Thursday, November 11, 2021



This strip was originally published on November 11, 2011

Yes, it's another retail inspired strip.

I love this time of year. I love the fall, and I love the holiday season. This time of year really helps, for me, to cement the importance of family, and that's why, for me, it is the most wonderful time of the year.

However, this strip was written during my third holiday season working in retail, an institution that gives this time a year a whole new meaning.

That was a decade ago, but the experiences there, during that time, during the holiday season, have forever stained my soul.

Because working in retain as the holiday season dawns means dealing with customers while making sure the promo aisle is stocked and looks nice, even after hundreds of people rifle through the products, people who never put stuff back where it goes (seriously, how hard is that . . . ok, I'm guilty of it too, but still!), people who stampede through each and every day like a herd of wildebeest and never once, not once, say 'thank you' or 'excuse me' or 'nice shirt', yet always have a boatload of negative things to say like 'this is too expensive' or 'you never have what I want' or 'your shirt is ugly'!

And what's up with that!? I like my shirt! My wife bought me this shirt, and frankly I don't give much of a rat's furry behind what you think about my shirt!

I'm sorry, I seem to have gotten away from my original train of thought. Where was I?

Oh yeah:

I love this time of year, even though the retail industry, as a collective, does its best to try and dampen my spirits.

Remember, if you want Harold and I to get the band back together and create more comic strip fun, please say so by leaving a comment below.

Happy Veterans Day!

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