The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t forget the Nieman-Marcus boxes to put them in.

  2. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    As if people won’t know they’re clearance items . . . Feh.

  3. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    A chipped coffee mug…gee , thanks !
    (I was hoping for mismatched dish towels but I guess I’ll settle.).

  4. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    How about some stale candy? ‘Slightly irregular’ wash cloths? Last year’s Holiday Scents room freshening wax beads? Such wonderful, THOUGHTFUL pressies!

  5. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    And Burl did the gift wrapping? Has there been an alien abduction? Is he angling for some afternoon delight or has Joy completely triumphed as Dominatrix?

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago

    A couple who lived opposite us used the same wrapping paper, torn, creased, and covered with irremovable sellotape, year after penny-pinching year. They were a young (in 30’s) professional couple, (he was a company manager, she was a flautist, or clarinetist or something in a classical orchestra) both with good jobs, and as tight as a fish’s bum! (Of course, they were southerners – what can you expect).
    They obviously regarded us Geordies as one step removed from Neanderthal man (and possibly a step backwards), but had some of the filthiest practices I’ve ever encountered. For example, she – we’ll call her ‘Cathy’, because it was her name, took their son to the local church coffee sessions after the services. He was being toilet trained at the time, so she had a potty with her. He needed a wee, so she stuck him on the potty in the hall (fair enough – sometimes these things can’t wait). She then SHOVED THE POTTY UNDER THE TABLE WHERE PEOPLE WERE EATING AND DRINKING where it stayed for the rest of the session! A few people suggested that she go into the toilet and empty it out, give it a rinse etc, but she just smiled brightly and said it was fine.
    It stayed there getting kicked about and just being a noxious presence the entire time – and then she got hoity when people started to excuse themselves – ‘Oh, I must catch Mrs X’ – and not come back. Later, before she left, she did empty it – down the sink!

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    If they ever figure out that you can go to a place that sells store display fixtures and buy yourself a price label “gun,” there’ll be no stopping them…

    Not only will all the clearance stickers be gone, those $1.77 items from Big Lots will have a fresh tag they “forgot” to remove…

    “Gee, Honey, those ugly potholders the Pennys gave us are marked $28.00!!”

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yikes, Pacopuddy…. you put me right off my Christmas candy!

    I have to say, you almost never see anybody carrying a child’s potty anyplace over here.

    Great big toddlers are kept in disposable diapers in public till they’re “trained.”

    Of course, a few idiots leave the rolled up dirty diapers in public waste baskets…I’ve even seen them in store dressing rooms and on the beach.

    They have plastic on the outside but it’s still disgusting.

  9. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Another MIL story, one year we got a basket of nuts w/ a girlie nutcracker, You used her legs (ahem). My husband wanted golf rain pants, he got dirty ski pants with a broken zipper. She loved garage sales and her gifts reflected this. Worse, she was quite proud of her “finds”! I’ll bet the Penny’s keep a stash of garage sale stuff just for presents, these people probably regift stuff so often it eventually gets back to the original gifters!

  10. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I would have thought they do their Xmas shopping at the Dollar Store.

  11. ladybug43

    ladybug43 said, almost 4 years ago

    I re-gifted this year.My sister gave me two coffee mugs from Ohio’s Cedar Point..A couple of years ago (never used them).one price said $6.99 the other had an added sticker $4.99 same style mug so I remover the $4.99 sticker and I am giving them to my daughter and son-in-law (he loves coffee mugs) who went to Cedar Point on their Honeymoon two years ago…………..

  12. ladybug43

    ladybug43 said, almost 4 years ago

    …………….also love the colors in this strip………lovely blue and green…………I could sit them all afternoon…….

  13. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    The "Find-It " today is a smily face…. ! ! !

  14. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    “It’s the thought that counts”…. Is an old and true saying that seems to apply today…. Quit often the effort to identify, find ane wrap a certain gift….. far exceeds it’s value….. ! ! !

  15. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, almost 4 years ago

    Wait a minute. I want to hear more about this Yule Toad. Sounds like a tradition I could get behind.

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