Ok, so I know that we don’t need any introduction to the character of Garfield. This little cat has been a part of my childhood, adolescence and still continues to bring me joy even till now.
After having gone though such a long period with this cartoon character, I have begun to see certain elements which are also a part of my personality.
Now, before you all get terrified that I’m apparently comparing myself to a cartoon character, I would say it’s a very normal thing to do, and you do know that almost every such character has been inspired from somewhere.
So… anyways, even if it might be strange, I don’t care.
Therefore, here are some situations where I truly was able to connect with the character of Garfield:
- When He Hated Mondays:
Oh my god… this was the moment, I just fell in love with this character. I hate Mondays and well… after office, I just hate the entire week. But that is an issue for another time. But.. I could never understand how someone could be so chipper on a Monday morning. And Garfield’s one sentence really made me feel not so alone anymore.
- When He was Just Done:
Oh my… I feel the same little buddy. Whether it was his utter exhaustion with Jon or trying to escape the energizer puppy Oddie. That face of his was always something I could empathize with.
- When He Loved Lasagna:
Ok, I actually tried lasagna because of Garfield. I had heard so much about this dish, that I had to give it a shot. And man, there is nothing better than this one dish… Lasagna lover right here.
- When He Gave the Perfect Responses:
Oh man, the times I have quoted Garfield to people I didn’t like, or people I wanted to put in their place is innumerable. That deadpan expression coupled with those responses always gave me new material.
- When He didn’t let Anything Stop Him from Getting to His Food:
Ahhh… another interesting thing. It wasn’t so much about the food but I was able to connect to his utter determination to getting what he wanted. It gave me that boost I needed to go after my own goals.
- When He didn’t Like Cryptic Language:
Like Garfield I am a straightforward person and I just hate it, when people use cryptic language and don’t say what is on their mind. His dislike of such language is something I can understand very well.
- When He Couldn’t Stand Oddie but Couldn’t Live without Him too:
Ok, we all have that one or two people who just bug the hell out of us, but at the same time we cannot imagine a time they are not there. Most of the time, that category is filled by your sibling or sometimes a close childhood friend. Garfield’s relationship with Oddie reminded me a lot of my sibling too.
- His Loyalty to Jon:
No matter how much he might love to bring his master down a peg or two. But no one can deny that Jon has a special place in Garfield’s heart. Jon and Oddie are his family and family is something that is important to me too.