Okay this makes less sense in the context of the comic but this really happened. I was wearing a blue button down shirt and khakis because I had gone to a job interview. This old hispanic woman waiting at the bus stop sort of smiled and asked me if I was a doctor. I said I wasn’t but that I suppose it wasn’t a bad thing to be mistaken for based on outside appearances. That’s it really. Lots more people in San Diego talk to random people than in NYC.
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I tried to look up braille shirts to see if this guy was wearing a specific one, but more likely he was wearing a custom shirt that said his name or something like that. There seem to be plenty of sites where you can get a custom braille shirt on it. Seriously though, people with or without their sight still can’t read it!
We’ve been trying to “finish” our apartment for a while now. One thing that has been holding us back is our inability to get this IKEA TV stand. Since we have a fair amount of media playing devices we’ve been wanting to replace our old TV stand. This particular stand we saw during Xmas vacation only to see that the price only a week later during the sale was going to be $150 cheaper. This unfortunately thwarted us because the cost was so significantly different we figured we’d just come back later.
Lo and behold that sale price was for the pine version, not the black version we wanted. Then the black version was out of stock so again another trip failed. Later on we checked stock online and the black version appeared to be in stock so we went again only to find out the website was full of nothing but lies.
Actually getting to IKEA actually doesn’t take that long, about 40 or so minutes via subway and bus which is basically like going to Manhattan. So finally we decided to call and I was told it had to be special ordered because it wasn’t regularly stocked anymore, but special orders had to be made in-store only.
And like the comic says, even the most special of orders cannot allow us to order one when the central warehouse has nothing. Therefore, in their amazingly efficient system we have to call in periodically to see if the central warehouse has anything so we can then go to the store to special order it.
Of all these visits all we have to show for it are a few odds and ends we’ve bought during each trip, meatballs in our stomachs and the discovery that their frozen meatballs actually heat up such that they taste just as soft and juicy as they do in the cafeteria!
Curse you IKEA!!!
I made this comic three years ago. Apparently the sunglasses designers figured it out.
I think I’m in the minority on this one. Ever been near someone who starts to burp, suppresses it, and then you hear all the gas coming out bypassing the parts of the throat that would’ve made it an earth shattering burp? Whenever that happens it makes me feel like I have a burp in my throat I need to let out, and I won’t have relief until it’s released. Maybe I need to call up some of my guy friends with impressive burping skills.
It took me a while to think of how to best write out the sound of an aborted burp, I hope I was able to adequately convey the sound of it.
I don’t know much about fashion but I do notice trends time to time on the subway. Of course, I usually see them at least months after they’ve already been around. I don’t know how long this one has been going on but I figured it’s time I did a comic about it.
When I was a kid I was a dork because I didn’t realize that everyone had to properly bend the brim of their baseball cap (mine was completely flat). Once I knew then I would bend my cap’s brim. It seems now that a lot of people leave their brim totally flat and also leave on the label that come on the brim whether it’s just a circle on the brim or nearly covers the entire brim. I wonder who was the first one to start this trend?
While I’m on the subject who was the first person to wear their pants below their buttcheeks so that everyone could see their boxers if their T-shirt wasn’t long enough?
Actually it was a kid young enough to be in a carriage, but I was having trouble drawing a baby carriage. Yes, I did publicly say the s-word in front of this child after seeing a near collision on the street. Then in what felt like slow motion I looked over at the baby and covered my mouth. The dad told me it was all right. TO BE CONTINUED.
My girlfriend was commenting on how lots of smokers don’t just step on their cigarette or even just toss it on the sidewalk a few feet away, but instead flick it as far as out into the street. Why is this? Cigarette throwing contest? They leaving it for the machine street cleaners to pick up? And why not use the smoking pole when one is clearly available for use? Apparently in Japan it’s against the law to just chuck cigarettes in that fashion so everyone has their own personal ashtray or something. I’m sure there are a lot of city workers who would love that.
Sometimes I try not to respond to street performer’s music too much. It makes me feel less guilty if I don’t give them money.