Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

Comments (29) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, about 14 hours ago

    Guess rat will just have to avoid bars from now on…

  2. Bilan

    Bilan said, about 14 hours ago

    But you get to steal food when the other person’s not looking!

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 13 hours ago

    I don’t even like having my own booth, if the restaurant is even a bit crowded. And I’m not always particularly fond of being seated with friends.

  4. agedengineer

    agedengineer GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Who knew Rat was an anti-communalist?

    Well, I think we all would guess it if it came up in conversation.

  5. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 13 hours ago

    I’m sure the other diners aren’t wild about having a rat at the table.

  6. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, about 13 hours ago

    Hell is other people. Communal table? Hell squared.

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 10 hours ago

    I had plenty of experience with communal tables in college and beyond. I agree with Rat and WaitingMan (just above this post.)

  8. Bontebok

    Bontebok said, about 9 hours ago

    Add me to the list of anti-communalists. Occasionally it has been forced upon me; college, banquets, etc. But I go to a restaurants to enjoy a meal, not to make conversation with strangers.

  9. Fredcritter

    Fredcritter said, about 8 hours ago

    Hell is, indeed, a communal table. Where you’re only allowed to eat from spoons and forks … which are all 6-feet long. Works pretty well in heaven, but in hell…

  10. John Smith

    John Smith said, about 8 hours ago

    A table full of crocs & zebra – now that’s a communal dinning experience

  11. uniquename

    uniquename said, about 7 hours ago

    He would hate the no-name restaurant in Boston. I liked it though, and they have a great seafood chowder! (That’s saying something, cuz I really don’t like seafood very much)

  12. Plumbob Wilson

    Plumbob Wilson said, about 7 hours ago

    I can sympathize. The weirdest person in the room always sits at my table and wants to make small talk about the most inane things, until I want to chew off my own arm to escape. I can’t, though, because we’ve been married for 35 years now.

  13. ebsan

    ebsan said, about 7 hours ago

    I ate at communal tables in the Marine Corps for four years. Didn’t bother me.

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    There used to be a really good place outside of Jackson, Ga. just up the road past the Flying J truckstop where you sat at circular communal tables, and the servers put the food in a big Lazy Susan arrangement in the center of the table. You served yourself with what you wanted, as much as you wanted, and quite often made new friends while having a nice dinner.
    The pans with the food were constantly replaced by the servers, and was always fresh, and hot.

  15. garcoa

    garcoa said, about 6 hours ago

    Everyone at the communal table will be texting or surfing on their cellphones, which even most young couples do now when they eat together.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (14).