How to Craft a Sales Pitch

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Reader Comments (20)

I suspect I would find this funnier, if I didn't know men who actually do this. (I suppose I also know women who take men up on this kind of offer, but I don't understand it. Unless you can't afford to buy your own dinner, why would you want to have a meal with someone who thinks that little of himself?)

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

This is a good angle to play. I should try it myself sometime.

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCovarr

Sir, such genius must be celebrated. Here, have a cheesecake.

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrawwr

Happy marriage as delayed rejection. That's deep, man. And hilarious.

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

Mr. Scott, why isn't your comic showing up on cracked website? I used to come here all the time when it was being posted there. I'm putting your website in my favourites bar, I miss reading your comics. Bye!

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDuctTape

@Elizabeth some women are so poor they can't afford to go out to eat.

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

It's the "both" in panel 3 that is the killer

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike E


do you want a husband who thinks he has to be on best behaviour - every day - to keep you because he is lucky to have you, a man wants nothing more than you to be happy ... or a husband who thinks you should be grateful to him?

While you're thinking about it, get off the computer and get back in the kitchen. There's a man who thinks a lot of himself expecting a cooked breakfast and a freshly laundered shirt. He's off to work and he'll be back tomorrow lunchtime as he's out with the boys tonight.

Meanwhile my wonderful wife will be home from work after me, and thinks she'll be finishing off the dinner I will have started. In reality, we're going out for dinner but she doesn't know it yet. I think she's a babe even after 18 years and I like to be seen out with her 'cos it makes me look good.

Rick just has to hang in there long enough until he meets a woman who sets the bar as low as mine.


June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

I just wanted to say that having only recently discovered this site and these comics, I am now glad I spend "Too much time" on the internet. Also, I bought your book and I loved it, please write more. Thanks :)

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Simes...that first paragraph is awful. In what universe are those your only two options? Personally, I'd prefer someone who appreciates me, but who also has self-esteem and who understands that they deserve to be treated as well as they treat me. That you would lump everyone with self-respect into a category of cocky, self-absorbed dudebros who think they're God's gift to women is really, really sad.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaralyn

I'm a younger Simes apparently.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Rick is like a more vocal Charlie Brown.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrattle Assassin

I could see myself using Rick's "pick-up" line in panel three as a joke. With the right tone and a cheeky grin, it might actually work.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMGP

Simes, that's a false dichotomy.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

Ah, well, someone will have low enough standards. Eventually.
Though when you think about it, aren't we all either with or looking for that person with low enough standards? After all, nobody's perfect. But some are a harder sales pitch to make than others.
Oh, and @ Elizabeth - Remember Rule Number 1 of Life: NEVER TURN DOWN FREE FOOD! It's served me well so far.

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

@Prattle Assassin: I just saw my kid's school production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and much of the dialogue on this strip sounds like a grown-up version of that play (chuckle!)

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I was going to bang my head into my desk at Simes et al. until I saw Karalyn's and EaglesQuestions' comments. Thank you, BI, for having a comments board where someone can say, "That's a false dichotomy" and expect other commenters to know what that means.

Basic Instructions. Restoring your faith in humanity while simultaneously obliterating it ...

June 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

If someone asked me out like that, I would ABSOLUTELY say yes, and attempt to go half on dinner, because he made me laugh.

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

My wife and I have an agreement. Out of respect for each other we have agreed not to bring a date to the other's funeral depending on which one of us passes first.

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan


You are a huge douche.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdopple

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