dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 6 March 2015

We come to the end of the working day with another reminder that John thinks that Elly's life is a walk in the park.

(Strip Number 1024, Original Publication Date, 7 March 1986)

Panel 1: As the day goes on at the clinic, John talks about how they've already seen eight patients and have two to go.

Panel 2: John replies in the affirmative when Elly asks if all his days are like this.

Panel 3: Elly asks how he manages to cope with such a hectic schedule.

Panel 4: John is said to have entirely discounted her work as a mother and housewife by telling her she's just not used to working. Since she can't seem to remember that she married an insensitive clod who doesn't think she does much, this somehow astonishes her.

Summary: While it's true that John and Mike tend not to understand that housework IS work because the premise of the strip is that oafish men never seem to see or appreciate the hard work their wives do to make sure they have a comfortable home, Lynn tends to sabotage herself by making Elly the least efficient homemaker ever. This means that his earlier pointed question about what she actually does that's so hard that she has to escape it is actually a justifiable one.

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