February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Hope this teaches the caller a proper way to ask to speak to someone:
“May I speak to Mrs. Calvin’s Mom, please?”
They did return. Just not to you, Mom.
Calvin is his own worst enemy. When they eventually chat to mom, he will be in so much trouble.
Replacing the telephone will come out of his allowance, if he has one!!!
Calvin did the right thing here, although it wasn’t necessary to wreck the phone doing so.
Must be why Mom’s calls didn’t go through.
Apparently, this strip was done before answering machines and call-waiting.
Calvin sure is protective of his mother’s privacy!
Answer the phone with “City morgue” or “Grand Central Station”.
Wait till Calvin’s mom (seriously, Watterson never gave her a name?) follows up on her initial calls.
A dial telephone…cool.. i remember dialing a phone number with a lot of 9’s was aways pain…
Mom needs her own phone line kept behind a locked door. To which she has the only key.
Would have been cooler if the caller had said “Is your mother home and dad not?” Oooooo the possibilities
Looks like some one else drew Calvin in the first two panels as her appears to be normal height for a 6 year old (taller than the table) in the 4th panel he is back to barely knee high (15") to his mother.
Wouldnt she also hear the phone ring?
Mom shouldn’t let a six-year old answer the phone if she expects her calls to be returned.
Any harder and they would have had to get a new phone!
There is nothing wrong with Calvin that military school in a foreign country couldn’t fix.
LOL… Can’t wait until Calvin gets a cell phone.
Okay, I get it, but I am thinking I would like the “Calvin spam call 1000” at my house.
Well, just saying “no one is home” could work.
Look who’s talking!
My favorite answering machine message:
“Hello…(long pause)..I think you have the wrong number”
Mom: What do you do if someone comes up to you and says I’m your mom’s friend and she asked me to pick you up.
Child: I’d say my mom has no friends
Mom: not where I was going with this but ok.
Will Calvin ever be decent?
Lol. Calvin doing Stephanie Tanner.
If they don’t ask for her by name, he should not let them talk to her. If it’s important, they will call back. If it’s a robocall, they will call back and call back and call back …
Calvin has a way with words… and irony.
Welp, time for them to get a new phone!
A corded phone with a rotary dial. Those were the days.
Ahhh! Remember the days when you could slam down a phone in anger?
You have reached Marty’s refrigerator. Marty’s answering machine is broken so, if you speak real slow, I’ll write your message on a note and put it on me with one of these magnets.
Why do they still use rotary phones?