The phrase "Hey, how's it going?" and permutation there of have got to go from walking vernacular. When two people are passing each other on the street there's just not enough time for the long winded highly impersonal exchange of greetings...
-Hey, How's it going?
-Just fine, and you?
By the time I get to 'Just fine' the other person is behind me. If I just leave it there I feel like I've been self-centered by not asking after his/her welfare in return. If I try to squeeze in the 'and you?' it's too late, there's not enough time, even if they heard me I'm always out of earshot for the response. Am I the only person that see this exchange as socially non-optimal?
If we both just said, 'Good afternoon', that would get as much pleasantry out of the way without leaving me stranded in the wake of self-conscious stupor.
Be warned: The next person I pass who pulls this on me is getting strongly rebuffed. Let me give you a little visual.
Bob walks past David
Bob: "Hey man, how's it going?"
David: *Calling over his shoulder* "Fuck you Bob. Fuck you."
Or, I guess we could all walk slower.
Friday, December 14, 2007
I think today's comics turned out looking pretty nice, I just wish it wasn't such a nitch joke. Let me try and explain briefly.
There's a whole group of knitting books, Yarn Harlet/Dominknitrix/Stitch and Bitch, that tap into the rebelious nature of knitters. I've never made such a grandiose error as Dart, but I bet there's someone out there who was a little disappointed that Mrs. Pearl-McPhee didn't come though on the Harlet part of her handle. However she's way more famous then I am, so obviously she knows what she's doing.
I wonder if rule 34 of the internet applies to my comic?
Check back next time for the continued adventures of John's love life.