Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Is this the same brother of Dill’s who makes bogus catapults and what-nots?

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Alice knows her big brother all too well.
    I may have met Dill’s brother (one of them, as he has more than one brother) in the parking lot of either of two groceries last Sunday….

  3. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 2 years ago

    we all start someplace, and then move upward?

  4. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 2 years ago

    I was a bag-boy/cartherd. I was also the guy who took care of the “cleanup on aisle 6”.

  5. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Glad I never bagged a job like that.

  6. Flossie Mudduck

    Flossie Mudduck said, over 2 years ago

    I have all kinds of respect for carherds and similar employees. Where would we be without them? There is no such thing as a bad job – they all have their worth.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    “The grocery store nurse”? Love it!

  8. markbrowningmilner

    markbrowningmilner said, over 2 years ago

    as stanislavsky said, “there are no small jobs, only small employees…”

  9. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 2 years ago


    Same here. My official title was “Stock Clerk”, but, other than stocking shelves, I; unloaded trucks, loaded trucks, tagged merchandise(once re-tagged $2.49 each paint to “2 for $5” for a “sale”), cleaned up spills and other accidents, re-adjusted merchandise on the shelves(including the hellish toy department), assisted customers, ran errands for and between departments, herded carts, bagged purchases, and just about anything else that could be done by the lowest rung employee in a big department store. I enjoyed it, though. I once took a thousand-dollar bill from the check-out line to the office to get change.

  10. jc123k

    jc123k said, over 2 years ago


    You had me going there until you got to the fib about the thousand dollar bill !

  11. saxie5

    saxie5 said, over 2 years ago

    When I worked in a grocery store, the baggers use to be sent outside to gather the carts. We had a McDonalds near by and some of them would sneak over for burgers.

  12. comicsboi

    comicsboi GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Why would you say that? Thousand dollar bills exist. A couple of decades ago, they used to even be given out as prizes on a game show (TPIR). They may not be in circulation (much) now, but they were still something people could come across once in a while at the time some of us were kids / teenagers (back in the 60s or even 70s).

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 2 years ago


    I swear to you, it actually happened! I stared at it all the way to the office.

  14. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I worked to American Greetings., wrestled big boxes of cards, restocked shelves, ordered new merch, repriced merch. sent back overages, and traveled all over the county to 12 stores, AND dealt with a dumb, idiot of a manager who would quietly stand at the end of the aisle and “watch” you. I asked him more than once to announce his presence. Finally, fed up with him, I applied to a manager’s position and really enjoyed it. It is all in the management. The worst was the store managers who thought they were the king of their universe.

  15. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 2 years ago

    @Last Rose of Summer

    I used to do that for Hallmark cards.
    One thing I learned working in retail was to always make friends with the maintenance people. They could come to your assistance quickly or take ever so long.

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