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Cartoons: Not-So-Great Dates

Published: September 28, 2011

We may wish to forget the awkward evenings of our lives, but you just know Post cartoonists won’t let us. They tell tales of dates that didn’t quite work out as planned.

"I'm not boring you with all this talk about myself, am I?" From May/June 95


"I'm not boring you with all this talk about myself, am I?"
From May/Jun 1995

"So! You used to work at that Texaco down the street?" "Worked at, robbed, what’s the difference?" From Nov/Dec 2000


From Nov/Dec 2000

"Are you trying to tell me that you want to postpone the wedding?" From Jan/Feb 1999


"Are you trying to tell me that you want to postpone the wedding?"
From Jan/Feb 1999

"Hi, this is Martha from OnStar and Doug, you are an insensitive pig!" From Jan/Feb 2001


"Hi, this is Martha from OnStar, and Doug, you are an insensitive pig!"
From Jan/Feb 2001

"You know, this evening would be a lot more romantic if you'd quit screaming, 'We're going to die! We're going to die!'" From Jan/Feb 1995


"You know, this evening would be a lot more romantic if you'd quit screaming, 'We're going to die! We're going to die!'"
From Jan/Feb 1995

"Oh sure, I cook at home all the time—want more ketchup packets?" From Jan/Feb 1995


"Oh sure, I cook at home all the time—want more ketchup packets?"
From Jan/Feb 1995

"Judy, the 'Saturday Evening Pest' is here." From Jan/Feb 1995


"Judy, the 'Saturday Evening Pest' is here."
From Jan/Feb 1995

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  • Neva Rhyne

    Certainly identify with some of these listeners in the cartoons.

  • Becky Sewell

    Just like Reader’s Digest, your cartoons and jokes sell the magazine – don’t ever stop printing them, or the magazine will die! … Oh, yeah – the articles are good, too, but you could stop printing articles, do just good clean humor, and people would still buy it. All serious articles and no humor – I bet you’d be out of business within a year, if not sooner! … I ALWAYS whiz through a magazine to look for cartoons first, and if I don’t find any – or enough – I lay it down. So, be forewarned!!! ;-)

  • barbara herrin

    Been there, done that! —– Don’t ever have to worry about doing any of it again! lol!
    At least don’t ever have to be concerned about doing ANY of it again!
    Love all the cartoons!

  • Charles Neumann

    Very funny – if it isn’t you on that date.

  • LAURA MUSHKAT

    these are so good! the one about the ketchup packets is a little to close to home for comfort! thanks for bringing back some funny memories!

  • Anita Fiorini

    I always enjoy your cartoons and the rest of the magazine.