March 16th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 17 March 2014

We begin the week with Elly accidentally stiffing the bellhop because she tipped the cabby too much. Hmmm. I wonder if the reason the waitress ignored her is that the buzz is "The women from the puppetry thing think they can stuff you on the tip."

(Strip Number 819, Original Publication Date, 18 March 1985)

Panel 1: Having arrived at the hotel, an anxious and unsure Elly thanks the cab driver and fumbles through her purse so she can pay him.

Panel 2: She continues to fumble through her purse as the bell-hop takes her luggage to the front desk.

Panel 3: She then gets extra-apologetic and hopes the the peeved looking fellow doesn't mind a seventy-five cent tip.

Panel 4: Having noting that he's stormed off and left the bag at the front desk, she thought-bubbles that their must be an art to tipping.

Summary: We're probably staring down the barrel of an angry comment about how unreasonable doormen and waitresses are for expecting tips despite not serving Lynn adequately.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

In today's strip, Elly makes an awkward fool of herself rather than admit that she doesn't have enough small change to tip the bellhop.

(Strip Number 820, Original Publication Date, 19 March 1985)

Panel 1: When Elly checks into the hotel, the clerk calls for a bell-hop only to have her say that since she only has one bag, it's not necessary..

Panel 2: As he continues to yell for a bell-hop, Elly insists that he need not waste the man's time because that she only has the one bag.

Panel 3: She reminds herself of the unplesant fact that she doesn't have money for a tip now anyway.

Panel 4: As she struggles awkwardly with her overloaded suitcase, she thought-bubbles "Oh well... the trick is to look cool."

Summary: Sadly, looking cool is not what Elly did. What she looked like is someone out of her depth doing something stupid-looking for a silly reason.