Did you lose a large bet with Rick?
I mean, he's really been getting his own in lately.
I've done that myself . . . worn plastic bags that is . . . they work pretty well if you choose your plastic bags carefully. Wal-mart bags are prone to leaking. They are also slippery.
Each panel is gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh.
I remember wearing bread bags on my feet as a kid because the moon boots I wore in the snow leaked like crazy. I had about as much dignity then as Rick has now.
I struggled with whether to even post, desiring to preserve at least some dignity.Finally, I decided to go ahead with the post, but to try and do it anonymously...
My friends did that at camp, back in high school. I was impressed at the time.
The third panel made me laugh out loud. Good show.
I'm not the only one that does that. Although I'll wear them between my socks and shoes. Never on the outside.
I think Rick got you this time. :DGreat comic!
My dog is more than willing to provide a way to recycle plastic grocery bags. Good boy.
My friend tried this. If it is icy underfoot hilarity (and possibly broken bones) will ensue.
Oh man, this is some funny stuff!!
Banter with Rick ALWAYS hits the nail on the head, and today, you've got it spot on!!
Once again, I bow to your greatness.
I hope this is based on something you actually saw! Why?
W-e-e-l-l-l, one winter it snowed before I had time to go out and buy new snow boots for my son (because (1) I am a somewhat lazy mom and (2) he was growing like a weed and had outgrown his previous boots). He could choose between wearing his older sister's outgrown pink flower boots, or wrapping his feet in plastic shopping bags. He chose the latter, which, in that case, was better for his dignity, I think.
Third panel is hilarious.
We used to do that exact same thing as kids when we went to play in the snow. Only we put them INSIDE the shoe so nobody else could see them, even though everybody did it!
I have similarly tried to save the planet, having seen this idea modeled by a dog walker I occasionally run into.
I stopped because:1) they are very, very slippery in almost any weather conditions that would require waterproof footwear, and 2) your feet sweat like buggery.
Dignity did not enter the equation.
Obvious answer is obvious.
Lost it at the last speech box of panel 3. Though the rest were hilarious as well.
Panel 3 made coffee go up my nose. Thanks for the bittersweet laughter.
Brilliant. As per usual, always look forward to a new comic and you never disappoint!
Ah, but Rick, you only get as much as you pay for!
I want to know where he gets waterproof shopping bags. All the ones I get have holes in them.
Dignity? What's that?
"Because golashes cost money" That line is especially funny to me based on a good friend of mine. great job as always, keep it up.
Wouldn't the question then be, "Why are you wearing galoshes?!?"
Riiiiiight - 'cos galoshes are the dignified way to go...I'm with Rick
I'm with all the people who wear the bags over their socks but inside their shoes. We used to do that all the time.
@misterfweem I wore "bread bags" on the INSIDE of my boots as well as a kid when playing in the snow.
And I think we either dated and/or located ourselves by saying "bread bags."
Man, 4 straight panels of win! Basic Instructions is the funniest webcomic out there...
And to complete the ensemble;A garbage bag poncho!
"Galoshes" is a funny word.
INSIDE the shoes! *head smack*
Read carefully, guys: Rick didn't win the exchange. "Small price" indeed!
Hmm, he needs to complete the look with the Seattle Raincoat... a trash bag.
Yeah, shopping bags have little holes. I guess you can tape over them.
If I want to cut the lawn wearing relatively nice trousers, saving the time of changing clothes, then I figured out I can wrap one of the plastic bags I'd put the lawn clippings in around each leg, with bicycle clips to hold them on. However, I can't walk safely on most surfaces whilst wearing those.
By the way, my local "amenity" (trash) site takes waste grass and presumably re-uses it somehow, and you're supposed to tip it out of, for instance, the bags you brought. So, buying bags graded as "rubble sacks" means that you have relatively inexpensive but quite re-useable bags. As long as you don't re-use them as trouser protectors the next time.
I wonder if there are harsh class distinctions among people who use shopping bags as galoshes. Like do people who use shopping bags from clothing stores look down on people who use bags from supermarkets?
FUN FACT TO KNOW AND TELL: A small or skinny person can make an inexpensive tank top by cutting the bottom out of a plastic shopping bag.
I am also in the "Scott won this one" camp.
On a related note, this strips subtlety is one of the reasons I love it.
If he would have respomded like most people do then he would have ended up in a fight anyway, so it was good to make a answer just to shut somebody up.