427: Bad Timing

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Bad Timing
Protip: Even without the red spiders, never have that conversation halfway through a balloon ride.
Title text: Protip: Even without the red spiders, never have that conversation halfway through a balloon ride.

Explanation

In the comic, Cueball breaks up with Megan in the middle of a hot air balloon ride. Then the red spiders attack.

The red spiders are among the earliest XKCD characters, appearing in 8: Red spiders and 126: Red Spiders Cometh.

As the Protip in the title text states, a break-up conversation while you are stranded in an inaccessible location is very poor manners.

Transcript

[Cueball and Megan, flying in a hot air balloon]
Cueball: I like you. I'm just not feeling the relationship.
Cueball: I'm sorry.
Cueball: It's just bad timing. Me with my classes, you with your work, the spiders...
Megan: The what?
[Red Spiders crowd onto balloon, causing it to fall]
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