June 14th, 2013, 1:38 am

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234-Turning on the charm

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daviddoesntgetit June 14th, 2013, 1:43 am

Brad ended up telling the rest of the family and the rest of them were genuinely surprised by this fact.

Actually, before I got this job and had to work random jobs for minimum wage, I was at the front a lot mostly 'cause I did handle the customers well.

But this and socializing are completely different.

I'm surprised that everyone thought I was that much of a hard ass. Haha. Do I really come off that way?

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Panduhr June 14th, 2013, 3:11 am

Ah, I think it's one of those things we just don't notice about ourselves.
I agree, I think it's different from socializing. Small talk is easy to produce, but actual conversations is different, isn't it?
Haha surprised Brad is sweet.

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AdmiralBetas June 14th, 2013, 5:03 am

@Panduhr: Hmm I get what you're saying. Especially for introverts like me, making small talk is mentally taxing, but I suppose that given time we learn the basics of manners and can construct the appropriate responses reasonably well. It's basically like acting.

Actual conversation--that is, talking about a subject of real importance to both parties--is a bit more natural to us, because there's a goal to the talking.

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Knightly June 14th, 2013, 5:19 am

Ha ha! Poor Brad.

What we do at work called being professional I guess. Just like you do here. You answer every little comment patiently and charmingly.

From what I saw so far in comics you are not that hard ass. In my memory files David is caring, gentle and smart guy who likes to help others. However he likes to be alone, doesn't want to let people into his comfort zone. Probably why he is more open in here on the net. No one can enter his domain to disturb his peace. With his past it is easy to understand. Every bad human contact build up and let person raise a defense mechanism for later encounters. Those walls soon became who you are. Fade glimpses of ever loving child shows itself here and there but that is all others can get.

Oh well, that is all you can get from me as far as over analyzing/babbling goes. ^^

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tekky (Guest) June 14th, 2013, 5:25 am

actually, I get this a lot, too. I'm usually taken as very blunt and insensitive but I have a job where I have to teach children and often rather dull adults and I have to be patient with them...

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brumagem June 14th, 2013, 10:12 am

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. I'm not even the same person behind a register or a badge.

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Proved himself

Titi (Guest) June 15th, 2013, 11:40 am

This is why i love Brad(meanwhile i may be the only one who doesnt care if you wont ever be a couple).I know you understand why i desribed Brad as my rolemodel,sell you irony elsewhere as we say here, but i get the feel he's really honest and there is so much i can relate to. Just tell him that that thing he said about that gay glee kid's opinion made my day! :D I said too much....deal with it

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Oh and David

Titi (Guest) June 15th, 2013, 11:45 am

Tell your snob family that this webcomic alone is greater and more important than anything they'll ever achieve. To you my kisses,to them my moutzes(though you cant tell them...)

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roxjey June 15th, 2013, 7:56 pm

youre not nice enough to him? maybe?
not that it matters i mean im not nice with my friends cuz they know thats how i actually show affection

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Can not believe how I missed this

Sunset* June 18th, 2013, 8:57 pm

@daviddoesntgetit: Well, the best idea that I have to say is that every person has a certain modes at different circumstances or as ,a teacher once said in a speech, that we all have different hats (hats being the different modes) ones for family, firends, and work.

Why Brad mad? I think he was mad for the way you were with the customers but, you are not this way with firends and family for, he did say charming.

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daviddoesntgetit June 19th, 2013, 11:13 pm

@Panduhr: Haha. I know people complain about small talk, but without small talk the fuck am I going to say to the people I work with? However I have stock speech patterns like, "How was your weekend?" "I hear ya, man" to fill the gaps for me. Haha.

Uh. I'm not sure what actual conversation is. Do you mean ones I get into? Yeah, they're pretty different. Haha. Of course I vastly prefer the other but, y'know, small talk exits for a reason.

Haha. Why is he sweet?!

@AdmiralBetas: Actually, yeah. That's a good way to put it. With small talk, I have to think about what to say but with... actual conversations, it's really fun. Haha. But I dunno, is that an introvert thing or is that just a thing for everyone? Maybe introverts just feel it more strongly? But I can't think of a single person that prefers small talk to a conversation that they're enjoying, haha.

@Knightly: Haha. Brad can suck it.

Haha, actually. I did want to make that comparison that being professional was equivalent to me answering questions, but I thought some readers might get offended.

Haha, patient and charming? Well, I try. I've lost my shit a couple times with some readers, haha.

Wow, uh. Haha. That paragraph... was really embarrassing to read. That's an interesting remark about how my past affected my perception of socializing today, you might be right! I've never taken a look at it like that before, haha.

I was a loving child? I'm caring, gentle, and smart? Haha. I wish. But, uh. Thank you, anyways. Haha.

@tekky: Haha. I have a friend that curses like a sailor but she somehow manages to teach kids. I'm always amazed.

@brumagem: Exactly, right? Wait, a badge? Are you a cop? 'Cause you gotta tell me if you're a cop.

@Titi: Haha, I wouldn't say you're the only one that doesn't care about me and Brad being a couple. I'm just guessing there's not many people jumping at the chance to say, "But I don't like you two as a couple!"

Brad is pretty honest but maybe that's just around me and I draw Brad as I know him, haha.

Do... do you hate me and really love Brad or something? I would not be surprised.

Brad says thanks and there are a surprising number of people who will tell bisexuals that they're just confused. He said it's probably presumptuous of him to think just 'cause someone's gay, they might better understand his problem but it's less about their orientation and more about their character.

Haha. I cannot tell my family that my comic that gets, what, 60 hits a day is worth more than the job that bought them a four story house. You can tell them that.

Thank you for your kisses but I reject them, sadly, as I am asexual.

The fuck is a moutzes?

@roxjey: Haha, no. I KNOW I'm not nice to Brad. The thing is I've never tried, dude pisses me off more than anyone I know.

@Sunset*: Nah, I know everyone has a different mode depending on the place and time. It's not a startling revelation or anything, that's just a fact that's been true for awhile.

I- I know that's why Brad was mad.

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hyeonmu June 21st, 2013, 2:47 am

Haha; something very similar happened to me before, when I let a cousin sit in at a clothing store job.

"Why are you so pleasant suddenly?! I didn't know you were capable of such behavior! And how come you're giving good fashion advice when you're dressed so plain?!"

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daviddoesntgetit June 21st, 2013, 8:34 pm

@hyeonmu: Hahaha, that's great. Well, I find I can give art advice that I can't necessarily do myself, I guess that's where the phrase "Those who can't do, teach" comes from. Vaguely.