If it's the 42nd rerun, then this is the 43rd telling, right?
Scaduto once again taunts me in today's strip with "Ever happen to you?" It seems that every time he uses it, I read the strip, say "No," sigh, then try to put it completely out of my mind.
We're confronted with another case of a) someone being a wimp and b) someone being a bit of a jerk, but not being totally wrong. Yes, the polite thing to do is to just listen to the story again. The smart thing to do is to say, "Oh, right, and then Tom told you about his sister! Great story. I'll catch you later." Yapmore is not totally in the wrong. We all wind up telling people the same story more than once. And really, if he's told you the same story 42 times before, speak up. Point it out. Or, you know, stop having lunch with him.
And...are they supposed to be at work, eating lunch at their desks? Because that looks like a desk lamp next to Unnamed "Victim." We know that Scaduto still lives in the pre-computer age, but did desks ever look as much like school desks as they do there? I'd think that they were students, except for being drawn as adults. I mean--lunch boxes? Apples on the desks? (Maybe they're both teachers!)
I'm still loving the "yak-yak-yak--and more yak ad infinitum" in the dialogue balloon, because it always makes me thinkg that that's actually what he's saying. I also love that he set the bottom panel in a bathroom. Scandalous!