Jan 17, 2018
Jun 8, 2017
The money from Calvin’s first summer job will go to pay back Dad with interest.
Were binoculars really that expensive in the eighties? If so, I’d hate to know how much they cost adjusted for inflation.
Calvin could put the binoculars back in the case and hope that dad doesn’t notice. He could buy a new case as a gift to his dad.
Well they have enough to pay the tax on them so that’s a start, right?
Tigers have pockets?
This is when you call Grandma or Grandpa for help!
My guess is dad will probably skin him alive.
It amazes me that Calvin even has four dollars.
$4.35 won’t even buy you a bus ticket out of town.
Hobbes adds uplifting thoughts.
Hopefully dad still has his K-Mart receipt and can take Calvin back. No store credit please.
Try tears in front of your mom first. Maybe that’ll get her on your side. Maybe not. Worth the try.
“Do you have a layaway plan? Like, I could lay away in your stockroom so my dad doesn’t kill me?”
“One to six hundred dollars?” OK. So get a $4 pair.
Looking back on that I realize I just should have hid the dust in the grass and pretended I didn’t know that Dad had given them to me when he asked for them back. But in times of panic I can never think straight.
Great expression in the fourth panel!
Killing him isn’t good enough. Like in “The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal” a science fiction short story by Cordwainer Smith. Commander Suzdal REALLLLLLYYYY messed up bad! From the Wikipedia summary: ’Suzdal is stripped of rank, name, life and finally death, finding himself sentenced to the prison planet Shayol ’. So maybe that is where Calvin will be going! [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crime_and_the_Glory_of_Commander_Suzdal]