The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ma has it figured out. Call and say your electric’s on fire…or something..

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And threaten to stop using their power. That gets them every time, once they quit laughing, that is.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago


    Buy a generator, put up solar panels with a battery system for night…It is possible to stop using ‘their’ power. Maybe not always economical, but possible.

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I think this cartoon was written before solar power was in wide use. It certainly works well in AZ. :-)

  5. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if the CFD sent Ma a bill. Some places do that for false alarms.
    I notice that they are calling the power company on a land line. It has its own power and still works. That’s one of the reasons I don’t use the cable company’s bundled telephone service. How am I going to call them when the cable service is down? Like ‘em or not, my telephone service has been down twice in 49 years, both times during hurricanes. I can’t quite say the same thing about my cable service.

  6. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    VOIP can be problematic but the reason I switched was because my att phone bill had climbed to $42 a month for local only. For 5 bucks more a month I get unlimited local and long distance from cable. you can always buy a tracphone off the qvc or hsn for a hundred dollars with 1400 minutes that would last you an entire year to use as a backup phone.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    If morons do it in circles, all of them are wound up so tightly they’re positively kinky.

    Call them a 6th time, refuse to hold… hang up, call again….
    helps improve their efficiency.
    They have nothing better to do than talk to Joy…. after all, she’s a customer.

    If she keeps dragging that phone cord through the candle flame, or the cord knocks it over, she’ll set the house on fire.

    Then they’ll get lots of light from the blaze.

  8. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

  9. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago


    Love it!

  10. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, almost 4 years ago

    I read that some voicemail systems can tell, by the tone in the voice of the caller, that the caller is getting impatient, and so moves that call further up the queue.

  11. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago


    #@%$*# the tone of the voice; they should recognize words.

  12. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 4 years ago

    Some actually go by words. But there is an art to it. You have to be frustrated enough to swear but not so bad that you’re screaming and unintelligible.

  13. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, almost 4 years ago

    I agree, calling multiple times to report the same problem should really speed things up. Just because the person on the phone is not the one doing the repair has nothing to do with it.
    I like to press elevator buttons several times to speed it up. Process called El-excelleration.

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 4 years ago

    I only call if it is not obviously only my house (if area wide, there is usually a message at the beginning of call), then I just get out battery candles and settle down. If it is Cable, I will call them (and as I’ve already tryed all the normal resets, press 0 or shout “agent” until I get a live person. Once last month, they had most of my favorite channels showing as “not currently available” which really made me angry since they just did a simple rest at their end (should not have been that way).
    I agree with Mikie, I use my land line for local calls (and Skype for long distance- can also be used voice only if you are not presentable for that person).

  15. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    “Dunkin Donuts has power… Let’s go…. ! ! ! "

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