January 23rd, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Mike manages to duck yet another lecture about how Elly isn't his maid by going out before she can deliver it. Her response is to act as if she's his maid.

(Strip Number 7235, Original Publication Date, 25 January 1987)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly looking at the winter clothing Mike casually tossed aside because Mom always picks it up.

Panel 2: Elly snarls in fury.

Panel 3: Elly yells upstairs to remind Mike that he's just tossed his jacket on the floor again.

Panel 4: He's dead wrong if he thinks she's picking up after him again.

Panel 5: She was NOT put on the Earth to be his personal slave and has hung up his jacket for the last time.

Panel 6: When she yells for him to come down right now, Lizzie walks downstairs to see what's going on.

Panel 7: Elly asks Lizzie where Mike is. Lizzie says that he went out.

Panel 8: It seems that he put on his Ski-Doo (snowmobile) suit and went out the front door.

Panel 9: Elly stares at the stuff Mike just left there without thinking.

Panel 10: A depressed looking Elly hangs up the coat.

Summary: This, sadly, leads to his never quite realizing that Elly does have better things to do in life than to pick up his jacket. A firmer parent would have either waited for him to get home and given him what-for or chased him down and MADE him do his job. Elly is not firm and spent Mike's college years doing his laundry. After all, it takes two to be a presumptuous dickhole who thinks his mom is his servant: Fist Magnet Mike™ and his spineless mother who lets him get away with it.