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Thursday, May 24, 2007

[URL] passive-aggressive notes

passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers

for the purposes of this project, we're using a pretty broad (and to some extent, arbitrary) definition of "passive-aggressive" that roughly correlates with how the term is popularly used. (most people don't go diving for the dsm IV when someone describes his or her roommate as "so passive-aggressive" — or "so antisocial" or "so sadistic" or "so schizo," for that matter.)

some of the notes here are really more aggressive in tone, and some of them are more passive — polite, even — but they all share a common sense of frustration that"s been channeled into a written note rather than a direct confrontation. while it may be more accurate, "asshole-ish notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers" (or "well-deserved notes from roommates…") just doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily, you know?

Read 'em. Send in your own.

A companion blog to wrongkmiller.

[Thanks, cygnoir!]

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