On my office floor, there is a web marketing company and are many young web designers. One day, they started a campaign ‘To make your restroom time more enjoyable’. (Correction: It was a girl in my office who started it.) They didn’t say it but I took the liberty of naming it. The first run of funny cartoon strips and photos were gone, and the second run started to show several days ago.
On a white paper, a set of three toothpicked figures were standing, which appeared to do nothing to my eyes.
David just got knifed!
That’s forking terrible!
What does that mean? I didn’t get it at my first restroom use after its appearance. At the second use, I read the lines again. Magically, it made sense! Yes, magically. The facial expressions of the third toothpick is so funny. I am that insensitive to sketches but sensitive to letters and colors. I constantly read letters, words and sentences on everything that comes in to my sight. Even very small letters such as ones on a pen, a tea bag and a ruler. On the contrary, I may be one of the least fans of comic strips. I could finish a comic book in 10 minutes as my eyes follow only the letters, skipping the pictures. And then I put it down, complaining inwardly,’It is a boring (comic) book.’ Of course, the comic book was meant to be enjoyed with its pictures not only letters. Until college when I didn’t have to take any art class, my art classes had been a horror. Especially my sketches were so bad that I never expected a good score except that I had to do something with colors. My drawings don’t make common sense and just look terrible.
Whenever I look at the comic strip on the restroom door, now, it makes me laugh. It certainly makes my restroom time more enjoyable. From now on, I probably would pay more attention to non-letter objects.
And this one is funny, too.