Okay, so here's my beef with some (certainly not all) publications: they change my captions, without asking permission! My caption for this cartoon was "I'm a management guru — the regular guru is two mountains over." I wish I knew which editor decided to change "a management" to "the quality" — I would have loved to tell him or her that the change ruined a perfectly acceptable gag.
I'm happy to report that most publications wouldn't dream of changing the wording of a caption without asking permission. I've even been contacted by phone by editors who wanted to make a change, but wouldn't do it without asking first.