dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Today's strip reminds us Elly doesn't much like to be told how to do things. Given her career of hapless ineptitude as a wife, mother, student, daughter, friend, employee, employer and citizen, it's no wonder her typical expression is one of sullen confusion and spiteful envy.

(Strip Number 4151, Original Publication Date, 18 March 1982)

Panel 1: Having looked at Elly's sewing machine, Anne tells her that she had the tension wrong and there was some loose thread on the bobbin.

Panel 2: Her cheery declaration of "See? It's easy!" does not achieve the desired result of soothing Elly,

Panel 3: That's because she thought-bubbles "Why do people who can 'do things' always say that?"

Summary: Because they assume you have the patience to learn, you crazy fool! They also assume another thing that's not so; they assume that you don't regard being told to calm down as a humiliating pat on the head.

ETA: Lynn's latest banner visits yet another improbable and disgusting catastrophe on the long-suffering Irish people.
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