Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for November 21, 2019

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    Charliegirl Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Only if you don’t eat anything you just bought.

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    SpacedInvader Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I guess it depends on how far your Fit Bit says you walked. By the way, where did you get the paper bags?

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    Grumpy Old Guy  almost 2 years ago

    I guess there is some work out involved in actually going to the store, as opposed to shopping on line and having the groceries delivered home.

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    nosirrom  almost 2 years ago

    Only if you had to repack the bags so that the heavy items are on the bottom.

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    destry1970  almost 2 years ago

    On your wallet!

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Along the lines of weight training by hefting cans of beer.

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    david_42  almost 2 years ago

    If you run to the store, yes. The walk back, depends on how much you’re carrying.

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    gypsywolf59  almost 2 years ago

    Has anyone considered how down right nasty reusing cloth bags over and over can get? I’m not a “clean freak” by any stretch of the imagination, but sometimes I wish they would clean the check out area after some of those bags go through. Especially those who put all their groceries in them before they go through the check out. Then the checker has to take everything out, scan it and put it back. And then they don’t even use sanitizer before they start mine.

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    B.comics.61  almost 2 years ago

    Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think that today’s strip is meant to echo the first “Arlo and Janis” to appear in newspapers, on July 29, 1985:

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    Da'Dad  almost 2 years ago

    Thanks Bcomics, the whole article was interesting.

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    Opus  almost 2 years ago

    If you actually run to the store. Not drive.

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    ChessPirate  almost 2 years ago

    I believe it does. I count Grocery Day, Apartment-Cleaning Day, and Laundry Day as all, or at least part, of my daily cardio…

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    fuzzbucket  almost 2 years ago

    If you walk to the store, and walk back with the groceries, that would be a good workout. Do it every day.

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    As opposed to sitting at home watching the boobtube? Yes.

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    gaebie  almost 2 years ago

    Depends on if they had to get milk. The dairy isle is always at the far end of the store, and you can get 2000 steps on your fitbit almost.

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    cuzinron47  almost 2 years ago

    Considering the frequency of the trips may signal that, in your advanced age, you forget to buy things and go back and get the things you forgot.

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    DCBakerEsq  almost 2 years ago

    I exercise daily. All the way from my car to the local Dunkin’.

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    Ahuehuete  almost 2 years ago

    Only if you’re the car

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    locake  almost 2 years ago

    They are wasting gas by driving to the store every day. Keep a list and you can easily go twice a week or less.

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    BJIllistrated Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I just moved recently from Oregon to Washington. Actually only 15 minutes from each other since I lived on the boarder. Portland has banned all plastic bags for years now. I have learned to take my own cloth bags or use a paper one from the store if I have to. When I moved over the boarder to WA everything is still plastic. I was shocked to be handed something in a plastic bag. I hope WA hops on board the “NO PLASTIC” train soon.

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    yipp_eeee  almost 2 years ago

    When I arrive at the store I always think I should park in the farthest space instead of closest and get a little more exercise. Then always seem to follow it with “Next time”.

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    David Huie Green-Life is good  almost 2 years ago

    Not the way I do it.

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    Enoi  almost 2 years ago

    Did I miss Arlo’s retirement?

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    Homerville Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10 meaning 10 is a good cardio workout, you get a 1.

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    Boise Ed Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Two bagsful are “a few things”?

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    whenlifewassimpler  almost 2 years ago

    Make a list up we do and works great. Plus we make a lot of home cooked meals and freeze them.

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    weresemblethem  almost 2 years ago

    You have to walk up and down every aisle for the cardio workout. And then carrying 27 bags of groceries from the vehicle to the front door, setting them down to unlock the door, and then picking them up again counts for something.

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    JAE in MN  7 months ago

    Does anyone know for sure if they’re both retired at this point? They’re never shown in a work setting anymore— but I don’t recall a strip or series of strips that depicted them discussing retirement. By my math, they would now (in 2021) be somewhere around 60 years old— kind of on the young side to retire. Especially since they also seemed at least a little worried about money matters from time to time.

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