One day in my studio I was perusing YouTube for a video to embed in my blog when my 4-year-old daughter skipped in.
“DADDY! LOOK AT THE KITTY! OOH!”
Sure enough on the right side of the screen there was a thumbnail for a kitten video (is there a page on YouTube without kittens?).
“Uh huh,” I said, “it's a video about a kitten. OK, Dad's gotta get back to work, honey. Scoot alo…”
“OH DAD! CAN I SEE THE KITTY VIDEO? PLEASE?! PLEEEEASSSE! I LOVE KITTIES!”
“Um, OK,” I said, “but you need to go pick up your toys in the family room first.”
Seconds later, the family room was spotless and my daughter and I were watching kitten videos while she squealed with delight. So later that day when I needed to do a cartoon about rewarding employees for training performance, the above gag wasn't far behind.
Cartoonist Mark Anderson lives in the Chicago area with his wife, their children, two cats, a dog and several dust bunnies.Publications that use his cartoons include Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Forbes, Barrons, Woman’s World, Harvard Business Review, Saturday Evening Post, American Legion Magazine, Funny Times and many more.