September 20th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Annie laments that after ten years, she and Steve have started to take one another for granted.

(Strip Number 4865, Original Publication Date, 23 September 1987)

Panel 1: As they have their coffee, Elly asks Anne whether she considers herself to be in love. Annie's response is that she guesses she is.

Panel 2: The problem is that after ten years of marriage and three children, there isn't a lot to jump up and down about like Mrs B is doing.

Panel 3: It seems to her that if you're not falling in love or breaking up, you're just taking each other for granted.

Panel 4: She sums up how that feels by saying love has become nothing more than a dial tone hum.

Summary: As we know, she sits around and mopes about the dial tone. As we also know (but she doesn't), Steve tries to get more than a dial tone. Also, I think that this written before she had the bio that had Annie dismissively sniff about how impractical Steve was to actually want to just take off for a weekend every so often to keep the flame alive written.