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October 27, 2017

#1908: Credit Card Rewards

Credit Card Rewards

[Cueball sits at a desk and is on his laptop. Hairy stands behind him.]

Cueball: I’m trying to figure out which of these credit card rewards programs is best given my spending.

[Cueball leans backwards in a frameless panel.]

Cueball: But at some point, the cost of the time it takes me to understand the options outweighs their difference in value.

[Close-up of Cueball’s head and torso.]

Cueball: So I need to figure out where that point is, and stop before I reach it.

Cueball: But… when I factor in the time to calculate THAT, it changes the overall answer.

[Cueball has his arms outstretched.]

Hairy: I question the assumption that you’d otherwise be spending your time on something more valuable.

Cueball: Come on, I could be failing to optimize so many better things!