August 12th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Lynn gives us a sort of heart-rending coda to the vacation arc by having Mike exclaim that saying good-bye to people hurts.

(Strip Number 302, Original Publication Date, 14 August 2011)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in Vancouver International Airport's parking lot as Jim and Marian are about to say goodbye to the Pattersons before they fly back East. When Marian asks where Michael is, he says that he's not coming out of the car.

Panel 2: Marian tries to cheer him up while gently asking him to give her and Jim a kiss goodbye.

Panel 3: She then appeals to his masculinity by pointing out that Lizzie doesn't mind goodbyes.

Panel 4: His wan comment about that Lizzie doesn't know how long they are concerns and saddens his grandparents.

Summary: This is mildly upsetting and mostly true to life; small children see time passing a lot more slowly than we do so a goodbye is a lot longer to them than it would be to us; that being said, the Lynnsight will totally miss the point owing to Lynn's inability to see any viewpoint not her own.