How to Punish Someone for Not Liking You

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Reader Comments (24)

Well, this seems like the beginning of a healthy relationship.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacheMan

A fine line between torment and mocking... a very fine line.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOldbear42

You realize of course that the logical end point for all this is dating and marriage, yes?

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

P4 does a great job of describing how I became friends with my 'best' friend, the man who was the best man at my wedding. I have a lot of other very good, lifelong friends whom I met on the basis of some shared interests, but my 'best' friend - yeah, he and I started out from antipathy if not outright mockery.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTimP


Yeah that's... that's golden. I think I've been in exactly that situation myself. In fact I think most of my friends since childhood have started out this way.

So great.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTachyon

Ha, this is eerily similar to how me and my girlfriend got together. After all mutual hate = love.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Being extra cheerful toward angry people is so much fun!

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Panel three has me chuckling to no end. Brilliant!

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

I LOVE this one! A friendship with the angry client would be hysterical!

But please, please, please give us one with the angry client and the motivational speaker!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Are you going to have a new special friend? Will the Client and Allison meet and start dating? Will you then have to endure that special Hell that is known as the Double Date?

I'll stay tuned and find out!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Huh. Thinking about it, this seems to be how I met everyone I know. Funny comic!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPerry

This is pure genius.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWesley

I like how he's referred to as "THE" client, implying that he is the only one. It's a miracle this company is still afloat.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Great idea Matthe Allison, er, Al and The Client on a date. He would REALLY hate the company then!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

he looks like a fine match for Allison. set them up on a date, please

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

It is illogical (not that that matters) that Scott hates the client. Although Scott isn't responsible (I hope) for failing to do the work that the client requires - the company is - Scott is paid by the company (I hope) to act as its representative, and to be blamed for the client for the company letting him down.

So maybe Scott hates the client for some reason that hasn't been shown, such as, the client uses the same cologne as Mullet Boss. Or as Athena, which is kind of difficult to explain to Mrs. Scott.

It is also illogical that the client hates Scott, but, likewise, understandable. And Scott works for the company, the company is unethical, so maybe Scott isn't squeaky-clean here.

And since when does Scott not know what to say to the client? Scott usually has plenty of lines in these encounters. Of course Scott doesn't know what to say that will make the client not be mad at the company and also isn't a lie. For instance, "We'll get it done by next week" presumably is a lie.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I swear this is a re-enactment of my wedding.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMKE Dave

I dislike lots of people. If I don't want to dislike myself, I really can't view disliking people as a major character flaw, so if people dislike me, I just avoid them, or keep contact short.
Often, this leads them to seek my company later, because along with my abrasive tendencies, I am also helpful, patient when people need to vent, and tolerant of differences. I don't stop avoiding them, though, because I know what they think of me, and dislike being used.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Laughing so hard I have tears streaming down my face.

So Angry Client and Scott are on the road to becoming the worst of friends.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKG

Sadly this is the only way I can make my friends....

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersunfish

After Man of Steel, all I can hear is "I WILL FIND HIM!!" when I see angry client.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Missy ftw!

June 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

So in addition to having previously visited a gentleman's club with the client, and his own best friend, and having worked together once to show up the company, now Scott is having regular beers with him? I think he may have to face up to the fact that they are already friends!

June 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKieran

Be careful, it can get to the point that you grow to like having them around to hate. Sort of like watching something terrible like "Toddlers and Tiaras" or "Ancient Aliens", only to come to realize that since it's the show you watch the most and enjoy watching the most, it's technically your favourite show.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterniko4ever
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