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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 21, 1990
Dad: I hear you signed up to play softball at recess. Calvin: Yeah, but I didn't even want to. I just did it to stop getting teased. Dad: Well, sports are good for you. They teach teamwork and cooperation. You learn how to win graciously and accept defeat. It builds character. Calvin: Every time I've built character, I've regretted it! I don't want to learn teamwork! I don't want to learn about winning and losing! Heck, I don't even want to compete! What's wrong with just having fun by yourself, huh?! Dad: When you grow up, it's not allowed. Calvin: All the more reason I should do it now!
Pan2Fire over 9 years ago
“What’s wrong with just having fun by yourself?”“When you grow up, it’s not allowed.”
Typical Dad answer lol.
AdmiralMercurial about 8 years ago
As an introvert, I would beg to differ.
yow4zip Premium Member about 8 years ago
He’s never alone with Hobbes around.
ClaraBadWolf almost 8 years ago
SO true, Cal!
bmonk over 7 years ago
Yes—being an introvert too often means something is wrong with you, because you CAN have fun by yourself.
rosequartz over 2 years ago
I love how dad stares at his necktie while trying to explain life’s limitations to Calvin!
rklynch about 2 years ago
Sure, playing team sports teaches you sportsmanship, how to work together and builds character. But caving into peer pressure dosen’t. Just saying, dad
Matt_cAt about 2 years ago
What the!? Softball?