On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. BahramtheRed

    BahramtheRed said, over 3 years ago

    .44 cents a jar? Figure out why you need glass and then fill the store room…

  2. Clydesmom66

    Clydesmom66 said, over 3 years ago

    Seriously? Claire is supposed to have a marketing degree and she doesn’t know what a gross of product is?

  3. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago


    Then there wouldn’t be a punch line if she did know.

  4. R Pyle`

    R Pyle` said, over 3 years ago

    It really bothers me how inept this girl is. Yes, I know it’s a comic strip, yes I know it’s all done for comedic effect. Good thing she’s supposedly going for a general business degree, because she wouldn’t last five minutes in marketing.

  5. Crandlemire

    Crandlemire said, over 3 years ago


    Actually that’s .43 per jar — .430555

  6. momsaid

    momsaid said, over 3 years ago


    Judging by the past strips, she hasn’t paid close attention to many things in her life. This display of mathematical ignorance comes as no surprise.

  7. Allen Willey

    Allen Willey said, over 3 years ago

    Kids today… I heard a standup talk about asking for a dozen chicken nuggets, but the kid behind the counter said he could only sell him six or twelve.

  8. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 3 years ago

    Many years ago, the sole supply guy on a navy sub was sick and another ordered toilet paper before getting underway. He figured out how many individually wrapped rolls they needed for their extended cross Pacific cruise. He was surprised on delivery to discover that a unit was a 64-roll box. The Quarterdeck watch shouldn’t have signed for the delivery before inspecting the truck.

  9. waykirk

    waykirk said, over 3 years ago

    Hey Navy, lucky you got that.

    In Uncle Sam’s Army, in 1970, all we got was a small roll of TP in our CRATS kit.

    Didn’t help if you got dysentery.

    Thanks for your service all G.I.s. Then and now.

    The old Sarge

  10. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, over 3 years ago

    She didn’t say what, she said why. Why that many? Why not a dozen? I don’t know. But it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what a gross is. People read as good as they spell in this comments

  11. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 3 years ago

    @Allen Willey

    I once asked for 2 ounces of pepperoni. The young woman, who looked like a high school student, gave me a puzzled look, and cut .02 pounds (digital readout), which amounted to very few slices. I had to tell her that 2 ounces is .125. If I’d been in teaching mode, not that I’m a teacher beyond being a parent, I’d have asked her how many ounces were in a pound, what part of a pound is 2 ounces, etc.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago


    Ugh. I’m tutoring algebra and they have to punch .125 into a big calculator with about 5 steps to convert to the fraction equivalent of 1/8. I don’t know what I’m going to do. If they hit one wrong button, not to mention the time it takes. They seem to be on sensory overload when I explain it on top of everything else.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago


    That’s just gross.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Claire and Paul should check out “Arlo and Janis” on March 3. There is a very tender hugging scene.

  15. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, over 3 years ago

    Why doesn’t Claire just look up “gross” on the internet?

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