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You Suck at Life Now

Found by Jennifer in Columbus, Ohio

I was walking home from the park with my kids and thought that I’d take them by the juvie; like, “Hey kids, don’t act up and end up in there some day.” We found this on the sidewalk. I saw the swear word up top and then wouldn’t let my kids have it. They spent the rest of the walk home trying to guess what the “bad word” was on the page. My daughter, 12, is certain that is was ‘ass.’ My son, 7, thinks that is was probably ‘dumb.’ I told them that they would have to go to bed never knowing.

Comments

  1. orinocowomble says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 4:36 am
    “I’m not even mad at you…I don’t want to sound like a bitch”….I just want to spend two whole pages telling you how rotten you are, how mad I really am and how much I’d really like you to grovel and tell me how right I am.
    Not so much “passive” as just “aggressive.” Maybe we know now why he spends all this time high.

  2. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 8:23 am
    “Do I ever come across your mind” …yes and when I see it on the sidewalk I step over it thinking it’s dogshit ….very similar you know…

  3. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 8:27 am
    Any thoughts on stock phrases that were left out of this note or should I say run on list?

  4. Librarian in the Woodwork says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 9:26 am
    The finder walks her kids past a kiddie jail — excuse me, “juvenile detention center” — for fun and edification?

    I think it’d be nice if Eddie got off horse, too, but only so’s he could escape the woman who wrote him this note. She writes like she really really wants to micro-manage his life, too, and if miffed that he won’t let her. Run Eddie, run!

  5. orinocowomble says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Here are a few just off the top of my head, HPD:

    I’ve outgrown you, I guess…
    I need some space so I can find myself…
    It’s not you, it’s me.
    You have to make your own choices.
    It’s time for both of us to move on.
    I hope someday you find what you’re looking for…

    Oh, and that great passive-aggressive sign-off, “Peace.”
    (did I miss any?)

  6. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 10:12 am
    the finder Mom was just looking to do a ‘spooked in positive direction’ rather than a whole ‘scared straight’ thing

  7. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 10:15 am
    the KEY item overall is > you even occasionally sent me $ < it’s the whole purpose of the note.

  8. orinocowomble says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    I just noticed the first two words, “Hey love”. Oh really? People like that were the inspiration for songs like Love Hurts.

  9. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    “…now you’re just somebody that I use to know!”

  10. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on August 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJlbPXZEpRE&feature=related

  11. Educator of Young Adults says:

    on October 1, 2012 at 12:35 am
    Hmm…. 12 and 7?? What would happen if they heard the “F” word, in a context in which their mother was teaching them a lesson?? Their ears would explode?? They’d go to “hell?” Not to tell you how to parent, but what a great opportunity?! I vote you let them read the note– the sentiment of despair, tragedy, and desperation would probably make the point you were attempting to make, by walking them by juvie, to begin with. I guarantee they’d remember the experience and have a more negative impression of drugs and poor decision making, than they got by cruising past. This was meant to be found– finish your mission!