May 6th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 7 May 2016

We end the week with Lizzie and Mike cluelessly (but without malice, this is important, Lynn) wrecking the system Elly is trying to use to organize the photos before asking why she never did that before.

(Strip Number 1150, Original Publication Date, 9 May 1987)

Panel 1: While Elly is off doing something or other, Lizzie makes the scene and starts to destroy Elly's hard work by grabbing onto a photograph of herself as a baby.

Panel 2: She and Michael just keep grabbing photos out of the piles because it doesn't occur to them that Elly has arranged them that way and doesn't want them to be touched. While I can relate to their glee at seeing photos of birthdays and puppies and grandparents, I can also relate to what happens next.

Panel 3: Said thing is Elly's dismay when her children ask her why she never did this ever neat sorting of photos before.

Summary: The sad thing is that when they do say that they didn't realize she wanted the photos left alone, they mean it. After all, they have as much common sense as their mother who can't be bothered putting a sign on the table that says 'don't touch'.