Another cartoon that came out of a throwaway remark made by a colleague at work.
As some of you may know, my job is to support systems that provide management information (MI). One of the annoying things that happens is when someone rings up and complains that the system is not showing the figures they expect. A lot of times, this is just a case of the user not understanding what the report he/she is viewing is actually showing and is easily solved with a bit of explanation. Sometimes, though, there is a genuine fault and we have to amend the information held in the database, which can be very tricky when lots of pieces of information are dependent upon each other.
Sometimes, it'd just be easier to fix the world....
I tried out several ideas for this joke, like having someone fallng from a high window, having been pushed, or of having the IT chappie looking through the sights of a sniper's rifle about to shoot someone. I tried having IT chappie running out of the room, snatching up the rifle as he went. None of them really worked though.
In the end, I think this is more subtle and hopefully funnier (plus it was easier to draw!).