dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 10 July 2010

We end the week with the family in the driveway standing around like idiots because John forgot something important because he was in an all-fired rush to get going.

(Strip Number 4034, Original Publication Date, 11 July 1981)

Panel 1: Scanning the panel from left to right, we see the following things:
  1. John standing in the driveway with a sheepish grin on his face.
  2. A barely-awake Elly with a camera around her neck and her purse in her left hand.
  3. Farley and Lizzie sitting in the hatchback
  4. Mike standing next to the car wearing his snorkel and holding up his flippers.

The reason for this tableau can be summarized by what John says: "After getting everybody up at six AM, (heh heh) it would be funny if I couldn't find the car keys, wouldn't it?"

Summary: So far, things are going pretty much as one would expect given what we know about these people; I for one can believe that John would be in a blind rush to get his family out of bed at an ungodly hour to beat traffic and thus forget his keys. I can also believe that he's the sort of idiot who takes twisty backroads that waste a lot of time in order to avoid highway traffic. We'll see THAT come into play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; we'll also see the really important thing he forgot Thursday: the directions to Ted's nice little cottage.

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