The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    …and saves water by not rinsing them out.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    But does she wash them in between uses?

  3. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, almost 4 years ago

    She just sprays them with Fabreze™.

  4. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    But does she reuse paper plates?

  5. PoorPig

    PoorPig said, almost 4 years ago

    Styrofoam cups are a bad idea for the environment, even when you only use them once.

  6. lily245pj

    lily245pj said, almost 4 years ago

    I hate styrofoam cups. Makes everything taste awful.

  7. loves life

    loves life said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder what else she reuses? Paper plates? EEEEWWW
    I took care of a elderly lady who did wash paper plates to use a second time. Set them in water long enough and they tear apart. Waiting more water and soap. Oh well she was set in her ways I guess we all are . Styrofoam?I don’t like either We use real plates and our trash can doesn’t fill up as fast.

  8. Ralph Fisher

    Ralph Fisher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Guy jn blue shirt ready to throw up

  9. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, almost 4 years ago

    Then I suppose you won’t be asking how she knows how long it takes to air dry a freshly washed Q-tip?

  10. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe she and Burl only flush on #2 and once a day on #1 to save water. (Or is it the other way around?)
    The Pennys do use compact fluorescents at home since the U-Stor-It uses them and that’s where they get their bulbs (and TP, paper towels, cleaning supplies, office supplies, etc. etc.)

  11. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    Lip stick is hard to get off Styrofoam cups…! ! !

  12. dedgren

    dedgren said, almost 4 years ago

    I used to frequent a bar that reused paper plates. The owner would put a waxed napkin on the plate then the hamburger and chips. If the plate wasn’t stained he’d reuse it. Some of us regulars started writing dates on the bottom. The most I ever found were six dates.

  13. B. A. Bay

    B. A. Bay said, almost 4 years ago


    “even when you only use them once”

    What about if you buy a 144 pack and leave it in the pantry unopened?

  14. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve found a way to re-use much of the packing styrofoam we get from mail-order items: the flat bits I cut into cubes or rectangles, cover them with fabric printed in a very tiny Christmas calico, tie them with lengths of metallic plastic canvas cord or 1/8" satin ribbon so they look like wee little gifties, and then string them (corner to corner) on fishing line to make Christmas garland. The styrofoam ‘peanuts’ can be painted with acrylic paint and strung the same way, also for garland. Sometimes, while the paint is wet, I’ll toss on some glitter, and seal it with ModPodge. Looks quite nice, and keeps crap out of the land fills. I’ve sold many of these at craft shows, and people are always asking for more. Still haven’t figured out what to do with styrofoam cups, though — but we don’t buy them, so I guess the point is moot. BTW, I’ve found a way to reuse/upcycle water/soda bottles, too — the top bits I make either bells or the dress and body for little angels, the middle sections I colour and cut into strips to make beads (very carefully — it takes heat to do it) and the bottoms make wonderful ornaments, if you colour them with sharpie markers and stuff them with crinkled tin foil. As for the Pennys, well, I’d like to stuff the whole boilin’ lot of ’em with styrofoam and put them on display as a warning to decent folks about the perils of being ignorant AND stupid. >sigh<

  15. coot31

    coot31 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been to all day conferences and workshops where I used the same styrofoam cup throughout the day.
    I suspect that at home we all have quirky energy or money
    saving habits that we wouldn’t share with the general public.
    There’s a lot of prissy people with weak stomachs out there.

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