing indoor slippers made out of concrete.

Watch your words

Getting complaints about your work from past clients or customers can be a pretty big drag, so one person took it upon themselves to make sure that only those with real issues were brave enough to respond.

Watch your words

He did this by actually encouraging people to complain. The only caveat was that in order to gain the right to complain, they would first have to pull the needle out of what looked like a very real grenade.

I am not the dishwasher

One worker named Brian was sick and tired of cleaning up after his coworkers and doing their dishes for them. In order to get out of that work, he left a message reminding those he worked with that the dishwasher was the white contraption with the buttons.

I am not the dishwasher

Not the middle-aged guy who was balding. Hopefully this hilarious note encouraged people to actually clean up after themselves from here on out. If not, Brian might have to get a little more explicit about what a dishwasher is.

Carrot cake killer

One thing that a lot of offices take part in to brighten the mood around the office is to get cakes and other types of treats to celebrate birthdays, holidays and more.

Carrot cake killer

Looks like one person was growing a little tired of the custom when they cut out a bizarre slice right in the middle of the cake. Hopefully, the other people in the office weren’t turned off by the act and were able to enjoy the delicious looking cake all the same.

Good neighbor

Another case of someone simply having just about enough of seeing their neighbors not pick up after their dogs. This person took it upon themselves to pick up the mess and bring it back to the home that it originated from.

Good neighbor

Clearly, this person is willing to go to pretty far lengths to avoid having to deal with this issue again. Hopefully this dramatic gesture helped solve the issue once and for all. If not, it probably got even messier from here.

Get an ashtray

This is about as close passive aggression can get to being downright forthcoming. This person was sick and tired of seeing their neighbors trash all over what was likely a public walkway or outdoor area.

Get an ashtray

In order to get the message across, the disgruntled neighbor simply wrote out the message in the trash that the offending neighbor had left behind. Hopefully, this act helped convince those leaving messes to pick up after themselves once and for all.

Message in a bottle

One downstairs neighbor was simply sick and tired of hearing their upstairs neighbor make tons of noise. In order to get that message across, the downstairs neighbor decided to employ the immortalized words of the band The Police and frontman Sting.

Message in a bottle

This way, they could politely ask the upstairs neighbor to try to keep the noise to a minimum so that the downstairs neighbor could live in relative peace and quiet. Hopefully this lighthearted message did the trick.

Bad parking job

Usually if someone parks so horribly, another driver will simply leave a note in their windshield to let them know to tighten up their parking in the future. In one instance, a note in the windshield didn’t seem like enough, however.

Bad parking job

That led one person to label a person who was clearly parked in an illegal space “Princess Parking.” Hopefully the level of public shaming led the person who parked there to do a better job with their driving and parking in the future.

Music review

People who play and sing music too loudly can be a real nuisance, and one person took it into their hands to let their neighbors know that their music was quite a bit too high.

Music review

They did this by listing out the exact songs that their neighbors had been playing music very, very late at night into the early and mid-morning. Hopefully, this passive aggressive approach got the actual message that the tired neighbor was trying to get across.

Loose hair

One thing that tends to gross out just about everybody is loose hair. One person working in an office grew tired of looking at a single strand of hair that had been stuck to a wall for an incredibly long amount of time and finally decided to do something about.

Loose hair

Not sure if this note was directed at other people in the office, or at the building’s cleaning staff, but one thing is clear: The person who wrote this note was simply at their wit’s end when it came to looking at this single strand.

Fare thee well

It is usually bitter sweet when someone who is well liked within the office decides to pack up and take their career at another company.

Fare thee well

Luckily, one office was able to deal with that event in a hilarious fashion when they got a super silly cake printed out wishing the person who was leaving nothing but the worst. Surely, this got quite a lot of laughs from the person leaving for another job, as they ended their career at one company on a high and hilarious note.

Milking it

When one person brought in an entire gallon of milk for themselves, a funny coworker offered the option of just bringing in a whole cow so that they could get as much fresh milk as they wanted.

Milking it

When the person who brought in the gallon saw that note, they decided to up the ante by actually bringing in a cow. Granted, it was a tiny toy cow, but still it was a great display of the kind of sense of humor that really is needed from time to time in a busy office.

Piece of pizza

When one office got a nice midday treat of a pizza pie for lunch, one person thought it was polite to not only take just a couple bites out of an entire piece, but also leave that bitten into piece with the rest of the untouched pizza.

Piece of pizza

Surely, the person who wrote a note encouraging the culprit to simply take the entire pizza practice quite a lot of restraint when it came to writing a message that was probably a little too polite given the offense.

Remember when

What’s better than one passive aggressive note left for all to read in the office? Why, two of course. When one person left a note asking their colleagues if they remembered the day when they had a working ice machine, another person left a fairly snarky message.

Remember when

He wanted to let them know that being passive aggressive is not the only way to make sure that things get done in the office. Talk about not practicing what you preach.

Great news

One pretty common theme when it comes to passive aggressive notes is that they get passed between neighbors. When one neighbor was simply sick and tired of their upstairs neighbor making too much noise, they passive aggressively reminded them about the invention of floor protectors to keep furniture from making too much noise.

Great news

Hopefully, this message was enough to get the upstairs neighbor to be a little more aware of how the noise they make might be impacting those that they live around.

Keep the kittens happy

Everybody loves cute and cuddly kittens, and no one wants to see them upset. At least, that’s the logic one person used when they tried to reason with their colleagues about not leaving dirty dishes in the sink at work.

Keep the kittens happy

Hopefully, this adorable little creature staring people in the eye as they considered leaving their dirty dishes helped lead to a cleaner and more comfortable public area within the office. If not, the person who made the note might have to move onto puppies.

All about that bass

Another noisy neighbor received another passive aggressive message. If you’re not noticing a theme by now, chances are good you aren’t paying super close attention. This unhappy neighbor tried to go the route of a passive aggressive compliment.

All about that bass

Maybe by letting their neighbor know that their sound system is fantastic will finally allow the noisy neighbor to listen to music just a little bit quieter. Though, given this message, this certainly was not the first time and it most likely won’t be the last.

Message to the cat lady

Not being able to find your beloved cat late at night is a scary experience that no cat owner wants to ever go through. That being said, walking out to the middle of the street and yelling your cat’s name in the wee hours of the morning probably is not the best solution.

Message to the cat lady

That attempt led one neighbor to write a pretty passive aggressive note about the best ways to avoid losing your cat. Hopefully it works.

Name that movie

Some people need to turn the volume on movies really loudly to be able to enjoy their full impact. However, that often means that people who have no interest in watching that movie end up having to hear it through the thin walls of an apartment.

Name that movie

That led one person to passive aggressively ask what movie they were watching in the first place. While the question could be sincere, it’s quite more likely that the message really means turn down the volume.

Barking dogs

One really annoying thing that some people have to deal with is a loud dog that constantly barks nearby. That sound can really drive someone crazy after a while and it looks like that’s exactly what happened here.

Barking dogs

One neighbor not only complained about the dog, they decided to write it out right next to the person’s front door. While this may have worked, the person who wrote it might have wanted to do as the dog does, and use their words.

Two truths and a lie

When one neighbor asked another to stop feeding the local squirrel population, they decided to use fear as a pretty strong motivator. While the furry critters can definitely become dependent on humans, and can definitely dig up and ruin carefully plotted gardens, it seems pretty unlikely that they carry the awful Bubonic Plague.

Two truths and a lie

Still, sometimes a passive aggressive note isn’t enough, you have to inspire fear to get what you want. Hopefully the tactic worked out for this unhappy neighbor.