August 14th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 15 August 2016

We begin the week with Marian reminding Elly that she cannot rely on only the stick and HAS to present the carrot at some point or another.

(Strip Number 4844, Original Publication Date, 17 August 1987)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly marveling about how Lizzie let Grandma Marian put her hair in French braids.

Panel 2: She then asks why she'll sit still for grandma but she won't sit still for her.

Panel 3: Marian tells Elly that grandmothers have a special way with children; Lizzie confirms this thesis.

Panel 4: When she says that Marian paid her a dollar, Elly gives a smiling Marian a dirty look.

Summary: She would have given Marian the same dirty look if Lizzie had said "Grandma remembers that I feel pain" because Elly tends to forget this and man-handles her children because she clearly believes that they only pretend to feel pain to make her feel bad about doing what she has to do. She also tends to forget that children like to help grateful people who appreciate what they do instead of entitled boomer nitwits who simper "It's about TIME" at their teeming get.