Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for November 05, 2023

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    Jason Allen  7 months ago

    Reminds me of a “news” story I heard about yesterday of a restaurant that charges customers $50 if they don’t keep their kids under control.

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    j_m_kuehl  7 months ago

    But you’re to be commended, you kept him at your table, and not let him take over the Cafe.

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    Tra1nman2 Premium Member 7 months ago

    When you’ve got an active child, he has to be strapped into his chair. Once he’s up and running around, you’re doomed.

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    colddonkey  7 months ago

    Stressed the heck out of the rest of the customers though.

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    Macushlalondra  7 months ago

    Parents often tune out the noise their kids make but other customers are disturbed by it. It can be hard for management to tell them they have to keep the kids quiet but they must or they may lose other customers. I read a story once where management refused to do anything to restrain the kids’ and all the customers sitting near them got up and walked out.

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    gigi20  7 months ago

    Why would you expect to go to a cafe, drink coffee and read the newspaper while your toddler sits quietly in his seat? Stay home!

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    L L  7 months ago

    Why was he let out of the highchair in the first place? When kids behave at the table, then the family goes to a playground or such so kids can burn off the energy. It teaches them self-control and rewards good behavior. Parents that let thier kids run around in a food (or most any public) establishment need a good smack as much as the kids do.

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    locake  7 months ago

    It is selfish and rude of parents like these to inflict their bratty kids on other people. Keep the kids at home until they are civilized. Sometimes you have to take them out, but most of the time they can stay home with a parent or babysitter.

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    Binky Premium Member 7 months ago

    Leave him home with Andy…it seems he has . more control over the little brat than Val…or stay home like @ gigi20† said OR take him to Chuck e Cheese. Good grief! ☜⁠ ⁠(⁠↼⁠_⁠↼⁠)

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    belgarathmth  7 months ago

    Love the expression on the waiter’s face. I’ve read that some restaurants are now charging a “failure to parent” fee onto people’s bills.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 7 months ago

    This is why I don’t get to spend much time in public with my child, who is now a parent of two. In a few years, maybe. On a rare occasion we will go to our local mall and attempt an outing. The kids don’t learn without practice. Food courts, fast food (I assume they go there sometimes), short outings to learn to control their behavior. I remember my child – she was always warned that if she acted out, we were leaving. I took a lot of meals home in doggy bags, partially eaten. But she did learn pretty young that we don’t stay once we get loud or disruptive.

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    raybarb44  7 months ago

    Well it is close to Halloween and there is still some candy left…..

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    Lynnjav  7 months ago

    That kid needs discipline.

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    Isn’t this what McDonald’s is for? Did they even leave a tip?

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    sbwertz  7 months ago

    As a retired restaurant manager, this gives me hives.

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    thight1944  7 months ago

    Reminds me of the time I took my son along (I had custody after the divorce) on a date. The girl wanted see him. He crawled under the table, climbed onto an empty booth, and generally was a little monster. He was about 6, as I recall. Later on, I married her. Now, some 50 years later, she still wonders what she was thinking (yeah, we’re still married). I’m surprised he survived teenagerdom, but he did.

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    gammaguy  7 months ago

    They’re not all the same.

    A group of us went into a restaurant we’d never been in before, on New York City’s upper west side. The restaurant owner was dubious about one woman’s four year old, but he allowed us all in. He was so impressed by the kid’s behavior that when we left he asked if he could take him home. 8^)

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    eced52  7 months ago

    Give him a smidgen of coffee.

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    FunnyPageLover  7 months ago

    Wait! What happened to the other Stone Soup? It disappeared from my list!

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    Tallguy  7 months ago

    Hey! Stone Soup Classic went away!

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    mpk94  7 months ago

    No more CLASSICS – bummer

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    danielmkimmel  7 months ago

    Bring back Stone Soup Classic. And while they’re at it, include the old Sunday panels for Fox Trot Classic.

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    bookworm0812  7 months ago

    Why’d they get rid of the Classics?!?!?!?

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    Bob Blumenfeld  7 months ago

    Did they discontinue Stone Soup Classics? I no longer have it in my subscribe list, and although it still has a landing site here, I can’t resubscribe it.

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    comix4joyce  7 months ago

    can anyone tell me what happened to the daily version of this comic? cant find it anymore

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    brucer31245  7 months ago

    GoComics has, apparently, officially removed Stone Soup classics from the list.

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    Comics-Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    Bring back Stone Soup Classics! It’s become one of my favorite strips.

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    Quentin1992  7 months ago

    I see they took out the Stone Soup Classics. Darn!

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    norphos  7 months ago

    So Gocomics has officially ended the daily Stone Soup comics, so it is a Sunday only strip. Hopefully this will remain available.

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    kab2rb  7 months ago

    I wonder if too many complaints from SS fans. Yes I am surprised.

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    mafastore  7 months ago

    We do not have any children (this was NOT our choice). We do have 3 nieces and 2 nephews (currently ranging in age from 12 to early 30s).

    When we would take one of my nephews out when he was very young out for some reason he was very, um, ACTIVE! I would be chasing him around where ever we were. I would be saying in a rather loud voice – “Come back to auntie!!!” so no one would think that WE had children who would act in a such a manner. (He is currently grown, working in an advertising by day and playing with 2 different bands by night.)

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    Comics-Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    I complained to GC using the “Contact Us” link below. Their response gave no indication that they intended to bring back any of the “classics” that they’ve discontinued. Instead, they just told me to look at the archived strips. (I’m sorry, but that’s not the same thing at all.)

    VERY disappointed in GoComics.

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    Quentin1992  7 months ago

    I really like the Stone Soup Classics. Even reading them over and over again. I wish they would put them back in.

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    karmakat01  7 months ago

    kids need CONSTANT entertainment.

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    ChaimG  7 months ago

    What? Wait!? Where’s Stone Soup Classics???

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    DawnQuinn1  7 months ago

    Up 2 mins from last time…and they STILL let you in?

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    Farside99  7 months ago

    BOO Cut us off from Stone Soup Classics!

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    norphos  7 months ago

    I hope Gocomics doesn’t completely drop “Stone Soup” just because Jan Eliot retired, bad enough that they dropped “U.S. Acres/Orson’s Farm”.

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    Robert Craigs  4 months ago

    When our now 45 year old son was about 2½ he escaped over the back of the booth and ran circles around the group of booths. Catching him was interesting. We swore that from then on, we would travel with a picnic cooler for food!

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