Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 15, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    Calvin, you priced yourself out of the market.

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    rshive  over 8 years ago

    Gestures of appreciation go only so far, Calvin.

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    Jeff0811  over 8 years ago

    My wife works customer service. That is so much like her customers it isn’t funny.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    It’s not about money, Calvin, but still many employees feel the same way.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 8 years ago

    There’s a dog in C Kennel that wants a hug, Calvin, and I bet Mom won’t want to hug it. Take a lesson from Kenny. If it’s money you want, get muddy. Of course, you might just get a bath.

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    RickMK  over 8 years ago

    Sometimes kids do things like that because what they really want is a hug, but they’re too embarrassed to say so. Saying they want money is less embarrassing.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Calvin asked for $20 back in 1990. Adjusting for inflation, that’s the same as asking for $36 today. But the value of a big hug from his mother has not changed. It is still priceless.

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    Tedder13579  over 8 years ago

    I think you’re asking for a bit too much, Calvin.

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    Aaron Saltzer  over 8 years ago

    Maybe he should rake leaves for people.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Calvin: “Nobody likes me — everybody hates me — think I’ll eat some worms!”

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    I feel like that a lot in the last panel.


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    neverenoughgold  over 8 years ago

    I’m needing one of those priceless hugs right now; or two, if they are on sale..Oh wait! How do you put a price on priceless???

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Sadly, too many kids confuse money with love. Was it ever thus?I can recall an old Steve Martin joke from his stand-up days: “I believe that sex is the most tender & beautiful expression of love that money can buy.”

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    Susie Derkins D:  over 8 years ago

    I’m fine with natural things.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @Number Three: I’m very sorry to hear that. We are very glad that you are here posting your comments each day. I would recommend focusing on doing some charitable work for people who are less fortunate than you are, and who are unable to pay you back. It will help them, and it will help you tremendously.

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    Jeff0811  over 8 years ago

    _ a big hug to customers?_

    If she thought it might help, she would probably try it. Fortunately the ones that stand out are in the minority. Those that do stand out do so for a reason. Earlier this week someone didn’t get what they wanted, called her “Satan”. She was not too inclined to give that person a hug.

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    Green Darkness  over 8 years ago

    No surprise to discover that Calvin had an ulterior motive after all. But what I find really loathsome is when adults attempt to guilt-trip others for affection. It’s not that they’re necessarily out for personal gain, at least not materially. Yet they apparently don’t grasp that their sense of entitlement, their blatant and greedy demands for affection, only make others even more reluctant to give it.

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