Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 08, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 4 years ago

    Calvin is becoming a senior citizen before his time.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  over 4 years ago

    When I first read this strip as a kid, I thought Calvin was reading the letter out loud, and the mailman had deliberately written that letter and placed it there to teach Calvin patience.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  over 4 years ago

    Open it Calvin! That could be your beanie!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    How is Calvin able to reach the mailbox (even if the postman left afore Calvin would get to the box)?

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    whitecheddar  over 4 years ago

    I feel you, Calvin. I’ve been stuck waiting for packages, too.

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    codycab  over 4 years ago

    There’s always next time, Calvin.

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    Kaputnik  over 4 years ago

    Compare to today, a delivery service from a well known Internet seller. Go on your computer or smart phone. “Your package is 9 stops away! Your package is 2 stops away! We can’t find your house, and have handed your package over to the postal service, good luck!”

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    A Good Way Off  over 4 years ago

    The older you get the less you want to check the mailbox.

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    Watcher  over 4 years ago

    Just think of all the character you are building and then one day you can use it on your dad and son.

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    Troglodyte  over 4 years ago

    Patience, Cal. Soon, you’ll be a has-bean(ie).

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    jpayne4040  over 4 years ago

    There’s nothing like those anxious times when you were a kid, and you’re waiting for something and time seems like it slows to a crawl.

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    dlkrueger33  over 4 years ago

    And today? Almost instant gratification with Amazon! One or two day wait! But oh, how I remember waiting those “6-8” weeks for something sent away for with proofs-of-purchase! They always seemed to come on the last day of that 8-week period. Never at 6 weeks.

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    HappyDog/ᵀʳʸ ᴮᵒᶻᵒ ⁴ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵘⁿ ᵒᶠ ᶦᵗ Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I ordered something and paid for overnight shipping before I saw the fine print, “Overnight shipping is measured from the actual day we ship your purchase.”

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    donwalter  over 4 years ago

    Yeah, we know that you are waiting for the beanie in the mail. This is good practice for when you get older, and someone promises you that the CHEQUE is in the mail…

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    DanFlak  over 4 years ago

    My wife and I owned a home health care agency. We did NOT accept Medicare for two reasons: the main one was that it could take up to 180 days to get paid.

    The other one was the additional people we would have to hire to do the paperwork which would add to overhead and raise our rates to our customers. You can’t charge the government more than other customers even though they require you to do more work. The government ALWAYS gets the lowest rate.

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    Max Starman Jones  over 4 years ago

    When I first read this arc, it was in a comics collection we had bought. So I read everything in just a short sitting. It is more fun reading this in the setting it was anticipated. This took a long time!

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 4 years ago

    I don’t think we’ve ever seen Calvin sit this still for this long.

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    KEA  over 4 years ago

    Yes. Definitely.

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    Oclvroadbikerider  over 4 years ago

    Calvin needs to sign up for Informed Delivery Daily Digest to get emails about what is being delivered by the USPS. Oh, yeah. This is the 1980’s.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Letter says: “Sorry. Propeller topped beanie is out of stock. We don’t expect a new shipment before Christmas! Keep eating CCSBs (Chocolate Coated Sugar Bombs)!”.

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    BiggerNate91  over 4 years ago

    Pretty sure he gets it tomorrow.

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    Bookworm  over 4 years ago

    I’m reminded of an old proverb; “Good news will come when it may. Bad news you can’t keep away.”

    (Disclaimer: In the aforesaid proverb, “news” shall be construed as information personal to the recipient from a reliable source that said recipient shall deem as good or bad in his or her own discretion, and said news shall be deemed to be true and reliable information to said recipient and intended to convey said information only, and said news is not subject to review, criticism, judgment, comments on reliability or factuality by any other party than said recipient.)

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Some things NEVER change.(!)

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    watashi73  over 4 years ago

    The beanie is old school but not as rewarding as being cheated by a decoder ring that would alert you to drink more ovaltine.

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    Peam Premium Member over 4 years ago

    What’s the old saying? “A watched mailbox never posts!”

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    Joliet Jake  over 4 years ago

    About all I get in my snail mail these days (other than packages when I order something) are catalogs I’ve never heard of before and solicitations from shady “charities.”

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Ain’t it the truth.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 4 years ago

    This is like ordering something from Publisher’s Clearing House. Delivery can take months!

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    Jason Scarborough  over 4 years ago

    Watterson, dragged this story arc for the full 6 weeks didn’t he?

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    SonicFan91  over 4 years ago

    Wa wa waaa

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    hagarthehorrible  over 4 years ago

    You need to be patient in life for the good things to happen Calvin.

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