Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    (Holds head in hand and shakes it…) Cathy, your mother seriously needs to get on with her life, sans her prying obliquely on the phone… ;)

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago


    Just hoping that everyone has a gracious Monday… ;)

  3. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, Cathy.

    Good morning, Cathy friends! And same to you, Mouseworks!

  4. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago

    I’m rather surprised that Cathy didn’t join in with her mother’s line of thinking and freak out. That is more a “Cathy” thing to do.

  5. meihong

    meihong said, over 2 years ago

    Waiting for the guy to call is a waste of time. Better find something else to do.

  6. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 2 years ago

    Why should Irving be the only one to do all the calling? If Cathy wants to see or talk to him and he’s not doing it often enough to suit her taste, then maybe she needs to be the one to make the next move. You never know. He might just be sitting around the house waiting for her to call him for a change!!!!! ;-)


    Hi, rgcviper!


    Hello and Happy Monday, fellow “Cathy” fans. Hope everyone had a really great weekend and a very nice day today, too.

  7. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    What year did “The Rules” come out? Cathy seems to have taken that book as her relationship Bible, especially the part about how the woman is NEVER supposed to take the initiative in the relationship. The idea is that if he’s not willing to put in the effort to pursue her properly, he’s not the one, and it’s unseemly for her to pursue him because men don’t actually like to be pursued (sadly, there’s some truth to that last one!).

  8. hendelca

    hendelca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Long long ago a girl did not wait for me to call but called me. The end result of that call? We have been married for over 37 years now. Never could figure out why girls were not supposed to call boys!

    lightenup – the advice given earlier to take the time to see your mother is good. Too many people regret not taking the time to visit parents or friends when they are no longer able to visit them – ever.

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago


    It was considered unladylike for a girl to call a boy or to take any sort of direct initiative in courting. It also came across as being desperate in an era when marriage was considered endgame for any woman. The one exception to the rule appears to have been Leap Year; during those years, women actually were expected to ask the men out, but they still weren’t supposed be too direct or aggressive about it.

  10. GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes sadly, there was a time when a woman calling a man would have been the kiss of death to the relationship — but it wasn’t during the time of this comic.

  11. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 2 years ago


    Couldn’t have said it better myself, lightenup. Well done.

    HI, MOM. Hello, “Cathy” Clan.

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