The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’m very surprised to read that Joy is a compulsive cleaner…

  2. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @margueritem

    You’re right. That does not seem to fit her persona.

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    @margueritem

    I can only think that it’s because she’s been told NOT to do it, and she’s determined to find a reason to take the linoleum back and get a replacement – more expensive, obviously – look at all the trouble it’s caused for her, not to mention the gas and they’ll need the new stuff professionally fitted and – Look just give her a cheque for a straight $1,000, and she’ll get it sorted out herself, okay?! (Stores these days – I thought the customer was always supposed to be right!)

  4. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, about 2 years ago

    then don’t wax it stupid.

  5. peggykb9

    peggykb9 said, about 2 years ago

    In her dreams….

  6. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Linoleum? Can it even be found any longer? I agree with Marg, I I cannot believe that she is cleaning and with Baku that she should simply follow instructions. As if! She will do what she is going to do, she will complain and she will try to get money as a result.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    OK, fess up….
    how many of you didn’t wash your hands before you read the heart-shaped plaque?


    You should always wash your hands before you go to the Pennys’ in the first place…. and put on elbow-length rubber gloves…
    which you throw away after you touch anything….

    Don’t purposely sniff anything…
    if Joy says “does this smell funny?” just say “YES!”


    And for God’s sake, don’t eat anything!


    As soon as you leave, go someplace cleaner…. like, say, the downtown LA bus terminal….
    scrub up with antibacterial soap

    and of course, have a nice refreshing glass of Marg and Susan’s ™ Super Strength Ultra Brain Bleach.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Happy birthday, yesterday, GymShoe..

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Make sure coffee doesn’t turn??


    Make sure it doesn’t……. spin? go bad?
    change color? veer off in a different direction?


    Exactly what were they doing, drinking or smoking that makes the coffee do any of those unless they make sure it doesn’t?

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    The only house in the street where you wipe your feet before you leave . . .

  11. celestpuls

    celestpuls said, about 2 years ago

    Maybe Joy is suddenly pretending to be a cleaner so Verl doesn’t find out her true obsessions. (And what happened to the finials)?

  12. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Debbie, you and I are about the same age. We had linoleum in the houses I grew up in, and mom always called the refrig the “icebox.” She actually had an icebox as a child and didn’t have electricity until she was in HS—in Houston! I still call it an icebox out of habit, altho some older relatives called it a “Norge.” I can also remember being young and thin but that’s another story!

  13. rmvose11

    rmvose11 said, about 2 years ago

    I bet Joy thinks she cleans all the time, because every moment she’s not sitting on her big rear eating ho ho’s seems like an eternity. I imagine her swishing a dirty mop around sort of like she rinses her shirts!
    But she must keep up appearances, so at first glance the house looks clean. If you start looking in the corners or touching anything, eeewww. That is, if the smell from the Glade plug-ins doesn’t do you in first!

  14. finale

    finale said, about 2 years ago

    Back at “work” we had janitors that “dirty mopped” the floors and then once a month would wax the dirty tiles. After 5 years what were once beige tiles looked brownish yellow. We had to move some furniture around and were hysterically laughing at the contrast between the original color versus what it had become.

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I thought first thing that I had wandered into an alternate universe where the Penny’s would become the model citizens (but they then would not even LOOK like the fat slobs they always are, so we could not know them! I think I’ll just take a deep breath and go back to BS.

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