June 15th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 16 June 2017

John goes back to beefing about how much the renovation plans are going to keep on costing everyone because of a mental hiccup I mentioned once.

(Strip Number 4983, Original Publication Date, 16 June 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the cabinet makers' showroom watching a salesman show off what he calls the Country Classic range that has a walnut finish and porcelain hand pulls.

Panel 2: He then sets up the punchline by pointing out what the company calls the Heirloom line. Elly asks John which one he'd prefer.

Panel 3: When he says to go for the Heirloom concept, she makes the mistake of asking why.

Panel 4: She's confused because she can't remember that he thinks that she wants to spend HIS money like a drunken sailor thereby rendering his comment about how the kids will inherit the payments indecipherable.

Summary: Watching John mope and groan because he's gotta spend his money on something that he's not really interested in is just more proof that Lynn doesn't understand the male psyche. This is possibly because she thinks that a real man would find the mewling man-infant sympathetic. A real man would say that he's met a lot of psychos in his time but John would have to be the most boring one he'd ever encountered.