dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 5 March 2012

Today's strip begins an arc in which John accidentally throws out clothing Mike and Lizzie would certainly have outgrown anyway. What this tells me is that we're in for a week of KAN not wanting to admit that Elly doesn't believe in honest mistakes.

(Strip Number 374, Original Publication Date, 7 March 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling John that she was sorting through the kid's summer clothes and now she can't find them.

Panel 2: She starts telling him that she put them in a bag when he interrupts and asking if it was a green garbage bag.

Panel 3: Since she thinks that he knows where it is, she asks him where he saw it last.

Panel 4: His explaining that he threw it out leads her to frown the Goggle-Eyed Frown of Existential Horror.

Summary: Here's the problem that I have with this strip. While I know that what he did is an inconvenience, he didn't do so planning on making Elly's life worse. I also know that Elly, Lynn and any number of snippy women who post on Coffee Talk will. not. see. it. that. way. The concept "honest mistake" is simply not a concept that they can believe in.

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