Panel 1: Yep, it's all falling into place. But does anyone, in real life, ever respond like that? It's almost the Airplane! joke, except without the "what is it" prompt. "A week?" "It's seven days in the Gregorian calendar, Deanna, but that's not important right now."
Panel 2: Okay, again, is that factually accurate? John hasn't even mentioned getting the house appraised, unless that's the "so forth" he referred to.
Panel 3: Ah, the wistful look. Pull out a nose hair, John, so your eyes will water.
Panel 4: Sever the property, eh? Innocent Deanna walks away, not realizing that her silly idea will shatter John's world.
Panel 5: OMG. OMGWTFBBQ. John. Has finally. said it.
You know, I wonder if there are actually people who find his train obsession funny. I actually bet there are: like the same kind of people who think The Red Green Show is just like them and their friends. Trains, coin collecting, golf, any kind of time-consuming and technical does produce guys like John. And they're probably among the readers who tell LJ how great she is. Zheesh. I'm glad my dad just goes on the net and talks about politics and reads history. He WANTS to have a connection to the real world.