Tuesday, February 8, 2011


George has gone into a shop to complain about a very expensive firework he was sold which didn't go off. The shop assistant says that makes it a 'firenotwork'.

George is apoplectic. He spent upwards of fifteen pounds on an elaborate Catherine Wheel but it failed to work. Not only that, it was meant to be the piece-de-resistance of his fireworks display and made him look like a bit of a lemon. The were hushed voices afterwards.

This woman is not the manager of the shop. She is only working there for extra money as she tries to become an actor or a singer. If the manager of the shop, which sells novelty items and fireworks, heard her quip she would be fired on the spot. George's anger has turned into confusion as to how anyone could be so stupid.

In the end, George's money is not refunded because he threw the firework at the wall in anger rather than returning it with a receipt. It was his own fault, but he won't be buying his fireworks from there any more.


  1. I would imagine he's somewhat mollified by the excellent view down her top he's getting. I believe his next line will be something along the lines of "At least there's one proper cracker in this shop". Which would be a really poor punchline but still better than the one in the strip.

    And what sort of firework would be called "Sponge"?

  2. Poor George is now paying the price for dropping that acid at Poly back in the day.

  3. Yet another plump breasted denizen of Wimbledon with wisecracking tendencies. Is G&L actually the recounting of a nightmare of George's, brought on by too much Cheddar and a long night in with Lynne?

  4. Is that a penguin, and a pig, on the counter? Are they explosive soft toys or is this a firework/toy shop?