dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 30 May 2014

Anne tells an admiring Elly that she's not a role model for putting clothes on a line; she's just a woman waiting for Steve's paycheck to clear. Since this collides with Elly's stupid fear of the new and different, all it does is further her belief that Anne is an imbecile.

(Strip Number 860, Original Publication Date, 31 May 1985)

Panel 1: As she hangs some laundry out on the line to dry, Anne asks Elly if she can borrow some clothes pins.

Panel 2: Elly gushes about how she admires Anne for putting laundry out on a clothes like like she's 'supposed' to.

Panel 3: She then talks about how Anne takes the time to get things done. Anne mutters "Yeah..." before explaining why.

Panel 4: The reason why is that her dryer is broken.

Summary: The idea that Annie regrets the temporary loss of a convenience makes no sense to Elly because she needs to fear the new because learning means admitting that she wasn't born knowing everything she'd ever need to know. Admitting error has always meant being laughed at forever because the angry, frightened child in her can never allow herself to be calmed down.

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