Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 07, 2016
"Angry Bob Was Angry 'I am stressed out by financial troubles,' thought Bob to himself. 'And I must do something to relax.' So Bob took a class on transcendental meditation. 'Sit in a calm, quiet space for twenty minutes a day,' said his spiritual guru. 'And repeat a brief mantra to yourself.' So Bob went home. And for twenty minutes a day, he sat in a calm, quiet place and repeated his mantra. And after one month, he was more stressed than ever. 'I do not understand,' said his spiritual guru. 'At this point, your spiritual energy should be in harmony with the universe. What, if I may ask, is your mantra?' 'Financially broke failure,' said Bob. Bob was kicked out of meditation class." Rat: Meditation's not for everyone.