January 22nd, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 23 January 2017

John appears to have been right for the wrong reason because Elly has to abandon her car and try to find her way home in a white-out.

(Strip Number 4919, Original Publication Date, 23 January 1988)

Panel 1: As Elly tries to extricate herself from the ditch she drove into, someone thumps on her passenger side window and asks if she's all right in there.

Panel 2: The 'someone' turns out to be a police constable who tells her she'll have to leave her car where it is; this is because there's no way to get her out since traffic is backed up for miles.

Panel 3: She agrees to his suggestion that she head for home and wait out the blizzard.

Panel 4: Since she decided to drive to work in white-out conditions, she's freaking out just a little bit because she can't tell which way home actually is.

Summary: This is one of the first arcs in which Elly's failure to plan for a disaster comes back to bite her in the ass. Since the power goes out later in the week, we can probably expect them to have to call in a plumber when the pipes freeze and burst. Also, just don't ask her about the weeping tiles.