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Hello Hello Finally a myspace blog post worth seeing: funny window messages about neighbors with trash disposal concerns, vaguely reminiscent of the window messages in "You and Me and Everyone Else We Know"

Please suggest websites for more funny window messages. Is this normal?
posted by srs (15 comments total)

 
I forgot to mention that this was found in the neighborhood of Salad Days, where Brian McTernan records bands like Dead To Fall, The Bled, Circa Survive, and Cave In. I don't figure that means much of anything to most people, but I figured it worth mentioning since it's part of the story.
posted by srs at 9:26 PM on July 13, 2008


It's a nice little piece of Americana. I want more of this...
posted by srs at 9:38 PM on July 13, 2008


The site in the comment is good.
posted by tellurian at 9:40 PM on July 13, 2008


I was really hoping for .more inside. I guess I can go read passiveaggressivenotes, but I was looking for more than just one letter from your link.

Or am I just an asshole and totally missing something?
posted by sunshinesky at 9:52 PM on July 13, 2008


The site in the comment is good.

Holy crap. You shoot one paintball at that guy's door and he goes ballistic.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:02 PM on July 13, 2008


I once — when I was employed — rode the train to work each day, and a significant number of those whose apartments are adjacent to the Chicago L posted messages in their windows, usually variations on "Jesus Saves."

Somewhere near the Wilson stop on the Red Line, there is a sign reading, in its entirety:

"Stop Saying 'Awesome'"
posted by enn at 10:03 PM on July 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


regarding passiveaggressivenotes.com, I've never understood why leaving notes for others constitutes "passive aggressive"--while notes can be filled with sarcasm, or be outright passive or aggressive, they are just forms of communication.

I thought p/a was a mode of behavior, and more like: say your hate your roommate's new coffee mug, so you kept putting it in the inaccessible back of the cabinet, or you use it to put your toothbrush in... something like that.

Come to think of it, is there a standard for what is considered "passive/aggressive"? Here's the wikipedia entry.
posted by not_on_display at 10:20 PM on July 13, 2008


I wonder if this led to that.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:24 PM on July 13, 2008


Finally a myspace blog post worth seeing

Agree to disagree?
posted by pompomtom at 10:39 PM on July 13, 2008


Is this normal?

Not even close.
posted by dhammond at 11:10 PM on July 13, 2008


Years ago, a neighbor strung up a bed sheet in front of his house with large letters reading, "WHOEVER RAN OVER OUR DOG, COME IN AND EXPLAIN IT TO OUR KIDS!!" It seemed to me the sign probably didn't help the kids very much, but he left it up for a few weeks.

More recently, a nearby business put up a large sign reading, "THANKS FOR STEALING OUR WOOD!" They had left what looked like discarded lumber in their front yard, but apparently it wasn't.
posted by cribcage at 11:14 PM on July 13, 2008


not_on_display writes: regarding passiveaggressivenotes.com, I've never understood why leaving notes for others constitutes "passive aggressive"--while notes can be filled with sarcasm, or be outright passive or aggressive, they are just forms of communication.

Face-to-face confrontation is much more emotionally taxing than written word, so engaging someone face-to-face automatically accords them at least some respect because it suggests that you believe they can be reasoned with in an adult fashion, and you're willing to tax your own emotional reserves working under that assumption.

Notewriting is passive-aggressive because you're still asserting the dominance of your position, but you're avoiding the most rational and direct way of negotiating with the other person. Moreover, you're disrespecting them by suggesting that they are unsuitable for or incapable of direct communication.

You're also denying them any immediate method of recourse or response for your action, suggesting cowardice on your part and a craven hold on your own positions.

That's why I think using one-way notewriting as a tool for confessing one's feelings is something most people learn to grow out of after junior high or so.
posted by anifinder at 11:53 PM on July 13, 2008 [3 favorites]


This is just metatalk with a different css stylesheet.
posted by srboisvert at 6:09 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


^ anifinder: ... you're still asserting the dominance of your position, but you're avoiding the most rational and direct way of negotiating with the other person.

I could see that being the case if you refuse to actually talk to the other person when you actually could. However, if it's, say, an unknown co-worker, customers at a busy location, or to a roommate who has different schedule than yours--there are numerous cases where it would be socially sketchy or logistically impossible to confront the offender face-to-face, and I often see these examples cited as p/a.

And please stop peeing in the bathroom sink!!!! it smell's like urin!!!! i dont poop in your aquarium!!!!!!!
posted by not_on_display at 6:21 AM on July 14, 2008


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posted by aftermarketradio at 6:45 AM on July 14, 2008


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