Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Antoine Lowray

    Antoine Lowray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Smart husband

  2. quickly24

    quickly24 said, almost 2 years ago

    another, " yes dear" moment.

  3. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 2 years ago

    We live in an area where there’s lots of walkers, and there is a store nearby…but it is a bit of a trek back, and bringing back all the stuff one might buy does makes it that much harder.

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, believe me, walking TO the store is easy…….

  5. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, almost 2 years ago

    Have a grocery store, a convenience store and 2 dollar stores all within less than half a mile from my house

    As long as I have the time, and I’m not buying too much, I would prefer to walk rather than drive

  6. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 2 years ago

    She didn’t see the irony.

  7. finale

    finale said, almost 2 years ago

    Think of the ice cream!

  8. Daniel Drazen

    Daniel Drazen said, almost 2 years ago

    Remember stores that were actually within walking distance? That managed to squeeze in a meat counter? That had wood floors? That weren’t part of nationwide chains? I grew up with one of those. Wonder what happened to it.

  9. david_42

    david_42 said, almost 2 years ago

    I can walk to the store as long as school isn’t in session. Our road runs between a grade school and a high school, and doesn’t have sideways. During the school year, soccer moms in mini vans and new drivers in their “sporty” cars, turn it into a cross between Raceway Park and a demolition derby.

  10. Will Hays

    Will Hays GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    DDrazen I grew up with a store just like that, small grocery section, deli counter, wooden floors, and a place to sit down and drink a cold beer or soda, depending on your age, even had gas pumps, old style… it is still open too

  11. Tony

    Tony said, almost 2 years ago

    At the risk of sounding like my father…when we lived in Alaska, the routine was to walk everywhere because cars rusted out in a few years. We walked down to the store and lugged the groceries home. No wolves snapping at our heels though and it wasn’t up hill both ways, so i guess that dad had me beat.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jenn

    “Walkers” in another context isn’t funny. As in “The Walking Dead” where the stenchies get various monikers including walkers.


    Arlo’s attempt at humor not only falls flat but Janis is too much of a realist to see the funny. I agree with Janis in this area.

  13. Keith

    Keith said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m with her on this one. She’s right.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    Something should be done about that. If there were sidewalks or trails to destinations that would be great.

  15. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 2 years ago

    We all make choices. Most people want as much house as they can get for their income, in a quiet neighborhood. In order to maximize their purchase, they tend to go to the outer limits of their commute tolerance, since houses are generally cheaper farther out. But then they live in a neighborhood that is not at all walkable and have to use the car for everything, and as traffic worsens, their commute time increases beyond the limits of their tolerance. I opted for a smaller home and a tiny yard, but I can walk, bike, or take transit to most destinations (including almost all of my shopping). My job involves providing a service in other people’s homes, yet I still only need to use a car a couple of days a week. Is my home or neighborhood perfect? By no means. At times do I find myself envious of people who have newer or bigger homes that cost less than mine? Yep. But then I think of the character and history in my neighborhood, and of all of the great stores, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues I can easily get to without ever getting into a car, and I know that I made the right choice.

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