This strip stems from a real incident. I had a female student panic one day in class because she thought had broken a video camera. By the time I removed the lens cap and showed her that it was fine she was in near hysterics. Remarkably, knock on wood, I’ve never seen a student break a video camera. Perhaps because they all live in mortal fear of breaking one?
AMANDA: I can't afford to pay for a new one. I don't have that kind of money. I can barely afford to buy textbooks! What will I do?
HOBO: Take the lens cap off.