Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years ago

    The fifth thing at Christmas that’s such a pain to me is five months of bills. (Find on YouTube “The 12 Pains of Christmas” which is a parody of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”)

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    And some people teeter every month.

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I also thought that pluggers do not charge gifts…they always pay cash…

  4. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 4 years ago

    Pluggers I know are the sort who still make home-made gifts – usually not so many bills that way. Home-made gifts – home-made gift wrapping, home-made decorations on the tree. Win-win situation for most pluggers. Years ago, at Christmas, my neighbor gave me a cookie jar with home-made sugar-free cookies in it. At the same time, we had also purchased a cookie jar for her – and filled it with home made sugar free cookies. The next year, I filled the cookie jar which she had given to me with sugar-free cookies and gave it back to her – and she filled the cookie jar which we had given to her with sugar free cookies, and gave our cookie jar back to us. We have been filling those same two cookie jars with sugar free cookies every year for the past thirty three years and trading those same two – filled – cookie jars back and forth every Christmas. It has been a win-win situation for us for years!

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 4 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    Are you sure you’re not getting your own cookies back?

  6. baumbewohner

    baumbewohner said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey !! I’ve got it nailed ! I’ve got 3 cats, and throughout the year I leave a kitten (anonymously, of course) at a loved one’s home . Come December, all my gift giving is done !! And quite inexpensively !!

  7. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 4 years ago

    One sheet of paper for each grandkid…….that’s a very large family.

  8. abesnake

    abesnake said, almost 4 years ago

    Not a problem with this Plugger. I put aside a certain amount in a special account each month and when the bill(s) comes in, I pay it (them). In fact I got my MC bill, covering everything, on Monday. The full payment is in the mail today. No angst!

  9. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 4 years ago

    What ‘Christmas Club’ accounts? As far as I know, they haven’t been offered in 10 to 20 years!!

  10. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago


    No reason you can’t do your own by automatically (or manually) transferring a fixed amount into savings every payday.

    Or if you have a Home Equity Line of Credit, pay some extra amount every month to cover anticipated expenses such as insurance, property taxes, and Christmas bills. Money into a savings account doesn’t earn much interest, money into the HELOC REDUCES the interest payment by whatever the interest rate is.

  11. stukuls

    stukuls said, almost 4 years ago

    What happened to Pluggers fiscal responsibility?

    I remember just a few panels ago how different things were.

  12. stlarry1

    stlarry1 said, almost 4 years ago

    what bills? i was paid for christmas with my hard earned savings, not my “Why am i still paying for this” debt. Debt = Dumb Dave Ramsey for the win! budget people. $20 a week all year go towards to all the gift giving needs through out the year so we dont have to payoff chirstmas and birthdays.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Yep, me too. I put money into savings every month FOR Christmas (budget) and refrain c from “borrowing” from that fund to pay for say a new TV or Smartphone when the one I have is just fine and when the season comes along I have the funds I need.

    Something congress should think about.

  14. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, almost 4 years ago

    What Christmas bills?!? I paid cash for it all. I’ve never believed in going into debt for Christmas.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    Why not just buy junk during the course of the year on sale and make presents out of that? Kids don’t need anything but love, food, shelter, clothes and an education anyway, no matter what they say. Other adults won’t like you more if you buy some junk for them. In the old days when material things were more scarce it would be understandable, but not now in this age of clutter.

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