Monday, August 8, 2011

Love Thy Neighbor

Shirt, Talbots. Skirt, Brooks Brothers. Necklace, street vendor. Sandals, Geox.

The people in my building love to advertise their peeves in little notes they tape up in the elevator. Apparently, delinquent residents park their Hummers in other people's spaces and fill lockers that don't belong to them (with illicit products, I hope). After sixteen months of agonizing over their silly spelling and glaringly bad grammar, I finally cracked. Today's culprit was the classic its versus it's mistake, which I made sure to point out in my finest cursive. Let me tell you, it felt good. Like a brand new episode of House Hunters International good. By not laminating the note, this neighbor was asking for it. Ergo, I did some editing today - pro bono. The neighborly thing to do.

P.S. Our rec room has been closed for over a year due to "miss use." At least it wasn't Miss Demeanor!


The inspiration for today's palette.

15 comments:

Love at First Shoe said...

ahh gotta love passive aggressiveness. I think you might enjoy this site..

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

Love that skirt! So cute!

Mrs. J said...

I would love to see all those cute little notes..Lol

Please tell me your wearing a wrap skirt! I will love you forever if you say yes!! Looking good! :)

Jess said...

You look gloriously stylish. Wonderful.

I was at the Biltmore House this weekend and there was a fountain dedicated to the Vanderbilt family's dog. Unfortunately the touching gesture was ruined by the sign, which said "dedicated to the Vanderbilt's beloved dog". Failure: achieved.

Steph B. said...

I would have made that same edit. You should make it a thing -- the Grammar Bandit! You could use a Sharpie for the laminated notes. (People take the time to laminate them? Wow.)

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Heehee you grammar nazi you- it's a shame that you don't like its note (huh, huh, see what I did there!) You loook cute as a button- I love the colour combination!

Lindsey N. said...

Ah, note-leaving-neighbors are the bomb. Not.

My boss has horrible grammar and spelling and I always want to correct her signs :).

Lindsey Soup

Michelle said...

Oh, good grief. Somebody at my job labeled the decaf coffee urn "decafe". I can't pull the sticker off, though I've tried. I might need to take a Sharpie to it.

theclotheswewear.com said...

"Miss use". Bahahaha! That is just too darn funny. More please. P.S. "Your" looking very classy, ma' dear. Love the skirt.
Van // The Clothes We Wear // Wearing motherhood with style.

kelleyjohnson07 said...

Oh geeze! You have to love good old bad grammar for a laugh haha. Love you little pop of a necklace by the way :)

Alessandra said...

Yay for you! Pretty and smart, a perfect combo if you ask me. Kind of like your skirt with that blouse. Its vs. it's drives me nuts...probably even more than they're / their / there.

Elle said...

It's like a public service. :) Good for the whole community. Ha!

Love the outfit - the inspiration pic is just beautiful. That is such a good idea.

Sage said...

Hee hee! Well, somebody has to stand up for grammar. :)
Love the outfit. It makes me want to go sailing.

jroselkim said...

Ohhhh miss use. My grammar pet peeve is when people write "I could of" or "I should of..." Or when they repeat the last word of an acronym, like "ATM machine" or "SIN number." BUT, I make mistakes when I'm dealing with math, so I try to remember that we're not all perfect.

Ellen said...

Love the necklace. So pretty. My biggest pet peeve is ... I have items for *sell*

Katrina said...

Oh my goodness! I love your wrap skirt!! The color is so pretty.