On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, over 2 years ago

    Claire’s just listed most of the reasons I’d never want or need to visit America.

  2. afficionado  (Tony)

    afficionado (Tony) said, over 2 years ago

    @Prof's hubbie

    Americans are thankful

  3. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, over 2 years ago

    @Prof's hubbie

    Please don’t change your mind! Just stay away

  4. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 2 years ago

    I think Prof danglais is pointing out how people are snobs when you cut down too it. No culture is any better then any others, we all have our good and bad points. The above comic points out snobbishness of “which side of the road they drive on”…Speaking of which, since the 1940’s Italians’ drive on the right, just like American’s. The British Commonwealth are the ones that drive on the left (per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-and_left-handtraffic)

  5. Doodlemommie

    Doodlemommie said, over 2 years ago

    @Prof's hubbie

    Where do you live?

  6. clms95

    clms95 said, over 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    Umm, I think that was the point… They aren’t supposed to drive on the left, but they do anyway…

  7. tiny dancer

    tiny dancer said, over 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    That’s the same point her father is trying to make, but Claire is saying they essentially drive on BOTH sides of the road. That’s the punchline. Also, I feel like she is not trying to say that she thinks her culture is better, but that it is the one she is used to and so she prefers to live where she is comfortable.

  8. phyllis M  bear

    phyllis M bear said, over 2 years ago

    maybe she means they drive on the wrong side for them on purpose which would be the right side for us which would be confusing for us so we cant decided which is the right and which is the wrong side and then therefore it is probably just better to take a cab.. which most of the guys driving on the wrong side of the road probably do in their spare time anyway……

    oh…..i guess we American’s didnt exactly invent that either did we?

  9. scsurfer

    scsurfer said, over 2 years ago

    Caught a cab once in Napoli. When the traffic backed up, he just hopped up on the sidewalk. Red lights were optional. Scary but fun. They know how to not be bored in traffic.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    A museum study many years ago showed Americans tended to start with the exhibits to the right, British to the left, and Japanese straight ahead. Japanese slang for taxi driver: kamakaze.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    While there’s no place like home (wherever that may be), any open-minded, flexible person would enjoy living in another country for at least a little while.
    I’ve seriously considered moving to my husband’s home country, and while there are many things I would miss from the U.S., there are also many benefits to living there.

  12. Bob Vious

    Bob Vious said, over 2 years ago

    @tiny dancer

    THANK you!

  13. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m reminded of a National Lampoon Radio Hour public disservice announcement: “Never send CARE packages to the so-called starving families in Europe. Because they’re not really starving at all. And do you know what they do with those CARE packages you send them? They whack them with their polo mallets and kick them into their swimming pools — and have a good laugh at your expense.”

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    This dude’s a car dealer. He should be as sharp as a tack.

  15. KathyMc

    KathyMc GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @tiny dancer

    I agree and she loved the trip she just doesn’t want to live there!

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