In the mid-nineties, I was on my first Mediterranean deployment on the USS Arleigh Burke. We made a stop in Italy where a few of my buddies and I were able to wander about Naples and nearby towns. We'd been walking miles, trying to see as much as we could, and I was absolutely famished. We stopped in to what appeared to be a deli. Now, being the genius that I am, I hadn't brought my glasses with me - perhaps they were too much additional weight to haul around, I don't know. Anyway, I was squinting at the different bowls of food behind the glass and opted for what was described as sea food salad. Sounds great! The man behind the counter hands me a small, white porcelain bowl, and when I bring it close enough to observe its contents with my squinty eyes, the first thing I see is a group of tentacles - suction cups and all. My only seafood rule is no suction cups or eye balls. This violated that rule. Hence this cartoon.
About Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott is a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Reader's Digest, and many, many more.