January 17, 2018
oh, you’re a big help, Leslie, giving Tiffany a cat which will also cost her money for its vet bills and food and what-not
“Praise God and pass the kitty.”
FWIW, she could take out student loans. That said, you have to pay them back, with interest. I have a hunch she’s going to move in with Gunth and Les.
And now we go into the wonderful world of companion animals.
yeah, like a kitten is gonna help, when pets probably aren’t even allowed in the dorm
A truly evil person, Leslie! Why give Tiffany a kitten!
Ah, the perfect stress reliever. Pet it and feel it purr and let him brush on you and cuddle.
don’t get discouraged. Flunked calculus first time around, second time. got an A; graduated top man in math and physics. Sometimes it just doesn’t click the first time around.
Wow! Is it possible that interaction with the kitties has spawned some empathy, compassion, and kindness in Les??!?
“Les and Gunth, this could be the beginning of a beautiful kitten mill…”
Kitty is good for stress relief for a few minutes. What about the rent and classwork?
Here’s the scenario I’d like to see.Gun and Bets tutor Tiff as she continues to work at the Fuze. All the long hours of work and study slim Tiff down again to the svelte woman she used to be. Something clicks, and she begins to understand math. Then she begins to excel at it, and is offered a scholarship. She registers several patents which produce royalties that make her wealthy in her own right, and with her new found wealth, she hires private detectives to investigate Ann Eiffel, who is served with arrest warrants and goes to prison. Tom tries to borrow money from her because Ann has bankrupted him. Tiff tells him to solve his own money problems because that will build his character. Tom takes a job working for Tiff as a bookkeeper.
Someone called it the other day: Tiff should have gone to Bets, but she came here instead.
Is it because she thinks Bets is too good for her? And these two clowns are beneath her? (I think that was the gist of the comment the other day)
Hey i’m thinking tiffany would appreciate the sweet gesture of les offering her a cute kitten to pet and relieve stress. But apparently some people here have their minds in the gutter. haha
As expected, Les Knox rears his Hideous head. No doubt he’ll renew his “offer” for Tiffany to (GAG/VOMIT) stay with “him.”
I can almost hear those rusty wheels a-turning in that noggin of his, on HOW to sell the idea to Gunny:
“Hey, WIMP! She can stay in My room! After all, I took the biggest Bedroom!”
“Say, Dweeb! Why don’t YOU move in with your squeeze, Bets, so Tiffany can have YOUR room? That way I can give Tiffany nightly (A-HEM) “belly rubs!”
Of course, BOTH lads may offer to make room for Tiff at the Gulag. Or better still talk Al and Irma into putting Tiffany up at the big house. The BAD part about THAT is Les has two opportunities to get to Tiffany, daily. At work and home. Plus Tiffany gain even MORE weight eating Irma’s delicious cooking.
Hopefully Gunther will tell Bets about Tiff’s problem. And hopefully she’ll let Tiff room with HER. Fingers crossed. But Vomit Bags at the READY.
As far as Tiff is concerned, Les sees the handwriting on the wall. He is giving her the seed kitty to start her on the path to becoming the crazy cat lady.
I like Tiff’s look in panel 3 !! Maybe the feline will help her de-stress!!
“It’s impossible to be in a bad mood in the presence of one or more kittens.”
Yep – ‘cause that’s exactly what one does when a friend is suffering financial challenges – give ’em another mouth to feed. Way to go, Leslie…
Les can’t wait to get HIS furry paws on Tiff!
Tiff needs to get a job as a receptionist at a nice size business firm. With her looks , classy style and personality she will get noticed by employees and visitors. Opportunity will be knocking at her door.
“The first one is free!”
“And I am allergic to cats!”
Offering her the Kitty is cute, but not the point, which everyone seems to be whiffing on. She is drawn to come to her friends to sell her last items of clothing on EBay, while telling them her troubles. How this turns out, that is the point. I wonder if Bets is in the house btw. Anyway some kind of hilARITY ensues solution might occur.
Some hate Tiff, more hate Les and most everyone hates Ann Eifel. I think that is why this comic is so popular, the sympathy or non sympathy for the characters. In any case Tiff should move in with someone or Ann wins. She can handle Les, by the way.
Pretty sure he’s just giving her the kitten to pet as a stress reliever at the moment.
That’s it – sell the kitten! We can claim it’s a purebred something-or-other and rake in enough to buy me time to plan my next step…
Her daddy was paying for her dorm room while she was enrolled in school, and she was only being cut off for the summer. Now she has to pay her dorm bills all the time? That IS unfair.
Cuddle a cat is great for relieving stress, so bravo Les. But the problems remain and I’m glad that Tiffany tells Gunter everything and wants his advices.
She was bringing the last of her ‘inventory’ anyway.
tell your father not to claim you. Go down to the financial office and bring your tiny paycheck and apply for student aid.
Tiffany may move in with the guys but she will still have to pay rent and buy groceries etc. I’m beginning to fear myself that she will have to drop out of college and just work at The Fuse full time. Community College would be a lot less expensive and more tailored to her immediate needs and she could study cosmetology there so she could still work at a nail salon someday. Then she could get some practical business experience and maybe one day own one or more of them without having to get a business degree. I still maintain she’s SMART enough to get that business degree. But right now she is overwhelmed. I am wondering what will happen to her. And yes, Les is just offering the cat to temporarily calm her down. He’s not intending her to keep it.
Interesting that she spilled her concerns to Gunter immediately. There appears to be a special friendship between the two; at least subliminally in Greg’s psyche. Tiff owes Gunther big time for the terrible way she treated him in the past. Especially in light of the kindnesses he’s shown her.
“Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur…” Got Sheldon through tough times; maybe the same for Tif. Not too much drama in this strip any more.
Tiffany could really use a lovey moose.
Why is everyone assuming Les is unloading the kitten to Tiffany? He might be offering her to pet it as a temporary de-stresser.
I suppose Punk will help Tiffany’s stress level for the moment; too bad he can’t help her pay her bills and pass that economics class [maybe].
Les isn’t giving the kitten to Tiffany for keeps. He’s only offering to let her hold for awhile so she can destress.
Enter the cad Les, and a disingenuous gesture.
Oh… Les’ facial expression….. rather creepy.
Funny comic today, but it looks like Mordy is right….. probably Tiffany is going to move into the Gulag.
Blech…. that will mean a lot more Unger/Madison panels in the future.
Tiff, you can’t blame Ann this is on you can’t burn though cash.
Cat scratch fever! – Ted Nugent
Johnny Carson and Zsa Zsa Gabor are in the urban legend (the cat she brought to the show with Carson’s comment) which has been ruled as not having occurred (the cat was real, the Carson quip was not). However Jane Fonda brought it up in a subsequent Carson interview. Pretty funny. easy to find online.
The kitten’s name is Punk, right? Sooooo…
“…You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?”
I’m thinking someone is feeling ‘lucky’!! ;)
no way Les would give up “Punk” easily.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. It’s actually proven that holding cats (and probably other pets) lowers blood pressure, relaxes the person, relieves stress … forget the medications, HOLD A KITTEN!! Trust me on this one.
Stress relief. Decent of him.
Even kitty isn’t sure about this.
You need to go and talk to a counselor at school, Tiff – I’ll bet they can help you.
Tiffany runs head-long into life.
This really illustrates how G-Rated this strip is, to the point of being completely unrealistic. If a Family Fued episode had a question called “As a teenager/early 20s adult, the best way to relieve stress is…”, the answer “pet a kitten” wouldn’t even crack the top 10. All the leading answers would involve sexual activity, mind-altering substances, comfort food, video games or even good old fashioned exercise. Evans really needs a refresher course on how actual young adults think. Though he got it right with Tiffany’s weight gain, so there’s definitely hope.
Well, it was Sigmund Freud who discovered the benefits of letting his patients pet his dog during sessions…
And while talking to Bets about studying is a good idea, talking to Gunther may be even better. Tiffany has known Gunther for years, so they are closer, making Gunther easier to talk to. She couldn’t talk to Bets about her grade. Gunther can offer some advice, and (if Tiff allows) talk to Bets on her behalf.
Tiffany’s greatest sin is her pride. And I am proud of her for going to someone she feels comfortable with for help.
if les feels better petting a kitten maybe it will help tiff if she just holds one?
In this day and age, Tiffany would have no trouble earning money on the side as an online influencer, maybe start a beauty/lifestyle vlog or stream to help support her.
I worked 20-40 hours a week during college, so that, coupled with a full load at school, meant I needed some good stress relief. Snuggling and playing with my cat is what worked for me. While having a cat did add to my budget, it also gave me a reason to keep pushing on, to give my cat a better life. I still remember buying my first house, for my cat!
A friendly kitten is a better stress reliever than the pizza and donuts that Tiff has turned to in the past. Interestingly, pets are new thing for each of these three.
OK, I was wrong. Tiffany’s inventory problem has nothing to do with Ann Awful, and everything to do with choices Tiffany has made. As Dragoncat and others suggested yesterday, Tiffany is getting a real-life lesson in microeconomics. I wonder whether she’ll make the connection, and whether that realization will help her do better in her class?
I love the look and “Mew” from the kitten.
If it weren’t for the creepy look on Les’s face, I’d say that was a sweet gesture. Now, if he’s offering the kitten as a part-time stress reliever, great. Nothing like a kitty or a puppy to make you feel better. But certainly not as a full-time thing, which is expensive at best. And….why does Les have the kitty in the first place? Aren’t Al and Irma only fostering the kittens? When did it come to live with Gunther and Les? Or are they just kitty-sitting?
Pets are good for calming the human. Especially cats and dogs.
Did anyone notice that Les gave Tiffany “Punk,” the very kitten that tried to bond with Les? So my assumptions that he had no feelings for the cat are either correct, or (Heavens!) he actually has a soft spot for Tiffany.
Tiff looks good in panel 3. Those looks would have a positive effect on selling beauty products to other women who would also admire her looks. Forget the college thing, you’re just wasting money on a business major.
Technically, a kitten or puppy will always relieve stress
Tiffany’s eyes sure are bugging out a lot lately!
Such a noble gesture, Leslie—you scuzzbucket!
It is interesting to note who it was that Tiff first turned to in her distress….
Aha! Punk to the rescue! Tiffany’s been so terminally preoccupied, having to care for a cat might actually broaden her horizons enough to see something besides herself! I’m all for this development. Go get her, Punk! Charm the whatsis out of her!
Only Les would think a little pus… err kitty cat would solve everything.
Cat is always the answer <3
Tiffany in a nutshell: sexy enough to attract trouble, dumb enough to get into it. Needs protection.