It’s Saturday! And as if that wasn’t enough good news, I’m with the rest of the staff over at Long Awkward Pause commenting on the Saturday Six — a weekly collection of six awkward but loosely related images that will leave you scratching your head. Unless you’re a guy, in which case you’ll probably be scratching your… uh… belly. This week’s S6 theme is those helpful passive/aggressive notes that say one thing but mean something else entirely. Think of it as kicking off the political campaign season! Here’s our first example:
1. It’s All About The Bass
BrainRants: Code for, ‘I have to get up sometime tomorrow, so if you think that’s important, you’ll go downstairs and risk your life over this problem.‘ Passive aggressive b***h.
Omawarisan: This situation calls for fighting fire with fire, not a note. If stereo guy is coming in at three, he’s probably really sleeping well about 6:30-7. Rise up, don’t hide!
singlegirlie: Sounds like someone’s looking for treble.
Calahan: At one time, this is a note I would have left. Now that I’m a little older (and, yes, wiser) I know that the best remind myself that we Americans are free to do as we please, listen to whatever music we choose, keep what hours we want. Then, I slash the guy’s tires when I know he’s sleeping. *POP* *HISSSssssss….*
Ned: I think instead of a note, which seems childish, I would’ve taken a more mature approach by rallying my neighbors to all have excruciatingly loud monkey sex every time he closes the door to his apartment.
(Too passive? Overly aggressive? Just right if you happen to be a serial killer? We’ve got more examples over at LAP!)
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I will go check it out…but in the interim will say that sometimes I think humour is a good way to make a point. Sometimes.
You know if anyone’s going to agree with you on this, it’s me 😉
I think people who play their bass too loudly should be deported to camps and made to move piles of dirt from one side of the camp to the other until they waste away from famine or insanity. And no cable.
No grey area there; definitely aggressive.
I think these neighbors need new nails in the siding of their apartment. I shall replace them with brand new nails at 7:30am the morning after their night escapade. And I might just bring some classical music to listen to.
I would slash your tires, power wash my driveway, and then use my old fashion hammer for no reason. Is that wrong?
Technically, there’s nothing wrong with that. Morally, depending on what you do wit that hammer, there could be a problem.