dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

John might think that dressing the part of a sports-car owner is a good thing right now, he'll be paying for it for years to come every time someone wants him to crack open his wallet to pay for stuff he doesn't use.

(Strip Number 1382, Original Publication Date, 9 December 1987)

Panel 1: We find John at a men's wear store as the clerk confirms that yes, sir, she can sell him driving gloves.

Panel 2: When she asks him if he would also like a tweed cap, John says "I think so."

Panel 3: He also wants a red cashmere scarf to go with the rest of the "ridiculous" get-up.

Panel 4: John is blissfully unaware that the clerk is laughing at him behind his back when he says that he's not just buying a car, he's buying a lifestyle.

Summary: What he's really buying is a stick Elly can beat him over the head with any time she wants him to pry open his wallet. What Rod was buying when he wanted to open up a new clinic is years of derision from a nasty baggage who isn't nearly as nice or smart as she thinks she is.

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