The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for September 24, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 7 months ago

    There must be some misunderstanding about the word “condescending”. Everybody knows that Veeble is a veeeeeery, veeeeeery good chief.

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    Kiba65  7 months ago

    He’s a legend in his own mind!!!

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member 7 months ago

    I can’t imagine why chief, you are so pleasant. Can I introduce you to my sweet mother in law?

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    thevideostoreguy  7 months ago

    He can believe it, all right.

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    GROG Premium Member 7 months ago

    Brutus would never say that. He’d let the Chief walk all over him if necessary.

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    dcdete.  7 months ago

    This is kind of a strange plot twist. Why is Thornapple still at work in the office? Wasn’t he just fired last Tuesday because the Chief couldn’t take it anymore?

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    nosirrom  7 months ago

    Most of the employees would rather that Rancid was conascending (up the gallows stairs).

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 7 months ago

    Not only are they saying he’s too condescending, he also talks out his a…

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    loridobson Premium Member 7 months ago

    Just keep paying my wages.

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    Jeffin Premium Member 7 months ago

    Yay! Bosssplaining!

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    Darryl Heine  7 months ago

    Telll that to Mr. Dithers of the Blondie comic strip!

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    Just-me  7 months ago

    Condescending: a convict sliding down a rope over a prison wall. Wiley’s Dictionary. (Apologies to B.C and Mr. Hart)

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 7 months ago

    And the beatings will continue until morale improves

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    preacherman  7 months ago

    Bossman gives a whole new meaning to condescending. His tie might be too tight.

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    Gandalf  7 months ago

    One should always try to be gruntled; being disgruntled is bad for one’s health.

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    CorkLock  7 months ago

    Well in Brutus case, under 5’ 4" ?, everyone talks down to him.

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    flemmingo  7 months ago

    Boss I have a finger up behind my back can your condescending self guess which finger it is?

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    ChessPirate  7 months ago

    “You’re taller than me, Chief. You always talk down to me…”

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    Chris  7 months ago

    maybe you should bend down to the ground. Then you can say your words go up to them. :D

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    ladykat  7 months ago

    Well, Chief, you do talk down to people.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 7 months ago

    Once again Brutus has that look….disbelief!

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 7 months ago

    Wow! A lot to unpack on this one. Who had the guts to tell the chief about his deficiencies? And does he really care? Or is he just trying to figure out how to discipline the person who told him he isn’t perfect? Brutus’s look in the last panel is priceless

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    andersjg Premium Member 7 months ago

    We had a suggestion box that disappeared. Apparently, some of the suggestions involved physically impossible acts management should try.

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    Jimmyk939  7 months ago

    And yet, he still doesn’t get it

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    Moonkey Premium Member 7 months ago

    Bossman is married, but he doesn’t have any children, does he?

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    dlestersprint0  7 months ago

    In the last three panels it looks like Veebs is talking out his rear.

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    petermerck  7 months ago

    It happens so often, the employees don’t get disgruntled, they just get re-gruntled.

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    Buckeye67  7 months ago

    Brutus just tell Veeblefester that you think his explanation is spot on.

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    raybarb44  7 months ago

    Nooooo. Not you Boss. “Though you could be called, an obnoxious , stingy, self-centered, overbearing , know it all boss which could be mistaken as condescending though” are probably the thoughts running through Brutus’s mind at that moment. However, he remembers the motto and words from a song of our era also, “Silence is Golden”…..

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    goboboyd  7 months ago

    So ‘gruntled’ is good but seems always to sound bad. I’ve been way too hard on myself all my life.

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    T...  7 months ago

    Brutus thinks, “well of course, you’re taller than all your employees”…

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    PlatudimusAtom Premium Member 7 months ago

    Yup. That’s definitely the only way some people can get anyone to look up to them.

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    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    They should know they’ve got it coming.

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    EnlilEnkiEa  7 months ago

    Most of the phone representatives that I’ve encountered are condescending and patronizing. Perhaps it trickles down from above.

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