27 thoughts on “Um, Do You Have a Receipt For That?

  1. debg June 3, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Now I want cheek pouches in the worst way. So handy for snacking between meals!

  2. Faye June 3, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Re. Gur. Gi. Tation. you’re making me, urp…

    Cheeky little devil. Lol.

  3. Clairdelune June 3, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Cute! Don’t you wish you had cheek pouches like that to store snacks, to be enjoyed when the boss is not looking? 😀

  4. dubravkamcvmd June 3, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Evolution seems not to have worked out a good solution here. If you find a lot of food you can stuff it into those handy-dandy cheek pouches , but if a predator comes along you have to unpack before you can make a getaway. Poor scared little chipmunk!

    • Julia June 3, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Is that what’s happening? I couldn’t figure out why he was ditching all the loot, I was concerned something was wrong with him. I do feel bad that he was scared, but I feel better knowing that he’s not sick.

  5. Faye June 3, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    That what he gets for living the Chip life. Take ur seeds take ur chances.

  6. Alice Shortcake June 3, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Is anyone else having a Mr Creosote flashback? Because it looks as though the chipmunk couldn’t resist the after-dinner mint…

  7. Kar June 3, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Someone needs to show this guy that video of the guy in the safe.

    Greed doesn’t always pay

  8. Starfish June 3, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    There’s always a scene in any good cop show where the hero tells a perp to “spill it”. This is probably not what they mean.

  9. Raymond June 3, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    “I don’t know what you’re talking about. These seeds are untouched. I’ve never seen them before. They were like that before I got here. Look over there!”

  10. Murray C. June 3, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Wow, that was a quick turn-around, NTM. I’ve been so busy with the Squeakness Stakes I was really caught out by this!

  11. sugitomo June 3, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Bwahahaha! And funny how he had to use his hands to help unpack his cheek-pouches.

  12. Faye June 3, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Al Vinnn! Get home this minute! (Say in loud mother voice.)

    • Haha June 3, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Yes, Dave?

  13. George Michael Sherry June 4, 2016 / 4:13 am

    Technically, “bird feeder store security” might have been more accurate. A bird house is a place for them to nest. I had no idea a chipmunk would empty his cheek pouches before fleeing! I’d have figured they could run just as well fully loaded. More to the point, I’d have thought they’d have a larger chance of getting killed if they paused to unload before fleeing (it took several seconds) than if they bolted as soon as they detected danger. Lastly, that must have been some jump from the feeder to the ground. I know light animals have a slower terminal velocity and thus can fall farther relative to their body size without damage, and a lawn is a soft place to land, but still, that was a long drop. I guess he wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t safe, though.

    Also, SO many inside jokes I don’t get. I feel more out of the pop-culture loop than usual. Mr. Creosote? Smoke bomb? Yes, Dave?

    • Smartypants June 4, 2016 / 7:36 am

      Hi George – I can fill in a few of the pop cultural references:

      Mr. Creosote – a character from the movie “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” who ate and ate until…well, it wasn’t good
      Smoke Bomb: don’t know that one
      Dave: The human manager of Alvin (‘Al-vinn!’) and the Chipmunks

      Have a great weekend!

      • Murray C. June 4, 2016 / 10:04 am

        Thanks, Smartypants – you ARE smart!😉 Like George I am very much behind the times on many of the cultural references here but am afraid to ask as often as I might – it would get boring. But it’s nice to be filled in occasionally. I knew about the Monty Python event in question but didn’t know the character’s name (never actually saw that movie). Knew who Dave was, tho’!!! Smoke Bomb remains a mystery.

        • Faye June 4, 2016 / 10:25 am

          Old adage: Don’t assume you’re the only one who doesn’t know. Raising your hand and asking a question always helps someone else who won’t ask. And: I enjoy the explanations even if I know the reference. Ask away!

        • Smartypants June 4, 2016 / 4:09 pm

          You’re very welcome – happy to use my Super-Nerd powers for good! 😀

      • JenDeyan June 5, 2016 / 4:32 am

        The smoke bomb reference isn’t anything specific, I think. It’s something various characters do after distracting their opponent to make an escape. My favorite smoke bomber is Darkwing Duck. Ninjas are also known to use smoke bombs to make their escape (at least in the movies they do).

        • Murray C. June 5, 2016 / 9:20 am

          Ah, so it’s a tactical diversion, very good, I think I’ve got it. ( By, George, she’s got it!)

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