Rats! Episode 32 – Show me the money!

My apologies for not running a cartoon last week. I ended up leaving a day earlier than planned for a trip, and did not manage to get the cartoon scanned in and uploaded because of that.

Anyway, here’s this week’s cartoon, which would have been last week’s. This is another one of those cartoons inspired by a phone call from General Musser’s secretaries. Apparently he won the lottery, and I got called down to the office and was told to make a funny cartoon about it. I’m not sure this is what they had in mind, but I tell you, if I could have requested a loan to pay for Military Ball tickets and my dress, you better believe I’d have done it in a heartbeat.

I’m not going on any more trips for a while (I hope!), so there should be no further interuptions to my weekly schedule. Again, my apologies. I really didn’t expect to have to leave so soon for karate camp last week, and I had to scramble to get out the door.

To all you new rats out there, I hope you’re having fun at Virginia Tech!

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  1. New Cadet Tibbetts

    Ms. Madden,

    I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s cartoon! Being a new cadet is not the most thrilling thing I have ever done (or the most fun), but most of us are adapting. Believe it or not, some of the things you went through are no longer in practice (we lost our “dragging privileges” during New Cadet week and can now cut across the hall…this came because some cadre were having “dragging parties” and new cadets were passing out)…

    Keep them coming!


  2. New Cadet Tibbetts,

    Good to hear from you! I agree that being a rat was not that great a thrill for me either, but in hindsight, it is hysterically funny. Wait a few years and you’ll see what I mean.

    Interesting to hear that “dragging privileges” have been taken away. I can recall a few dragging parties I went through, one after the upperclassman had given us pass for the night. Some of my buds decided to go out drinking, even though they knew they shouldn’t have, and were so hung over the next morning, the only way we could get them through the hallway was to sandwich them between two sober cadets and drag very close together! In fact, one nearly fell out a window during a dragging party, so I’m too not surprised this particular “privilege” has been suspended. Of course, it would be a good idea to ensure that cadets don’t go out and get so smashed they can’t walk the next day.

    Anyway, keep me posted on how things are going in the VTCC. I love hearing from cadets, and I’m glad to know you guys enjoy the cartoons, even though they’re over 20 years old now!

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