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3.0 out of 5 stars Student battles and workplace snipes, 17 July 2011
This review is from: Your Mother Doesn't Work Here: Painfully polite and hilariously hostile notes (Hardcover)
Have you ever vented your pent-up irritation through the time-honoured medium of The Note? Perhaps you've been on the receiving end of one yourself? Yeah, well, so have these guys. With the book's banner reading 'Warning: Contains sugarcoated anger' it basically does what it says on the tin. This is a glossy collection of notes, alternately begging and angry, threatening and sugary, but all out to make a point. There are some from the workplace, some from student flats, and some from shared apartment buildings. Some are hilariously clever, some are downright venomous.

Aside from the brilliant ketchup note and possessive sandwich fiend on the cover, here are a few of my favourites:

> "This party would be way better if this music DIDN'T F**KING SUCK. xox"

> "Is there some Great-God of unwashed plates? Whom we must appease by building statues in his honour every day? Just a thought."

> (on vending machine) "This machine is like a box of chocolates! You never know what you'll get! (For Diet Pepsi, push Mountain Dew. For Brisk Tea push Mountain Dew.) Still haven't found the Mountain Dew."

> "STOP eating my soup! I know who you are. I'm watching you. I mixed a little Oxy Powder in my soup today. Care to find out what that is?? Try a bite..."

I think Dylan Moran summed it up pretty well in his Dylan Moran - Monster Live [DVD] stand-up show , talking about a particularly anal note-leaver in his student digs: "I used to leave a few notes for Tina myself. 'Dear Tina, eeeeeeverybody hates you.'" This would make a great novelty gift or toilet book - read it and cringe, people, read it and cringe!
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