415: Restraining Order
Title text: On Mondays I go running, so you'll have to get up early and follow along a parallel street. What fun!
A restraining order is a legal injunction requiring a party to do, or refrain from doing, certain acts, under penalty of fines or imprisonment, designed to safeguard the complainant's life. In general, they only set a minimum distance, never a maximum.
The joke in this comic is that Ponytail has gotten a restraining order against Cueball that requires him to stay between 500 yards (~457 m) and 600 yards (~549 m) of her at all times, which needless to say, will cause a major disruption to his life.
The title text says he'll have to get up early on Mondays and follow her jogging course along a parallel street.
A yard is a unit of length used in the UK and the United States, 1 yard = exactly 0.9144 metre.
- [Cueball and Ponytail stand facing one another. Both hold sheets of paper. Cueball holds a restraining order, while Ponytail holds a map with two concentric circles drawn on it.]
- Not content with normal restraining orders, my ex got creative.
- Cueball: Wait... I can't get closer than 500 yards of you... or more than 600 yards away?
- Ponytail: You'll have to move somewhere within this ring.
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