Pickles by Brian Crane for January 27, 2021

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    allen@home  about 2 years ago

    I feel your pain Earl. It’s hard hearing how your baby got hurt. Even harder knowing it was caused Opal was careless with the shopping cart.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 2 years ago

    Even one time some months ago when working at the grocery store, a car backed into me when I was hauling carts back to the lobby from the parking lot. Even driver of car was surprised when I let out a scream in panic and said they didn’t even notice me. No damage though. Gave a front-end manager our testimonies.

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    sirbadger  about 2 years ago

    I used to shop at a store where it was downhill from the store to my car. I rode the shopping cart down even though I was past 50. I never hit a car with the shopping cart.

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    Martin I  about 2 years ago

    A 60+ year old car that never had so much as a crease in the fender? That has to be a record.

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    Ratkin  about 2 years ago

    “I don’t want to hear what I told you to tell me.” Smooth, Earl.

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    wiatr  about 2 years ago

    It must be a hilly parking lot. The skin on an old Studey is thick. The cart may have erased some of the paint but make a dent? I think that’s not too likely.

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    Mikey Jay  about 2 years ago

    I got a big dent in the side of my car door one day. It would seem a truck door had dinged it mighty good. That dent was quite noticeable and bothered me every time I saw it. Then one day I bought some bullet hole decals and applied them to where the dent was. I stopped worrying about it from that point on. :-)

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    dadoctah  about 2 years ago

    “Halfway up, I met the barrel coming down….”

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    Doug K  about 2 years ago

    Earl is now seeing the tragic moment in his head. “Make it stop!”

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    RabbitHole  about 2 years ago

    I think the woman I saw yesterday was Opal. While the Mrs was in Bed, Bath, I was sitting in my car when a woman about Opal’s age was trying to park her car next to mine and the cart rack was next to that spot. She kept banging into it. After a couple of tries, she finally got it into that spot, quite close to my car. I happened to be on the phone at the time with my brother and told him what was going on. I told him wait a minute while I got out of Dodge and pulled out of my spot to one in the row across. Sure enough, when she got opened the car door, it was not a gentle push but a “swing wide open as hard as you can” push. It would have put a nice dent in my door if I had stayed there. Never once did she check to see how much damage she might have done to her car. I don’t know if she was married and, if so, if her husband is still alive. And before someone comments about mine, I would venture to say I am lot older than both Earl and Opal and probably that woman.

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    jagedlo  about 2 years ago

    Too late, Earl!

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    Jeff0811  about 2 years ago

    If I see someone walking one way while looking the other way, I go out of my way to get in their way. Walk forward, face forward…how can people not get that? Ok, enough venting for the day.

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    artmer  about 2 years ago

    Shopping cart?!? Studebakers were made with 12ga cold rolled steel. Need more than a cart to make a mark on that beast. She be lyin

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 years ago

    Shopping carts do a lot of damage ……BAD OPAL!

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    cubswin2016  about 2 years ago

    It does not pay to ask questions that you do not want answered.

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    Plainsman4 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    A shopping cart? Did this to a Studebaker? Earl, uncover your ears, we gotta hear the rest.

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    brick10  about 2 years ago

    Self-inflicted, even worse. You don’t have a stranger to blame.

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    Stychen Tyme  about 2 years ago

    This is right out of the “Cling Peaches” episode of All In The Family.

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    Homerville Premium Member about 2 years ago

    So tragic.

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    Indianapolis Smith  about 2 years ago

    She hasn’t even gotten to the part about the squirrel, the policeman, or the school bus…

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    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Those old cars were made of heavy-gauge steel, and a runaway shopping cart wouldn’t damage it at all, aside from maybe a tiny scratch.

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    Thinkingblade  about 2 years ago

    Some things you just don’t really want to know.

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    JudyHendrickson  about 2 years ago

    This reminds me of all inthe family where Edith dents a car with a can of ummmmmummmm cling peaches

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    William Green Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Mr. Crane seems to have forgotten the original strip when she said the dent is in the bumper. I cannot envision a shopping cart inflicting even the slightest dent on the steel bumper of a Studebaker.

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    mistercatworks  about 2 years ago

    Clearly her grocery cart license needs to be suspended. Runaway carts are no joke. People die from runaway carts.


    Other types of carts: I saw a woman turn away from her pram at an ATM. I was half a block away but I yelled loudly enough that a man was able to grab it before it rolled with the baby into the street. Never look away unless your hand is on it.

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    kab2rb  about 2 years ago

    News gets worse with the dent.

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    zeexenon  about 2 years ago

    Tell me, did you get the Store Certificate that the cart was wiped down?

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    ClayDennis  about 2 years ago

    Little “dimples” like that can usually be fixed with hot water and a toidybowl plunger.

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    Redd Panda  about 2 years ago

    If Earl was a good husband, he’d buy her a nice shiny Subaru.

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    ajakimber425  about 2 years ago

    But it wasn’t done on purpose, if it was. Wouldn’t it be bigger dent?

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    James Kiester Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Minus the presence of cling peaches in heavy syrup, this is a classic plot from, “All In The Family.”

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