Cartoon: How Greedy?

Cartoon of a boy and a bank teller. The boy says, "How greedy do you have to be to work here?"

Cartoon of a boy and a bank teller. The boy says, “How greedy do you have to be to work here?”

When I was a teen, I loved working for a fast food restaurant, because I could have the merchandise for dinner. It’s too bad the same concept doesn’t quite work in the banking institutions. Then again, I’ve been reading about the financial crises in 2008. There were a lot of bank executives and Wall Street financiers that appeared to be doing just that.

If a bank teller helped herself to the bank’s merchandise, that would be called embezzling. If an executive helps himself, is that called a bonus?

Banking with a Punch

Cartoon of a man who has passed out at an ATM. A boxing glove hangs out of the ATM machine. the caption reads, "Mark just discovered there is a substantial penalty for overdrawing his account."

Cartoon of a man who has passed out at an ATM. A boxing glove hangs out of the ATM machine. the caption reads, “Mark just discovered there is a substantial penalty for overdrawing his account.”

Treehouse Budgets

Cartoon of of a boy in a treehouse. The boy says, "I'm sorry my treehouse isn't decorated for Christmas. My budget got cut."
Cartoon of of a boy in a treehouse. The boy says, “I’m sorry my treehouse isn’t decorated for Christmas. My budget got cut.”

Smelly Music

Cartoon of two choir members. One says, “We have to do something about these old, smelly choir robes. No matter how many times I wash mine, my dog still wants to roll around on it.”

Caroling for Bonuses

Cartoon of a group of Christmas carolers. They’re singing, “€œDeck the Halls With fiscal Slowness, fa-la-la-la-la-a-a, La-la-la-la! Please give us our Year End Bonus…”

I originally drew this a dozen years ago during another economic slow-down. These things happen in cycles.