dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Today's strip doesn't have much dialogue but it does make its message clear: John doesn't think what Elly does is work.

(Strip Number 7110, Original Publication Date, 28 February 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly at Aisle 7 of Megafoods with Lizzie screeching because she wants candy and Mike with gum in his mouth.

Panel 2: Next, we see her loading her groceries in her hover-wagon; her being downtrodden is indicated by the fact that she's so overloaded, she's got to hold one bag with her teeth.

Panel 3: Next, we see her cleaning up after Lizzie's attempt to fill Farley's water dish.

Panel 4: Now she's doing her daily seven loads of laundry.

Panel 5: And now, she's setting the table for dinner.

Panel 6: As she gets set to do the dishes, she notices John walking to the living room,

Panel 7: She asks him why he isn't going to help her clean up.

Panel 8: He asks if she's kidding; y'see, he worked all day.

Summary: John should have qualified that with the word "too" or "just as hard, if not harder". Rod probably did say something to that effect but, well, Lynn misheard it as meaning that she doesn't work as the notes will indicate. This, of course, means that he'll be made to look like a rat because he doesn't understand or relate to his wife's OCD.

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