Pastis would have built the suspense throughout the entire strip, then delivered the pun in the last panel. This was a “pre-mature” release in panel two.
Roland’s wife is having a “rebound” crush just after having learned how to pronounce Beto, then getting dumped.
Here’s a Shout Out for my local paper, the Thousand Oaks Acorn. Printed weekly, distributed for free. Financially supported by ads from small local businesses and real estate listings. They run stories on local events, local government, and human interest topics. But sadly, no comics.
Even if you pay for an online subscription you still get pestered by pop-up and sidebar advertising. And nearly all the articles are heavily slanted toward the bias of the journal’s publisher, which makes it difficult to discover the real news.
This strip was originally written in 1995. Adjusted for inflation, it would be $28.60 today.
Even veterinarians need a 2nd job to help pay the bills.
I like this salesman because he is different from all the others. He has not tried to sell his Solutions before finding out what our problems are.
Family Guy episode https://www.google.com/search?q=stewie+the+jackal+charade&rlz=1C1LEND_enUS505US505&oq=stewie+the+jackal+charade&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.13328j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Large groups of people who all know each other and are in the same room together will often be absorbed in their phones, communicating with the person across the room or even seated next to them.
So, explain to me how you “do it” with a bag. Does the bag go over her head?