July 8, 2020
#2330: Acceptable Risk
[All of the panels depict the same two characters seen from a long distance, making them difficult to recognize. However, they appear to be Cueball (on the left) and Ponytail (on the right). They are each wearing a mask.]
[Cueball and Ponytail talk to each other, standing at a distance:]
Cueball: Okay. Based on the local virus prevalence, our careful quarantines, and the steps we’ve taken to reduce transmission risk,
Cueball: I think it’s okay for us to hang out.
Ponytail: I agree.
[Three small panels, vertically on top of each other]
[Cueball and Ponytail get closer to each other.]
[Cueball and Ponytail get still closer.]
[Cueball and Ponytail standing near each other:]
[A normal sized panel, with Cueball and Ponytail standing near each other. They are yelling, with their arms raised:]
Cueball: Is this social interaction good enough that it’s worth risking our lives and the lives of others?!
Ponytail: I don’t know!
[Cueball and Ponytail stand much farther apart.]
Cueball: Healthy socializing was hard enough before the pandemic.
Ponytail: Let’s just try again in 2021.