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Monday, September 10, 2012

Overheard by Connie #13

I was sketching a shrub on Sunday when a very disgruntled man "spoke" to me. This is a draft, but you get the idea.


Anonymous said...

Never argue with idiots. They will lower you to their level and beat you with experience.

Andrea Tsurumi said...

haters gotta hate, sketchers gotta sketch.

Erik said...

I completely disagree with the above. My favorite tactic is to try and out-crazy the crazy. This usually stumps them. For example, you could have tried these responses:

1. Showed him a picture of some dog doo doo and replied, "See this...this is where I live! it already is shit! Now what?"

2. Started chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" like for 10 straight minutes. WTF would he have done? This would be even cooler if you had one of those statue of liberty foam hat thingies.

3. You could have started to look around really nervously, spoken Madarin/Cantonese (or jibberish even, who cares) into your watch (Dick Tracy style), then proceed to finish up your "conversation" by saying in English, "We've identified the culprit. Commence Operation Red." At this point, you could look at the dude, laugh maniacally and run stage left.

Simon Fraser said...

I had a discussion about American politics with this american cab driver once. He accused me of being 'unpatriotic'.
I thought about showing him my passport, but there didn't seem to be much point ( isn't my accent enough? ). In his mind Patriotism is an important thing. To a European it's just worrying and usually followed by jackbooted thugs and concentration camps.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he thought you were North Korean...b/c many chinese/taiwanese look like they are North Koreans. Even North Koreans think we are North Koreans.

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