#204 - Initiation

#204 – Initiation

He has a bright future in HR Consulting.

Transcript

Arne: This’ll be a lot more interesting once the t-shirts come off.
Bill: Eh, when it warms up I’m sure someone will go out into the water.

Bill: It’s not as big a turnout as I’d hoped, but I’m glad we got a good crowd.
Arne: By the way, who’s running things back at the store?
Bill: We brought in the Assistant Manager from the store across town.

Purvous: YOU KNOW THE ROPES?
Geoff: I’m… pretty sure?
Purvous: YOU GONNA GET FIRED TODAY.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

43 Responses

  1. Minty says:

    What the? Pervous wasn’t invited? He’s the life of the party!

  2. Sara E. says:

    I love Les, in the background of the first panel…covered head to toe. That’s a nice touch.

  3. So, shirts come off next week or something?

  4. RotSman says:

    Purvous makes everything funnier, and Aya makes everything better. I want an “Aya and Alex go to college” spin off so bad it’s not even funny. ^_^

  5. Frey says:

    Oh man… if I had a nickel for each time I’ve been told that I’m getting fired today…

  6. BumblebeeZ3 says:

    So…does the Assistant Manager from across town have anyone else at the store with him besides Purvous? I’m guessing not many if so.

    • Lokitsu says:

      I’m guessing there’s a load of part-timers we just never see.

    • Cokehead says:

      Once, the store I worked at had to operate for about 6 hours with 3 managers and one PT worker. The day after a blizzard. It was busy.

      So glad I booked it before the mad rush at opening time.

  7. That Jewish Dude says:

    Oh Les… Seeing you covered like thatfrom head to toe makesme want to say something…

    YOU ARE NOT A MOTHERFUCKING VAMPIRE!!!!! GET IT THROUGHT YOUR THICK SKULL ALREADY!!!!! YOU DO NOT DRINK BLOOD, YOU DO NOT BURN IN THE SUN, AND YOU ARE NOT COOL!!!!! GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!!!!!!

    -TJD

    P.S. FIFTEENTH!!!! I AM THE FIFTEENTH COMMENT HERE!!!!!

    • Greenwood Goat says:

      Heh. He might not be a vampire, but he does drink blood and his pale skin probably would burn pretty badly in the sun (unless it’s all foundation). He certainly won’t be cool though, togged up like that (why doesn’t he lurk in the shadow of the tree, I wonder). As for the last comment, he’d probably just reply “I have. The blood is the life.” and go back to looking moody.

    • Sara E. says:

      Easy there, man. Here, have a Xanax.

  8. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy says Purvous should run the store for a day…oh the destruction to be had.

    • Chaos says:

      Oh don’t worry. I’m sure Purvous is unpredictable enough to overwhelm this poor, unsuspecting slob.

      He’ll either be king of the store, or tied up in the dairy cooler before the day is over, methinks.

    • Lokitsu says:

      I’ve noticed that folks like Purvous can be very good at their job as long as they stick to routine. They occasionally know the rules better than managers. Or at least, they follow them better.

  9. My, what a fine looking assistant manager. I heard he’s going to become a series regular – right Nick? :)

  10. = says:

    Got to say, any comic with Purvious is a good comic indeed. For a second, I almost thought Les looked liked Moose from Ranma 1/2 as well.

    Hopefully the new manager is a regular, he seems like he could be a boundless amount of comedy.

    Great work though Nick, it was quite hilarious to be honest.

  11. Ghost says:

    There never seems to be enough Purvous. I can see some sort of spin-off especially for him being quite successful if it were ever created.

    And surely Les had something a little more “vampiric” in his wardrobe than what looks like a grey tracksuit, gloves and a dou li hat…

  12. Pink Freud says:

    Purvous reminds me of the little girl in The Exorcist

    “You’re gonna die up there”

  13. Ginger says:

    I was beginning to worry about the store, but then I saw Purvous was at the helm, and the world breathed a collective sigh of relief.

  14. BriGuy says:

    Hey look, Les is Raiden! TEST YOUR MIGHT!

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