Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer

Basic Instructions

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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, about 2 years ago

    Wait, wait — Jenkins has a girlfriend?!? What woman would be THAT desperate?

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    Whoever she is, she must be blind and deaf and lacking a sense of smell. Or possibly even a pulse.

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If his girlfriend finds out, she’ll be so deflated.

  4. Curious and curiouser

    Curious and curiouser said, about 2 years ago

    coyoty – good one!

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Coyoty

    Only if he’s sharp with her.

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Overall, though, this strip would be funnier to me if I had not had encounters with Jenkins-types.


    You wouldn’t think that it would be so hard to understand, that when she says “please leave me alone” that means she is NOT going to date you. But the number of guys to whom this is apparently either a mortal insult deserving of retribution/continued harassment, or else simply completely inconceivable (“what, you mean women DON’T exist only and solely to entertain me as a man??!! WHAT?! NO WAY”) …well, it seems like there’s a dishearteningly large segment of the population who seem to think that way, anyway.


    I partly blame the whole rom-com meme of “clueless, objectionable idiot of a guy gets the girl to fall in love with him because he keeps chipping away at her.” I ever come across someone who wrote one of these scripts, I’m gonna tear his arms off and beat him to death with the soggy ends.

  7. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 2 years ago

    Wait a minute. That relationship rodeo clown thing. Is there any money in that?

  8. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 2 years ago

    Scott honestly thought that Jenkins might swing his way?

  9. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, about 2 years ago

    Athena is barking up the wrong tree, she should have Jenkins’ girlfriend talk to him on her behalf. He would be a lot less argumentative.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    For some people every word is “yes” coming out of a female’s mouth no matter how often she says “no” and wishes to hit him in the head with a hard object.

  11. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, about 2 years ago

    “Relationship rodeo clown”! Love it.

  12. PatyAnn

    PatyAnn said, about 2 years ago

    @Pacopuddy

    I was thinking inflatable.

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