August 28th, 2021

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 30 August 2021

The one where John and Elly are surprised that Jim and Marian aren't quietly waiting for the Grim Reaper to show up.

Panel 1: We start with John noticing that Elly has a letter that's as big as a phone book and asking her who it's from. She says it's from the parents who drummed it into her that the longer a letter is, the more the person loves you.

Panel 2: He starts gassing off about how they must still be getting used to downsizing.

Panel 3: He then starts asking if they're bored and lonely now that they have free time.

Panel 4: He's astonished by the same thing that astonishes her: Marian's joined a quilting group and Jim's joined a band called the Bentwood Rockers.

Summary: This astonishes and horrifies them because they think that old people are supposed to meekly shuffle off into eternity. Me, I think "Good on them. They're not going gentle into that good night."