dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 5 May 2014

We begin the week with Lawrence being a "good friend" to Mike by telling him what Elly would actually want. (It should be understand that by "good friend", I mean 'someone whose job it is to hammer people over the head with how GREAT Elly is and how it's the person's duty to expose himself to any amount of humiliation to do things for her.')

(Strip Number 847, Original Publication Date, 6 May 1985)

Panel 1: As he and Michael walk down Main Street, Lawrence asks him what he's gonna get Elly for Mother's Day. Mike hasn't a clue.

Panel 2: Lawrence boasts that he's gonna get HIS mom flowers.

Panel 3: This appalls Mike because a virile dude like him wouldn't get his mom something wimpy and conducive to being kissed and being called cute and a whole crap-load of other things boys his age want to avoid like flowers.

Panel 4: Lawrence smirks that that's because Mike's a chicken.

Summary: I should think that it's less that a gobsmacked Mike doesn't want to look like a chicken and more that he doesn't need a reminder that he's a panicky idiot getting guilted into buying something that he doesn't have to put a lot of thought into. The hand-made card or nice gesture would require genuine effort but a bouquet that'll be tossed by the May Two-Four doesn't tax brain cells at all that I've noticed.

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