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01 August 2009 @ 05:18 pm
World's most passive-aggressive house  

So, we're currently in northern Washington. The trip has been awesome so far, with brewpubs, rafting, and much food. There will be more on this after the trip. This post, however, is about the house.

The passive-aggressive house.

There are little notes everywhere. Some are sensible, some are threatening/accusatory, but really, it's the quantity that baffles. When I was halfway through shampooing my hair, and turned left to see one, I knew we were in a special place. Below, a partial selection from the main floor:

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The Captaincaptain18 on August 2nd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Just wow.
The Dragonpoints on August 2nd, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
I can't read most of these, but I think I'm glad for that. ;)
Holo Vixen: Dr. Kesten steelhelix on August 2nd, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
My inane curiousity desires to read them all... I squinted very hard at some of them...
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on August 2nd, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Can't read the majority of these I fear...
gypsypetgypsypet on August 2nd, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
You'll have to post a list of what they say. The ones I can make out are hilarious. The................... wealth of them is... disturbing.

I vote for leaving some of your own and seeing if the house explodes.
Mbala: mbalaturongmbala on August 2nd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm amazed!
Wow. They should have added a sign asking you to be considerate about global warming and not breathe out any carbon dioxide.

At the same time, some people are just insane pigs. I heard horror stories from a friend who is renting a small vacation house in Czech Rep. about the sheer inventiveness of guests and their ability to destroy literally everything. Maybe they had a lot of bad experience.
doomseydoomsey on August 2nd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
You totally need to submit these to passive aggressive notes!
M. C. A. Hogarthhaikujaguar on August 2nd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
O_O
austin_dernaustin_dern on August 2nd, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)

I'm impressed, although the one that really puts me over is the warning about why they can't provide salt and pepper shakers.

Gatcatgatcat on August 2nd, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
If they were just a little further south, the owners would be required to warn you that salt and pepper are known to the state of California to cause cancer.
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Chiaroscuro Lyle Themystchefmongoose on August 2nd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
*boggle*
nyuni on August 2nd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Well, I never would have thought to dial 911 for Police, Fire, or Emergency!

The fact that these notes are even required should make you weep for humanity. I'm crying into my beer here.
The Captain: Dramacaptain18 on August 2nd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
I don't disagree with this one, actually. For one, believe it or not, there are still some areas where 911 service is "one of them new-fangled city things" -- I boggle when I talk to people on the phone who are changing their address "because of the 911 people". If this is in a rural location I can see why some would have pause for doubt. Never mind people from other countries who may not have 911 or are used to dialling, say, 999 instead.

Also, if I'm staying somewhere, if there's some kind of PBX system in a real emergency I would stop and wonder -- do I press 9 for an outside line, or do I press 8 for a local call, or just dial? I've stayed in some places with strange dial-out requirements.
neowolf2 on August 2nd, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
IT'S OVER ISO 9000!
Elfasielfasi on August 2nd, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Oh jesus! That some of them even end in 'thanks!', just makes it :P
recursiverecursive on August 2nd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's about 4x what I've ever seen in a vacation rental house before.
Gatcat: vw of destinyyyyygatcat on August 2nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised they let you stay there without a full-time chaperone.

Where ARE you, anyway? I've got a tiny bit of vacation envy, and a whole boatload of Washington envy.

Duncan da Huskyduncandahusky on August 2nd, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
We're celebrating linnaeus birthday by renting a house in Glacier, WA, at the foot of Mount Baker. Yesterday was whitewater rafting and today is sea kayaking in Bellingham.
Gatcatgatcat on August 3rd, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Awesome! Happy birthday to him, and happy travels to y'all!
B-Rock The Islamic Shock Hussein SuperAllah Obama: Interestbrianblackberry on August 2nd, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Sadly that probably happened because too many guests abandoned common sense and dismissed responsibility because "it isn't their house".
arphiearphalia on August 2nd, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
DON'T FORGET TO LOCK UP!

Seriously. Either these people have had some bad experiences with renters or they're just that paranoid. Have you looked for hidden cameras yet? ;p

Every now and then Mom rents a condo (if she can get a good deal) out on the beach. There is usually a couple of little messages hidden around but NOTHING like these. Generally, a manual left on the counter with a check list of things to do before you leave is good enough. :S I'd think the surplus of notes everywhere takes away from the overall mood of the place. :o Or.. just makes things more amusing. XD I guess its how you look at it.
Joseph Bonis: Tenna - Head hurtswolfbrotherjoe on August 3rd, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Crazy people are crazy. And to this I reference the previous inconsiderate renters, the owners of the place, the sue-happy public, *and* the federal regulations requiring some of that stuff.
Pakapaka on August 4th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Good lord, did they label everything?