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Elevated aggression levels

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A passenger elevator/lift and service/freight/goods elevator/lift stand adjacent. The passenger elevator has a notice taped over its doors, "Out of Service". Its face (yes, it's anthropomorphic) looks rather unwell. The larger service elevator has a tough look on its face. A man with a heavy trolley can be seen behind its closing doors.}

Service elevator: Bro, do you even lift?

The author writes:

I hoped there was a word for a "goods lift" that would be universally recognised, but apparently not. In Australia and Britain, elevators are called "lifts", so this strip makes slightly more sense in those countries. Fortunately, the verb "lift" is more widespread.

While I was drawing this, I found myself wondering whether the lifts would have a face on each level, and whether they would be having the same conversation at the same time. If the lift fronts had different personalities at each level, then would it make sense for them to claim responsibility for the lifting that goes on behind them on all levels? Maybe they don't know about the other personalities, since they never get to see them. Lift philosophy is more complex than I thought. Maybe they should just stick with saying "glad to be of service".

Perhaps instead of being mean, the big guy should try to lift the smaller one's spirits.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.