June 1st, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

The one where Connie blanks out on how hard it would be for Elly to work from home.

(Original Publication Date, 3 June 1991)

Panel 1: It's Elly's turn to carry April in the sling today as she goes on a walk with Connie and tells her that the girls at the library called today and wondered when she'd be going back to work. Connie says "Well?" because she wants to know what Elly told them.

Panel 2: Elly sidesteps things by saying that she doesn't see how she can while she's still nursing. Connie sets up September's strips by telling her to take April with her because she still sleeps a lot. This is nuts because as we know, April is only asleep when it's inconvenient but since all Connie has is Lawrence, a burned out engine and two step children who might for all we know have already moved out, she cannot know this.

Panel 3: This is why she then misuses the verb "to freelance"; after all, Elly has a typewriter, the phone and the mail. All she needs to do is find a quiet space, set up her own spot and when everything is done, work from home.

Since Elly can never be done housework, this is the worst and silliest advice ever.

Panel 4: When Elly laughs at Connie's naivete, Connie asks if she said something funny.

Summary: She for sure did. She also set up a Lynn Lake anecdote about how having to be a mother always got in the way of being Lynn Johnston.