While we are all for the knee-slapping funny notes calling out poor drivers for their ways, some of these windshield letters took a pretty passive aggressive approach that is highly alarming – and on the verge of disturbing. Here are the best windshield notes out there.
What A Superstar
Here is a fine example to give you some inspiration. Let’s face it, a note in all caps is going to mean serious business for whoever it’s intended for. Sometimes, you just need to spell out the problem!
It’s That Simple
“Brace yourself, Winter is coming” is not just another alarming phrase or word of advice from the well-known series Game of Thrones, but it also applies to those who spend a lot of time on the road. Considering the thin sheets of ice forming, snow dropping as fast as temperatures and mounting up to form small, deadly hills, it is important to slow down and keep high alert during the colder seasons. Just like whoever left this note – they made sure to keep their cool despite the annoying parking.
This sign is slightly less sensitive than the rest, despite the fact that some of them use crude language and went for the personal attack. This sign, on the other hand, went with a different strategy and referred to the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, which resulted in many deaths and horrible tragedies. Although it sounds slightly like a dad joke, we would be more careful with our choice of words and puns next time we would consider printing out a sign like this.
Let’s Play A Game
If you have not seen the blockbuster film Saw and its sequels, you know what is on your to do list for next Halloween or spooky movie night. We hope the person who parked this car has seen it, otherwise a perfectly good warning and reference was wasted on someone who would not get the message. Since the main character in Saw is a psychopath who enjoys torturing strangers, we would be very careful if we were the owners of this car.
Revenge Is Best Served On A Yellow Slip
Seeing a yellow piece of paper flapping in the wind while attached to your car’s windshield is probably the most alarming sight – after being towed in front of your very eyes. Since this girl parked in a place that was rude and inconsiderate of others, she practically had a note on the windshield coming. However, whoever came up with this yellow slip idea is either pure genius, or pure evil. Either way, this is a comeback from hell.
What better way to make someone understand that they are not special and therefore do not require a special parking spot than drawing one out for them? Clearly, the person responsible for the chalk outline believes there isn’t one. The driver of this grey car most likely had issues staying within the lines when given a coloring book as a child, and never quite learned how to do so. It sure can be infuriating looking for parking for hours, only to come across something like this.
(Un)friendly Neighborhood Watch
We are not sure why the girl in the picture is laughing – if the role was reversed, we sure would not feel comfortable having a smile on our faces knowing that our neighbors hate us and think we park in an inconsiderate way. The sign reads “Hey, I don’t know you, and this is crazy, but there are a million spots [to park], so pick one, maybe?” which is a hilarious reference to the Carly Rae Jepsen song, “Call Me Maybe.”
Itsy Bitsy Turtle
When things get a little too difficult to explain, it is best to go back to basics and approach the matter in a different way. Explaining what is wrong the same way over and over again is not only unhelpful, but it defeats the purpose as it makes both sides frustrated with the lack of communication. However, this letter attached to the windshield is not so much a kind gesture as it is a condescending message.
Park Well Maybe
It is hard to forget pop star Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe?” and the hilarious music video that featured it, but it was all the rage back in 2012. The angry person who had enough of the person parking in a way that blocked their driveway decided to make their own rendition of the song, so they expressed their anger through this windshield complaint. It is funny how a positive thing, like a song, can quickly turn into a negative warning.
Stop Ruining My Life
It seems like this poor guy has had enough of the tickets he has been given for parking in a spot reserved for those who have a particular sticker, and saw no other way of explaining his situation than leaving a pleading note, begging that whoever is handing him one ticket after another would show a little mercy and understand some things are simply out of his hands. The traffic control officer might, however, see this as a request for special treatment and fine the guy twice as much.
Grumpy Cat Don’t Like You
You do not have to be a teen with a bookmark of 9GAG, the online platform with “user-generated content”, to recognize the Grumpy Cat meme, as it is available on almost every social media platform out there. The person who wrote and drew this note is familiar with the Grumpy Cat persona, which is why they thought of using their drawing skills and creative capabilities to make the most of out the note they intended on leaving on the windshield.
Kindness is a two-way street – although those who show mercy do not necessarily expect it from others, as they act in a way that is considerate of others for the sake of doing something right, it is only fair that the same approach would be given in this case scenario. Although this time the writer of this note did not call for a tow, if the perpetrator would ever repeat the offense of parking in his spot he would carry out the ultimate revenge – so he has been warned.
You have to know your audience when addressing a certain matter if you want the message to come off loud and clear, and the writer of this funny note obviously expected whoever was reading it to know who the Transformers are. If the name Optimus Prime does not ring any bell, a person receiving this note will surely look it up on Google once coming across this letter. Watching the movie is also highly recommended in order to fully comprehend the context of the note, too.
Lather, Rinse, Repea-heat
Forget parking lessons, this person needed to jog their memory when it came to driving jargon altogether. After meticulously detailing the problem with the parking the person has made, he proposed a solution to the problem. However, a peculiar sentence at the bottom of the page makes us wonder what the intent was, reading: “By the way – Showing is ‘Lather, Rinse, Repeat.'” While we have absolutely no idea what this means, we can only assume the two drivers are romantically linked.
Resort To Public Transport
Someone thought it would be wise to make cards reading “people like you should take the bus,” continued by “please, learn to park.” In all fairness, we can understand why people would distribute such cards if someone parked in a way that would either block another or be dangerous for others driving by. So if you received a note like this, perhaps it is time to stay clear of the steering wheel for a while and give public transportation a go.
You Can Run But You Can’t Hide
There is nothing more irritating than coming back to your car after parking it in the street outside your home for the night and finding out it has been hit while you were sound asleep in your bed. In case something like this occurs, and mistakes do happen, it is common courtesy to leave a note with your details so that you can be contacted later on for insurance reasons. This person witnessed a crime committed and decided to do the good samaritan thing to do.
Game Of Parking
Instead of risking spoiling Game of Thrones for those of you who have not had the time to catch up with the books-turned-TV series that has had almost every individual on the planet with access to a television sitting on the edge of their seat for the past few years, we will simply explain what the note means. The Lannisters are known to execute those who get in their way, and so this note is a clear warning for whoever parked the car to watch their backs.
A Pinch Of Spite
While some people may turn to curse words and vulgar language in order to pass along a message stating someone acted wrongly, it is important to keep in mind that sarcasm could, most likely, work out just as well. We can understand the frustration of having to explain the obvious, such as why moving the trash cans away from their spot will result in the garbage truck not emptying it out, but it seems the recipient of the angry note got the message.
Are You Kitting Me?
When you are hungry and have been deprived of food for a while, it is impossible to imagine how you would react once coming face to face with a tasty treat. Although there is no legitimate reason to ever break into someone’s house or car or take something that is not yours, we still feel bad for the person who wrote this note. Clearly, they had no malicious intent to steal something high of value – they just really wanted that Kit Kat.
Music To His Ears
Sadly, news have been reporting stories of people who left their pets and babies in cars under the scorching summer sun with no air to breathe or way to cool off. More often than not, these situations end in the worst possible ways, which is why people were instructed to break the car window if they come across a poor soul stuck inside. The owner of this car anticipated the angry animal rights mob’s action, so he put up this sign for reassurance.
Who Parked Like A Jerk? Meme Me!
Wikipedia defines the word meme as “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture – often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.” This particular meme of “Y U NO” Guy uses carefree grammar as a technique to bring someone’s attention to a particular issue, just as seen in the note left in the picture below, reading “Y U NO park in a designated space?”
Signing the letter off as Sir Tyrannosaurus Rex does not really fit the rest of the tone of the letter, but it goes to show that whoever wrote the note clearly has a sense of humor and is not afraid to let their childish side pop out every once in a while. However, reading the rest of the letter, a different vibe is given, as the text written sounds very official. Someone clearly made an effort to sound civilized in that letter of complaint.
Potato Clan Is P*SSED
It is a little hard to read, but the sign states: “You’ve angered the potato clan with your parking choices! If you park in their space again they will bring out their produce army!” Needless to say a lot of effort was put into carving these potatoes, so someone either had a lot of time on their hands, or they found this form of exercise the best one to relieve themselves of the stress and anger that were formed in this situation.
Who Even Are You?
This sounds like Liam Neeson himself wrote this note, as it reminds us of the monologue in the film Taken. Whoever wrote this note definitely watched the movie way too many times and knows the infamous speech by heart. Of course, in the movie, Neeson is threatening those who kidnapped his daughter, and parking with poor skills is not nearly as bad a the former, but as he said, he will find you – and he will box you in.
Come On Dogg
This message makes it sound as though multiple messages have been left for the driver of this car, but alas, no response or shift in behavior was made. It is very irritating to have a parking spot marked as your own, whether at work or your home, and have someone rudely ignore the clear sign saying the parking is reserved. Perhaps the best thing to do is leave a note for the intruder, but if all fails, we can understand this end result.
Rich In Parking Spots
There is no shame in having a fancy car – if you have worked hard and saved up in order to be able to afford such a luxury, you should not feel embarrassed of what you have accomplished. However, just because you were finally able to purchase that shiny pair of wheels you have been dreaming about since you were a child, there is no need to behave in such a manner that would make you into the stigmatized selfish individual who could not care less about others.
The person responsible for this note took the time to illustrate themselves sipping a cup of coffee, as if to suggest they are just your average Joe, going about their daily lives and working at an office job doing 9 to 5 and kindly asking that you would park in your own spot. Although this is not exactly a work of art, it does get the point across. After all, we would all rather be sipping iced coffee at the beach instead of having to deal with struggles like parking.
Our first guess is that whoever took the time and effort to make this graph and print out this letter was most likely an educator of some sort, since whoever parked in this rude manner just got schooled! Their wrongdoing in not only explained and elaborated in great detail, but the way in which to “get it right” is also provided, so that no excuses would be given next time around. The thorough way of rectifying the problem is epic, nonetheless.
Sorry Not Sorry
You get what you deserve, and that is the rule of Karma. As a way to prove the notion that what goes around comes back around, the person who wrote this letter accidentally scratched and put a dent in another’s car – but it was not on purpose. This was not a malicious revenge job, but rather, the writer of the note simply tried to park their car after the now-dented car’s owner rudely took up two spots in order to park theirs.
No Mixed Messages
Sometimes there is no need to elaborate or go into great detail when leaving a message – it is actually better to be straight and to the point, that way the request (or demand) is loud and clear and there is no room for confusion. Whoever left this note did not feel it necessary to add a polite “please”, which is understandable since they went out of their way and put up that sign in the rain, just so the owner of the car would be more aware of its actions.
It Was For The Fam
Shoveling snow for hours on end is frustrating, hard, and physically straining. While people who live in places where temperatures drop below zero and are prone to snow are more accustomed to the mundane task that those residing in sunny California, this does not mean that once completing the task and finding another car parking in your hard-earned spot, you are likely to shrug the matter off. This guy should have known better.
Ice Cream Melted, Day Ruined
This note tells one of the most tragic stories on this list. Someone was enjoying their Saturday and had just bought ice cream for all the family to enjoy. But then, the carrier noticed that someone had double parked their Nissan Altima, forcing them to park two blocks away. Needless to say, once he had arrived at his destination, all the ice cream melted. Some people just don’t realize the pain they cause until they are told afterward.
Thanks But No Thanks
Although this is not a note that was left for someone who parked badly, it is still worth mentioning as this is absolute gold. Although it is slightly harder to read, the note reads: “I have nothing of value in my car, but thanks for checking anyway.” This car owner had people break into his car one too many times, and he was fed up with having to fix the broken window – so he ended up leaving this note instead.
Dear Sir, Please Stop
Using the term “bloody sardine” immediately suggests that this picture was taken in England, as that is the term many British people use, and is not as common within the American language. The slang might be foreign, but there is no confusion as to what was the problem that caused this person to write such a note – someone had blocked him in and parked in a way that made it hard for him to fit into his car.
Just Too Tired
Lucy had just come back from her shift at the hospital. Being a single mom of two kids, she depended on her mother to help her out and watch the kids whenever she had an all-nighter. However, this time around Lucy was able to get off work early and spend some time with her family, which is why she was so grateful when she drove up her house’s street around 6 pm – however, she then found someone blocking her driveway and ended up circling the block for another hour.