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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
To be honest, I want to punch smiley-faced, duplicitous sales staff in the kisser all the time. It’s a personal fantasy of mine. I think pregnant women would be a little more likely to turn such fantasies into reality, though. Hence the danger pay.
NEW VOTING INCENTIVE
It's August, and that means a new voting incentive for Puck!
This one connects to the BEACH DAY WALLPAPER (which happens to be on sale HERE!) Do you want to see the red-hot consequences of Puck's beach day party? If so, then...
I don't want to advocate too much, but pregnancy clothing is more of a niche market, and so not as open to scales of economy. On the other hand, new parents often in some trippy wonderland of swoonyness - so if they happen to have money, such businesses tend to like to lean on that. It's a bit like the funeral industry, that way.
@Riv: Most females who have seen this strip respond with an enthusiastic glee and express their desire to punch salespeople. Interestingly, it's mostly been males who have considered the salesgirl's plight and have noted the awfulness of dealing with customers.
@darknoon: It is a niche market, and that could partly be to blame. Extortion could also partly be to blame. Mu mu is a ... no. Just a no. And if you check out the voting incentive, it's so hot you SHOULD get danger pay. But you won't. Because I'm poor.
My wife has noticed that maternity clothing is usually the least fashionable and ugliest clothing she has ever seen. Most of the maternity clothes here aren't that far removed from what your teen aged daughter would wear and look silly on a middle aged woman. So far she has only needed to buy 2 pairs of pants and 2 dresses. She has discovered that my t-shirts and football jerseys (mostly collegiate) more than roomy, comfortable to wear and saves the pocketbook. Maybe she'll start a new fashion trend in China.