Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 1 year ago

    Little things mean a lot.
    I’m going to get an air horn now.

  2. Bilan

    Bilan said, about 1 year ago

    Those speak-it-or-type-it voicemail systems have to be one of the worst technological inventions ever.

  3. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 1 year ago

    The rep on the other end must’ve gotten a ringing in the their ears after what Rat did in the second to the last panel. Ouch.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    ‘#$*& you!’
    ‘Sorry, did not get that…’

  5. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, about 1 year ago

    “Please hold while we transfer your call to Mexico, okay?”

  6. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 1 year ago


    In Australia, calls go to The Philippines …

    I enjoy having conversations with the Filipino call-centre workers. I’ve been there many time for work and the accent is immediately recognisable. They are always really surprised when I ask them whether they are in Manila or some other town.

    “How did you know, Sir ?”

  7. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, about 1 year ago

    hey, its not the person’s fault, theyre just doing their job. its not like its a telemarketer. THAT i could see doing this. but in this case, he callled THEM

  8. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 1 year ago

    @Dukedoug: When I get a techie from the Philipines I say “Salama, (”thank you" in Tagalog")> It really surprises them.

  9. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, about 1 year ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Thanks for the Christmas gift :)

  10. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Thanks for the foreign tech experiences insights, guys !

  11. Aaron Myhre

    Aaron Myhre said, about 1 year ago

    I had an Irish call center help me with a Paypal issue recently. Sadly I couldn’t thank them in Irish :P

  12. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, about 1 year ago

    @Johnny Robo

    Maybe not, but the bank is responsible for their annoying voice mail system, and that’s what Rat seems to be protesting.

  13. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 1 year ago

    Rat rages against big bad customer disservice! I like it! Go, Rat!

  14. WCLamb

    WCLamb said, about 1 year ago

    I try to avoid automated phone systems and the companies that employ them for “customer service.” If I can’t get through to a human by pressing “O” multiple times, I just hang up. Technology is a scourge against human contact.

    Why do companies spend thousands and thousands of dollars on tech-gimmicks instead of hiring a near-minimum-wage worker to be the public’s interface, and represent the company with warmth? And don’t give us that impersonal “your call is very important to us” BS (and we can tell by how long it takes to get connected that our call isn’t important to you at all).

    If you DO get through to speak to a person, they all tell you “your call may be monitored for customer assurance purposes…” and I sincerely doubt that anyone ever reviews those calls.

  15. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 1 year ago


    The calls get reviewed … In some cases the reviews are used against poorly performing workers … to get rid of them.

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