27 thoughts on “March 21, 2017

  1. If the designer who made those swimsuits, the buyer who bought them, and the high level manager who authorized it, all were standing there, this woman would not have yelled. She only yells because the employees are low-level and cannot retaliate in any way. That shows true character!

  2. Quiz time, folks! At this point she goes off on another rant and demands compensation because:

    A) Marla was “rude” to her by pointing out she jumped the gun
    B) the sign was “hidden”
    C) she shouldn’t be expected to have to read signs
    D) all of the above

      • I had someone in line in front of me who complained about being expected to read signs.

        I couldn’t stop myself from saying, “You DO look older than six years old…”

        I thought the guy was going to have an aneurysm. The cashier, too, but for different reasons.

  3. I demand:

    1) an explanation
    2) an apology
    3) a refund
    4) a discount
    5) compensation
    6) to speak to a manager
    7) to speak to the owner
    8) that this cashier be fired
    9) that you be fired

    Did I miss anything?

  4. Maybe its a customer problem. I always find the stuff in the ‘other’ Home Depot electrical section on the second try…

  5. I have to give props to Norm Feuti for today’s strip. He actually used a word balloon to hide the punchline. That’s absolutely brilliant!

    • Moral of the story: sometimes if you just stop talking and look around, you may find the answers you are looking for.

  6. *Sings*

    Signs signs
    Everywhere there’s signs
    Mucking up the scenery
    Breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that
    Can’t you read the sign?

    Kinda wish that would play when someone asks the bloody obvious with a sign saying something.

    • Of course, the point of that song was that signs are a *bad* thing. That they limited and stereotyped people. Not entirely untrue.

      Then again, some of the examples where stupid. People have a right to protect their property and their family’s safety (“trespassers will be shot on sight”). Not everyome has good intentions. Businesses that deal with the public have a right to accomodate the expectations of customers, to a degree (“long-haired freaky people need not apply”).

      Although advertisers pervert the meanings of popular songs all the time, so on second thought, no reason to hold anyone else to a higher standard.

  7. Sort of reminds me of the time a customer assumed we didn’t have any cough/cold medicine for children. He was looking in the adult section. He went off on me. I then walked him over about 12 feet to the children’s section. His reaction was along the lines of “Emily Litella” – Gilda Radner — “Oh, that’s very different. Never mind.”

  8. I used to work in a bookstore, and cannot tell you how many times I was asked (and always in this exactly ungrammatical way): Where Your Non-Fiction section at?
    It’s a bookstore, so the obvious assumption is that you can read basic signs. Also… Non-Fiction is literally EVERYTHING but Fiction; what EXACTLY are you looking for?!? Science, Philosophy, Gardening?!… WTAF?!?
    The older I get, despite Libertarian leanings, I so often feel that people need to be certified/licensed to leave their own homes. The dumbification and pandering to lower than the lowest common denominator is death to our society.

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