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03/20/2012

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phred

You forgot E. the woman who stares blankly into space while the cashier is ringing up the groceries and only *after* the final bill is presented starts going through her purse looking for her billfold and looks some more to come up with the eighty-five cents to complete the $29.85 that the groceries came to.

Mary in Ohio

You mentioned Gil here when it first appeared, and it is a great little cartoon! I say little in a complimentary sense, just as Gil, though chubby, is a real little kid.

Sherwood Harrington

Congratulations on having the self-discipline to mention Gil and Drew Carey in the same post without noting the resemblance.

Mike Peterson

phred, I thought of her -- and she looks exactly like Mrs. Richards from Fawlty Towers -- but I couldn't describe her as kindly as you did. Which is a clue to what my description would have been like. I figure, if they have the coins laid out in little trays, they're likely to be faster than me. But don't tell Mrs. Richards that!

Mary, I was actually congratulating myself on having been a little reluctant to fawn over Gil, but he's more than won me over.

Even though the poor, deformed child resembles Drew Carey. Fact is, I admire his ability to carry that burden through life.

Mark Jackson

F: http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1993-03-20/

and while looking for that one I discovered what became of Mrs. Richards:

http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1990-09-16/

Mike Peterson

Just happened to come across that, huh?

Good strip, though, and well played!

Mary in Ohio

Mark : $5 and a quarter back. I play this game with the self-checkouts.

Mike Peterson

When my dad (an engineer, yes) was visiting England back in the old pre-decimal days, he would try to give people an amount of money that would result in logical change. It took some figuring on his part, but he got the system down. Nobody in England had any idea what he was doing and they kept telling him he was giving them too much money.

Sherwood Harrington

@Mary: Given recent NFL news, a quarter back is going to cost you considerably more than $5.

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