There are a million ways to sell yourself out

A comic strip with an Escapological theme.

Drawn by Gavin Aung Than. Spake by the hilarious, principled and all-round wonderful Bill Watterson.


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4 Responses to “There are a million ways to sell yourself out”

  1. Drew says:

    Thank you. When (not if) I tender my resignation, I shall simply send a link to this post.

  2. Shobir | Find Some Money says:

    This comic strip made me laugh and think. Keep climbing seems impossible these days, it was the advice my father gave to me and I followed it religiously for years. I started to rise steadily only to find a snake which took me back to square one. The rat race is like a game of snakes and ladders, this is why I decided to take things into my own hands and design my own life. I now work reasonable hours and make much more money. It’s worthy to climb as long as the ladder is next to the right wall. Great post, thanks for sharing.

  3. […] move on my part, and a surprisingly easy one at that. I even followed through on my promise, adding a certain cartoon to my resignation letter. Without getting into the details, let’s just say that the […]

  4. Mark says:

    Only just seen this – awesome and rather moving too.

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