dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

In today's strip, Lawrence's feeling of being displaced is aggravated by Connie's refusal to do something simply awful like "telling him in advance when things are supposed to be happening."

(Strip Number 917, Original Publication Date, 14 August 1985)

Panel 1: When Mike and Lawrence walk into the Poirier house, Connie yells at them about not tracking in any dirt and picking their shoes up.

Panel 2: As they sit down in the living room to read some funnies, Connie tells them to do neither thing but instead sit outside.

Panel 3: The reason is that the real estate agent is about to show up and she needs the house to look perfect.

Panel 4: On the front step, Lawrence complains to Michael that they haven't even moved out yet and already it's not his house anymore.

Summary: For those of you scratching your heads and wondering why Connie didn't tell Lawrence in advance when the realtor was coming and forestall this mess, she's an extension of a woman who finds it as hard to conceive of talking to children as if they are actual human beings as she does conceiving of a man who willingly helps out around the house.

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