Cartoons: Mirth at the Market

It’s time to fill up your cart with laughs at the mart!

Grocery shoppers dropped their bags near each other

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A couple picking out groceries
“Never mind the large economy size …get the small, expensive box we can afford.”
Chon Day
September 3, 1955

 

A grocer waves a pair of pork chops at a pair of women
“They certainly are pushing the pork chops today!”
Goldstein
August 14, 1954

 

Grocery shoppers dropped their bags near each other
“This is going to be complicated.”
Goldstein
July 17, 1954

 

Man whines before he pays his grocer
“Don’t just stand there whimpering. Pay the man!”
Bob Barnes
May 5, 1951

 

Grocer hides the price on his cash register
“Guess!”
Irwin Caplan
April 21, 1951

 

Grocer checks a shopper out at the cash register.
Ted Morris
April 10, 1954

 

Kids fight in a grocery store
“Isn’t there a cereal that will sap their energy?”
Bill Harrison
February 8, 1958

 

Cashier talks to a shopper
“No, that doesn’t include the cart!”
Bill King
November 19, 1955

 

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Comments

  1. All quite funny. What I also enjoy is the look back at 1950’s grocery stores. I noticed that boxes were often used for the customers to carry out their purchases. I noticed the ladies were all in dresses, the men wore hats. I noticed the check out clerks putting in the prices on the cash registers, no bar codes then. Most of all, I noticed that people complained about high prices just as much then as they do today.

  2. I like a lot of these this week. I wonder how may of these situations Bob Sassone has run into in some of his strange trips to the grocery store! Just thought I’d mention it; he has a lot. I digress. Let’s get to my favorites here!

    They would be numbers 5 (Guess!”) and 4, “Pay the man!” Are they your favorites too? 6, 7 and 8 follow, but not sure of the order as I only work here.

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