Old Associations Are Still Alive

business cartoon

Usually, when I have to go to the mall, there’s so much noise and commotion that I sort of retreat into my head. I grew up in Iowa, so unless a crowd is mooing or clucking, I’m a little uncomfortable.

But one day while waiting for my coffee, I couldn’t help overhearing, “Tom?! Tom, is that you?! You old rascal, I thought you were dead!”

Both parties laughed heartily at what I assumed was some sort of shared inside joke, but it was so odd that I couldn’t help turning it over and over in my brain until this cartoon appeared.

Maybe I need to listen more closely more often.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

2 Reactions
  1. Phil @ Startup Resources

    Lol I have noticed that you hear the most funny things when you get bit’s of a conversation.

  2. Martin Lindeskog

    Mark: You are alive and kicking! 🙂