Cathy by Cathy Guisewite



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  1. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, 8 months ago

    Different approaches… same result: it doesn’t work!

  2. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 8 months ago

    They never mention you need a work area four times the size of the finished product. My grandson’s bedroom was too small to assemble a simple computer desk.
    Damn you, Ikea!!!

  3. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I am more like Cathy in that I want to follow the directions, but I just don’t have the patience for “insert tab Q into slot W”. Fortunately my husband will do it, but if he is too busy, I’d rather buy preassembled.

    Good morning, Cathy clan!

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Regarding the Pro discussion yesterday, unless something has changed, you should be able to comment even if you’re not a Pro (unless they’re changing this).
    I’m fine with paying a little less than $12/year because I get such pleasure from reading the comics that it’s worth the $1/month, and I feel that go comics does a good job on the site and they deserve some support.
    I’m definitely not pushing the Pro upgrade, but it is worth considering.

  5. gmforde

    gmforde said, 8 months ago

    Next thing will be they get it finished and find leftover parts. lol

  6. Sally246

    Sally246 said, 8 months ago

    Men…never reading directions!
    Howdy, Cathy clan!

  7. catsarge

    catsarge said, 8 months ago

    I like how sometimes the assembly instructions have obviously been put into English by someone who doesn’t know English very well. It can be very amusing…and frustrating!
    Susan — your story arc idea is spot on! And Sally — what you said is definitely true in my world.
    Good afternoon, Cathy Clan.

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, 8 months ago


    Yeah, catsarge, you got that right, concerning English instructions translated wrong!
    My husband will not read the instructions for that very reason. Now, he is very good at following the instructions if I can decipher them.
    I remember the wheelbarrow we bought, in Texas, from 84 Lumber: Missing many parts.
    We went back to the store and got the part that the next step needed, and went home.
    When the next step after that needed a missing part, we packed the whole thing up in the truck, with our tools, drove to 84 Lumber and put the thing together in the parking lot, going in for each missing part, which they found one of and gave us.
    Yeah, we did get alot of strange looks from other customers.

  9. GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Nun'Ya Bidness

    What a great idea!! It gets the job done and drives home the point at the same time. Love it!!

  10. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, 8 months ago

    AACK. Regarding the last panel (and the whole comic, for that matter), I’m just going to slowly back away from them with my hands raised in self-defense. Nut-job alert …

    HI, MOM. Greetings, Clan.

  11. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, 8 months ago

    Almost as bad as instructions originally written in Chinese, Spanish, French, etc., and translated badly into English are instructions that are needed and yet completely left out. And what instructions ARE provided? A lot of times they’re totally incomplete and make absolutely no sense whatsoever!!!!! :-(


    Hi, rgcviper!


    Sally246: My husband is about half and half. If there’s not a lot of pieces when it comes to putting something together, he usually doesn’t bother reading the instructions because it’s usually pretty easy to figure out. But if there are A LOT of pieces involved [or if the item is a brand new piece of electronic equipment he’s unfamiliar with] then he WILL read the instructions to make sure he does everything correctly. Gotta love a man who’s capable of admitting that it IS possible to screw things up royally if you completely ignore the instructions at ALL times!!!!! ;-)


    Regarding the PRO account: I don’t have one but I’ve always been able to read and comment daily on Go Comics just fine without it. Is that something that’s about to change . . . get a PRO account or you won’t be able to read and/or comment??? And if you don’t provide G.C. with your credit card number [which they keep “on file”], how do you then pay for the PRO account? If that’s a change they’re definitely about to make, I certainly hope they give us enough warning so we won’t get a really unpleasant surprise when it happens!!!!! :-(


    Hi, “Cathy” clan. Hope everyone had a really nice day today!

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