A (Tiny) Hair Trigger



OK—I’ve had enough!

But, sir—just…calm down.

Calm down? Calm down? That’s the problem with this country. Everybody always wants to calm down and no one respects us!


But nothing. First the Russians. Then the Chinese and the North Koreans. Now the Iranians. The Iranians! That’s it!

Well…what would you like us to do, sir?

Do? Do? Do I need to whip it out again? Do I need to pull it out on the table?

Oh no—that really isn’t—

That’s it, I’m whipping it out.

Oh, sir…

Do you need to measure it? Who’s going to measure it? I dare you! I dare someone to measure it.

Give him the small ruler again.

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