Maybe people are like, “ooh, awesome, a bonfire! let’s go roast marshmallows!”
TEXT OF COMIC:
Why do people tell you to yell “fire” if someone’s attacking you?
Well, they say people are more likely to come running if they hear “fire!” than if they hear “help!”
Why would people come running if they hear “fire”? If I heard someone yell “fire,” my reaction would be to run as far away from it as possible, in order to, you know, AVOID BEING WHERE THE FIRE IS.
But you’re not normal people. It’s a strategy designed to exploit the natural illogic of human beings.
And I sure as heck wouldn’t yell it if the attacker had a gun.
MOUSEOVER TEXT: Or if he was my boss.