Comical Processing: You Write The Cartoon Caption Winner Oct. 12, 2016

Congratulations to Brian McClaskey of Alaska for penning the funny caption.

"Comical Processing" features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. It’s our way of letting you take a break from all the serious stuff you deal with at work — by coming up with appropriate light-hearted captions.

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I hope those are soap bubbles. We don't have a permit for methane!

Honorable Mentions

"Do you want me to turn on the aerators?" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"You've contaminated the Fizzy Drinks, EVERYTHING will need to be sanitized! You get nothing! Good day sir!" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Now I understand the foaming problem." Submitted by Mark Johnson, Texas

"I don't care that you were recently at the Brazilian Olympics!" Submitted by Marvin Sager, Maryland

Other Submissions

"The only clean water on the planet, and you have to bathe in it!" Submitted by Albion Zeglin, Maryland

"This is ridiculous. Would you just tell her you're sorry?" Submitted by Anthony Scaletti, Arizona

"Hey Bert! Get out of there. This section is reserved for Management!" Submitted by Bert Molsbee, Tennessee

"I know we said our waste water was no different than used bath water, but seriously? This is ridiculous!" Submitted by Beverly Konieczny, Wisconsin

"Get out! You've conditioned enough for the Rio Summer Games!" Submitted by Charles Green, South Carolina

"Let me know when your through. I'm next." Submitted by Charles Green, South Carolina

"Point taken, however I'm still not convinced the water supply is perfectly safe." Submitted by Christopher Spoor, Oklahoma

"Why do you think I'm wearing these glasses? That water made me blind. And you don't want to know what else it did to me!" Submitted by Craig Koerner, Wisconsin

"Are you sure this is the best way to clean up after using the pool in Rio De Janeiro?" Submitted by Darren Burn, Massachusetts

"Joe, I know you like a hot bath but didn't they tell you this batch was radioactive?" Submitted by Dave Laycock, Singapore

"Get out of here! This is the press pool." Submitted by David Freeman, Pennsylvania

"You need to shower before going into the pool!" Submitted by Edward Knuckles, Florida

"If you are not trying to leave this world, you are in the wrong pool." Submitted by Freddie McCann, Michigan

"If you are not trying to leave this world, you are in the wrong pool." Submitted by Freddie McCann, Pennsylvania

"HEY, the treatment is for the water!" Submitted by Gene Meyer , Texas

"How is the water temp? I'll be right back to join you!" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"When they said this was the scrubber treatment tank - it doesn't mean it is for people to scrub themselves." Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"Bill, I need to report this to the EPA - we do not have a biological treatment permit!" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"The process control engineers said this was the "clean" side." Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"Bill, The marketing dept has the news crew scheduled for 10. You're about an hour early! Do you want me to turn on the aerators?" Submitted by George Hudak, Oklahoma

"OK, now, is anything tingling that normally doesn't tingle?" Submitted by George Lavoie, Maine

"Enjoy it until it's Summer: in Winter time, only Option will be a shower in the cooling Towers" Submitted by Gianluca Premoli, Switzerland

"Look Mike, This is "Off Limits" even if you like to say "No Limits"!" Submitted by Jatin Shah, India

"I don't think this is what the EPA meant when they said we had to test the water" Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Texas

"Ever since we sent John to Hawaii for a Psych evaluation we have been having issues." Submitted by Jeanne Clark, Texas

"Is it ok? Just tell me if something more is needed" Submitted by Jesus Velazquez , Tamaulipas, Mexico

"Not exactly what I meant when I told you to sample the waste water..." Submitted by Jim Rowe, Kansas

"I have to know; how is the water temperature? Is the pH balanced? You're not feeling any burning are you? Are you actually feeling clean, or is your skin just sloughing off?" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"The sign my fellow, is a lie; It's not soap your using, but lye. Now get out of the pool, Before you die, you fool, And I'll hose off your skin from the lye." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Get out immediately man. This was the experimental pool for the effects of contamination on Tiger, Lemon, & Bull sharks, and it made them more aggressive." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Well........There WAS a waste bypass valve. That is, before the incident yesterday." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Mr. Taggard: "Whoa Good Golly, I think you've had enough beans, whooo". Guy: "That's not me Mr. Taggard, that's this treatment plant." Mr. Taggard: "Then what's them thar bubbles commin' from"" Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Keep it down. You're singing way too loudly. Remember, you're not in your own bathtub." Submitted by Joe Davis, Missouri

"Okay Mayor, I think the neighborhood group gets the point." Submitted by John Ostrander, South Carolina

"Hey Brainless, do you have a confined space permit? Or a rubber ducky." Submitted by John Paulk, South Carolina

"Didn't you read Traci's blog "Don't Pee In The Pool"???" Submitted by Kelly Jay, Homer, Alaska

"No, I don't think Human Resources would approve a wet bar!" Submitted by Kevin Summ, Wisconsin

"Don't you think there are better ways to prove our effluent is safe?" Submitted by Larry Shade, Georgia

"This is carrying "Toilet-to-Tap" too far!" Submitted by Marcus Allhands, Indiana

"This is not the place for "Mr. Bubbles"!" Submitted by Martin Czebotar, New Jersey

"I know you're enthusiastic about the effectiveness of our process, but wouldn't this be better demonstration AFTER the water is treated?" Submitted by Michelle Mayer, Michigan

"Ok, hurry with your bath, but remember not drinking the water because it has not been treated properly." Submitted by Miguel Monsalve, Venezuela

"I still can't find the rubber Ducky !" Submitted by Mike Dosch, South Dakota

"Nice try but it didn't work. Inspectors still put us on notice." Submitted by Nancy Zarrow, Massachusetts

"This is definitely not how or where you should "freshen up" after your lunch time run!" Submitted by Orlando Rainey, Virginia

"Jacko, you think the shampoo would get rid of the ammonia in your piss; get out; you are clogging the drains already besides because it is our chemical process waste water pool; it is not the Dead Sea!!" Submitted by Rabih Zayed, Nova Scotia

"Hope this Multi Mineral bath Kills all the bacteria in my skin and my wife starts loving me back..!" Submitted by Rahul Shrivastav, India

"The EPA says it is clean enough but the IRS says it is a taxable benefit." Submitted by Richard Agar, Ohio

"Hey... We need an MSD sheet for everything that is added to the process... That would include YOU!" Submitted by Robert Andrew, Florida

"Parker got this stupid look on his face when I explained to him that it was a waste water pool, not a waist water pool. We never saw parker after that day." Submitted by Robert Pyke, California

"Bob? This reclaimed water is the PITS, not FOR the pits!!" Submitted by Ron Belk, California

"Ralph, I realize that our return water is cleaner than what the city supplies us but you're still not allowed to bathe in it!" Submitted by Scott Mourier, West Virginia

"Hey Bob! Don't forget to get behind your ears! Oh wait... I see they've already fallen off!" Submitted by Stefanie Fritsch, Florida

"Our rates are higher. You see, this water has more ACTIVE INGREDIENTS than common swimming pools !!" Submitted by Suresh Nama, India

"I'll bet that we can make beer with this water." Submitted by Tim Feider, Wisconsin

"I understand that our business management believes the supplier’s promise for 99.9% clean water per their standard design, but don’t you think we should check it first?" Submitted by Vanessa Marshall, Texas

"You dropped the soap!" Submitted by Vicente Santa Cruz, Texas