The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Self-absorbed @я$€#0£€$. Grrrrrr. My nephew works 3 jobs just to make ends meet, one of which is delivering pizza on weekends, and so many times he comes home with tales of people with this sort of mentality — and even when everything in their order is perfect these types rarely tip, or if they do they give him a smug, self-important sneer with a ‘keep the change’ (usually less than a quarter) and slam the door. I’d like to take that sodding ‘crazy bread’, wrap it in tin foil and it’d be the biggest suppository they’d ever bloody well see! Double Grrrrrrr!

  2. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Now, testing for understanding, Purple, you are upset with the Pennys and people like them because they mistreat those in service to them. Yes? You see, I’m not upset at all. I’d just shoot the blighters several times in a non-fatal place! There’s a special place in hell for them.

  3. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Would that I could, Mikie. But I’d be the silly sod to end up getting thrown in gaol. Yobbos like that just ain’t worth it. Still, it’s nice to DREAM, innit?

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Every once in a great while, I’ve made a comment to the effect that someone in my family….
    like one of my Illinois aunts or uncles…. or even my Dad….
    had at some time been seen to do something Pennyish,
    usually involving thrift, or sometimes obtuseness.

    I’ve always pointed out, though, that none of them were ever stingy or cruel, like the Pennys…
    merely naive, or or price-conscious.

    When I see a strip like today’s, however,
    I want to take back every word I ever said that drew any sort of parallel between any relatives of mine, living or dead, and any Penny, Shemp or Darwin from Crustwood.

    These people are unrelated to any sort of human….
    their closest kin are weasels and wolverines.

  5. peggykb9

    peggykb9 said, almost 3 years ago

    I used to work at a Little Caesars and loved making Crazy Bread orders. We were carry-out only (no delivery or dine-in) and people always called during a blizzard or ice storm and want delivery. Pizza Hut had already told them they didn’t have any delivery people available.

    They’re the type to use coupons and tip based on what they have to pay in cash, not on the value of the meal and service..

  6. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Oh, Susan! How can you demean weasels and wolverines so?

  7. Nozzi

    Nozzi said, almost 3 years ago

    I had a short stint as a pizza delivery person once & believe me it is one STRESSFUL job, they send u to these crazy, extremely hard to find places at night, in all kinds of weather, u can’t see, u have a time limit, the pizza is getting cold,,,,,sometimes I would pull over & just cry,,,,the last thing they need is mistreatment,,, Be kind & if u can, please tip well..they truly deserve it.

  8. loves life

    loves life said, almost 3 years ago

    My son delivered for a while, he had to buy his own gas.
    Supposedly they gave him money for the distance. He drove 10 miles and got .10cents a mile from them. He was one to drive around a clay road with no house # on the mail boxes.
    Yes I do believe delivery guys should get at least 5.00 for every 5 miles they have to drive to find your place.

    I hope the boy put the Pennys pizza in the snow to cool off.
    I wonder if they argue who delivers to them when the order is put out. Give it to the new guy?

  9. David  Kahoun

    David Kahoun said, almost 3 years ago

    Believe me, this happens! There was a day a few years ago when I made it to work in a big snow but someone who lived a lot closer didn’t make it. The next day he said he couldn’t make it in, but he ordered pizza. We all said “You tipped big right?” He didn’t tip at all! He couldn’t make it to work himself, but he expected someone to make it to his house and then didn’t tip.

  10. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 3 years ago

    There are some things that I avoid doing, partly because I am not sure how much to tip because I don’t even know prices in advance. I never order food delivery in any case because (even before this year) there are only a few places where I would like the delivered food, and they are also “carry out” only.

    Julie is just showing us another reason to disparage the Pennys – LOL!

  11. finale

    finale said, almost 3 years ago

    Joy and Burl….made for each other.
    Had a relative that worked for a national pizza chain. She helped her drivers out by referring second time complaining customers (aka the Pennys) to other chains or other stores of her chain. Her workers appreciated her efforts.

  12. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, almost 3 years ago

    Axle Fusco is insulted

  13. orbenjawell

    orbenjawell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Just make fun of ‘em, like most times…….e.g. Joy’s jump-suit uniform thingie: Big As A…….BLIMP!

  14. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, almost 3 years ago

    I bet they have a GAS range too.

  15. MissScarlet

    MissScarlet GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @purple sky

    Just so you know, I make a point of being nice to all delivery people and definitely tipping pizza delivery people. I’m sure I’m not alone. I hope your nephew gets more of the good ones on his route soon.

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