dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 2 February 2013

We end the week with John telling Elly that once upon a long time ago, he too used to like working for a living. This astonishes her because she can't remember that he doesn't consider housework to be work.

(Strip Number 544, Original Publication Date, 4 February 1984)

Panel 1: We end the day with John and Elly in bed; she reminds him that she's excited about her job at the library because it feels as if there's a whole world opening up for her.

Panel 2: She then asks John if he's angry. He says that he's actually more jealous than upset.

Panel 3: You see, he also used to enjoy working.....once.

Summary: Boy, howdy, is John ever from the fifties. It's like he can't allow himself to see housework as work. That being said, we can probably expect a passive-aggressive comment about how Rod didn't like Merv's words put in his mouth. Or, for that matter, another lecture about how dentistry was an evil rat-race that was killing him so could he please quit and let Lynn take care of him, there's a good boy.

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