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Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for April 20, 2021

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    eolan59  9 months ago

    Trader Joe’s doesn’t mind

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    Da'Dad  9 months ago

    Until the 4th panel I thought Janis was just stocking up.

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    allen@home  9 months ago

    To me it look likes can goods. But that just me.

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    mddshubby2005  9 months ago

    You won’t need it if it expires before you’re ready to use it, Janis.

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    Auntie Socialist  9 months ago

    Although it does lead to a certain amount of tittering in the break room

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    Auntie Socialist  9 months ago

    They’re too busy sending errand boys to southeast asia

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    DebUSNRet  9 months ago

    Exactly like I used to shop locally. But now the BiHi has closed.

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    Beaker  9 months ago

    I understand completely. When I go to the drugstore to buy Preparation H, I also get some toothpaste, aspirin, and gum to “hide” the purchase.

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    Fontessa  9 months ago

    Janis, buy a case and the wine store will deliver :)

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    artmer  9 months ago

    Amateurs. Pick 5 stores and alternate purchases between 4 of them. Then add 1 new store and drop 1 old store each week going forward, which minimizes your visibility.

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    nosirrom  9 months ago

    Janis, the next time you need a sanitary product send Arlo. Then we’ll see how many items he comes home with. ;-)

    And before one asks how many items I come home with, I’ve never felt uncomfortable buying my wife’s sanitary product. My only concern was making sure I got the right one. No substitutions allowed! Unless you have gone to 15 stores and then call to get approval for an available alternative.

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    Going Nuts  9 months ago

    In our house it’s the neighbors, not the clerks.

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    Jeffin Premium Member 9 months ago

    Buy six or more and get 10% off at my store. My check stand is a no judgie zone.

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    Michael G.  9 months ago

    Heh heh. In my state, retail beer and wine are usually available only in the liquor stores. It’s strange crossing the state line into NY and seeing beer in supermarkets.

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    jarvisloop Premium Member 9 months ago

    Have to disagree with Arlo on this one, at least in terms of my personal experience.

    When I was a high school student, I worked in a grocery store for a summer. The employees always noticed the customers who bought large quantities of alcohol on a frequent basis.

    Perhaps times have changed, though.

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    j.l.farmer  9 months ago

    she is with groceries AND wine!

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    christelisbetty  9 months ago

    Realistic in that each item sees to have it’s own plastic bag. Around here cities were starting to ban them, then the pandemic came around. they decided it was better to cover the earth with plastic, than have to wash the re-useables.

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    Tyge Premium Member 9 months ago

    Janis is wine shamed at her grocers? Boooo…

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    flagmichael  9 months ago

    A couple times I saw shopping carts with nothing but a dozen or more bottles of hard liquor, including large bottles of cheap vodka. The woman pushing the cart was the same, not visibly ravaged by alcohol to that extent. She seemed to be half Navajo, though. The Navajo reservation is only a few miles north of us and alcohol possession there is treated like cocaine possession here. A bootlegger, I think.

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    formathe  9 months ago

    I used to go to the “beer store” with my own two wheeler,,,,,,,

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    khjalmarj  9 months ago

    Another location clue! They must live in a state where you can buy wine in a grocery store! When we moved from Nevada to New Jersey, one of the more embarrassing things that happened to me was when I asked a checkout person in a grocery store where the wine section was. (“You can’t buy wine in a grocery store!” There are a very few now where that is possible; progress!) The other incident was when I stopped at a gas station the first time and started pumping my own gas (that’s a no-no in New Jersey!).

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    Beer requires snacks. It’s a rule.

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    Thinkingblade  9 months ago

    At least she didn’t drop into stereotype of just buying chocolate to go with the wine. Or at least presumably – I don’t know too may types of chocolates that come in cans.

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    unca jim  9 months ago

    It’s like buying condoms in Ohio..Buy 17 ‘other things’ so the teenaged scanner-girl won’t notice too much..

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    dagupster  9 months ago

    “It’s better to have it and not need it” is a recipe for food wastage. Tools, on the other hand…

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    yipp_eeee  9 months ago

    That’s easy for Arlo to say, but I bet if he bought condoms or Prep H he would cover them up with a cart full of groceries too!

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    pamletnola2000  9 months ago

    The clerks won’t care, but her neighbors will click their tongues, lol.

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    WilliamDoerfler  9 months ago

    Wimmen!

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    Marvin Premium Member 9 months ago

    Aunty Acid keeps her Liverpool flat stocked with 5L box wine.

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    Sanspareil  9 months ago

    most grocery stores around here (Seattle) sell wines in cans

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    CynthiaLeigh  9 months ago

    I know the ones at my local Aldi don’t care!

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    HappyDog Premium Member 9 months ago

    The clerks don’t care, just the customers for some reason.

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