May 23rd, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mike is told that asking people how much they make is somewhat rude while we get told that making wild guesses is a much better way to envy people.

(Strip Number 4805, Original Publication Date, 26 May 1987)

Panel 1: A little while later, Michael asks Elly if Lawrence's stepdad is rich. She doesn't think so.

Panel 2: When Mike asks how much he does make, she says that it's none of the Pattersons' business.

Panel 3: She actually looks him in the eye when she explains that it's rude to ask people how much they make because it's an invasion of privacy.

Panel 4: She then thought-bubbles that what we do is we make rough estimates.

Summary: This is a common enough problem, I should think. At one point or another, all of the kids have to be cautioned against this sort of breach of decorum.