November 12th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

As they choke down her horrible cooking, John tells Michael that Elly's insecurities take precedence over competence when deciding who to hire.

(Strip 4450, Original Publication Date, 14 November 1984)

Panel 1: Now that the family is gulping down Elly's heartburn-inducing sludge, Mike asks John if he's gonna hire someone pretty t'be his new assistant.

Panel 2: A mildly-outraged John tells Mike that decisions like that aren't based on something as trivial as looks but are the result of serious interviews.

Panel 3: He then goes on to state that he and his staff review each candidate to see if their qualifications, work history, attitude, ability and references make them a good fit professionally.

Panel 4: When he mentions that despite all that, the actual deal-maker is that Elly has to like the person in question, Elly is mildly put out.

Summary: This is because it's revealed that John has to hire someone who might not be as qualified as she should be so as to appease the suspicious idiot he married.