Creepy Little Girl.
Read Valka’s comment—that’s why it matters. It matters if the volunteer is a conservative Christian whose volunteering comes primarily to and through their churches. I have a friend whose idea of volunteering is helping her church go to third world countries on mission trips. That sounds great—except that they don’t do anything there except put on a “Vacation Bible School” program and teach the kids that their parents’ religious beliefs are wrong and evil. Or the church-run food pantry or homeless shelter that requires the people benefiting come to their church services. Or the crisis pregnancy center that only exists to shame women out of having abortions, then leaves the women alone and poor with their new babies (or pressures them to have the baby and give it up for adoption to Lord knows who). Volunteering is great, and we all volunteer for causes that matter to us… but some volunteering can be damaging rather than helpful to the community.
Rar! Rar! Rar! Rar rar! (Translation: Oh boy! A Todd arc is coming! My favorite character!).
A little of the history behind the switch in terms: http://work.chron.com/difference-between-stewardess-flight-attendant-5409.html
This is one of those rare strips that I can see the artist from Big Top coming through (because of the dog, natch).
I don’t even want to know what kind of pathogens that former reality game show host is carrying.
The Left Behind books?! What?! No no no no no.
No no no. Surely she went to see Todd. I would go see Todd every day if I could. Rar!
I teach public speaking at a state university. While the “five paragraph theme” (which is essentially what the author has outlined here) is too simplistic for writing at the college level, there’s still some value in learning to offer a preview, the content, and a takeaway summary in a speech.
Why? If someone is reading a paper, an article, or even a comic, and their mind wanders away for a moment or they don’t fully understand something, they can go back and reread it. Not so in a speech. Some repetition in the spoken word is therefore desirable, as is giving the listeners some clues or signposts within the speech as to its organization.
Still funny, though.