The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. Leakysqueaky712

    Leakysqueaky712 said, over 2 years ago

    The only utensil Burl needs is a small shovel.

  2. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Leakysqueaky712

    Or an electric power fork…

  3. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If you use chop sticks you must take your time to eat, A concept that is foreign to Joy, Eat fast, Eat much, Eat Often. She has this needlepointed and hanging in the kitchen.

  4. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 2 years ago

    @Last Rose of Summer

    Or just EAT. Re: taking your time, I think that is a matter for the individual. I have seen Asian workers on a 30 minute lunch break set chopsticks afire with speed.
    It’s really sad but a lot of our present culture believes that if it is different from mine then it is bad and we should act against it and those who use it.

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @Leakysqueaky712

    “The only utensil Burl needs is a small shovel.”


    Small?

  6. June M. Moffatt

    June M. Moffatt said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, forks are quite tricky if you’re not used to them. Ever try to teach a baby to use one?

  7. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 2 years ago

    Check out the folks in the background….. Doesn’t it look like they are enjoying free lunch at the senior center…. ? ? ?

  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 2 years ago

    What kind of shirt is Burl wearing today? Is he trying to show off his non-existent biceps?

  9. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @mikie2

    Amen! I’m so glad I live in Japan—far removed from these bozos. And I do just fine with my o-hashi (chop sticks) thank you very much. Amazingly, after 25 years here I haven’t lost my fork, spoon, and knife skills. But the Pennys would probably find that difficult to believe.

  10. MissScarlet

    MissScarlet GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @DAZZ

    Actually, I think this is a repeat panel and Burl’s trying to show off an old ‘find it’.

  11. orbenjawell

    orbenjawell said, over 2 years ago

    WHOA!! Dining in an Asian-cuisine restaurant!! Burl must’ve gotten a raise!!

  12. imnormal

    imnormal said, over 2 years ago

    @Last Rose of Summer

    And bites are relatively small. Also difficult to eat things like potatoes and gravy or food drenched in cheese sauce with them.

  13. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Burl will like chopsticks better after he figures out he can rudely spear large quantities of some foods with them…

    Obnoxiously reaching past slow movers at the buffet…
    his obviously used chopstick coming from behind them out of nowhere
    to stab that last fried chicken breast before they can grab it….
    (even if it falls off they won’t want it any more.)


    3 pork dumplings in 4 seconds!


    And yeah, buffet….

    Chinese buffets around here have become a major attraction for budget diners and low-income seniors,
    though the price has gone up now to where some can’t afford it…

    Fast food is cheaper, but Denny’s costs more, especially with the tip…

    There are no servers so most people don’t tip at the buffet.

  14. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Well, the Penny’s certainly don’t tip! One of the reasons they go to buffets. Interesting concept about spearing with chop sticks, I may have to try that one!

  15. R French

    R French said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t understand why some folks have problems with chopsticks. Both my late wife and my current one took to them like a duck to water. You should see the looks from the servers when we bring our sterling silver chopsticks out..! Had mine for over 40 yrs now.

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