As I remember, this comic was actually inspired by an episode of America’s Next Top Model. (Missy used to watch. I would be in the room, doing other things, within sight and earshot of the TV . . . DON’T JUDGE ME!)
Anyway, they had the contestants work with a runway walk coach who started by informing them all that he was far too important to make any effort to learn any of their names, and would be calling all of them “Pumpkin Pie.” Then he had them, one by one, show him their runway walk. Each contestant took three or four steps before he barked, “Wrong. Sit down,” but offered no explanation as to what they’d done wrong or how to fix it.
Applying military boot-camp techniques to teach something as low-stakes as stagecraft struck me funny, so I applied it to office technical support.