December 8th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 9 December 2013

We begin the week with John dropping the turkey that's far too large for his bad back to cope with on his feet.

(Strip Number 4457, Original Publication Date, 10 December 1984)

Panel 1:: As John struggles with his too big a turkey for a man with his issues with lower back pain, he asks Lizzie to move the bread out of the way so he can get it into the shopping cart before his spine pops out of his body.

Panel 2: Before he can do so, the turkey slips out of his hands; his muffled cry of pain seems to be coming from his having lifted something his bad back tells him is too damned heavy.

Panel 3: As it lands on his feet, he howls in even greater pain.

Panel 4: Since Lizzie is not credit to team, she asks Daddy if he dropped the turkey on his foot.

Summary: This is another instance in which Lynn should explain things better. It could well be that just as he was about to put the thing in the cart, his back muscles started to spasm. This makes this a PSA about getting someone to help you if you know you've got lower back pain.