#163 - Look Back In Anger, Part Four

#163 – Look Back In Anger, Part Four

Oh shit, son.

Transcript

[THE NEXT DAY]
Manager Richard: And I’m also happy to announce that we’ve already selected Bill’s successor as Bookkeeper.

Manager: Tracy Winters! Congratulations, Tracy. I know firsthand you’ll do a fantastic job.
(Nate stunned)

(Nate smiling and clapping)

(Manager discreetly grabs Tracy’s ass)

(Nate shocked and disturbed behind them)

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

81 Responses

  1. Hmm, it’s good to see she got the job on her own merits.

    Fucking an older guy is a merit, right?

  2. Oh hell yes!!! The only way to the top is to sleep your way there. Completely true to character, I say.

    Love it :)

  3. david says:

    wow why the fuck would you sleep with some old ass mother fucker for a shitty job

  4. James says:

    Time to insert foot into ass

  5. RotSman says:

    F***ing harlot! Good on you! XD

  6. Casa says:

    Wow. Honestly didn’t see that coming. No wonder he despises her.

  7. bob says:

    well at least we know he was talking from experience and not just anger when he called her a harlot.

  8. Rock says:

    Soooo, according to the rules of contamination… Nate hasn’t just been sleeping with Tracy, he’s also been sleeping with their boss. And yet she’s the only one who gets a promotion. Now I ask you: is that fair?

    • Frostbite4.0 says:

      hmm…well i don’t think the boss rolls that way to begin with, so he probably wouldn’t have given Nate the promotion even if he asked him to touch his ass

  9. Jyrki says:

    Hmm. There is still a chance, a small chance, ok may be just a tiny chance that Tracy actually hasn’t slept with the boss. Some flirting, perhaps? And now something bordering sexual harassment. Tracy might just be too shocked to not slap the guy’s face. Or too elated about her promotion to care. Or too inexperienced to know an appropriate reaction.

    Granted, it doesn’t look good. But let’s hear Tracy’s story before we jump into conclusions. We do understand Nate’s take on this better now. I predict that Nate won’t stick around long enough to hear the full story.

  10. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    And now you know… the rest of the story.

  11. DiDi says:

    How many people called this? Huh? Raise your hands!

    It was basically predicted that she cheated. But it never occurred to me she might have done so just to move up in the world. That is some messed up. It’s not wonder Nate despises her if that’s the case.

    Cheating is one thing. A horrible but but one thing. Cheating to gain something? Worse… much worse

    • Oberon says:

      Isn’t cheating _always_ done to to gain something? Even if that something is just self gratification or a few minutes of pleasure? I mean, it sounds like you’re saying that cheating just because you have no respect for your current partner, or because you just feel like getting laid, is somehow better than doing the same thing but with the hopes of some other reward. And I’m not sure I can draw any kind of distinction there.

      • Neil says:

        OK, you said it better than I did. I do draw a distinction, and though both are totally indefensible, I’d say the former is more hurtful etc. than the latter.

    • Neil says:

      So it’s worse if it’s not personal?

  12. Kobra says:

    Well… That puts things together now dosn’t it.
    And ceating on youre man is bad, ceating on youre man to get ahead of others is worse, cheating on youre man with his boss so that you can get ahead on others and him and doing it infront of him. Honny you are one stone cold S.L.U.T.!
    So aperent ly this is way better than the lottery.

  13. Abd Al-Azrad says:

    Be that as it may, it only further proves how desperate and pathetic Nate really is, because he still went back to get milk when he knew the cow’s milk was rancid.

  14. Casvaltz says:

    Nate just sensed Char!

  15. Math Geek says:

    Why do I hear the sound of shattering glass right now?

  16. Lupo says:

    Well, I didn’t ever guess the termo “firsthand” could have such a wide spread of meanings…

    I’m starting to ask myself if we’re going to ever see a non-slutty female carachter (see? well spelled, many thanx to all the people who made me notice it last time!) in this comic…

  17. Captain Hook says:

    How old is Tracy here?

  18. Karori says:

    Sexing your superiors is a good strategy to climb the corporate ladder.

    Although I don’t know about doing it for a better grocery store position.

    hehe… grocery store position…

  19. Piccoroz says:

    I think now I understand Nate’s problem with using sex as means to get something, no wonder why he got that mad at Rose.

    • Jeri says:

      It definitely makes a hell of a lot more sense now. I’d hate the idea too if my girlfriend fucked a nasty old guy for such a cheap position too.

  20. Ray says:

    OOOOOOOO snap, now we know why he has an issue with her, she used her femine wilds to get that job. That had to hurt, poor guy

  21. Bubbaclaw says:

    The looks on both the faces of Tracy and the manager tell volumes. It reminds me of a question that my uncle asked me when I was 15. “What is the difference between a prostittute and a whore? The prostitute has sex with men because she needs the money and can’t make it any other way. A whore has sex for money because she’s getting paid to get laid.” i.e. a whore does her job because SHE LIKES IT. I think we all know which catagory of the two types of women Tracy falls into here.

  22. “Bookkeeper” has two “k”s…

    • Nick Wright says:

      Thanks for catching that. Photoshop’s text tool seems to hate entering the same letter twice.

      Alternately, maybe she got promoted to Boo-keeper, the store’s ghost chaser. *rimshot*

      • Kevink says:

        Clearly your going to require a “boo-keeper store ghost chaser” sub plot bonus story, for next Halloween Nick. Might I suggest Les, Tracy, Aya and Purvous. The line has been drawn! >=o

        *sets the clock and begins to wait*

  23. Erocka says:

    In Tracy’s defense, Nate didn’t even want the position. So she apparently rode or blew or whatever Nick may later reveal she did for the old guy was, she wanted that position and found she had the means to assure she could attain it. It was how many years ago? And it didn’t stop Nate from banging her after hours at work, so he can get over it.

    • Pyreheart says:

      Ah, so it’s alright to have sex with your superiors to get a promotion when one person doesn’t want the job. =|

      • Erocka says:

        I’m just saying that he must not be too offended by it if he still lets her on his junk. So she’s “grab ’em by the balls” kind of girl. That’s her personality. It’s not like she’s real so I don’t see the point getting all twisted up about it. Nick wrote her that way, just go with it and enjoy in the pages that follow.

  24. Assassine says:

    So, what happend to Bill? Did he retire?

  25. Lando says:

    C’mon guys maybe he coaches football. Shall we not go to the gutter so quickly?

  26. moon says:

    the gutter we shall go , he never entered the back door

  27. notsorandomguy says:

    i kinda looks to me like she is looking back to see if nate seen the ass grabbery, and not looking to the boss dude. So maybe she is just giving the boss some false hope just to ensure her job?

    • fezz says:

      Actually if you notice nate’s face, coupled with the shattering background, its clearly a “world has shattered” moment for nate. and that is generally referred to as a soliloquy moment, so nate’s reaction is for him and the audience. only.

  28. MrTT says:

    he is just jealous that it is his promotion that she got.
    I jest of course.

  29. Same Ol' Bob says:

    Smiling Bob of Enzyte was the store manager at the time? It all makes sense now.

  30. kitsumekat says:

    Remember guys, she had to taste powdered sperm and disappointment to get that job. Let’s cut her some slack knowing that she had to do and see somethings that can’t be unseen or undone.

  31. MegaHentai says:

    “I know firsthand you’ll do a fantastic job.”

    Hand? Blow? Rim?

  32. XDruffyB says:

    ….implying that sheslept with her boss…
    …for a BOOKKEEPER job…
    …in a GROCERY STORE…
    … effectively dumping her boyfriend at the same time who was applying for the role as well….

    That is possibly the most depressingly pathetic thing iveseen in my life

  33. DruffyB says:

    I think there shoul be a character called Druffy

    By your friend Druffy

  34. Chris says:

    Beware the green eyed monster Nate! (Jealousy.) Although hard to avoid at times, anger, jealousy, and hate only hurt the user, not the “target”.

  35. Haru Takami says:

    OMG… she’s almost like a female Bill Clinton crossed with a female Bill Gates.

    o.o

    that thought alone sickens me back into the bout of Flu I just overcame not 24 hours ago.

  36. Sara E. says:

    I’m slightly disgusted with Tracy. But then again I lack respect for those who get what they want through underhanded means. And yes, I believe fucking your way to the top is rather underhanded.

  37. Kor says:

    That must suck.

  38. Duama says:

    And Lo! So it was that the name of purported harlot became clear. Damn Tracy.

  39. Alexander Malyshev says:

    It’s those who do the little extra. THOSE are the ones who get head I mean get ahead.

    Bonus points to whomever gets the reference.

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