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8 Responses to “Doomed”
Augustus Meriwether says:
Surely being doomed is in itself a condition bursting with comic potential?
Yes perhaps you will be inspired by doom.
How about going for a walk and clearing your head? Or have you tried that? Otherwise, find something completely different to do – something that doesn’t require you to think to deeply.
Thanks everyone. Karin – good advice, and that generally is what I do. Though there is only so much doing of other things one can do before a deadline is upon you.
This cartoon is a symbol of my daily battle rather than yesterday’s specific experience. I actually drew the original months ago.
Do I take it this is a mothers’ day cartoon? So maybe a mother being waited on hand and foot by kids – but it is just a dream.
Or, if other churches get the dads to come along on Saturday to help the kids make posies, something with a quip from kid to dad about mum and flowers, perhaps implying dad makes excuses for not buying flowers.
Or, if you want to emphasise the Mothering Sunday aspect, maybe a motherly looking church.
Hopefully you’ve hit on something yourself by now.
Kristen (Thoughts from the Bus Stop) says:
That reminds me of the episode of the Flumps where Pootle is (literally) under a cloud all day:
I have been saved from doom a few times. And while taking a walk is a good idea sometimes there isn’t time for that. Here is an example of what I once did. My boss asked me to design a new title area for a microfilm thingy and it had to be in centimeters. I am too old to have learned metrics. I was doomed. Then I remembered something. I asked whatever in my subconscious is wired to save a frozen brain to come up with something, then relaxed at my desk and stared mindlessly at the pinkish wall of my cubicle. Quite soon my brain was nudged by a clear solution. I grabbed my ruler and fearlessly turned it to the metric side and sketched a perfectly designed and measured thingy. (Although I still can’t use metrics.) I took it to my boss, she frowned, sighed, and said bitterly, “Yes, that’s right, you’ve done it, and now we’ll have to change the whole thing!” So some things that are too ridiculously simply do work. If you want something just ask for it. But don’t expect to be thanked.
Augustus Meriwether says:
You mean we are getting old cartoons!!
I feel like the way I did when I objected to getting a microwaved burger from Burger King and the poor kid behind the counter revealed that they always microwaved the burgers.
They make them all grilly and smoky tasting in a factory somewhere. I think the smell you get wafting from the BK restaurants is synthetic and comes from a special wafting box.