dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 26 September 2014

The school day begins with Elly not realizing that Mike would rather get soaked to the bone than look like some weak baby who needs his Mommy to take care of him.

(Strip Number 948, Original Publication Date, 27 September 1985)

Panel 1: While Michael is getting ready for school, Elly informs him that it is pouring rain and he needs to take an umbrella.

Panel 2: She argues with him and he continues to refuse.

Panel 3: Since Hot-Tempered Imbecile Elly thinks that Mike is trying to turn his back on the love in her great big heart, she gets all rage-faced and shrill when she insists that he take an umbrella! He yells NO!! even louder.

Panel 4: As they get soaked to the skin, Mike asks Gordon "What does she want me to do... look stupid?!!"

Summary: As I've said before, Elly never managed to realize that her children feared getting teased for being weak and soft and dependent on Mommy. Problem is that even if she did, she's stupid enough to take it personally owing to her inability to know when to pick her battles.

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