April 2nd, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mike's stupid need to look 'cool' backfires on him when, after insisting that 'nobody' takes steps to prevent being drenched like an idiot, gets drenched like an idiot while being surrounded by 'nobodies' who have the sense to prepare for inclement weather.

(Strip Number 6699, Original Publication Date, 5 April 1987)

Panel 1: As Mike gets ready to head to the bus stop for the morning, Elly looks out the front door.

Panel 2: What she's looking at is drenching Spring rain.

Panel 3: As Mike starts to head out the door, she warns him to dress for the drenching rain by putting on his galoshes.

Panel 4: Since he'd rather get soaked to the bone than get razzed by the guys for being a sissy, Mike claims that nobody wears rubber boots.

Panel 5: She repeats the process by offering him an umbrella to keep him dry.

Panel 6: He angers Elly by NOT wanting to take her DUMB umbrella because nobody takes one.

Panel 7: He slams the door in rage because Elly wants him to be dry and comfortable.

Panel 8: We find the stupid little twit soaked and miserable surrounded by nobodies who have the sense to dress for inclement weather and carry umbrellas.

Summary: Given who he is, it will somehow be Elly's fault that he's soaked and miserable because the alternative is admitting that he's a stubborn, defiant fool who lacks gratitude.