The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Patty, tune them out, especially about the harlequin patterned outfit…

  2. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh how I’d LOVE to just dope slap Burl sometimes! GAH!

  3. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And the part about appearing furtive and deceitful.

    Just think, Leaky is down of the coast (amid nearly 19 inches of rain!) being treatedlike a king. Not a care in the world, not thinking of us at all.

  4. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    Oh, Mikie, my heart is broken! To think that Leaky has forgotten us! Boo hoo!

  5. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @purple sky

    I don’t believe he’s forgotten about us, he’s just not thiking about us. And is that perhaps a double portion of gentle sarcasm there?

  6. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A point of personal privilege, if you guys please.
    I must brag on my senior son-in-law. He saved a two year old girl from drowning today. He was at a Fourth Party and was in the shallow end of a swimming pool when he noticed a small child swimming close by. He initially thought that this was one of those “baby swimmers” and was impressed with her skill. After several seconds he realized that the child wasn’t swimming and scooped her up and out. Mouth-to-mouth was applied and EMS called. She was transported to Tx Children’s Hosp and is OK. Parents were overwhelmed.
    I am very proud of Don. He saw, he understood, he took action. He saved a human life.
    He had recently read an article (I believe in the NYT) about how drowning people actually appear and recognized what was going on.
    Bravo! Besides, he’s stayed married to my daughter for 26 years, no mean feat, that!

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Some lucky people have parents who are wise, intelligent, and thoughtful.


    Alas, many of us are shocked, the day we discover that a person we once thought infallible….. Mom or Dad, or even a teacher … can give incredibly bad advice.


    I was only 10 when my father insisted on teaching me some math skills …. but he had it all completely backwards….


    I hope parental respect doesn’t still keep Patty from sifting very carefully through whatever her parents tell her.

    In fact, I’d say they live in Bizarro World…. whatever they advise her to do, she should just do the opposite.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Morning all!
    With Leaky gone…. who’s making the bacon?

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And please pass along our congratulations to your son-in-law, Mikie….
    and maybe some to your daughter for choosing wisely.

  10. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, over 1 year ago

    It always helps if a parent calls the boss to put in a good word.

  11. loves life

    loves life said, over 1 year ago

    Well Joy can loan Patty her OBWGF for the interview. Burl is spot on about the eye contact thing, if she doesn’t want the job. I would never take their advice, or eat their food. Penny I think is smarter than her parents anyway.

  12. Ray C

    Ray C said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    A great story, Mikie2. Drowning people often can’t even scream for help. They are truly helpless and can drown within a few feet of people.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instinctive_drowning_response

  13. Ray C

    Ray C said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    We all need to chip in and buy Leakie an iPad so he can keep in touch. I’d gladly take up the donations.

  14. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 1 year ago

    She gets a job evaluation on Sunday? I guess some offices could be open then. I worked in a call center that was, so maybe it’s not too far-fetched after all. Business doesn’t quit because it’s a weekend. If I was Patty, I would ignore their well-meant but outdated advice. She could get busted for harassment.

  15. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    Thanks for sharing…. nice that there was a happy ending….. ! ! !

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