July 12th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Another scheduling conflict leads to a reminder that Elly is rather easily cowed into submission. This results in her looking like a doormat to the Big Strong Men at the cabinetry warehouse while also looking like Queen Kong to her kids.

(Strip Number 1313, Original Publication Date, 13 July 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly phoning the cabinet makers about why they've yet to install the cupboards they ordered. When told that they can slot her in next week, she reminds them that they were supposed to have installed them two weeks ago.

Panel 2: When the man at the other end up the phone line vaguely alludes to their being busy without specifying what they're busy doing, Elly seems to visibly shrink as she says that she doesn't want to be a bother so next week will be fine.

Panel 3: Having noticed that Mommy looks the way she does when she yells at her, Lizzie asks her whatsa matter and why aren't the new cupboards there.

Panel 4: When the Mommy who bellows at her nonstop over piddly crap declares that she's too nice, Lizzie looks at us in confusion.

Summary: This is because Elly is not "too nice". Elly seems to have derived the wrong lesson from the idle comment the men who delivered the mattresses back in 1979 made about how their time is valuable too and sees a scheduling conflict as meaning that she's an oppressor or some such weird crap.