For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 3 years ago

    Okay, that conversation made no sense.

  2. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader said, over 3 years ago

    Edited 3rd panel for clarity:

    I go [to] every yard sale in [the] city – and I give you 6 out of 10 for this one.

  3. my_discworld

    my_discworld said, over 3 years ago

    The lady is miffed there aren’t chips and lemonade. That would surely have rated a 10.

  4. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    The conversation made complete sense if you happen to live in a community with a higher level of citizens who have immigrated to Canada (in this case) or to the US and you’ve developed an ear for their vocabulary. Our country is a mixed bag of languages and customs which makes Canada an interesting place to live. We’re not all either English or French as one particular province would have you think. (I come from Quebec but am English)

  5. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 3 years ago

    Not all French are rude and hostile…in Paris or Montreal…people are people, every group has nice ones and jerks. If you act like a jerk, you will be treated like one.

  6. LarryW2LJ

    LarryW2LJ said, over 3 years ago

    Who the heck offers refreshments at a yard sale? I’ve never even heard of that before!

  7. merbrat

    merbrat said, over 3 years ago

    In hot weather, we had cold bottles of water for 50 cents. Tidy profit, but cheap enough for most anyone. Kept them shopping in the heat!

  8. mkcsSquirrel

    mkcsSquirrel said, over 3 years ago

    One year our neighbors had a big yard sale. My 8 yr old decided to set up a lemonade stand. It was so hot she made over $70 selling lemonade for 25 cents a cup to the shoppers. After the ingredients were paid for she still had over $60 what a haul for such a little kid. She was thrilled

  9. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    A few years back, I met a couple at a ’Fur Trade Rendevous in Northern Minnesota. They had made to trip to the United States from France j ust for that event. They were quite nice and were received with great enthusiasm by the participants

  10. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 3 years ago

    As I mentioned yesterday about our annual yard sale, some people did offer refreshments for sale. One guy cooked hot dogs and buns for a dollar each, a bag of chips for a quarter. Others sold canned soda and bottled water for 25 or fifty cents a can/bottle. Maybe the group missed a good opportunity. Her dialect sounds sort of Russian to me.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    If she wants free refreshments, she can forget it. Only tap water in little dixie cups for free lol. But having a table with refreshments for sale isn’t a bad idea. How about baked goods?

  12. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    I used to live near an area where they staged an annual community tag sale.
    Several whole streets were set up, and there were plenty of refreshments, including a hot dog cart.
    The result was a huge turnout.

  13. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    Gosh, howthe, you must be pretty delicate to think that’s an “offensive cultural joke.”

  14. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you to all for the explanations! I was fine with figuring out what she said, but refreshments at a yard sale? And then using that as an excuse for paying less? Ooookayyy… :-/

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    That wasn’t what she was offering to pay. It was how she rated the yard sale overall (only 6 on a scale of 1 to 10).

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