Agnes by Tony Cochran


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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    PE … such memories … small wonder I wished I could blow up my old school!

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My sarcastic grade school gym teachers probably did more to forever ruin my self esteem than anybody besides my bitter old Russian martinet ballet teacher.

    Go get ’em, Agnes.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Ah, Phys Ed! Separated those of us who were coordinated from those who couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Self esteem was an invention of a later period.

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    I never had to climb a rope and still got poor grades in gym. I only passed because the teacher took pity on me.

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    Wow! A new change of clothes for Agnes.

  6. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    I enjoyed running around and attempting sports, but was terrible at PE. And I dreaded when we had to climb The Rope.

  7. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    I now realize one thing I hated about gym: If you did badly in other courses, none of your classmates had to know.

  8. GES ✯ Who

    GES ✯ Who said, over 3 years ago

    I was really good at low altitude rope hanging in school. Poor upper body strength never got me very far up the rope….

  9. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, over 3 years ago

    Agnes actually has a somewhat legitimate point this time around. I’m now in my 40s, and during the course of my life I’ve needed to climb a rope about, let me think here… zero times (give or take). But who knows – everything is getting smaller as time goes by, so perhaps in the future stairs will be replaced by ropes and poles. Definitely a more efficient use of space!

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m probably older than you.

    Self esteem has been around since long before modern schools started treating it as an awardable commodity.

    Apparently you never never realised how hard some people work to achieve it because you were born with an overabundance.

  11. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morse code guys beat texters

  12. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 3 years ago


    Didn’t have the Russian marrtinet ballet teacher. But had TWO phys Ed teachers in high school that were each others besties and our horror stories.
    Oh the times I wanted to smack both of them! With their whistles and clipboards. Their hoops, mats and ropes. ARGH!
    You Go Agnes! Put that principal straight.

  13. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, over 3 years ago

    Love the sneakers.

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    I feel jealous.
    We never had a rope to climb (and not because I broke it either).
    Getting picked last for any teams was a vote showing what my fellow athletes thought of my talent.
    At least it kept the kid with the broken arm from being last, so I count that a plus.

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