The picture-worth-a-thousand-words thing has been beaten into the ground, but there’s something to it. In 80 tiny panels, cartoonist KC Green manages to capture almost every aspect of the fast-food worker experience: the terror, the humiliation, the constant struggle to remember to include the straws. Green’s minimalist but highly accurate strip depicts a new trainee worker at a McSomething Or Other dealing with the pressure of customers, his boss, and the “Skull of Regret,” a wall-mounted screaming skull that points out whenever he forgets a particular item in an order.

Meanwhile, if that’s too heavy for you, the strip Wondermark has a tremendous brainstorm about the best way to eat Cheetos.

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