Student’s Hilarious Passive Agressive Survey About Taking Bins Out Is Peak Pettiness

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Funny, News
Published 11.03.19
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It goes without saying that passive aggressive notes left by cowardly petty people who don’t have the guts to say it to your face are up there with the worst of the worst.

I had an old flatmate who used to put markers on the milk, lines on the Lurpak, and, get this, EMAIL us about the state of the shower.

I wouldn’t mind but it was his disgustingly long, black hair that was clogging it up in the first place, so really he was only tidying up his own filth.

I don’t want to bring unnecessary attention to him but if you’re reading this, Tom – you’re a right petty c*nt.

I say this because we’ve all probably lived, worked and generally existed around said people, but Ruth, a student at Lancaster University, may have taken the biscuit with her latest efforts.

Fed up with the state of the bins and in turn, the bin disposal system in her house of 10 (uni is gross), Ruth created an extremely passive aggressive survey to make her point that things needed to change.

In the group’s WhatsApp message she wrote: “Guys can you please please please please pretty PLEEEEASE do this survey for me real quick. It’ll take like 30 seconds and it’s on a subject that’s really close and dear to my heart. Thankeeee.”

Writing on Twitter, India Ellis shared screenshots of the survey with the caption: “If anyone wanted an insight into living with students, my housemate has just sent this survey to the house chat for us to fill in.”

It’s incredibly petty. And I kind of love it. Check it out:

I mean, you’ve got to hand it to her – that’s an incredibly creative way of making your point. Fortunately the tone is jovial enough to ensure her flatmates don’t just list her room on SpareRoom.

But if they don’t listen now they’re clearly bad, selfish people.

India told Metro:

“There’s 11 of us in the house, and only a few of us really pull our weight, which is what led Ruth to make the survey because it’s so annoying feeling like the only ones who do any work.

“The tipping point was that Ruth had taken the bins out about four times in a row, I was in the kitchen with her and she was adamant she wouldn’t take the bins out again but then couldn’t bear to look at the overflowing bins so ended up taking them out.

“Everyone in the house thought it was HILARIOUS although it hasn’t made any difference at all because the bin is still overflowing and nobody is rushing to empty it.”


Still, at least they can all have a good laugh about it.

All this story’s done is remind me how disgusting university can be.

Disgusting yet really, really fun.

Images via Getty/Twitter/Facebook/India Ellis