March 17th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 19 March 2020

The one where we see Elly wish that she hadn't bitten off more than she can chew with the housework.

(Original Publication Date, 20 March 1991)

Panel 1: When she cleans off the kitchen counter, Elly notices that she should also clean off the windowsill.

Panel 2: I start to wonder if people are doing something odd like "doing chores while Elly is out of commission" when she says that a clean windowsill doesn't look good next to dirty curtains.

Panel 3: I then give my head a shake for asking stupid questions like that when she tells herself that the walls need to be scrubbed down.

Panel 4: When Liz asks her what she's doing scrubbing the walls, Elly tells her "wishing I hadn't cleaned the windowsill"; as she does so, a fungus person naming himself after a catfish says she should have wished for a family without what his mother called nub-itis in which arms that have no problem reaching for food shrink to nubs when handed brooms and dish cloths.

Summary: We get to see slightly more of her family's odd behaviour tomorrow when John offers to help her only a little.