How to Avoid Making Harmful Assumptions

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Reader Comments (20)

I laughed out loud at panel 2, and didn't think it could get better... and was (as frequently happens) proven wrong.

Mace, "Spray," Chloroform... funny!

I wonder what kind of flags are going up over the combined use of those three words, though... maybe it's not as funny as I first thought.

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I like panel 4.

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe

>> Mace, "Spray," Chloroform... funny!
> flags are going up over the combined use of those three words

Four. I count four. Hey, boss, if they're both outside of the airport, do we bust citizens who try to be funny?

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhank

Very funny!

Except for the implied loss of a kitty. My condolences. Sometimes getting a new kitty will help the surviving kitty have something else to think about.

We have indeed acquired a new cat, and after a careful introductory period, the old (15 years) and new (2.5 years) are getting along quite well. Our old crusty girl is more active than she's been in a long time. ~Missy

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L


January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Kristina L, yes, our cat has a lot to think about. Mainly, "gosh, I hate that bloody kitten."

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I bought a cat product like that, only it was a plug-in gadget that released the calming odor over a month or so. I know it must have worked because it was expensive. It's called faith.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

May I believe that most of this didn't happen, please?

How would humans suddenly producing the ability to hiss and spit at your cat calm it down?

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

And now your site is probably on a FBI watch list somewhere.

I assume :D

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

oh boy! panel 4 is hysterically and historically funny, one of the best panels ever in B.A.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercarlos castillo

Panel 4, pure gold. Made me lol; good thing nobody else is at work today.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

[i]I bought a cat product like that, only it was a plug-in gadget...[/i]
I'm really glad Scott bought a spray and not one of these....

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNachti

Panel 2 made me spit on my screen. Thank you.

January 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermarr

Panels 2 through 4 -> PURE GOLD!!!

January 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

I have a large industrial-grade spray bottle, the sort you'd find at a janitorial supply store. Thick, hastily written, black lettering labels it as, "Bad Cat Spray." Contrary to popular belief, it is actually sprayed on the object of a bad cat's spray, not on the cat itself, though I've been sorely tempted. Actually, I have several throughout the house (spray bottles and potentially bad cats).

I have not found the "calming" sprays or plug-in money evaporators to be particularly useful. I suspect they're only effective on people and cats fooled by the placebo effect.

January 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

As funny as this is (literally laughed out loud at the idea of you spraying the cat like mace) I'm seriously questioning your mental health.

First YOU brought up the cat in panel 1 then blamed Rick for causing you to dwell on it and then we find out in panel 4 that you were instructed how to properly use the spray at the store then decided to "mace" your cat when you got home.

Dude, get some rest.

January 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Cat spraying should only be performed by a licensed veterinarian!

January 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterED

@John Odd. I actually thought that the conversation with the cashier occurred after the initial macing of the old cat; as in, Scott maced the cat and the cat wasn't calmed down AT ALL so he went back to return the product... and the cashier explained the product.

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMidare

Congrats on the new family member! Enjoy!

January 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

When I was a young man, in college living in an apartment with other betwee-college students, we had ferrets. There's a product called "Ferretone," which is both good for their coats and pretty much heroin for them. You just give them a few drops and they go insane, it's basically like catnip cubed.

One of my roommates, however, didn't read the bottle and would simply pump some into his hands and rub it into their fur.

Imagine taking a heroin junkie and rubbing him/her all over with a lotion made of pure opiates...

January 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfnord
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