June 20th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 21 June 2012

In today's strip, we remind ourselves that Elly rifles through John's pockets so that she can grab onto any money he might have stupidly left in them so she can spent it on herself. Mike learns this the hard way because she does it to him too.

(Strip Number 427, Original Publication Date, 23 June 1983)

Panel 1: As a glum Elly pays Mike his allowance, he's happy that now that he's got it, he has sixteen dollars saved towards his roller skates.

Panel 2: As he looks around in his room, he asks where the rest of said sixteen dollars are. The money he had was in his jeans pocket.

Panel 3: Elly hems and haws as she says she guesses that's what she found in the laundry this morning. When she tells him she spent it, he asks why.

Panel 4: She looks somewhat embarrassed as she tells him that she thought it was John's.

Summary: I guess Mike learned another lesson: never leave money in a pocket in the same house as a sticky-fingered idiot who insists on being an infant when money is concerned.