How to Defuse Irrational Anger

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Reader Comments (18)

Magic glasses! There invisible in panel 1!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNitpicky N2

They're not invisible. He's holding them in the hand that you can't see.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersal42mon

Unoffered apology. Genius.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpittofdoom

This is one of the best ones in quite a while.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDusk Eagle

and speaking of nitpicking...
There != They're

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNitpicky squared

This doesn't sound like an exaggerated account of an argument for the sake of a joke. It also doesn't sound like a word for word account of an argument that was inherently funny. It just sounds like a word for word account of an argument that pissed the author off.

I know because I've had exactly this argument damn near word for word with a lot of people, and it always pisses me off.

I... want to believe that I was the rational guy, though. Hopefully.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

Well spotted, Nitpicky (er, shouldn't it be Nit-picky? Just sayin')

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

@ Nitpicky N2 - the glasses are in the hand you can't see - plus love the irony in your comment.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Panel 1: too*

Context: "because it's my job to (tell him)." ~Missy

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmultie

Dear Nitpicky N2 I hope that the grammar in your second sentence was intentionally ambiguous. I went to correct you, and did a massive double take. I enjoyed it almost as much as Scott's hilarity.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMillie

This strip is genius, I love every panel! Best one in a while.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrik

And in panel 4 too

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTieMan

Great strip as always, on a side note, I read this strip both here and on GoComics, but I notice that site hasnt updated all week, didn't know if you were aware.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkschobert

Scott:

Please note that GoComics.com has not ran any of your comics since July 9th. I do not know what is going on with them, but though you should know.

PipeTobacco

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPipeTobacco

Scott, any idea why GoComics hasn't updated your strip in over a week?

Note from Scott: My money's on human error. In this case, I'm the human. Sorry.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHari

When you quit your day job, how will you get new material for comics like this one?

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Maybe I'm naive, but I don't think that "Sure I don't do my job, but why did you tell the boss that?" islmeantlto be a realistic conversation. Unless you have a really good union, and I know you don't.

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

This may be the first advice I don't fully agree on (reading backwards through the archives). Apologizing for other stuff than the percieved slight would just make me more angry if I were in the place of that guy. But then I have never been irrationally angry without the other guy making me realize my momentary irrationality, so maybe I'm the wrong target here.

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRafinius

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