How to Handle Life's Intrinsic Unfairness

Do yourself a favor. Please go read today’s Asking the Wrong Guy. It’ll take a while, it’s a long one, but it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read, and the last sentence nicely sums up Rick’s entire outlook on life.

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Reader Comments (19)

You said the last sentence nicely sums up Rick’s entire outlook on life?

"Seriously, I mean to have sex with my mother."


Note from Scott: There's another question after that one. The last line is "Happiness is always a sign that a person is misunderstanding the situation."

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKierkegaard

Captain Kierkegaard, it was unfair of you to purposely mistake the last sentence of Rick's post. It doesn't surprise me, though. I can tell you are the EVIL Kierk from the Mirror Universe, because you have that gaard with you.

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPla-Doh the Philosopher

panel 1,2,3,4 for the win.

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

I never realized how happy panel 3's Scott's ear looks...

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyd D

This is probably funny to someone, but to me it really is every day I spend at work.

With the difference that I get paid on commission. Sob.

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

I love the client visits. They make for the best comics, every single time.

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClyde

I kind of feel bad for the client. I have no idea what he paid for, but it's been years now.

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you different is selling something."

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

Panel 3 WINS!

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

So, what kind of money that is:
1) Large enough to keep Mullet Boss comfortable
2) Large enough to keep the "project" running for years
3) Not large enough to warrant a sue.


October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

SPEAKING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN MY NEAR-IDENTICAL EMPLOYMENT SITUATION he probably has not been waiting on one project for several years. He has probably been repeatedly requesting new work from Scott's company, despite the fact that each task takes thirty times as long as it's supposed to, and doesn't work after it's finished.

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

Realistic: I think that this is more of a long-term client situation and they just barely do the minimum to eventually, after much trials and tribulations, do the project. They're perpetually behind and always under the agreed quality, but they just do enough to string him along.

That'd be a good Basic Instruction: How to String Someone Along. You're welcome.

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArekExcelsior

@Raestloz, cash money says it's a subcontract of a government contract, military most likely. That ensures that: it's huge money, it has no chance of ever being shut off by any shutdown, and the client has no actual stake in getting either his money back or his product.

October 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

@Mikey I was thinking exactly the same thing, but you beat me to it just because I didn't get online yesterday. So unfair!

October 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDPR

This is not an example of life being unfair. It's an example of jerks who do not play fair. There is a difference.

Stop using "Life is unfair." to excuse unfair play. Don't waste time getting mad either. Get even. :)

October 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLEH

"Our customer." Singular.

November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRey Fox

I'd say that "fair for only one person" is a bit of an oxymoron, but there are real people who that is their concept of fairness.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVaughn

I'd kinda figured that, but I thought I'd spread some happiness by deliberately misunderstanding the situation. :-)

That and I didn't notice the second question at first, and really did raise an eyebrow when I got to that quote...

November 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKierkegaard

i'd dearly LOVE to read Ric's column BUT IT DOESN"T EXIST

February 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeopara
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