Running on empty


Doing anything in public with your kid is like wearing a Bluetooth – it’s a great excuse to talk to yourself. I talk to the boy all the time when we’re in stores and the like. “What do you think about this luggage? Sure, it’s got two compartments but I’m not sure if there’s enough space.” (Actual quote that got me a weird look from a lady in Walmart until she saw I was with my toddler. Well, the look didn’t completely go away. It just got dialed back a little.)

This happened in the building my wife works in and I was taking the stroller down in the elevator a mere one – count ’em, one – floor.

And I’ve always said that I would tell you if the comic didn’t portray what happened accurately, so here goes: I did not talk to the empty stroller twice. I talked to it three times.


4 Responses to “Running on empty”

  1. 1 Targuman February 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Ah well, did the lady in Walmart think that perhaps you were sizing up the suitcase for your boy…That would be worth a look or two.

  2. 3 wordsforbaby May 4, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I know you haven’t updated in a while but I wanted to let you know I still check weekly to see if there is anything new – looking forward to the next one!

  3. 4 mvblair October 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I really enjoyed reading through your strips today. It’s funny stuff, John! Hope to see you pick it back up sometime! –Matt

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