dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 14 February 2011

Now that Lynn has shown us life getting back to normal in the Pattermanse, let's return to the past as John boasts about his vacation.

(Strip Number 4127, Original Publication Date, 15 February 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in John's clinic on his first day back on the job; since he, as someone pointed out last week, acts like a mechanic gapping spark plugs instead of a medical professional, he has no problem blathering to Jean about how great his vacation was. Does Mr Gorebagg want to hear about it? John cares not!!

Panel 2: Since Gorebagg has to sit there with his mouth all numb from the topical anesthetic while his dentist talks about how he and his wife walked on the beach and got to know each other again, he's probably wishing that he had a better dental plan and could thus not be stuck with the idiot he's forced to go to now.

Panel 3: He then has to endure his gossipy idiot dentist talk about how he and his wife drank good wine and remembered all the reasons they got married.

Panel 4: Given that he'd probably like to get a bit snockered after an hour of this sort of torment, Gorebagg tells John "Strange; I always drink to forget."

Summary: It's sort of horrifying to have to remember that John never figures out that he cannot simply stand around treating his patients like this; even in the last days, he acted as if he's Mister Goodwrench and his patient is a V8 engine instead of a person who might want his or her dentist to pay attention to what he's doing instead of yammering about his boring personal life.

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