dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 28 February 2016

John antagonizes Elly by making the only sort of apology a Pattersaint is capable of making: an insincere one that trivializes the concerns of others.

(Strip Number 6697, Original Publication Date, 1 March 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly walk down the hallway carrying the laundry basket of looking like a busy housewife with nooooo help and noooooo time to herself.

Panel 2: Since she's putting away towels, she notices that once again, idiot John expects that instead of having to lower himself to putting a towel in the hamper like a woman or something, Elly will gladly pick it up because that's what his mom did.

Panel 3: She embraces the utterly God-damned futile and tries calling this to his attention.

Panel 4: She doubles down on doing something that won't work because he don't want it to by trying to explain that this habit of his is a problem.

Panel 5: While it looks as if he realizes this, we sort of know better.

Panel 6: This is because he attempts to shame her into silence by making a meal of being apologetic.

Panel 7: He gets all florid about how he'll never do it again....

Panel 8: ....and then begs for forgiveness in a theatrical manner.

Panel 9: Since she sees clean through him, she bops in on his dome for being a jerkwad.

Panel 10: He then grouses about how she ain't going to take his total non-apology.

Summary: We can possibly expect either a Lynnsight that roasts Rod and the kids for not being sincere enough or a Little Lindy show that roasts her mom for expecting her to feel sorry about things she didn't see as problems.

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