This cartoon was a great deal of fun to write because I got to exorcise some old phrases I loathed hearing before I quit to become a cartoonist:
- “Are you sue that’s the best way to handle this?” Apparently not, so why don’t you just tell me what you’d rather I do.
- “Why don’t you give him a call back…” So I get to give them the bad news? Super!
- “You may want to have another look at those.” So there’s a problem that needs to be corrected, but first I must solve a series of puzzles…
It’s one of my more popular cartoons because I think everyone recognizes this situation.
Oh Mark, this made me howl with laughter.
How many times have I heard this?
I think I said that to someone once right before I was let go.
This is HILARIOUS! I love it! Thanks, Mark. 🙂
Yeah, the first question is a condescending way of the person saying what they want to say without saying what they REALLY want to say. They don’t trust your judgement/decision, but they’ll imply it by wrapping it up in a question.