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Ellen is, of course, quite right. I am far from an expert on the subject, but every single guide I've seen recommends that regardless of your level of expertise (or Dex score, as the case may be), when someone pulls a weapon and demands your valuables, you should absolutely give'em up without question or hesitation.

Actual violence (not boxing or judo or wrestling - actual violence) is, by its very nature, unpredictable. One should always assume that, in any instance of actual violence, there will be unanticipated factors that could result in one becoming dead or permanently disabled. As such, it is to be avoided at quite literally all costs.

Oh, and in case it isn't clear from body language and facial expression, Jamie is being facetious in panel 4, there. He has not had any fun tonight.

Poor little guy.


(Saturday, INT: Ellen's car, still night. EB is driving, JH is in the passenger seat)

EB: Alright, so what did we learn today?
JH: Apparently, the bail for violent criminals to get back on the street is only five thousand dollars.
EB: What else?
JH: Never call the cops.
EB: Wrong lesson.
JH: Never call the cops with someone else's phone.
EB (increasingly irritated): What are you going to do the next time someone points a gun at you and asks for your wallet?
JH: Get close, turn to the side, pull the arm with the gun past me, headlock, twist the weapon out of his grip and beat him upside the head with it. That part, I nailed.
EB (yelling): You give him your fucking wallet, Jamie!
JH: Well, where's the fun in that?