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Perhaps their 2012 reports to angry client could just put a 2011 copyright. You have already empirically determined that that is "too irritating to ignore but too insignificant to get worked up about."Although the latter half of that statement is still subject to further testing.
You know, it's been years now, and I don't think Angry Client has ever been provided a single service or product...
The angry client returns! Huzzah!
All panels were gold, but I especially loved 1-3. The subtle jab at the end of #2 was awesome.
So, the real enemy is Mullet-Head Boss? LOL
I should start giving out my boss' phone number to angry customers.
i've noticed this for years, but never commented on it...the picture in frame one, every time it has been used, i'm smacked in the face by how much scott looks like henry rollins, circa black flag's damaged. scott, do you have many broken bloody mirrors around your house?
Flight connections Scott, flight connections...For the lack of 20 minutes I have to make an overnight stay. I need you to explain how I can avoid this in future....
Your hypothesis fails at a critical point. There is nothing so insignificant that someone, somewhere, would not get worked up about it.
Exhibit A: The Internet.
The prosecution rests.
@timbo: haha, I give you several highs five.
I love that last line in panel 3. Is this why he's the only client?
Oh, Scott. I can see why you get so worked up every year about people bitching about the copyright date. I feel ya, dude.
FanTAStic strip! 3rd panel rocks out loud!
Are you still working for Disney, Scott? I just read about the new policy change that allows beards of 1/4" and was wondering if they realized that's called 'stubble'.
Note from Scott: Yeah, they're allowing beards, but the 1/4 inch thing will give them a really convenient excuse to say "oops, it's too long" and hand you a cheep razor and some shaving cream at the beginning of your shift.
Yes! I'd start an Angry Customer drinking game, but... well I guess I wouldn't get very drunk.
I had an employer give out my personal cell phone number once to all the angry clients. I learned a valuable lesson that day:
if that ever happens, get a new job
Scott, you've left me gob-smacked and perplexed to distraction. Whereas I am normally only very impressed with your strips, panel 2 on this one is beyond any normal reaction from me.
How on earth did you come up with that dialogue in panel 2? It is utter genius, but I cannot comprehend how you could have dreamed it up spontaneously, nor imagine a situation or life experience that would prompt the idea.
I mean, I have worked with some right nasty bar-stewards, but none would have had the wit to come up with a put-down so surgically character-destroying as that.
Just how strong is your repressed evil streak?
@Simes: What repressed?
You know, this particular strip reminds me somewhat of this one:
I would group the two together in under the theme "Your co-workers are smarter than they look." Love the turning of tables...
It appears that mullet-haired boss is unaware of a very important strategy in customer relations, namely "don't answer the phone".
I think I need a "too irritating to ignore, but too insignificant to get worked up about" t-shirt to go with my "cheaper than a robot, smarter than a monkey" t-shirt.
I see a cool three-way enmity and distraction going on here. Mullet boss is using Scott as a distraction against Angry Customer, obviously. Scott in the 4th panel uses Mullet Boss as a distraction against Angry Customer by giving out the cell phone number. And lastly, Scott uses the call from Angry Customer as a distraction to get away from his other enemy, Mullet Boss.
I think that's pretty damn cool. And I loved the dialogue in panel 2 too.
Two things: 1) Scott, if someone gives you a "cheep" razor, it will likely only be usable on birds. And it will probably make them angry. 2) The dialogue in Panel Two is awesome and, as someone else pointed out, hilariously subtle. Good job all around!
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