dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

John's frustration at having to balance Elly's checkbook tells me that the problem isn't so much that she can't do basic arithmetic but that she's too disorganized to keep her records straight; cue a whinge about how she's a busy mother with nooooooooo help and noooooo time for herself.

(Strip Number 171, Original Publication Date, 15 September 1981)


Panel 1: We start off with John hunched over the table cursing to himself as he tries to balance Elly's checkbook; as she sets the table, she asks him if her bankbook is so hard to figure out...

Panel 2: ....why he simply doesn't let his bookkeeper take care of it.

Panel 3: He says that he couldn't do that....

Panel 4: ...because he likes her too much. The obvious insult obviously gobsmacks her.

Summary: Given that we had an admission from Lynn herself that she hated trying to balance her own checkbook because math is haaaaaaaaaaard yesterday, we're probably going to be told that Katie must have gotten her mathematical ability from Rod. We'll also probably get a rehash of her 'he left me with nothing' line.
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