Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for December 10, 1998
NATE: A sabbatical is a reward for a teacher who does a good job, right? FRIEND: I guess. NATE: That means that all the good teachers are the ones going away on sabbatical! The bad teachers are the ones who spend the most time with us kids! SECRETARY: Uh...I'm afraid Principal Nichols isn't available to "discuss policy." NATE: That's okay, I'll wait. Got any snacks?