October 18th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 20 October 2017

Elly displays the Patterson commitment to open, honest communication by lying her ass off about why she can't come to the meeting that night.

(Strip Number 5037, Original Publication Date, 21 October 1988)

Panel 1: We find Goggle-Eyed Elly filled with guilt and shame. Reason: she cannot attend this meeting if she's going to be tormented with the guilt John and the kids dumped in her lap.

Panel 2: As she puts her winter coat and hat away, she resolves to tell the committee that she's going to take the evening off to spend some time with the family.

Panel 3: It matters not if they kick her off for telling them the truth because she's going to use basic, open honesty to handle the situation.

Panel 4: Lynn makes a nonsense of last Sunday's strip when Elly's basic, open honesty consists of telling Sally that she cannot make it to that night's meeting because she's very sick.

Summary: Not only does Elly not really want to get kicked off of the committee, she's pretty much setting the standard for how honest her children end up becoming.