dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Since John is too stupid to ask if someone is actually using the water when he's farting around with the plumbing, he gets into trouble he doesn't need when he interrupts Elly mid-shower.

(Strip Number 4984, Original Publication Date, 22 June 1988)

Panel 1: When John asks Phil for help pulling out the kitchen sink, Phil reminds him that they should turn off the water first.

Panel 2: We find John at the hot water heater asking Phil to tell him when it's off.

Panel 3: We then watch Elly in the shower standing around looking all horrified as the water splutters to a stop.

Panel 4: As a justifiably pissed off Elly stands there in her housecoat glaring at Phil, he yells "Okay, it's off!!!"

Summary: It would appear that the brains trust forgot something else: to check if people were actually using the water before messing around with the plumbing. This is why it is that I find it hard to empathize with John in this arc: not only is he a skinflint, he's also a doughhead. Not that Elly is much better on the having a brain front. This is a woman who whines that the workmen are tracking in dirt because everyone blames her for dirt and not anyone else and God, I hate these people by times.

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