Being passive aggressive doesn’t make you a bad person, really.
It does make you pretty annoying, though, so come closer and indy100 can teach you...
According to research from Data Label, 83 per cent of us say we've never sent a passive aggressive note - which doesn't sound right at all.
But in case you're struggling they've also come up with seven easy steps to ascend to passive aggressive note heaven, and here they are:
1. Passively address the recipient, even if you know exactly who it is
Passive aggressive notes are often left anonymously, so it's vital you make sure the intended person receives it. There's nothing worse than wasting your cleverness on a note which ends up in the wrong hands!
2. Make sure to balance sarcasm and politeness
The key to passive aggression is a delicate equilibrium between scathing sarcasm and wide-eyed innocence.
3. Use your Ps and Qs... excessively
You must ensure that snark is exceeded only by politeness.
4. State the obvious
Because sometimes people are so ignorantgenuinely have no idea their seemingly innocent action is causing you so much agony.
5. Mention the repercussions if they continue with the problematic action
Some people need a little incentive to cease and desist.
6. Optional: include helpful diagram
Visual aids can be helpful in conveying your point.
7. Leave the note in an entirely inappropriate place
Floor, toilet, cookie...
Now that you have the tools, off you go!
Why address conflict in your life in a mature, direct manner when you can write notes instead?