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My Reputation Usually Precedes Me

reputation business cartoon

“Your reputation precedes you” is one of those phrases you don’t really give a lot of thought. Usually, it surfaces when a person is meeting another and is clearly impressed and maybe a little nervous. ┬áBut it’s more conversational filler than meaningful dialogue and it’s that quality that usually pops out at the cartoonist in me.

Who else might say it? How can I change it? Can I turn it around on itself?

In this cartoon, I focused on the “precedes” part and thought it would be fun if everyone was expecting a reputation. ┬áBut for some reason, it was running late. Although, if you have a bad reputation maybe that is to be expected?