Cidu Bill on Sep 14th 2014
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Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2013
Oh yeah, as if ANY store waited until the third week in January to strat marketing for Valentine’s Day!
Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2013
Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2012
Marla’s supercilious attitude notwithstanding, I place most of the blame on the stores, not the customers, for creating scenarios guaranteed to create chaos. If you airdropped hundred dollar bills over Wrigley Field, and fans trample one another running down to the field to grab them, that’s on you.
Cidu Bill on Nov 1st 2012
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Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2011
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Cidu Bill on Oct 17th 2010
Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Hilary B. Price, Norm Feuti, Optipess, Retail, Rhymes With Orange, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Tetris, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 42 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Jan 4th 2010
Is this really a thing? Are stores less likely to shut down during major storms than they used to be?
Cidu Bill on Jan 4th 2010
Filed in Argyle Sweater, Arlo and Janis, Basketcase Comix, Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Far Left Side, Jimmy Johnson, John Deering, Retail, Rina Piccolo, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, Strange Brew, Wizard of Oz, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, global warming, lol | 26 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Sep 7th 2009
Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Dan Piraro, Dilbert, F-Minus, Hilary B. Price, Jerry Scott, Retail, Rhymes With Orange, Rina Piccolo, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Scott Adams, Tony Carrillo, Zach Weiner, Zits, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, media | 29 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Jun 14th 2009
Cidu Bill on Aug 14th 2008
since i was asked…
Comics I Like So Much, I Would Actually Buy a Newspaper If I Had To
- Arlo and Janis (along with Arlo and Janis Redux on Jimmy Johnson’s blog)
- Heart of the City
- Kevin and Kell
- Joyce and Walky (requires a $2/month payment; you receive a special URL once you pay)
- *Least I Could Do
- Out There
- Punch an’ Pie (I’d still love to know what the strip’s name means)
- Questionable Content
- Something Positive
Comics I Read Every Day and If I’m Out of Town For a Few Days I’ll Make Sure I Hit the Archives to Make Sure I Haven’t Missed Any Continue Reading »
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Cidu Bill on Jul 21st 2008
Okay, I’m actually with Stuart here: The customer probably pays with Visa anyway, so why not get a Grumbel’s card and save 10%?
I have a Macy’s card I’ve only used once: It was the only store where I could find a ready-to-wear suit for my hard-to-fit son (who told me two days before the fact that he needed one), and they offered me 20% off if I signed up for their card. Hell, yeah.
I also appreciated the symmetry of using a card one time ever for a suit I knew my son would outgrow before he needed to wear it again.
Cidu Bill on Jan 11th 2008
Well, there really isn’t much more to say about this one, so let’s go on to another 30% comic:
Okay, I see the “basic math skills” part — the shirt should cost $11.89 — but then, I wouldn’t expect either the customer or the sales person to figure that out in her head (which is why cash registers have built in computers to calculate the correct change for a $4.76 purchase made with a $5 bill). Basic math skills have nothing to do with the bizarre leap in logic by which the customer expects the store’s going to pay her to take the item.