For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 9 months ago

    son of a dentist after all

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    Hallowe’en is a good time to advertise, if you’re a dentist. The Pattersons’ house is a good house to skip on Hallowe’en, if you’re a kid.

  3. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Explains the need for the party, maybe

  4. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, 9 months ago

    How I loved popcorn balls when I was little … still do!

  5. jan n

    jan n said, 9 months ago

    When I was a kid there was almost always a toothbrush in my bag with the name and phone number a local dentist imprinted on it.

  6. BurkeKnight

    BurkeKnight said, 9 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    For years we gave out a Halloween themed dental kit — with brush, paste, and floss included. One time, thinking the kids would be tired of getting toothbrushes, I decided to give out candy like everyone else. The next day, I got calls from a couple of parents asking what had happened to the toothbrushes! Apparently, they counted on Halloween, when every year their kids would get a new one.

  7. R Mnxo4

    R Mnxo4 said, 9 months ago

    Been there done that (daughter of a dentist). Embarrassing as a kid, but every parent loved it! Besides, if we had given out candy it would have looked like my dad was fishing for business too much!

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    His dad IS a dentist, after all, so he gets them cheap.

  9. summerdog

    summerdog said, 9 months ago

    You can’t brush too often! The dentist is a very expensive place to visit if you don’t have dental insurance!

  10. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    summerdog, don’t let them sell you a bunch of unnecessary procedures. Filling “soft spots” is a prime example. I changed dentists and the “soft spot” didn’t turn into a cavity for 10 years.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 9 months ago

    What, no rocks, Michael? (heeheehee)

  12. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 9 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    As an American living in Canada this is one thing I find it very hard to get used to. Thanksgiving comes way too early and this year it was way too hot to cook a turkey for several hours in the oven. We just got turkey from the deli and had the regular trimmings. The past couple of years we’ve been having a second Thanksgiving on the same day as Americans celebrate it.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 9 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    “I’m guessing there will be Christmas-themed story lines coming soon.”
    Too true, Susan. In fact, Christmas has been roaring along robustly in some retail establishments around here. Sunday before last, we were out shopping, and I told the seven-year-old that I didn’t like to think about Christmas till the day after Thanksgiving, so I wouldn’t wear out my holiday spirit. After that, she warned me about Christmas displays and told me not to look at them. However, I suppose Burl Ives will tune up pretty soon.

  14. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz

    Those might be preferable to toothbrushes! Cripes, what does it matter if you’re a dentist? Give out packs of sugarless gum, at least!

  15. rkozakand

    rkozakand said, 9 months ago

    We had a dentist in our neighborhood, who gave out toothbrushes and those tartar spotting tablets.
    his was the most popular house in the neighborhood on All Hallow’s Eve

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