I'm sure everyone knows at least one person who has a tendency to blow things out of proportion. (I'm one to talk, with this comic)
I know someone who pitches a fit at the very thought of provocation. She'd be mad at you for thinking of doing something, rather than focus on the fact that you didn't do anything at all. Whenever I make an extreme comparison to make a point, instead of focusing on the point she'd rather focus on the extreme and ignore the point altogether. This comic is a way for me to vent while keeping the subject somewhat anonymous.