dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 10 February 2017

We get to the home stretch of the arc when a guy in his fifties tells Elly that despite her belief otherwise, she's shoveling out his car and not hers.

(Strip Number 1255, Original Publication Date, 11 February 1988)

Panel 1: A little while later, we find Elly where she thinks she's parked shoveling out what she thinks to be her car. As she does so, she says 'No thanks' when someone I'll call Buster Hadfield asks her if she needs help with that.

Panel 2: When Buster asks her if she's sure, she tells him that she can manage quite fine by herself.

Panel 3: Since he won't leave and since she thinks he thinks a weak little wifey should stand aside and let a big strong man like him take care of business, she tells Buster "Look...I appreciate the offer to help but I'm fine and I'd rather you didn't stand there and watch me!" He says okay to this.

Panel 4: He then alarms her by saying that she happens to be shoveling out HIS car!

Summary: What we have here is Elly being 'wrong genre savvy' because she thinks she's the victim of chauvinism when she's actually the victim of not being able to remember that her car was at an angle when she had to abandon it and also of a plow truck.

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