VERA is still passive

Do you remember this post about a great passive aggressive note found at the Silchester dig, which someone submitted to passive aggressive

Well, today, we made it into the Guardian. The print copy also contains the photo.

Evidence for this unlikely renaissance is readily available at, an online clearing house that allows sarky notes from employers, flatmates, landlords and strangers to be posted anonymously so that all the world can speculate about the wellsprings of pent-up anger motivating their various authors. “Ben – I have a concern about the removal of your futon,” begins one effort, sent in by Ben, who found it stuck to his futon when he went to remove it.Other examples of the genre include one from an archaeological site in Silchester, Hampshire (“Missing: 33 pencils, 39 erasers. Search your pockets, search your tent, search your conscience”),

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