Stamp Buy Me

By this point, the postal clerk is just cracking himself up with all the P.O. bashing. I’m surprised at Darin having the foresight to purchase a “bunch” of stamps. He’s denying himself future opportunities to stand in line and bitch about all the “old people.”


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24 responses to “Stamp Buy Me

  1. I’ll admit it–I peeked. Batiuk really undercut the joke he wanted to tell. I’m kind of getting the impression he’s not very good at this.

  2. erdmann

    In today’s mail I received a flyer from the post office explaining how I could order stamps and have them delivered directly to my home. They come in rolls and booklets of 10, 20 and 100. Curiously, they do not offer them by the “bunch.”

    • Saturnino

      Give the kid a break, on the way to the post office he was run over by a flock of deer……………

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Local grocery stores also sell them.

      I don’t get the joke, nobody uses stamps anymore?

  3. Doc

    Batiuk is a non-stop prick. Someone should cancel his contract.

  4. Max Power

    Boy Lisa dropping off a package may turn out to be more drawn out and tedious than Boy Lisa opening an envelope.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    The way BatWhatever just zeroes in on these unbelievably mundane things really is almost kind of something to sort of behold, you know? Day after day of a guy (a really f*cking boring guy, no less) at the post office, mailing something…no one else could do this, or would do this. As Max mentioned above, Boy Lisa and mail, man.

  6. billytheskink

    The USPS sells a “bunch” of stamps through grocery stores too, in addition to those sold at post offices. You know what neither of those places, for the most part, sell these days? Comic books.

    And thus, the reason for TB’s ire is revealed.

  7. Gerard Plourde

    We don’t see it, of course, but I’m enjoying the thought that Darin bought “a bunch” of 2006 commemorative stamps featuring The Flash.

  8. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Ugh! What a craptastic smirk that the postal clerk coyly flashes Danir in panel #3. He’s in the running for most punchable face.

  9. ComicTrek

    This is so unfunny, it’s painful.

  10. Paul Jones

    I’d rather be reminded that Crankshaft is an animal lover who hates people than sit through this.

  11. Buckeye Feculence

    “We thought we’d never be able to unload these!”

    Must be referring to the Funky WInkerbean commemorative set.

  12. Count of Tower Grove

    Goddammit, I miss Henry. I may yet be driven back to reading the new Nancy.

  13. So what trip to the post office got under Batiuk’s skin 40 years ago that still has him raging today?

  14. The only excitement that could happen in this storyline is if the post office blew up. But I don’t think Batiuk is desperate enough to do that again.

    • Count of Tower Grove

      Why not? He keeps bringing back characters he’s killed off. The only way a past character won’t come back is that he abandoned his falafel house and moved back to Afghanistan.

    • This would be a great opportunity for the guy behind the counter to literally “go postal.”

  15. spacemanspiff85

    Um, I thought Darin was a Young Person who only communicated via email and The Twitter. So why does he need stamps?

    • William Thompson

      Batiuk loves him, so he’s been granted honorary status as an old fart. He’s entitled to old-age discounts, timeshares in Florida, and the right to whine about the younger generations. All of them, back to the paleolithic.