Ah, passive aggression: the way that people who are too scared to talk to your face get what they want. All of us have experienced it, from Mom cleaning up after you but doing it angrily to a housemate who leaves notes instead of having conversations. But some passive-aggressive peeps truly take it to another level. They don't just use passive aggression: they take it to an art form.
We've found the best examples of these passive-aggressive peeps, leaving notes on microwaves, shaming people in text, and treating us all like we're five-year-olds in need of basic parental influence. And boy howdy are they truly hilarious.
Come with us on a journey of passive-aggressive notes from extremely annoying people. Laugh. Enjoy. Because you are not on the receiving end of these notes and that makes life good. Because somewhere out there, there are people who actually think this sort of thing will work.
Let's start with a truly astounding example of passive aggression.
Why respond to something directly when you can subtweet all day long?
Here's a way to really up the level of shade in your notes.
If you want to add a little zing to your notes...
Or better yet use the offending item to send the message.
I like how much they try to sound helpful.
There is no age minimum to writing passive-aggressive notes.
Some notes open the door to sequel notes.
As if low-effort memes weren't already annoying.
It's fairly easy to follow.
via: RedditWhen your roommate needs a flow-chart to understand whether or not they need to wash their dishes? Well, that means communication has broken down somewhere along the way.
You want some? Come get some.
via: RedditAfter all these passive-aggressive notes, it is kind of refreshing to see someone simply write out what they feel. This man's angry, and the guy who made him angry know knows he's made him angry. This is how communication is supposed to work!
Now, for something completely different...
via: RedditI have never seen an angrier note. Whoever wrote this not only has a wildly unreasonable demand, they wrote it in a sickeningly sweet style that makes it clear they are positively seething with rage.
Sometimes, you have to get your message across using the spaces available to you.
via: RedditHey, maybe you have no idea who in your apartment building has the barking dog (maybe they could follow the sound of the dog barking, I dunno), but if the WiFi is your one place to communicate with the owners, I say it's worth a shot!
Now here's a good meme-based whiteboard note.
I wish they'd put it at eye-level.
There are consequences to every action.
via: RedditLet this be a lesson to all you passive-aggressive note-leavers — leaving a note never does anyone any good. You got a legit problem? Go have a conversation.
The worst part is... they did know.
via: RedditThey just don't believe in themselves enough to try it again, because this parker believes nothing they do is right; could ever be right. This note is straight-up hurtful.
Dave will never live this down.
via: RedditNow, here's a passive-aggressive note I kind of dig. Whoever wrote it is communicating to an entire office, but taking all their anger out on Dave. It might actually affect the behavior of everyone else — no one's going to want to microwave any fish, lest they turn into a social pariah like Dave.
This is what I've been saying!
I don't think the dryer wrote this at all...
It's all a matter of perspective.
Again with the laundry characters?
Hopefully everyone learned a valuable lesson here.
This all seems very professional.
This is the worst thing a teacher can do.
via: RedditI would rather my teacher convince my kids that the earth is flat than extort me for my own gifts.
Well now I don't wanna,
But... but my favorite color is yellow...
via: RedditIt's a bright sunny color and people who wear it look very happy and confident! I loved this note, until I hated it.
Now I just feel stuck.
via: RedditHand dryers never really get your hands all the way dry, but at the same time? I never consent to anything without having my lawyer look it over first.
BOOM, got him.
via: RedditMaybe now this jerk will think twice before he discriminates! (I mean, he won't, he won't ever even know about the attempt to teach him a lesson, but it's still pretty funny.)
"Paging Dr. Hedgehog, to the Green Hill Zone. Doctor Hedgehog, to the Green Hill Zone."
Someone didn't take the LSATs.
This man is no hero.
via: RedditThis move tells me that this guy probably deserves to pay alimony. In fact, no matter how much he's paying, he should probably be paying more.
Always check the subject to which your pronoun refers.
Of all the fonts in all the Font Book, you chose this one?
via: RedditI would argue that even lemonade stands have moved beyond Comic Sans. They at least know to try a fun Mohr Rounded as a graphic font and a simple Sans Serif for any additional information, such as lemonade price and hours of operation.