Bizarre Yearbook Messages

Yes, you’re stoked to pore over class photos and team collages assembled by the yearbook editors. But we all know the most interesting part: the messages scribbled onto the blank pages by your friends, classmates and randoms. Occasionally, buried between a Let’s hang out this summer! and a Had fun in English together!, you find peculiar a notes. Here are some sample messages that will definitely raise your eyebrows if written in your book of year:

“I hope you don’t mind fish in the air vents”

You’ve taken many literature classes, but this does not seem like a metaphor. If it is a metaphor, it requires explanation. But again, it does NOT seem like a figure of speech.  This person probably has or will put fish in your A/C vents. This will also require explanation.

No Message, Just Signed Your Name

You’re looking through your yearbook message pages and you notice that someone signed your name. That’s it. Did you sign your own yearbook without realizing it? Did your signature change? This seems unlikely, so you determine that someone else signed your name in your yearbook. Is the culprit trying to steal your identity? That must be it. Keep your social security card locked up, because this maniac obviously is working to become you.

“What is summer?”

Maybe he tried to get philosophical, but it reads like he has amnesia. He seems like trouble. You know this person does not have amnesia, so be sure to stay away. Because he will question anything and everything. And that will make discussing the latest Vampire Diaries episode a nuisance.

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha”

Is she the Joker? She’s definitely the Joker.

“Do you know me? Y/N (Circle one)”

This is just a mess. She writes this, signs her name, vanishes into the ether and never consults you for your answer. Shouldn’t she be aware of whether or not you know one another? This message is unnecessary. And weird.

“I’ll be there in a sec!”

You have to assume he was saying this out loud to someone else while signing your yearbook and accidentally wrote it down in lieu of a real message. And then you have to wonder if all of his homework assignment answers are things like, “I’ll be down for dinner in a minute!” or “I’m not watching TV, Mom.” instead of “ =4” or “President Taft”.

“Keep Studying”

Three options: 1) This is a passive-aggressive comment regarding your latest trigonometry exam score from a classmate (how does she know?!), 2) This is a generic comment from the president of Academic Decathlon (your rebuttal: “Keep being creative…NOT!”), or 3) Your trigonometry teacher signed your yearbook (and she knows your latest trig exam score, and that you will in fact keep studying through summer school). No matter who signed it, this is such a lame message.


Yearbook photo by UWAFanatic05; Fish Market photo by Chester Siu Baruch Spinoza photo by Franz Wulfhagen; Lolcat photo by Slava; Studying photo by Gnarlycraig.

6 thoughts on “Bizarre Yearbook Messages

  1. The best comment was from one of my friends “I am the clown that came to town and signed your yearbook upside down”.

  2. Last year, my French teacher wrote “Don’t forget to speak French!” (in French) in my yearbook. Two years ago, she wrote “Watch French movies over vacation!”

    It made me upset for two reasons:
    1. I already thought she was a lame teacher. This confirmed it.
    2. I realized how incredibly ignorant she must be. As if I’m going to willingly do French-y things over summer. Or, for that matter, anything that has anything to do with school. Or learning. Because really. Who does that?

  3. Pfft. HAGS is totally the worst signature. Have a great summer? Oh thanks. Totally didn’t see you write that one someone else’s 3 seconds ago. And man, I was planning on a terrible summer. Lol

  4. I used to sign everyone’s yearbook: “Remember the girl in the city, remember the girl in the town. Remember the girl who ruined your book by writing upside down.” — But then a kid actually almost made me pay for her to get a new yearbook, so I stopped that. It’s so hard to have fun these days.

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