For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ABComic

    ABComic said, over 2 years ago

    “Because I’m a lazy clown…..”

  2. millie p

    millie p said, over 2 years ago

    Sigh. I wonder if she sets out his clothes for him each day at home too?
    (You can’t complain that men never grow up if you continue to treat them like children.)

  3. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, over 2 years ago

    Does she cut his meat for him at the table?

    John, suck it up, act like an adult. If you want it done your way, do it yourself.

  4. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, over 2 years ago

    Worth noting though- Lynn has gone back into the archives, and as I remember it, these strips are about 30 years old. I got married in ‘83… Yeah, he’s being a bit of a jerk, but not too much for the time.

  5. afficionado

    afficionado said, over 2 years ago

    @millie p

    my wife does the laundry and puts it away so since I’m clueless she sets up my clothes

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    First rule: Never do anything for yourself that someone else will do for you.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know what to make of the guy. We were expected to do our laundry starting in junior high. By high school we were doing most of our own cooking. Useful skills later on. Most guys my age knew how to do things like that.

    What is funny in hindsight is that, because most women my age were taught radical feminism from junior high on and thus it was not “worthy” of them to do such basic tasks of personal maintenance, when they got to college, they had a bit of a problem. If you’ve never cooked to speak of or done your own clothes, you had a bit of catching up to do.

  8. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nice try John!

  9. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, John, grow up and do it yourself!

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My mother never packed my father’s suitcase, even in the 80’s. “Careful with the packing, Elly”?? How about “Thanks for packing for me, Elly”! If she forgot something, then check over it before you leave. Ridiculous.
    @Nab – careful, your bitterness is showing. Your experiences are certainly not typical or representative of people our age.

  11. LucindaWyman_1

    LucindaWyman_1 said, over 2 years ago

    My husband still can’t remember his mother’s birthday, or his sister’s…that’s my job. (When I asked him once how old his mom was, he said “I dunno.”) He’s a mean cook, and he knows how to do laundry and clean things, but he just doesn’t want to. I’ve left something on the floor (like a store receipt or a small piece of paper towel) and he’s never picked it up; I say “Don’t you see that?” “See what?” He will walk around something or step over it rather than pick it up and put it away. When we go on vacation, guess who gets to do 90% of the packing!

  12. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 2 years ago

    (Beeeeeep) This is an important notice from the Comics Advisory Board (Beeeeep): this is a comic strip, a four panel gag. The first three panels are the set-up for a “reversal” punch line in the fourth. They should not be mistaken for actual conversation between married people. Thank you for your support.

  13. Mona Geer

    Mona Geer said, over 2 years ago

    you guys are taking this way too seriously – it’s a COMIC STRIP and IT’S A JOKE

  14. Nancy

    Nancy said, over 2 years ago

    the comments are are more entertaining than the comics today :)

  15. kaylawil

    kaylawil said, over 2 years ago

    I would have just said, “Fine, do it yourself,” and left the room.

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