Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Boophilus

    Boophilus said, almost 3 years ago

    I can understand Gus wanting to get out for his own sake, but how does this make Mary Lou’s life any less stressful? She’ll either take on waaay more responsibility if she buys her father out, or she’ll have to rethink her entire income source. I hope Gus doesn’t try to pass this off as “for Mary Lou’s sake”.

  2. chizzel

    chizzel said, almost 3 years ago

    Smart owners don’t work, somebody else does it

  3. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The biggest question, will she be asking Gene, or just jump in.
    That could be a very turning point in the relationship.
    Can’t see owning a business, too much work to keep it going, the actual job and the administration portion.
    Besides, as the ‘experts’ say, ’ We’ll be buying everything off the web.’

  4. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, almost 3 years ago

    Interesting arc, good character development.

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago

    “You want it? You got it. I don’t even have to die first.”

  6. slebel

    slebel said, almost 3 years ago


    yeah I know and I’m getting tired of it.

  7. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, almost 3 years ago


    Exactly. I think Gus and Gene will insist she take a few weeks off to just relax first.

  8. mkhill

    mkhill said, almost 3 years ago


    I know the feeling.

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago


    It’s called ‘delegatin’

  10. don57

    don57 said, almost 3 years ago


    You’ve never been in the restaurant business, have you chizzel?


    ARLOSDAD said, almost 3 years ago

    Tomorrow the plan is revealed….maybe…

  12. Daniel Drazen

    Daniel Drazen said, almost 3 years ago

    Good save, Mary Lou.

  13. davbart92663

    davbart92663 said, almost 3 years ago

    Having friends that own a mom and pop restaurant, the mount of ‘work’ depends on how they define work.

    They consider the restaurant their kitchen, with friends coming over for ’mom’s home cooking’. Dad hosts, visits with regulars, and meets the new people, the kids serve and bus.

    According to Dad, the work is the accounting, taxes, and paperwork the government requires.

  14. locake

    locake said, almost 3 years ago

    I still don’t see less work and stress for her.

  15. Tesla Roadster 181

    Tesla Roadster 181 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    This story arc began with Gus very concerned about Mary Lou working too hard, being too stressed. He’s not going to sell out to her, Gene, or to Arlo and Janis. He’s going to practice “tough love” and get her out of this business. He’s 51% owner, so he’s in control – he’ll sell to someone of his choosing. 49% of the presumably large proceeds goes to Mary Lou. Maybe Gus will even put a big part of his cut into a trust for her. That will give her liquid assets to start fresh in her own direction, which Gus will undoubtedly spend his plentiful free time coaching her to do such that her stress level is much lower.

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