dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 16 November 2015

Adult Child Phil equates getting married to being pretty much a prison sentence for some reason. This astonishes Elly despite her being pretty much BEING the reason he makes the mental association between matrimony and misery.

(Strip Number 4715, Original Publication Date, 17 November 1986)

Panel 1: Elly can barely contain her excitement about how Phil is (finally) talking about marriage.

Panel 2: She asks Super-Glum Phil what made him start thinking this way.

Panel 3: Phil explains that he has given up drinking, smoking, and carousing for Georgia.

Panel 4: This means that he might as well give up everything else that makes life worth living.

Summary: What Elly doesn't quite get and never will is that she's a rather poor advertisement for being a married person with children. Perhaps if Phil had a married friend who didn't go out of her way to make herself miserable and was also competent to run her own affairs and wasn't a vindictive bitch and didn't spend most of her free time belly-aching about how HORRIBLE and UNGRATEFUL children are when they're sitting right next to her, he might think better of the process.

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