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Can someone help me with today's Dilbert?
Message #1 Posted by Paul Brogger on 4 Jan 2005, 1:15 p.m.

I don't "get" the final line in today's Dilbert strip. Is it something that should be obvious?

      
Re: Can someone help me with today's Dilbert?
Message #2 Posted by Barry Schwartz on 4 Jan 2005, 1:24 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Brogger

57 is the part number of a HP inkjet cartridge. Note that the man is a printer cartridge salesman.

            
Thanks
Message #3 Posted by Paul Brogger on 5 Jan 2005, 5:14 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Barry Schwartz

I appreciate that.

            
Re: Can someone help me with today's Dilbert?
Message #4 Posted by Tracy on 5 Jan 2005, 11:10 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Barry Schwartz

Know I understand the meaning, but is it funny?

                  
A smirk; no more.
Message #5 Posted by Cameron on 5 Jan 2005, 11:51 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Tracy

Humour is much more subjective than the value of an old HP!

I think both the salesman's responses are supposed to be sarcastic. The "receptionist" earnestly introduces herself and then sarcastically dismisses his comment about being the CEO by suggesting that *he* must be Carly. He attempts a weak riposte--lamely misidentifying her as a printer cartridge--and he ultimately loses the exchange.

I'd rate it as a smirk. I guess it depends on your view of the stereotypical receptionist and toner salesman.

Cameron

PS: Happy New Year to all.

                        
Re: A smirk; no more.
Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 6 Jan 2005, 12:09 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Cameron

Hi Cameron, all;

should it reffer to some weird situation involving Carly, mainly her being missidentified or misidentifying someone/something else? I don't follow economics backstages, maybe someone here does...

Just a guess.

Luiz (Brazil)


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