Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    Nobody expects full service in France? What has August got to do with that?

  2. Dr McCoy

    Dr McCoy said, 12 months ago

    How about the months between New Year’s and Christmas?

  3. JimT8

    JimT8 said, 12 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    It’s called la fermiture annuelle. (Annual closing.) Lots of cafes simply shut down while the people who run them go on vacation.

  4. Heavylift

    Heavylift said, 12 months ago

    If you lived here in Germany with me, for some reason it seems the Autobahn is full of autos from France at this time of year…. every year. And it is true… they drive like NUTS!!!

  5. bawana

    bawana said, 12 months ago

    @JimT8

    I thought that most of yur-op did the whole “let’s take august off” thingy. A few years ago, I needed a machine tool part from a swiss manufacturer and I called them around the first of august and the nice lady who answered the phone said: “there is no one here, call back in september” and hung up. And they wonder why their economy is failing……….

  6. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The Europeans look at Americans as crazy with the little time off we get from work. Many only get 2 weeks, which is too little for the amount of stress is associated with it..

  7. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, 12 months ago

    Why don’t we just skip July and August all together most years?

  8. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The French name for August is août, pronounced “oo”. That shows how lazy they are.

  9. papago

    papago said, 12 months ago

    My theory: children should go to school year-round, adults should gets summers off. Kids get bored – they have no credit cards or cars. On the other hand, WE know what to do with free time. Life is too short to work as hard as we do.

  10. jploch5408

    jploch5408 said, 12 months ago

    @papago

    If “children should go to school year-round” and “adults should get summers off”, then who would teach the children? Other children?

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 12 months ago

    @jploch5408

    The so-called entertainment industry is already indoctrinating the kids in abusive behavior and drug use. They’ll be happy to take up the slack.

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 12 months ago

    @JimT8

    Sadly, a lot of hospitals close, too. That’s a large part of why France lost a shockingly high number of residents during the 2003 heat wave in Europe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave#France
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    Making matters worse was the fact that because so many people were on vacation, very few people were checking up on the elderly who were living by themselves; as a result, “elderly persons with some degree of independence” saw the highest number of fatalities.
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    Couple this with a general lack of air conditioning in single-family dwellings and general inexperience with what to do when the heat goes up, France lost roughly 14,100 people to largely avoidable causes.

  13. rlfekete

    rlfekete said, 12 months ago

    Actually, you should say Europeans – it’s not just France that shuts down / or slows down. l’ve lived in Belgium and Hungary – same goes there.

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Looong siesta?

  15. KathleenMarie

    KathleenMarie GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Darren Blair

    WOW :-(

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