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    Smile Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Hi!

    Could someone intrepret the cartoon for me? I fail to crack the case.

    Rex, come here and mark your territory
    Thank you!
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    Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    The previous one was about 'cat with nine lives'.
    I think this one is about another idiom 'dog eat dog'.

    dog-eat-dog - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    Could someone intrepret the cartoon for me? I fail to crack the case.



    Thank you!
    Salesmen have different territories to work in to prevent an oversupply or undersupply in any area.
    A dog marks his territory by lifting his leg and urinating on trees etc.
    Rex is being asked to mark his territory on the map.

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    Smile Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Tedtmc & Raymott, thank you for your responses.

    Tedtmc: but those dogs sit there very politely rather than fighting each other.

    Raymott: I think the dogs probably just can urinate on the corner of the wall rather than on the map which is being hung so high. Thus, how could Rex mark his territory?

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    Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Raymott: I think the dogs probably just can urinate on the corner of the wall rather than on the map which is being hung so high. Thus, how could Rex mark his territory?
    Yes, the dogs certainly could urinate on the corner of the wall, but that wouldn't be very funny by itself.
    Thus, how could Rex mark his territory? Well, it would be difficult. But that's what he's being asked to do - that's part of the joke.
    Maybe the concept of salesdogs being asked to piss on a map on the wall isn't so funny in China?

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    Smile Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Well, Raymott, thank you for your interpretation.

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    Hello Raymott,

    After mulling it over, I think your interpretation is correct. Thanks for your help.


    But in my view, it is an insulting cartoon.

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    Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Raymott,

    After mulling it over, I think your interpretation is correct. Thanks for your help.


    But in my view, it is an insulting cartoon.
    Well, you posted it!
    Perhaps you mean "offensive". It's not insulting anyone.

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    Smile Re: Sales Territory (Cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, you posted it!
    Perhaps you mean "offensive". It's not insulting anyone.
    Thanks for correcting my word.

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