1. Reminds me of my sons (2 and 4), when they are sitting on the toilet. Me: “Are you finished?”
    Them: “No”.
    1 second later (in a very annoyed voice): Mooommyyyy I.AM.FINISHED!!!! Mooooommyyy!!!”

  2. Love the illustration – reminds me of myself whilst I’m waiting for the kettle to boil!

  3. Ninoska Anderson says...

    I went to school with Brooke! Such a sweet girl! So exciting to see her on your blog!!

  4. I think avocados have a similar life… “all good here, just a hard green avocado, can’t eat me yet”…. “OH MY GOD I’M RIPE RIGHT NOW EAT ME IN THE NEXT 6 HOURS OR ELSE!!!!”

  5. Courtney says...

    Also the chip readers for credit cards. Can’t we make that less jarring?!

  6. Regina Baerwalde says...

    very much like a toddler

  7. This is great, haha! I love the comment above about chip cards, but the comic first reminded me of avocados! You know, the whole hockey puck, hockey puck, hockey puck — GUACAMOLE — dead life cycle of an avocado.

  8. Anu says...

    I didn’t really understand this comic at first, but then I realized that that’s because I have an electric tea kettle (like I think most people who primarily drink tea and not coffee) and don’t really experience this.

  9. jeannie says...

    Cute!

  10. Rakhee says...

    There was a “motivational” lecture an ex-company of mine did…talking about how water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, not 211 and how much one degree of energy can make a huge difference.

    Unfortunately for them, it was a scientific company and it was met with a lot of “Shouldn’t this be Celsius?!?” and “What if we add salt?!”

    Moral of the story: Know your audience, or expect your point can be lost in the delivery!

  11. AJS says...

    This is me but like, my daily experience going to the restroom — I head to the bathroom with a completely reasonable, casual urge to pee, but then I get close all of a sudden it’s URGENT and I have to do that little dance.

    • Michelle Bengson says...

      Hahah…so funny! You made me lol.

  12. These and the chip-insert credit card machines. From 0 to “EMERGENCY EMERGENCY PULL NOW BLEEP BLEEP BLEEEEEP!!!” real quick.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha YES!

    • Allison says...

      Yes! So much stress! It’s the same feeling as when I have to put change away and feel that the whole world is waiting on me to finish.

    • Callie Wolfe says...

      Oh my gosh, so true. (Remember Target’s first one?!? I’d have to gear myself up when I got in line.) Thankfully some places have caught on an have an enjoyable sound rather than an anxiety inducing one, like Trader Joe’s friendly jingle on their card machine.

      I don’t even use a tea kettle, but this is one of my favorite illustrations that you’ve ever had on here! So simple, but it cracked me up.