Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for January 23, 2013

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    el8  over 10 years ago

    Catching up their backlogged calls.

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    Linguist  over 10 years ago

    Our dispatcher is new on the job.

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    Aussie Down Under  over 10 years ago

    No pockets in a shroud so I guess his estate gets the bill.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Remain on the line. Do not attempt first aid. An ambulance will be there eventually.

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    Rodney99  over 10 years ago

    Or as I said to a clueless bill collector after my Grandfather died: “We can’t go digging him up just for YOU, now can we?”

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    jreckard  over 10 years ago

    Wrong service.

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    Varnes  over 10 years ago

    Just stiff ’im….

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    Vonne Anton  over 10 years ago

    With all these EMT’s standing around, and we’re gonna get billed anyway…would you guys take our blood pressure?

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    jerry6665  over 10 years ago
    hahaha…. great line! the stories this toon prompted made me laugh. it’s good cuz today i’m going to a memorial service and this will make it all easier.
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    dabugger  over 10 years ago

    Now that is ‘on-time efficiency’? Reminds us of too many promises…..even some politicians….

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    tygrkhat40  over 10 years ago

    I seem to remember that it was in Liz Taylor’s will that she be late for her funeral.

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    wndrwrthg  over 10 years ago

    Many decades ago, there was a need to call for an ambulance for my youngest son. When I received the bill, I saw that they had charged for an “unscheduled emergency”.

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    UM5  over 10 years ago

    While I have been divorced for close to 20 years I still get calls from a collection agency looking for my EX…. I think that it is time for a more aggressive response, anyone know an evil lawyer?

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    ossiningaling  over 10 years ago

    No problem. Just leave the bill in the box.

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    JanLC  over 10 years ago

    This strip isn’t so much a joke as a true statement. Even the fire-department-run paramedics will charge you a service fee for showing up at your house. If the wife is a survivor, then she is held responsible for the bill.

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    Varnes  over 10 years ago

    Richest man in town dies….In the funeral parlor, everybody stares at what had to be the most beautiful and expensive casket, Tiger Maple, silver, gold, diamonds, rubies, hand painted art on the sides….One guy looks down at him laying there, then looks at his friend as says, “Man, that’s livin’!”

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Let’s bring back an old concept: Pay for Performance.

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    pcolli  over 10 years ago

    I can’t stand the idea that someone gets richer by disposing of my body. I’ve left my remains to a medical school.

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    Varnes  over 10 years ago

    Feel free to sprinkle my ashes on the front steps, so nobody slips on the ice….

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    Rickapolis  over 10 years ago

    Sponsored by the IRS.

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    chirodc  over 10 years ago

    Is this what our health care will look like in the future? I think so.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 10 years ago

    So, THAT’S what the two silver dollars, one on each of Phil’s eyes are for?

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    blackman2732  over 10 years ago

    Government in-action

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    reynard61  over 10 years ago

    “I have yet to any government service operated, or run, correctly or efficiently for more than one generation.”

    I’m sure that our military and more than a few police departments, sheriff’s departments and fire departments (which can sometimes have fathers and sons serving within the same unit or chain-of-command) would vehemently disagree with you.

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    Varnes  over 10 years ago

    Better Never, Than Late…

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    Varnes  over 10 years ago

    How can privatization be cheaper? How can you do what needs to be done more inexpensively, if it can be done at cost by the current staff? Making a profit on top of that is cheaper? Math, man. If the company does such a better job, why not just hire the manager? ..

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    js305  over 10 years ago

    My brother in law had a son who died at the age of 21. He owed money here and there, as many that age do. One particularly persistent collection agency just kept hounding, mainly sending threatening letters and notices. So, his dad simply filed a change of address with the post office to the address of the cemetery, complete with lot and space number.

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    Caddy57  over 10 years ago

    I got bills for one ambulance ride my Mom took in 1990 ….across the street to the hospital…they kept the bill coming for a year …..I kept turning it in to her Medicaid social worker $500 …..for less than a block.

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    hippogriff  over 10 years ago

    Bruno Zeigerts: In my youth, ambulances were hearses and the service was provided by undertakers. It took quite a while to notice the rather obvious conflict of interest..The casket falls out of the vehicle as they leave for the cemetery; the undertaker says to his assistant, Looks like we better rehearse this one.

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    Julie-21  over 10 years ago

    Write them a check.

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