Pickles by Brian Crane for December 02, 2023

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    allen@home  5 months ago

    Earl you should have wrote newspaper on the list.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    “That is certainly fortuitous. I have written another list of things I forgot to put on the first list. You can pick them up when you get the paper.”

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    Ratkin  5 months ago

    Conversation I had today: Me: I would like to buy [$50 item]. Wife: okay, and I would like to buy [$500 item.]

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    hariseldon59  5 months ago

    Some people still read news in non-electronic form.

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    Botulism Bob  5 months ago

    Local daily paper in (name your town) now costs $3.50 at the store, $4.50 on Sundays. That’s about $110 a month,and over $1,300 a year. Or has Earl forgotten that, too?

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    Sometimes, when I am in a hurry, I see the name of the listed product but don’t read the entire description of contents, so I get the wrong version. Sometimes that turns out OK but mostly not.

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    Every time I go to the store it seems like I forget something!

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    The major thing we’re using the paper for these days is to house-train our three little puppies…

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    ladykat  5 months ago

    I’ve had days like that. Buying a newspaper is a treat for me now.

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    markkahler52  5 months ago

    Our daily is a dollar. Dollar and half, Saturdays. Glad to have it. They published my comic July First!!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    I get mine online, easier. As to shopping list, I got it on my phone and I still forget stuff. Think I got everything and don’t look again till I get home!!

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member 5 months ago

    Yep, that’s me.

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    Queen of America  5 months ago

    Substitute Del Taco Sauce for paper and that was over over the past two days. Finally got it yesterday.

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    DawnQuinn1  5 months ago

    No newspapers in my area.

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    khjalmarj  5 months ago

    Earl, you should have added “Sparks Tribune” to the list.

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    The Fly Hunter  5 months ago

    Been there, done that.

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    Doug K  5 months ago

    Opal: “Thank you, Earl.”

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    That’s always the case, Earl……..

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    ragsarooni Premium Member 5 months ago

    Of COURSE u did,earl….otherwise,where would the humor in this strip be❓

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    Jack Bell Premium Member 5 months ago

    The only paper I get is delivered to my mailbox once a week. The Epoch Times.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 5 months ago

    As long as you got everything on the list you’re good. Too tired to read the paper anyway, get it tomorrow.

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    Angry Indeed  5 months ago

    I’m surprised Opal trusts Earl to get everything on the list. That’s not the Opal I know from reading this strip.

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    ANIMAL  5 months ago

    I’m SPEECHLESS

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    guitarpicker56  5 months ago

    After 20 years of taking a local paper, I stopped its delivery—not because of the rising costs but the ever-increasing non-deliveries I endured. In my last month of subscribing, there were 12 non-deliveries. My wife loved the crossword puzzles and I enjoyed leisurely reading the paper that had dwindled in content. At least I no longer trudge up to the road and search for the morning’s paper.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Get a digital subscription it’s much cheaper

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    zenyattafan  5 months ago

    Two words, Earl: Online subscription.

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    w16521  5 months ago

    Who reads newspapers anymore?

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    Yep! Threw Earl off his game….

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    twstd  5 months ago

    The very reason why I sneak off to the store and not tell the missus

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    Mike Baldwin creator 5 months ago

    If you kept Opal’s list you could use that.

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    zeexenon  5 months ago

    Wait! Give Opal a moment to check your work so you can get your paper and make the requested exchanges.

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    Pisces  5 months ago

    People should go digital. Mine is $10 a month and you can print out the games you play.

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    wildlandwaters  5 months ago

    Our paper, which used to be a daily, was 50 cents. Just for old time’s sake I was gonna buy one the other day…4 bucks. Think I’ll pass!

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    diegot  5 months ago

    Our daily paper (Mercury News) is $3.00 (plus tax) per day. But I buy it at one of those dispensers in a strip mall where the price is $2.00. They haven’t changed the price in the dispenser for over 3 years!

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    Martin 78  5 months ago

    I stopped getting ours (The Newsless Worrier) when it hit 2 bucks.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 5 months ago

    It was a peperless list.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    “a few things” uh huh

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    zippo26050  5 months ago

    Been there done that….

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    dadoctah  5 months ago

    So Opal writes her shopping list on the back of a CVS receipt?

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    John Lustig (Last Kiss) creator 5 months ago

    Happens to all of us—sooner or later!

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    Birdman47  5 months ago

    This one made me laugh out loud.

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    Birdman47  5 months ago

    We all get there some day. I never forget anything I remember. I sometimes forget what I remember too.

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    eced52  5 months ago

    Happens to me all the time. Go down to pick up a half gallon of milk and when I get home? No milk.

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    Chris  5 months ago

    it never fail, you always forget something, even the thing you went to get on your trip in the first place. :J

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 5 months ago

    If you’d like to split your sides laughing, try not to be offended by the title. This lady is hilarious. I’m pretty sure I would have done the same as him in this scenario.

    https://Youtu.be/42fmu5LrNog?si=jw0wPYgHuAQ6Xvqg

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    Bryan Smith Premium Member 5 months ago

    I just did this very thing on Monday! I tried to squeeze in a trip to the store before a meeting, to buy a few things, but one thing in particular. I got the other items, as well as a few other things not on the list, but forgot to get the one item I specifically decided to go to the store for.

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