Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 08, 2022

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    For once, Rat is quite right.

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Don’t ask why unless you enjoy the abuse.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    Speak the truth in love, but in fairness, you should never ask a question to which you don’t want the answer!

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    One of my fine memories is the day that my manager required all his minions to attend an all day seminar on how to be more efficient. The morning was spent re-iterating variations on “don’t do things that aren’t actually productive”. I left a note on my desk when I went for lunch: “Got it! Won’t be back for afternoon session!”

    I was the only one who did. My manager WAS amused (he was a good manager in some ways).

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    baddawg1989  4 months ago

    RSVP’ing back to a wedding invitation, “Maybe next time!” is frowned upon, too. :-D

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    rogthedodge1  4 months ago

    RSVP: Roast Skunk Very Possible

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    I’m with rat on this one.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Please RSVP” is just as redundant as “PIN number”, “ISBN number”, “GED diploma”, “AC current”, “VIN number”, “RPG game”, “VAT tax”, “SAT test”, “COVID virus”, “UPC code”, “LCD display”, or “ATM machine” — which hasn’t seemed to slow anybody down any.

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    Kaputnik  4 months ago

    Another Rat-like reaction would be not to respond at all, because you don’t care about their plans, and can’t be bothered to let them know you’re not coming.

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    “I will not be attending” is the “Reason for not attending”.

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    The Fly Hunter  4 months ago

    Don’t wanna.

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    Ermine Notyours  4 months ago

    At least Rat is participating in a pointless market research survey. I’ve given up on them years ago.

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    monya_43  4 months ago

    With Rat’s attitude about everything, they are probably glad he isn’t going to be there. It’s supposed to be a “gala event”, which signifies a happy occasion. Rat is just a surly downer type of person.

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    SALUDADOG  4 months ago

    The truth WILL set you free! Sometimes from you job, your marriage, your friends, etc.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat is correct

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    BlueNAL  4 months ago

    RSVP = I have to know how many chickens to kill

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    Croc Holliday  4 months ago

    I think Rat and I are kindred spirits. I don’t like those social events with forced small talk with people I don’t know.

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    ekw555  4 months ago

    Life is also too long to do the stupid things you don’t want to do.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    I never get to go to any events, because of something stupid screwing it ip.

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    Chris  4 months ago

    or so it says.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    Is that a report from the Department of Redundancy Department?

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    bxclent  Premium Member 4 months ago

    passing on my 50th high school reunion for exactly that reason

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Rat has displayed honesty! Wow!

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter, Jr.  4 months ago

    I want that entire third panel on a T-shirt. I will literally wear it all the time

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    RSVP is a polite way to ask if you’re attending an event. So as plans can go forward knowing the amount of people attending.

    It is still socially polite to respond ….and never goes out of style!

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Whoever sent that invite just dodged the bullet.

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    Croc Holliday  4 months ago

    Life is short, so spend it doing the stupid things you WANT to do.

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    John Jorgensen  4 months ago

    When I get one of those cards, if I’m not going, chances are quite good I simply won’t bother sending it back. And if you ask me to write a reason, which is far more work than checking a box, you’ve just guaranteed you’ll never get it.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 4 months ago

    From his high school alumni association, no doubt.

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    billdaviswords  4 months ago

    If you say “laser” to refer to the device, you’re guilty of a similar, but opposite “fault.” The acronym laser refers to the process of producing that kind of light (“light AMPLIFICATION…”)

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    AndreasMartin  4 months ago

    The truth shall make ye fret.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  4 months ago

    Do people actually send out invitations that demand you give a reason for not attending? I haven’t ever seen such a thing. Pretty rude, in my opinion. Are they going to send back, “That’s not a good enough reason. You have to attend anyway!”?

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    carlsonbob  4 months ago

    Next, we’ll explore oxymorons like Government Intelligence.

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    dialfred  4 months ago

    Hehehe that was something Jesus said in John 8:31,32Jesus went on to say to the Jews who had believed him: “If you remain in my word, you are really my disciples,32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Better than saying, l got to wash my hair that night….

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat has a way of using blunt force with the pen!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    This invitation was sent by people who don’t know Rat I take it.

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    Ron Bauerle  4 months ago

    I still like a Winnie the Pooh toon I saw years ago – Owl was dancing around his place singing about how he liked being alone; the phone rang: “What’s that? Dinner next Tuesday? I’m sorry, I have other plans (I’m dining alone)” (at least he was polite enough to hang up before that last line..)

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Gag! So true. I have or recently had a couple or three of those pretentious “gala” invitations pending. They of course want really just one thing: lotsa money….

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    pontiac59  4 months ago

    What a coincidence, I skipped my class reunion for the same reason

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