For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. OpenWings

    OpenWings said, about 5 years ago

    Sure, as long as I don’t have to talk to you, John! xD

  2. mroberts88

    mroberts88 said, about 5 years ago

    Seems like she’s BEEN ready for a break.

  3. Earl  Wash

    Earl Wash said, about 5 years ago

    Barely started and she’s already ready for the quieting mad house at home!

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Hello, Ellie. Welcome to the world outside. Living is hard work, isn’t it?

  5. Anysia

    Anysia said, about 5 years ago

    I think many are missing the point… her “Oh please” isn’t “Please let me take a break”, but more like “Oh please! This is nothing compared to home!”

  6. Carol1966

    Carol1966 said, about 5 years ago

    Anysia is “spot on” …..glad to see someone else came away with my take;)

  7. WORDMAN33

    WORDMAN33 said, about 5 years ago

    I read sarcasim in that Please

  8. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, about 5 years ago

    That’s not the intention. Notice her eyes bugging out and no smile. She needs a break. Also, notice the ellipsis after “Oh…” indicating a pause. She’s stressed out from multitasking and having to say “please” all the time.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 5 years ago

    She seems to be enjoying herself. Maybe she’s not ready for a break yet. As for being paid we have not been informed as to whether or not John is going to pay her. I only have two words for him, HE’D BETTER!!

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I think she’s just thrilled to have adults to talk to who respond to the word “please”…

  11. Kay Fegette

    Kay Fegette said, about 5 years ago

    Gigantor - I am afraid I have to disagree with you. She is perfectly relaxed and happy all the while doing the office multitasking. It is John’s assumption that this is difficult and a burden to her by wondering if she is already swamped and needing a break shows that he has no comprehension of the life as a housewife and mother. I both worked and had the full responsibility of the home and kids and I do know full well which is the most demanding.

  12. ninmas

    ninmas said, about 5 years ago

    i like panel 3 expression :)

  13. dianecliff

    dianecliff said, about 5 years ago

    I don’t think John is assuming anything… he’s just asking if she wants a break yet. My boss does that too…. nothing is intended by it. I agree with Anysia, et.al, the “Oh please” is intended to convey that she doesn’t need one.

    John might be clueless, but he’s really not a bad guy. There are a lot worse husbands out there.

  14. rowena28

    rowena28 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    How humiliating that she does not have a profession of her own & has to do the lowly secretarial work while John gets to be the big doctor. Ugh. I’d never settle for being a “Ms” if my husband were a “Dr.”, nor would I ever be his “assistant.” How demeaning for Elly!

  15. Shelby

    Shelby said, about 5 years ago

    Good job Elly.

    Your right, it’s nothing compared to the multi-tasking you have to do at home.

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