How to Tell Someone They Are Being Rude

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Reader Comments (18)

So Jenkins wants to join his co-workers in avoiding Jenkins then explaining that doing so is not rude because they are only avoiding Jenkins because he is rude. So Jenkins knows that he is rude, and wants to avoid himself because of it. I think I understand why, because we have already established that Jenkins hates himself. What I don't understand is how Jenkins intends to avoid himself. How would that even work?

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

I thought I would never say this but somehow, I can really identify with Jenkins in this one.

Hmm, why do I feel the need to shower now?

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMad Crow.

Our marginal physical resemblance and my history of being awkward and inadvertently off-putting makes me worry whenever I see Jenkins. I wonder, have I, at my worst, ever been as bad as Jenkins? I hope not, but wish there where a Jenkins Test, or a Jenkins Meter, that I could use to monitor the situation. But until science catches up to my needs, I'll just have to continue to rely on personal vigilance.

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAncient Romans

"Stop putting words in my mouth!"

"But my words are better than yours."

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaptXpendable

A Jenkins in the office can be very useful. He focuses everybody else's hostility, and they bicker less among themselves.

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

Jenkins desperately needs to meet The Bloggess' husband Victor. If anyone could benefit from the repeated directive "Stop talking," it's Jenkins.

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

What? You have an Amazon link?! I am so going to buy from there to avoid accompanying my wife to the mall!

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMateo

The longer I read your comic, the more I realise that the Jenkinses of this world are plenty... I know a few of people like that...

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRudzielec

Yay! First comment! And I loved this!

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

"I hate rude behavior in a man... I won't tolerate it."

-Woodrow F. Call

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuck Flicks

Aww, even Jenkins wants to avoid Jenkins.

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSolio

I have often had trouble with this dilemma in real life.

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkatz

The thought of everyone tackling Jenkins all at once leaves me with the hiccups.

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWeShallFormAPosse

Hahaha Panel 1 & 2. I should try that on someone.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClyde

No comments yet? Are things busted around in here?

<Note from Scott: Sorry about that. My fault.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterboB

Just when I thought Jenkins couldn't get any worse, this.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjaklumen

I try so hard not to interrupt. Sometimes I even succeed.
There are a lot of people who think they're succinct, but they're not. When the've been wandering around the subject until I'm not sure what it is they're talking about, stopping to argue with themselves on trivial detaisl, I interrupt to prompt them, guessing what the subject is. This upsets them. Waiting for them to finish (which can take time) and then responding to what I think they said also upsets them.
Telling them I'm having trouble following their weak grammar and focus on emotion - rather than what caused the emotion- also upsets them.
I don't read minds, so that's going to have to stay their problem.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I would love to see Jenkins and kanye west have a 5 minute conversation.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeuceB

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