dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Well, I had 23:59:30 of a fairly decent birthday yesterday (thanks for the greetings, BTW) marred by thirty seconds of Foobery. Let's see what happens when Elly is actually in charge of Jim for a change.

(OT: A character in "Legion of Superheroes" referred to some guy as a foob. Thanks to Lynn, it's spreading.)

Panel 1: We start the glurgey proceedings with Iris packing to leave; as she does so, she says she should not be doing this. Elly disagrees and points out that she doesn't get nearly enough "me" time so as to tell us and not show us that the Pattersons have been trying to get her to take a break for some time now.

Panel 2: After all, she and Jim will be just fine. The nurses can help with his bath and he can handle going to the bathroompersonal things.

Panel 3: Iris tells a bemused Elly that Jim likes a bit of oatmeal before bedtime, leave a light on because he walks around during the night, watch him if he tries to use the stove, make sure he takes his pills on time and so on and so forth.

Panel 4: We now find them at the front door of the building some time later on. Elly tells Iris that John, as opposed to a taxi driver, is there to take her to the airport and that Jim is in good hands.

Panel 5: Iris then says "Good hands, good heart". Elly says "Goodbye" so as to preempt another fifteen minute speech.

Summary: Jim's still stuck with a chatty dimwit caregiver. The only difference is that the younger one can keep up with him and gets angry easier.

Postscript: howtheduck is right; Elly's approach to taking care of Jim bears a disturbing similarity to Liz's approach to planning the Settlepocalypse. Both women want to sit back and bitch about how haaaaaaard they have it having to watch other people burn themselves into the ground doing their job for them.
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