November 22nd, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 24 November 2018

We end the week with Elly pathetically pleading with Connie to come with her and hold her hand so as to better prove that someone who represents herself has a fool for a client.

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find ourselves watching Connie accompany Elly as she walks Farley. We do so in the middle of a conversation that's all about the anxiety John's utter lack of support have instilled in her. Connie reacts to what's probably Elly having rambled on about how nervous appearing in court makes her by saying that she herself has been to court and that there's nothing to it. (It should also be noted that the ultra-inappropriate nickname "El" is in play.)

Panel 2: She tells Elly that she just has to go in there and follow directions because they'll tell her when to stand, when to sit, what to say and when to say it.

This, I should think, does nothing to improve Elly's mood because the idea of being told what to do and when to do it is seen as being cruelly dominated by people who hate the idea of her freedom of expression.

Panel 3: Connie turns reflective when she says that it occurs to her that it might be helpful if Elly had the benefit of legal counsel.

This baffles me no end because it makes no sense for a medical professional like John not to have legal counsel. After all, what happens if he gets sued for malpractice? Does he meekly pay the full amount and watch his insurance rates take a taxi ride to Alpha Centauri because he's not 100% sure he'll win?

Panel 4: Since this is not a question that occurs to Elly, it makes sense that she yells "COME WITH ME!!!" to Connie because she wants someone friendly to help her instead of a male lawyer who'd probably tell her to concede or something.

Summary: This, ladies and gents, falls nicely in the "Blind leading the blind" category. Connie might have been involved in a legal proceeding but it no more makes her a lawyer than buying cereal makes Lynn the head of an ad agency.