May 26th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Having volunteered to plan Thelma's funeral forces Elly to confront the fact that she didn't actually do all that much for the poor old lady when she was alive to appreciate it.

(Strip Number 4973, Original Publication Date, 27 May 1988)

Panel 1: Since the main characters have to do everything no matter how little sense it makes, we find ourselves watching Elly talk on the phone with the mortician as she (and not, as one would expect, one of those nieces and nephews Thelma referred to) plans Mrs Baird's memorial service; we join the conversation with Elly agreeing that two bouquets would be nice and that given the number of people attending, they'll need the corner lounge.

Panel 2: Next, we deal with the catering arrangements as Elly thinks that soft drinks will have to be added to the menu of sandwiches, tea and coffee.

Panel 3: As she reviews her plans, Elly pauses to reflect on how guilty going the extra mile to give Thelma Baird a nice funeral makes her feel.

Panel 4: Reason: she can't remember doing anything nearly this nice for the old lady when she was alive to appreciate it.

Summary: This sort of actually does kind of belong on fridges because it's something everyone can identify with. No matter what you do, you don't feel as if it was enough.