March 22nd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 23 March 2012

In today's strip, Elly finds not being yelled at more disturbing than one of her trademark meltdowns. The reason is that when she's being screamed at, she knows where she stands.

(Strip Number 6010, Original Publication Date, 25 March 1983)

Panel 1: We find Abashed Elly sheepishly telling a quietly furious Beeweather "Um. I'm sorry...I didn't mean to hit your car...look, heh....There's one little scratch on my bumper."

Panel 2: Her attempt to laugh things off by saying that it's a lucky thing that there was no serious damage doesn't get the desired result of his agreeing with her.

Panel 3: He snorts in disgust and walks off, presumably to write a letter to the editor about the idiotic, irresponsible women they're handing licences out to these days.

Panel 4: Since she doesn't know why she's hated, Elly acts like one of her children and declares that she'd rather be yelled at.

Summary: This, I think, defines Elly right here. When she's clearly in the wrong and knows it, she tries to flee from a confrontation lest she have to apologize and thus be revealed as having no power. To paraphrase an old cliche, being a stupid bully means never having to say you're sorry.