June 14, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1032: Networking (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.

Panel One: Drawing of two stick figures facing each other, hands outstretched to shake. The one on the left has thick, short dark hair, artfully tousled. The one on the right wears a beret and carries an attache case. In the background, a waitperson goes by, a drink tray in one hand and a towel draped over the other.

Person 1: I’m Connr Clark, CTO at Eusocial Media Ventures.

Beret Guy: I’m a business professional! Earlier I photo-copied a burrito!

Panel Two: CTO Clark is handing Beret Guy a business card.

CTO Clark: You should check us out! Here’s my card.

Beret Guy: Here’s mine! Networking!

Panel Three: CTO Clark is peering at Beret Guy’s business card. Beret Guy is holding the attache case up in front of him, gripping the handle with both hands.

CTO Clark: . . .this just says “This is My Business Card!”

Beret Guy: Do you like it? I have more in this handlebox.

Panel Four: Beret Guy has turned, set the attache case on a nearby table, and opened it, showing piles of green money inside. CTO Clark is standing behind him, lines indicating surprise and/or alarm coming out of his head.

CTO Clark: Uh, that’s OK, I think I’ll–

Beret Guy: Here, have ten of them!

CTO Clark: –holy shit that thing is full of cash!

Panel Four: CTO Clark has his hands up in the air, talking to Beret Guy. Beret Guy is stuffing CTO Clark’s business card in his face.

CTO Clark: Where did you get that?

Beret Guy: I am a business grown-up who makes business profits!

CTO Clark: That’s like a quarter of a million dollars!

Beret Guy: Yay! Business is fun!–Do you have more of your cards? They’re delicious!

Hover text: Our company is agile and lean with a focus on the long tail. Ok, our company is actually a polecat I found in my backyard.


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by xkcd.com. Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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