Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Poor dad, it’s hard to relax after a bad day…

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Dad can’t catch a break today.

  3. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    Happy Father’s Day Peter!

  4. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 1 year ago

    Happy Father’s Day, Richard Thompson.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    Leave it to Dill to make a bad day even more dramatic than it really was! Alice has not yet learned the subtle art of cheering a depleted Dad, but she will….

  6. Dave Baugh

    Dave Baugh GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How did Petey’s recital go?


    JAXXXON said, over 1 year ago

    @Dave Baugh

    We will see the results tomorrow~~~

  8. Taz

    Taz said, over 1 year ago

    Richard, you nailed everyman’s bad days! Well done, and happy father’s day!

  9. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Like my wife, as soon as I get home she is after me to output a dozen documents to our braille embosser for her friends. Our neighborhood is a magnet for the blind and there are three people that have BEs better than ours. (The ATC Braille & Print — ) It is a portable! And noisy, I have to wear ear protectors around it.

    What more the paper is expensive 49.00 per thousand sheets with shipping. Can my wife charge a six cents a page to cover the cost of the paper and maintenance of the machine? NO! These are her friends!

    Her friend Frances has me print over a hundred pages a night. Every Saturday night she has to have six song books for church, 17-25 pages each. Today she gave me a twenty minute cussing out because I put the wrong version of the lyrics for one song. She gave me a title, and I didn’t realize that the Episcopal version of the lyrics was different than the New Protestant Assembly version. (Damn Bible thumping holy rollers.) I told her to take her embossing to her neighbor, his embosser cost four times what mine cost, and it can emboss both sides of the page at the same pass. Her excuse was he charges seven and a half cents a page.

    Her pastor told me six weeks ago that they can get the whole songbook in braille for free. She said that it took too long to find the songs in the big books. I gave her a list of jobs she had me print since I got the machine. 27,906 pages in under nine months. I then told her that her freeloading days were over. Until she pays me $ 1,967.38. I am not printing a thing for her. Now she is mad at me. Big deal. And my wife is mad at me, what’s new.

  10. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Have a great Father’s Day. Mine hasn’t gone well at all.

  11. dsl394evr

    dsl394evr said, over 1 year ago


    Your generosity is quite appreciated, I am sure. Maybe your wife will see the logic of free song books if you keep encouraging her and telling her everyone will have a challenge that can be quite empowering for them. BTW since your work is for the church, you should be taking all those supplies off your taxes.

  12. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    It is not my generosity, it is my wife’s. I do not consider 114 cases of paper and eleven replacement embossing heads generosity. I call it stupidity at a cost of nearly US$ 7,200.00 with no return.

    It isn’t just the song books, it is the newspaper articles, the stories from magazines, recipes letters to other blind friends, reports to one neighbor’s blind boss, (he is the second worst freeloader and has used USD 600.00+ in services.) Of course there are the instruction manuals for things my Wife’s friends buy but don’t get braille manuals for because they aren’t available. I have to find the manuals on the internet — if they are available, convert the PDF’s to word, run the manuals through the braille editor to put in the proper formatting and contractions, then print them and bind them. And four of the freeloaders love to have fanfics printed to braille. And that isn’t all.

    Thanks to the software that came with the embosser, I have records showing who had what embossed and how many pages. I am cutting off the free printouts and billing them all at 7.5 cents per page. No pay up, No Print! They all have overstepped my hospitality. Their friendship to my Wife is a luxury that is too expensive.

    My wife doesn’t like it, but I am formally billing Francis. She uses over three times as much embossing as the nearest other freeloader. If she doesn’t pay I take her to small claims court.

  13. yoicks!

    yoicks! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    If one foolishly chooses to make a doormat of oneself, how can one blame damn Bible-thumping holy rollers?

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago


    I hope so, Sisyphos, but some people manage to reach old age without sprouting any insight or empathy . They just keep grunting around with the same old narcissistic stone . . .

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago


    “Now she is mad at me. Big deal. And my wife is mad at me, what’s new.”
    Hooray for you, MK.

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