#1377 – Sting

The very first time I had jalapeños was at the first Cubs game my dad brought me to as a kid. He sent me down to the vending area to get nachos and sodas for us. I guess the person behind the counter probably asked if I wanted hot peppers but I didn’t know what they were talking about so I just said yes to everything. I had eaten nachos many times before but never with these… what are they… pickles? I asked my dad what they were and he said they were good, try them. So I scooped one up on the corner of a chip and popped it in my mouth. I yelled loudly in pain as I spit it out and that was the highlight of the whole trip for my dad.

Today’s Maximumble is lost.

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11 thoughts on “#1377 – Sting”

  1. Space Butler says:


  2. MaskedMan says:

    And yet he lies there, unflinching…

  3. Distortion says:

    As long as this doesn’t involve a repeat of comic 1370.

  4. kingklash says:

    My brother has always liked peppers and hot sauce. Started when we were little snots and as the youngest, he sat next to Ma when we ate out at nice places. If jalepenos were available, (or Ma had one wrapped up in a napkin tucked in her purse) they would be on the adult plates. Brother would have to try what Ma was eating, and quickly developed a taste for hot peppers.

  5. Notebooked says:

    I only just now noticed the white lines. Tear stains? I think so.

  6. Heatherface says:

    Augh oh god, my eyes are stinging just looking at this comic. lol. I’ve never had jalapeños, I can’t stand spicy stuff. Even mild salsa is too hot for me. The hottest I can go is Salsitas chips, those are just on the brink of being too hot depending on how many I eat.

  7. OIK2 says:

    The most exciting thing I ever saw at a Pirate’s game was when I convinced a member of my Boy Scout troop to shove a jalapeño slice up his nose. Tears and boogers everywhere.

    1. HiveMindFury says:

      That reminds me of the early hours of my 20th birthday. I went downstairs to the kitchen and two of my housemates were there. They got me to snort popping candy, and I thought “what the hell, it’s my birthday”. My nose went all weird and tingly, then I got a fairly minor nosebleed, only it wouldn’t stop coming for ages! XD

  8. Madeleine says:

    @Chris: Your dad did exactly the same thing my dad did to my little brother the first time in an Asian restaurant, with Sambal Oelek. That’s been 25 years ago and my brother still hasn’t forgiven!

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