Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for June 05, 2011
Ellen says, "What's that, Dad?" Marty says, "A blood-pressure monitor!" Marty says, "High blood pressure runs in out family, so I figured I'd start keeping an eye on mine!" Ellen says, "How does it work?" Marty says, "It's batter-powered! I just hit this button..." Marty says, "...and the cuff automatically inflated and deflates!" Ellen says, "The numbers on the screen are going down." Marty says, "Yup! That means it's working! It'll give me the final reading in a few seconds!" Nate, "Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Wheeew!" RRINNG! Nate says, "Don't answer that!" Nate says, "Uh... I mean... I'll get it." Ellen says, "The numbers are going back up."