Canberra makes passiveaggressivenotes (again)

sexynotsmart 22 July 2009 23

[First filed: July 21, 2009 @ 11:17]

Well it’s been a while, but denizens of our fair city have rated another mention at passiveaggressivenotes.com.

Connoisseurs of the genre will score the methodical structure highly. For mine the bonus points goes to the logic (yes! logic) shown at point 3. The author understands their effort to make Avocado-Thief learn the error of their ways will go unrewarded, and so prepares for next time.

I’m guessing here but with clues of four floors and students, it’s got to be ANU or UC.

Hats off either way.


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ant ant 2:37 pm 22 Jul 09

Places I’ve worked where the fridge gets too horrible, we don’t bother writing notes. When a quorum of us have had enough, or the stink reaches critical level, we just grab everything, check it and throw it out. Anything that looks OK gets a reprieve.

No one’s ever demanded their slimy mold back.

Chopper Chopper 10:15 am 22 Jul 09

what a weirdo.. its just an avocado. hahahahahahahahahhahaha

Anna Key Anna Key 7:04 am 22 Jul 09

Just read the passiveaggressive post. Did someone really print multiple copies of this on A3 paper? They sure missed their avocado

Anna Key Anna Key 6:03 am 22 Jul 09

It’s a shame these people never put the same effort into doing their work as they put into writing notes about the state of the fridge, the microwave, etc. But the milk roster can take it to a whole new level. I’ve been on one of those and you sure as hell didn’t want to be sick for a couple of days

justsayit justsayit 12:06 am 22 Jul 09

I just can’t stop reading the passive aggresive notes website. There are some really funny responses and it keeps me clicking to the next link. Thanks Sexynotsmart, what a gem- I now only wish I had copied the notes over the years from my workplace (not a Uni) including: the “fridge Nazi(self named person who routinely threatens to throw out EVERYTHING BY FRIDAY if you haven’t applied for dispensation for that diet meal in the freezer you mean to eat someday the diet really starts)”; the “You stole my yoghurt, you bastard” person (how can eating yoghurt make you that agressive?); and the infamous milk rosters that are so similar to cults. They seem to have rules such as “on the second Tuesday of every month you shall go forth and purchase one full cream, one half cream, one skim, one soy, one goat etc and should you not be available then your next on the roster must fulfill this duty. it is your resposibility to inform them …etc) I just take my coffee black now.

c9 c9 11:25 pm 21 Jul 09

I’m always amazed by the incompetence of the ANU employees.

This is why.

Anna Key Anna Key 9:57 pm 21 Jul 09

ant said :

A person in a building I worked in some years back would protect his milk by tagging it “breast milk”. No one ever touched it.

Ant, judging by some of your posts I have a feeling you and I have worked in the same places. Still it is Canberra.

bd84 bd84 9:02 pm 21 Jul 09

trevar said :

Hugh Lews said :

Only a UNI student, could have this much spare time….

No, Uni employees do too!

The employees are normally students too, they just grow attached and never leave.

trevar trevar 7:45 pm 21 Jul 09

Hugh Lews said :

Only a UNI student, could have this much spare time….

No, Uni employees do too!

boomacat boomacat 7:28 pm 21 Jul 09

Thank you for posting that sns. I had never heard of this passiveagressivenotes website, but after discovering it today was hypnotised by it for about 4 hours. What a hoot! I have just been liberated from a passive aggressive flatmate, so it was quite therapeutic.

Qbn Gal Qbn Gal 4:34 pm 21 Jul 09

Nothing wrong with soy milk, taste or otherwise

Wraith Wraith 2:05 pm 21 Jul 09

ant said :

I dwelled in Toad many decades ago, in a pod with 9 other students… all Asian guys from Malaysia and Indonesia. Quite wealthy, they seemed to be.

And they persistently nicked my milk! I had my milk in a milk bottle (yes it was that long ago), and they’d just use it. I got sick of emerging from my books to make a coffee, and finding my milk all gone (and the bottle empty in the fridge).

So I grated up some white bath soap, dissolved it in some hot water, and sacrificed some milk to mix it in. And waited.

Some hours later, some swearing (in asian, I assume it was swearing, it sounded like swearing) from the kitchen, and running of the tap and more swearing. I came out and caught the thief, well one of them anyway.

Bugger writing a note, this was way more satisfying.

Hilarious!!!

ant ant 1:51 pm 21 Jul 09

A person in a building I worked in some years back would protect his milk by tagging it “breast milk”. No one ever touched it.

Soy milk would be worse, though.

housebound housebound 1:44 pm 21 Jul 09

Soy milk gets the same reaction from those who expect cows milk.

Hugh Lews Hugh Lews 1:12 pm 21 Jul 09

Only a UNI student, could have this much spare time….

Still, Ant (#7) has the right idea.

toriness toriness 12:57 pm 21 Jul 09

ant that is brilliant.

ant ant 12:39 pm 21 Jul 09

I dwelled in Toad many decades ago, in a pod with 9 other students… all Asian guys from Malaysia and Indonesia. Quite wealthy, they seemed to be.

And they persistently nicked my milk! I had my milk in a milk bottle (yes it was that long ago), and they’d just use it. I got sick of emerging from my books to make a coffee, and finding my milk all gone (and the bottle empty in the fridge).

So I grated up some white bath soap, dissolved it in some hot water, and sacrificed some milk to mix it in. And waited.

Some hours later, some swearing (in asian, I assume it was swearing, it sounded like swearing) from the kitchen, and running of the tap and more swearing. I came out and caught the thief, well one of them anyway.

Bugger writing a note, this was way more satisfying.

astrojax astrojax 12:20 pm 21 Jul 09

they’d hire loui, no doubt!

misspris misspris 12:14 pm 21 Jul 09

All that for an avo? I’d love to see what they’d do if you really pissed them off.

shaun shaun 12:09 pm 21 Jul 09

This note is quite old (ie 2008). It was the 4th floor of the Asian Studies Building (in the team room) at ANU, and it wasn’t 1 note, it was 20 of them. They were placed on the fridge, the tables, the bench tops, the walls, the door etc Clearly the person wanted to get the message across.
By the following week (a) an anonymous avocado was left in the fridge and (b) on the door of the tea room was a mock Indiana Jones poster titled ‘Raiders of the Lost Guacamole’

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