Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt

Frog Applause

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, the waitress will surely bless you…

  2. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    I wouldn’t recommend going to that restaurant again.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Some ‘christian’ pastor in St Louis did that the other day.

  4. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I haven’t heard any thing about that.

    I did hear about a pastor in St. Louis who wrote a note on an Applebee’s bill but paid an 18% tip.
    Then a server, other than the pastors posted a copy of her check on the internet, exposing her personal info that’s contained on the bill and the server was fired.

    The pastor’s note read something like “I give God 10%, why do you get 18%?”

  5. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There you go again Teresa. Making us look when we don’t want to!

    I like to blame everything on X_Tech too!

    I ♥ the turtle ‘cozy’!

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    We should go back to tipping only 10%.
    Remember, the high tip rates today were set by the restaraunt owners to avoid, directly, paying decent wages.
    A good number of the waiters and waitresses I’ve had recently don’t give any service worth tipping for anyway. (In a pub recently I waited on the patio (which was open, I checked) for twenty minutes before I had to remind them I was there.
    (I was waiting for someone and had nothing to do anyway. I read my newspaper and book.)

    Also, don’t tip on the tax in bill. They didn’t sell you the taxes.

  7. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago


    The pastor lied. She didn’t tip although she claimed she’d left money on the table. She was with a large party. As is customary, with large groups, a 17.5 or 18 percent tip is recommended , or in many restaurants, automatically added into the bill.
    Applebee’s, a restaurant notorious for employee discrimination and exploitation ( there are three class action suits against them at the moment ),did “lay off” the server.
    After all the national who-ha, the pastor – a woman known for contrariety and shall we say, an attitude, tried to mollify the press by stating she’d tipped the server, when in fact she stiffed her !
    Glad I don’t go to her "church " !

  8. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    How is it that you got that info? That she didn’t tip at all?

    I used to just tip normally but since both my kids got jobs where they depended on tips my attitude changed considerably.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    The “personal info” was the handwriting, by which several people familiar with the “pastor” were able to recognize her. And technically, God never sees his or her cut of the tithe, which is absorbed by administrative costs associated with maintaining the official lobbying group to which one belongs. Overhead, you know.

  10. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The Ivory soap cupons are just mean. Any dermatologist I’ve ever seen has asked me first thing what kind of soap I use. The one soap they say dries out skin is Ivory. They just told my husband to quit using it. I told him 20 years ago! Would he listen to me? No!

    I laughed and he did too. Now he’s using Dove, like me.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    RE: Postage stamp. As a regular user of GoComics, I will often use the magnifier button (against my will) to be fully offended by comic strips to which I am subscribed (against my will), especially those with a lot of text that reduces to a blur at the size required to fit the allotted space.I have a sudden urge to watch Do No Harm.

  12. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago


    Ivory soap, according to an old Maine trapper, I knew, if not rinsed off the skin, will repel mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums.
    Of course it dries the hell out of your skin…. but that’s the trade off.

  13. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    I used, for a while, to subscribe to that routine (church, followed by visit to local restaurant). I always left a tip. I haven’t used Ivory soap in years (I prefer glycerine concoctions, which I became accustomed to while overseas). Nevertheless, I am not demanding that Teresa withdraw this strip. See? It’s NOT “all about me”!

  14. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago


    Which reminds me of a (paraphrased) story:
    Congregant: Where does our tithe actually go? You seem to live an extravagant lifestyle.
    Pastor: I throw the tithe into the air and god keeps what he wants, I keep the rest.

  15. differentboat

    differentboat said, almost 4 years ago

    The Blog: Isn’t that “the comforts of Rump-ford”, as in “at least I can keep the biggest part of me warm without central heating”?

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