How to Avoid a False Bargain

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Reader Comments (54)

First time poster, long time reader.
Felt compelled to ask: do people really sell mayonnaise in glasses?

(I'm from a backwards European country, so don't wonder.;))

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDorian

"That's just silly. It's a perfume jar. Now."
That one made me lolz.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplooperz

"Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap" -Thomas Jefferson

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

I have made this argument to the many guys that I know most of my life. They don't seem to believe me until their girlfriend or respective spouse gets upset at them. That last panel is the center of a happy relationship.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJak

Factory Refurbished Chocolates. Adding to my shopping list

Fáre Gourmet Chocolates ©

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfsdsdsd

Why do 'factory refurbished chocolates' make me think of recycled toilet paper?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnalogKid

If you mean a glass jar, then yes. What else would you sell mayonnaise in?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDude

EVERY panel a complete joke in it's own right! Brilliant!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRick

lol, love it!

"do people really sell mayonnaise in glasses?" - Going towards plastic now. You know, that environmental friendly stuff made from oil.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Wow, four laugh-out-loud panels in a row! This is a great day.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I love that you recognize what a gift is. I also love how much you made me laugh today. For some reason, I especially like, "No, but I wrote it in the card."

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Dorian -- yes, it typically comes in either a glass or a plastic jar with a screw-on lid. Plastic is much more common these days but some brands do come in a glass jar. How do you get mayo in Europe?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean

"An item that is useless is a waste of money, no matter how little it costs."

Words to live by!
Great strip, as always. Just a higher practical value than usual.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Philliips

lmao - "Factory Refurbished Chocolates" - I think that'll be my next Secret Santa gift!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWally

LOVE the double negative in panel one! Hilarious! as someone who received a $4.00 waffle iron from my now "ex" husband I truly appreciate this comic!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaribethann

@Dorian... Yes mayonnaise is sold in glass jars. And sometimes plastic squeeze bottles, which I personally find far more revolting.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobman

The last panel made me yell (quietly, to myself) "YES! He gets it!"

I have subsequently shared it with all my guy friends in the hopes that they will get it, too.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkumachan

They sell mayonnaise in glass jars in the UK.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Dorian, what else would you put mayonnaise in, but a jar? It doesn't seem like a good thing to put in a carton. Now I'm curious!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Yes, in America and the Uk, where I live, mayonnaise is kept in glass jars and squeezable plastic bottles, which you are probably talking (writing?) about.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeartCutter

@Dorian Mayonnaise comes in glass or plastic jars, or squeeze bottles. Never a glass as in a drinking glass.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIndy

@Dorian: At least around here they are. Why, how is mayonnaise packed in Europe?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrazilian_guy

Yes, yes we do sell mayonnaise in glasses, not that it is much odder than any other container. Hell, we sell fake mayo too. Now which is more disgusting? Oh! I know! People put it in their mouth. Ew.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSere

my grandparents live near the russell stover factory in kansas. im always ready to go there for factory seconds! they are just funny shapes and odd wrapping; taste is the same

best factory second ive had is ben and jerry's ice cream. the label said peanut butter cup, but it was actually vanilla ice cream with a glob of peanut butter cups at the bottom. very tasty, if irregular


May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

Lisa: I think she likes my present better.
Bart: Does not!
Lisa: Does too!
Bart: Does not!
Lisa: Then how come she's not putting on any of your perfume?
Bart: [worried] Yeah... Hey Mom, how come you're not putting on any of my perfume?
Marge: [diplomatically] Well I'm saving it... for a special occasion.
Bart: What the hell are you talking about? There's gallons of it!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

How do you refurbish chocolate? May need more instructions here..

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoker

Glass jars, and plastic squeeze-jars...I stick with the glass jars, myself, because some plastics still legal for food use are poisonous.
Was your question about selling mayonnaise at all, or do they sell it in something else where you come from (desperately curious)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Most mayonnaise comes in glass or plastic jars, some comes in squeeze bottles. How is European mayonnaise packaged?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Mayonnaise typically comes in wide-mouthed glass jars, and more recently in squeezable plastic bottles. What is European mayonnaise sold in?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Felt compelled to ask: do people really sell mayonnaise in glasses?

Glass jars are better than plastic or aluminum.

What do they put mayonnaise in from European countries.?

There's alot of jokes here; none of them good.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeoriagrace

Dorian, glass or plastic containers for mayonnaise is really common, haven't seen it sold in anything else. However, I've seen some German mustard in toothpaste tubes. Weirdos.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAborior

Ummm I propably should... go to the store... to return a totally not-similar gift...

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexalcan

I really like the idea of factory refurbished chocolates. I am picturing them just randomly falling apart as soon as their limited warranty expires.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhmm

@plooperz yeah, that's also the panel I liked most. A wonderfully put punchline :-)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLerkistan

Yes, Mr. Dorian, us backwards Americans sell mayonnaise in glasses (or in squeeze bottles, which I think are a little more common). In your 'backwards European country' what do you use? (Don't say 'the Metric system', because I will have to claw out my own tear ducts to prevent from crying myself to death.)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan

In the Netherlands, mayonnaise is also sold in tubes. (just google "tube mayonnaise" for some pictures)
My opinion is that, in the Netherlands at least, the mayo sold in tubes taste much better than the mayo sold in jars. The mayo sold in jars is cheaper though, but in the same spirit as the comic, I won't buy it even though I am poor ;)

To me, the use of mayo (as opposed to, say, peanut butter) as the previous container for the perfume makes the gift even worse. :D

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSazanami

brilliant as usual. i lauged and laughed until i snorted! the people around me thought i was crazy!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermei-mei

Now I wonder; does a rerun qualify as "irregular" or "refurbished?"

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Möhling

Great. Now I have to Google "European mayonnaise"

It appears European mayonnaise is sold in ... restaurants.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNyssssa

@Dee I stick with the glass jars, myself, because some plastics still legal for food use are poisonous.

Oh dear. Are you eating the plastic? I hope not. That's the only way it will be poisonous to you.

Glass is dangerous I heard about someone who got cut to pieces by some. Better stay away from that as well.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStevens
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