Category Archives: roommates

this room is protected by the constitution

this isn’t just a note — it’s a work of art. and it’s about 100 shades of amazing.

i’ll let rich explain:

i had a party at my house once in college, and one of our roommates who was going to be gone was really scared that someone was going to sleep in his bed. so, instead of, you know, telling us not to use his room, he decided to post this hilarious note that only an aspiring personal injury lawyer could produce.

which one of these is not like the other?

along with the mad bomber series, i’d say this note is one for the hall of fame. there are so many amazing elements here i can’t even pick a favorite.



nobody wants to see that shit

from an all-girls floor of a boston university dorm…


ah, college.

thanks to vicky for submitting!

a common misconception

dispatches from an oh-so-common passive-aggressive battleground…



so, whose side are you on?

arrivederci, asshole

sara is one of seven students sharing an apartment in venice. after three months of living together, she says, it became clear that one of the flatmates had to go: he had nasty habits like, um, pleasuring himself in his in other people’s bedrooms while they were out. “we gently told him we thought it was better for everybody if he looked for another house,” sara says, but he didn’t take the hint. so they decided to leave him this note:


roughly translated from the italian, it reads: “it’s time you leave.”

(he did.)

the post-it wars

after receiving numerous “helpful tips” from her roommate at the university of minnesota…


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lydia decided to add a few post-its of her own.


(the large signs on the oven and the microwave were already there.)

i would prefer


“i still put my stuff all over his couch,” says ryan in d.c., who adds that this note is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his “anal-retentive” roommate. ryan will be moving out of the apartment soon, but (in a final passive-aggressive gesture) says he has stuffed the couch full of candy wrappers for his roommate to find.