January 17, 2018
Hmmm….Ox is interested?? Would like to see something more on that, Greg!!
pretty much so
Lots of coupling/uncoupling of late.
I am thinking something is up……
This should show those who thought Tiffany would be interested in comforting Gunther in his time of need that they might be, um, wrong…
It isn’t ALL about the A. The T is pretty important, too.
The secret of business promotion; accentuate the positive, and eliminate the negative.
If getting an “A” was SO important to Tiff…. You’d think she would have studied more in High School. =-/
I don’t think customer satisfaction was on the rubric so Tiffany was not inclined to include that. Thank Goodness because Bets was a bad customer. Wonder if Les overhears and tells Gunther Tiff got an A despite the mess Bets caused and perhaps add that Ox and Tiff took their places and had a good time. Just maybe it will wake up Gunther into realizing Bets was not the girl for him?? Unlikely, though.
I can see the Tomstone now:
Here lies Gunther Berger
He lost his love
But I got an “A”
Say what you will about Tiffany, but she does have her priorities straightened out.
Paper covers Ox.
Hahahahaha! Yesterday, I did say that she probably left the last part out!
Yes – Curious what the paper could have said.
Poor, lonely Ox may remain poor lonely Ox unless Mr. Evans finds someone for the big lug.
Probably her first ever A grade.
Well, it’s not like the professor is going to bother to find out. He/she probably has bigger fish to fry, what with all the plagiarism these days. Ooh, maybe Bets will come back from Peru and snitch on Tiff….
That looks like a Luann yell in the last panel.
Tiff and Ox would make a nice couple…
It’s all about Tiffany silly…..
Same ol’ Tiff. Hasn’t changed a big since High School. Except that her ambitions are a lot lower.
In Canada she would have gotten an EH? grade!
But still to gladden her heart which she clearly needed!
Tiff’s on a roll — she got a big A on her paper and now she’s being an even bigger self-absorbed A~~ in person.
But once she comes down from cloud 9, I think she’ll at least try to do the right thing by talking things over with Gunther. It’ll be interesting to see what the next chapter in their evolving friendship will bring.
It’s vowel week…
Gun: I feel sad
Les: U are a dork
Smiley: she got an A
Leaving us asking, Y?
I wonder if Les will enlighten Tiff about Gunther’s current state of mind as her “A” paper and project is essentially the trigger to Bets’ meltdown and he has certainly overheard her as he scrubs away on those pots and pans. Sure this unfortunate event in Gunnie’s life probably would have happened eventually so one could thank Tiff for saving Gunther some pain and suffering down the road but right now the dude is pretty miserable while Tiff is flying high. And if Les does tell Tiff, does she show any compassion or does she revert back to the “all about me” high school Tiff????
Wake Up Call , I hope that Ox got his 15 minutes of Frame!
Leslie Knox helped Tiffany dethrone Ann Eiffel and got an icky response from Tiffany. High School Tiffany has returned from the past. Her Dad must be proud.
He seems like an A man.
I can’t believe they took such an edgy, refreshing character like Bet and turned her into this! Bets is witty, confident and does not feel any shame about being a geek. She’s whip smart. What were Tiffany’s scores in business before bets started tutoring her? She kept Bernice from finding out that Tiffany was having a party by catching it on social media1st in doing her a solid. Only TJ would be smooth enough to do Something like that, And it was exciting to Have some of those qualities in One of the women.
If Bets catches wind of this, you know she’ll go straight to the instructor and let him or her know all about how Tiffany should really get an F because her business didn’t cater to the clients’ needs.
It would be highly contrived illogical poor writing to have Bets appear as a customer tomorrow.
So that’s probably what is going to happen.
She’s happy. That’s far better than depression! That is a good place to be.
I think today’s edition reflects a lot of modern business attitudes. As long as there are profits, an “A” in this case, doesn’t matter whether, or not the products are inferior, superior. Tiffancy used deceit of omission to get those "profits:.
Savor your victory today, Tiffany… It may be your last…
Well, that sounded more threatening than intended. :^P
Yall remember the time the college professor said FedEx was a bad idea?
Lookit that— she still has her tonsils! And adenoids!
I can tell Tiffany is going to kiss someone in excitement.
It’s all about MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Tiffany as a point. The important thing is that her paper got an “A”! Everything else is not important. Of course, she mustn’t forget the help that Dez, TJ and Ox have given to her. I’d like to see her talk with Bets about Gunther.
Wow.. one of G&K’s character got an “A” grade paper in a freshman or sophomore level class. That’s really impressive to the readers who have bachelor’s or post graduate degrees. (sarcasm off)
Uh, Ox? A little advice – don’t go there…
Tiff can just say her business “pivoted” as they say these days!
I guess Tiffany doesn’t know, Ox has a crush on her…
Poor Ox; skunked again!
Correct Me wrong here.
But Tiffany did use that “pirate dinner mess,” as the basis of her report, leaving out all the negative stuff, right?
I wonder what else she left out?
The fact that (with the exception of harpist, maybe) she had free labor, in the persons of Ox and Old Smiley.
Free food from Dez’s garden.
Conducted a commercial enterprise from a residential area that I would guarantee-darn-tee you, is NOT “Zone for Business.”
That fact that Tiffany probably conducted that business WITHOUT, “(Health*) Permits, Insurance, or Taxes.”
Plus, and most importantly, she didn’t receive a single dime of profit.
Yet, she gets a “A.” Did she get that “A” for her “compelling concept?”
Or did she flat out LIE…, excuse Me. Greatly Embellish about really happened that night, but it in her report?
One “A” doesn’t guarantee a diploma. And up until this point, Tiffany has been struggling in college. What would happen if Tiff’s professor, (Dr. Fabbi?) decides to make Tiffany a “teacher’s assistant” based on that one “A?”
That “A” has gone to Tiff’s head.
She may soon find herself In over her head.
With NO friends.
I’m sure Tiffany realized that she actually was lying to get that “A.” Of course, in her world, a dishonest “A” is worth it.
I’m happy for Tiffany. From a girl only interested in her beauty, to a super depressed lady who ate to compensate, to someone who gets an A in a business class. Kudos on her evolution. She’s still very self-centered, but more mature than before. Would the younger Tiff ever have asked for help in a class? Will she reach out to Tiff with thanks for her help? (Btw, I hope they bring Bets back.) Will she notice Ox? Maybe that’s more than we can hope for.
Bets is a social media influencer. That’s all she cares about. Look at her and Gunther. She only started hanging around with him when she found out he makes awesome cosplay outfits. Everything between them from her side has been about Gunther making outfits for her….nothing else. From Gunther’s side, it’s been different and now he’s learning (hopefully). Bets only wanted Tiff’s Table For Two so she could have Gunther make outfits and she could post about it – nothing else. $300 ?? I’ll bet she makes more than that off ads/sponsorship on her social media.
Upon further review it is apparent that this strip is a set up for some upcoming Ox pathos strips. Will Ox remain a sympathetic, unrequited love, character? Or are GnK planning something else for him?
They graded her on the business model, not the customers.
I can’t believe how upset people are getting about a make-believe scenario that the cartoonist wrote based on his/her story-telling arc that isn’t open to critique by non-cartoonists. Its just a fun cartoon, stop micro-managing it. This is exactly why I’m glad I’m no longer in the corporate/retail/service industry. Too much nit-picking.
Its always all about Tiffany.
I see a do over coming. When Tiffany tells Les about her “A” – he will tell the Gunther/Bets story. The ‘do over’ is Tiffany doing a romantic dinner in hopes of getting Gun & Bets back together.
Everyone is barking up the wrong tree – Tiff, the consummate dumb self centered blond got an A.
Tiff is off to A great start! Unless this was a “project” for her business course, it wouldn’t matter what happened in reality. Her teacher obviously thought it was a great concept with business potential. Not that Tiff would be averse to being “generous” with the truth, if it came down to it… :D
Tiff’s business model for “table for two” was targeting romantic dinners not just any themed dinner; Tiff tested it out on a couple that didn’t want a romantic dinner. so of course it didn’t work. But that doesn’t mean the business model is not good. it needs to be tested more than once to get data on it. maybe there will be another chance.
Now I wonder if Bets had the same assignment (assuming she was in that class). Her business model may have been centered around exploiting a relationship to make money off of socal media. But if the relationship is destroyed in the process then I guess that business will cave in a hurry.
Is it Tiffany’s fault that Bets is a bee-yotch?
Tiffany has always been about Tiffany love her or hate her.
Bets is a social media influencer Gunther she could post it on IG and make money of that one or two pictures but poor dumb Gunther would never see a penny.
Poor Ox…crushing on Tiff and she’s oblivious.
I got to the point in teaching, shortly before retiring, where I really hated reporting grades.
Y’all missed the comical set up. She listed Ox and TJ as her patrons. Now people are going to think THEY are a COUPLE. hilarity will ensue. ; /
No. It’s all about da bass, ’bout da bass…
Did she mention she got an A ?
My buzzkill-explainer compulsion compels me to set the record straight about this project. March 25-26, Tiff says that the school project is for a “concept” and she has no intention of actually starting the business. It’s Bet’s idea – and offer of money – to actually hold the event.
So the actual prototype implementation wasn’t part of the project or the paper.
Everybody including GnK are doing some retconning here.
(And BTW – the very next day, Tiff commits the elementary marketing error of going against the customer’s wishes.)
It’s funny that I’m called a “troll”. Yesterday, a comment was aimed at me based on something I said six days previously. Obviously was found during a search on all of Bets’ appearances. Focusing on just one cute character to the exclusion of others is just creepy. Focusing on my own comments is both good, in the sense of hoping to achieve reality, but it’s also a form of “trolling”. I haven’t engaged lately. Too much like shooting fish in a barrel.
Having been encouraged to review the March strips this arc originated from, I note that they further suggest Buts is a jerk. How? She claims the alliteration in Tiffany’s commercial for the concept is “awful alliteration.” Re-reading it, I say, no, it isn’t. It’s fine. Buts comes off as snide, on top of everything else we know.
Song from A Chorus Line, which accents Tiffany’s strong points: T & A. She’s got them both in notable quantity and quality.
That may very well be her first A ever.
Hey, folks, lighten up on Tiffany. It’s undoubtedly the only A she’s ever gotten, in the only course she’s ever cared about. She’s excited.
It’s all about the A, ’bout the A. I feel a song coming on……
I have some news! A few days ago, I said that Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries is not available in Canada, and that made my daughter mad. Well, the very next day, guess what I saw in the store! You got it! Not only do they have Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries, but they also have a special limited edition in Canada, featuring red and white berries! My daughter is thrilled!
Ox took a shot. But he got shot down.
Mixed feelings about today’s installment.
I’m happy for and with the Tiffster! A, way to go!
But I’m sad for and with Oxford, the unsung hero.
Maybe once the euphoria passes, Tiffany will be kind to him….
Give her a break! This has got to be a rare, if not unique, occurrence for her. So let her enjoy it for a minute or two.
@Perplexed and Finny Girl:
I have a really young cousin who likes Cap’n Crunch w Crunch Berries; when I last visited her (before the pandemic) I looked at the box and it didn’t say anything about fruit or berries. So Iooked it up on Wikipedia. Wikipedia explained that the crunch berry pieces were made in 4 colors (at that time): red, green, blue and purple. (So the white ones are new). Wikipedia said no matter the color, they are flavored the same. So this doesn’t sound like something that grows (except in a factory)…
The resilience of bouncing back from a near disaster. Regardless of which client is being catered to. The “A” clients are right behind her. A qualified success for Tiffany.She can’t always be the butt… Bets, though. Nice clash of ideals there.And a great segue to some long sought truths for Gunther. Not to be gauche, but I hope that he got more than just some cos-play.
This is not his first ‘at bat’ with heart ache. Bets gotta grow up. Gunther already is.
And look at the media exposure that his costume making has gotten. That can’t go unnoticed as soon as “Bet’s” audience notices.
This is so much fun. I hope Luann catches up to some of it.
Actually, this is the funniest current Luann strip in a long time!!!
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