FOUND by Celeste Arruda in Chicago, Illinois
I found this in the bushes by my dorm.
FOUND by Erin in Cleveland Park, Washington DC
I found this Post-It Monday morning, bright and early, in my desk drawer, when I came into work and was arranging my things for the week. It was on a Post-It pad, as if the brainstormer calmly scribbled it and just hid it there upon discovery. (Or so I like to imagine)
I’ve worked as an assistant in this home office for 3 years, but though I’ve found some odd things in my time — unexplainable tchotchkes, questionable knickknacks, books with titles that make me raise an eyebrow (It’s kind of an eccentric place) — I’ve never found something like this in my space.
FOUND by Another Freak in the door of the building where I work on campus
I can’t figure out if it’s serious or not, and I can’t figure out who is supposed to pay whom for the “talk, cuddle and emotion” listed at the bottom. If you can’t read it, the bottom says: “One month – $200 One month with talk, cuddle and emotions – $300 One month with talk, cuddle, and emotions as well as help around home with cleaning cooking – $450″
FOUND by Eric Widdison in Logan, Utah
I found this under my bed in a college dormitory. It was cut from the (unmoistened) flap of an envelope. Just why was this person so grateful to his mother for making it possible for him to show the pain in his face? Why did he cut this part out from the envelope? What kind of college student sends letters to his mother by conventional mail?
FOUND by Heather in New York, New York
I found this in 2000. One can sense a lot of anger here; obviously this romance didn’t work out and (I speculate) the parting was not amicable. Like a lot of people I have shown this last photo to, I wonder if sometime, somewhere I have pissed off someone enough to do just such a thing to some photo of me. Given that I had a jilted would-be paramour who broke into my locker before finals and ripped up my entire portfolio of drawings, I think I know the answer. Regardless, to this day, I have a problem with having my picture taken.