Just in time for the start of school, when children’s thoughts turn to the anticipation of… the last day of school(I know mine did), here’s an old one about that dreaded school time event – a trip to the principal’s office.
I don’t remember the point, or the joke if there is one, of this cartoon. It begins with Jeddy telling Gralen of the principal’s wish to see him, and then Jeddy gives Gralen a map to find said principal’s office. This leads Gralen to a door which doesn’t go anywhere.
Either Jeddy was playing a prank on Gralen by giving him the wrong directions to the office, or I was being extra philosophical in my young age, equating a trip to the principal’s office as an expedition fraught with dangers and which will ultimately lead you no where.
Personally though, I believe the clue, and hence the joke, lies more in Jeddy’s statement to himself that he is “good at reading maps.”
Now, why a school would have a door that just leads to a vast space of “nothingness” is anybody’s guess. But our taxes would still have to pay for it.