Working a crappy job is made infinitely worse when you get stuck working a shift without your friends being there… just sayin’. The first order of business for every shift is to check the schedule to see which of the cool employees are working with you.
Priorities, folks. It’s the little things that keep you from going dangerously violent at work.
For the record, if you’ve ever had this discussion among your nerdy counterparts, and YOU’RE the one who brought it up, then you’re probably Robin. Nobody EVER sees themselves as the sidekick. Everyone wants to be Batman, and with good reason: Batman kicks ass.
It’s hard to accept the role of subordinate nerd among your peers. Next time this argument arises, quickly diffuse the situation by adding another hero into the mix. Example: “Robin? I’ve always seen us as equals… more like a Superman/Batman ‘World’s Finest’ pairing.” This immediately takes the pressure off someone being dubbed the sidekick. Now you just get to fight over who is more of a badass. (Hint: we’re nerds. NONE of us are badasses.)
To close, I want to thank ALL of you for checking us out each and every week, and for all of the votes nominating us for the 2012 Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards! As a result, we’ve made the short list of finalists for “Favorite Webcomic”. You can check out the entire list of nominees, in all categories, here: http://www.cbgxtra.com/new-from-cbg/cbg-fan-awards-2012-and-the-nominees-are. Voting ends May 31st, so be sure to cast your vote (ONLY ONE VOTE PER PERSON) and share with your friends (Hopefully, they’ll vote for us, too!). Links to the voting ballot can be found on CBG’s website, in our right sidebar here on the PTC homepage, and in the blog post below as well.
Also, since we’re on the topic… I’m Batman.