January 10th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 11 January 2015

In today's strip, John gets all anxious and upset because Elly takes more time than he'd like picking out cute shoes only to turn around and spend like forever at Timmies trying to decide what kind of doughnut he'd like.

(Strip Number 7205, Original Publication Date, 12 January 1986)

Panel 1: We find the Pattersons at the shoe department of Philpotts. As he stews in his own flop-sweat, Elly asks John whether he likes the black, red or grey pair she's chosen the best.

Panel 2: Since she remembers that he has issues with something this important, she cautions him not to do the eeny-meeny-miney-mo thing again.

Panel 3: John does the splayed-out hands thing when he reminds Elly that they've been there for ages and asks which pair of shoes she plans on buying.

Panel 4: He rolls his eyes when she tells him that an important decision like this can't be rushed.

Panel 5: His response is to ask how long it's supposed to take to make a simple decision like that when she can easily make one decision and leave.

Panel 6: After she buys the right pair of shoes, she reminds them that they've got enough time for a coffee at Not Tim Hortons before they head home.

Panel 7: We next see them at Not Timmies; Elly tells John that she's holding them a table before asking what the hold-up is.

Panel 8: As he gazes at the many, many varieties of dough nut he can buy, he tells a baffled Elly to not rush him because he can't decide.

Summary: The Lynnsight for this one is not about how men and women have different priorities in life. Well, not directly anyway. This one is sort of a sympathy card for men whose wives do the one thing Lynn never did to Rod: drag him to dress shops and shoe stores so he could look all lost and confused.