I would like to add, to today’s comic, that Batey (the “real” Batey) does actually have a rat phobia. And he did, in fact, once encounter a rat that had swam through the pipes in his old house and emerged through the toilet.
I’d be afraid of rats too. What kind of life does a man have, when not even his toilet is safe? What kind of world do we live in, where a rat can interrupt your pooping and splash out to bite your balls?
Think about it. Rats. The toilet ball-biters.