Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 3 years 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, almost 3 years 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, almost 3 years ago

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

  5. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, almost 3 years ago

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

  6. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, almost 3 years 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

  7. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 3 years ago

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

  8. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, almost 3 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Thanks for the Christmas gift :)

  9. Aaron Myhre

    Aaron Myhre said, almost 3 years ago

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

  10. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, almost 3 years 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.

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 3 years ago

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

  12. WCLamb

    WCLamb said, almost 3 years 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.

  13. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, almost 3 years ago


    Even if you speak english…it no understand you.

  14. boogshine

    boogshine said, almost 3 years ago

    i used to work at one of these phone banks. Almost all of your responses take you to the same person; the rest take you to incompetent Filipinos.

  15. RipleyKGarfield

    RipleyKGarfield GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Even for Rat this is a new low! T’aint funny, McPastis!

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