June 19th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 20 June 2013

In today's strip, Susan does Elly the favor of letting all the stuff she likes to do pile up because she knows how much it means to her.

(Strip Number 4435, Original Publication Date, 21 June 1984)

Panel 1: Now that Elly has returned to work at the Library, Susan comes over and tells her that she's glad to see her back at work.

Panel 2: Susan then lists the things they left for Elly to do when she got back: the summer reading contests, window displays and, well, all of the other minor jobs that they know Elly loves to do.

Panel 3: Susan goes on to state that she's afraid that they let a lot of things pile up on her desk.

Panel 4: We finish with Elly beaming with pride because she's facing a pile of paper and tasks on her desk; this is because she's needed and they missed her.

Summary: While it's nice to see Elly happy for once, I'm afraid her happy mood isn't going to last. This is because she's going to misinterpret Mike's very real need to NOT be treated like an infant whose opinion can't matter as his wanting her to stay home knitting cookies, baking armchairs and dusting socks.