September 18th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 19 September 2016

Annie thinks the idea of a senior citizen falling in love is an absurd joke; this will turn out to be caused by the fact that chasing after children destroys romance.

(Strip Number 4863, Original Publication Date, 21 September 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Annie and Elly talking over the backyard fence; when Anne, who's holding Baby Leah in her arms, asks what's happening with Old Mrs Baird, Elly tells her that Thelma found a boyfriend.

Panel 2: Since Anne Has always been a self-righteous and judgmental cement-head who can't see what's right in front of her, she finds the idea of an eighty-three year old woman with a boyfriend silly and wrong.

Panel 3: Elly tells her Thelma doesn't; Mrs B says that every time Ed is near, she can hardly breathe and her heart skips a beat.

Panel 4: Annie sticks to her guns and makes a nasty, catty remark about how Thelma probably needs a pacemaker.

Summary: She happens to be carrying the reason she's so bloody smug and dismissive. If romance has died in her heart because she has to chase after children, she'll be damned if anyone else is allowed to have it.