Ahh, that's better. Nate looked weird happy.

35 thoughts on “Clockblocked

  1. Ah hell, I knew it was going too smoothly. -_-

    1. Seriously. You think by now with all the bs that’s happened to him, the moment something goes right he’d be pulling out an umbrella, getting ready for the crap about to fall on him.

  2. Ooh, ouch. Maybe she’ll reschedule? Or they could have lunch.

    1. Yeah, don’t these people have Outlook invites? Sheesh.

  3. Moms has been a cashier for 20+ years now…I grew up with this crap. *pounds chest* Stay strong, soul brother Nate!

  4. Fun fact: the Ratchet & Clank video game that came out last year was originally going to be called Ratchet & Clank: Clock Blockers, but Sony nixed it. When I saw the title of the comic, I quite enjoyed the play on words but was also saddened about what might have been….

    1. After Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal, I really can’t see why Sony went all prude on us. Clock Blockers was a perfectly good name. I used to work at Game Stop and parents never got those names, then I would laugh at them when they brought the games back because “This really isn’t appropriate for little Timmy.” I didn’t work there long…

      1. Don’t forget Grabbed By The Ghoulies!

  5. Tracy, you no good….

    Also, in regards to your Twitter post, Nick, I’m thinking about leaving my state ASAP, since its residents are stupid enough to elect a guy that worships Aqua Buddha to the Senate. FML.

    1. Well, hate to see ya go, but…there’s the door.

  6. I imagine in that last panel, Nate’s mind is screaming, “MOTHERFUCKER.”

    As a grocery store clerk, I know the feeling all too well. Scarily enough, Tracy looks like the old manager that used to be there, and has the personality of the assistant manager.

  7. Two things:
    #1: So true to life. When you have a chance for a hot date, you (or where your brain is at this point) kind of forgets that there’s the boring life to consider.
    #2: Love that orange-crushing last panel. Well done, Nick.

    1. After seeing the last panel, I tried to do that…

      It did not work out…also, my wife is quite pissed…

      1. Don’t worry. Considering it was a put-back, it was probably a little rotten.

  8. is it just me, or does nate look like he could be the manager’s brother? or evil twin?

  9. lol Karma’s a bitch :]

  10. I would have rather seen him squish a banana. It could have hit Purvous in the eye.

    1. And then Tracy could slip on the peel and we could play old cartoon sound effects.

      1. And then a chase scene to either the Benny Hill music around the store, or the Scooby-Doo chase music as they randomly appear from aisles and freezers.

        1. And stop intermittently to dance to the latest Boyce & Hart tune in front of a psychedelic backdrop?

  11. Floating schedules are pretty much the worst ever. EVER.

  12. @n8 which state is that? and please don’t move to florida. we have enough racists already. kkthxbye

    1. The Revolting Nutsack

      He’s referring to Kentucky, who just elected Rand Paul as Senator. Back in college, Paul was involved in a fraternity prank in which they “kidnapped” a willing female (who was in on the prank), then took her to a stream to worship “Aqua Buddha” in a mock pagan ceremony. Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway, ran an attack ad saying he was anti-religion and worshipped weird gods.

      Even NBC and Matt Lauer, who are as liberal as you can get, roasted Conway over the coals for the ad, so take that for what you will.

      Also, boobs.

  13. Strong grip to crush an orange that quick lol

    1. He’s had a lot of time to work on his grip

  14. what’s that in nate’s bosses hand? is it a scanner?

    1. It’s an order entry gun. Used for ordering trucks, inventory, price checking, etc.

  15. While Pedro thought he could get date with new girlfriend, work screws Pedro over! Pedro’s tears are falling like waterfalls! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    1. Hahahahaha! Excel Saga reference! I love it!!

  16. Can’t he just go back and say, “Hey I just noticed I was scheduled for Friday, could we possibly make it another time?”

  17. Can’t he just reschedule things? Surely they can work things out.

  18. Line for the Last Panel: “FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCC.!!!!!….”

  19. Those who have asked why he cant just reschedule ,have obviously not worked retail before… first, they NEVER let you reschedule unless another person is willing to trade shifts with you, and even then, you gotta have a nice boss who is on the ball to make sure it actually even gets switched in time, which is a big deal if you use an electronic sign in, like with wal-mart…

    1. I think they are referring to Nate going back to the girl and rescheduling.

  20. If you read this backward, it’s about a guy who was angry about working on friday, but his friend fills in for him, so he decides to go on a date.

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