June 26th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 27 June 2014

We come to the home stretch of the arc when Lizzie cheats Mike out of free lemonade.

(Strip Number 881, Original Publication Date, 28 June 1985)

Panel 1: When Lizzie comes up to the table, Mike tells her that she's gotta pay a nickel like everyone else. She says that she doesn't have any money.

Panel 2: She does, however, have a marble which Mike will accept as payment.

Panel 3: He's so impressed with the neat looking marble that he asks her where she got it.

Panel 4: When she tells him "his room" after she downs the lemonade, he gets all goggle-eyed and junk.

Summary: We see here an example of the keen business sense that allowed him to cleverly piss away his money on lattes and bribes to parking lot attendants later in life. We'll see another one tomorrow.