View Full Version : Darn you, Pastis!

05-26-2006, 11:09 PM
The 23 May Pearls before Swine. (http://www.comics.com/comics/pearls/archive/pearls-20060523.html)
An inapplicable "You, too."
I did it, you son of a gun, that afternoon.
The girl at the hamburger hole in the wall said, "Enjoy your meal." and I, after reading your seditious comic strip, responded, like an idiot, "You, too!" while she wasn't eating lunch, she was standing there for two more hours selling food to morons and growing more hungry by the moment.
I tell you what, Comic Boy, I don't wnat to be Rat any more when I grow up.
I want to be Bun-bun. (http://library.beau.org/lib/ebooks/baen/02/Sluggy/bun-shirt.jpg)

Blow it out your kazoo, Pastis!

Max Carnage
05-26-2006, 11:13 PM

Rachael Rage
05-27-2006, 03:28 AM
[armchair psychologist]

This problem appears to stem from your reluctance to respond with "thank you." Perhaps in some service situations, you feel ahat the service provided (ie. handing you a burger), especially if done in surly or unpleasant manner, isn't worthy of the appreciation that "Thank You" implies. So you quickly substitute another innocuous phrase, which in this case doesn't quite work.


I've done that my share of times, also, but I more often do the opposite - I say "thank you" anytime someone hands me anything, ever. Like, when I buy something, and pay, and they hand me my change, I say "thank you," like they are doing me a favor.

The most embarassing example was when a cop said to me "Nobody's ever thanked me for giving them a ticket before!" :smack:

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