For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    how much is CAN $1 compared to US $1?

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    Michael is right, but he is old enough to learn about responsibility.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Two years ago, it was about 1.3 Canadian Dollars to the U.S. Dollar. Now the U.S. dollar is worth less than the Canadian.

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When I was your age, boy, my dad bought our first powered lawn mower, and I went around the neighborhood mowing neighbors’ lawns for a dollar. AND I WAS GLAD TO GET IT! I got nothing for weeding my mother’s flower beds. Count your blessings, boy. :-( (my mother would have given me a long lecture if I’d said that to her. They married in the middle of the Great Depression, you see; so I heard about it everyday.)

  5. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think she should dock his pay every time he whines. That’ll end it quick.

  6. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 2 years ago

    Mom is trying to build up your work ethic.

  7. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My mom’s favorite remark was, “If you think I was put on this Earth to be your slave, you’ve got another think coming!” Bill Cosby wasn’t lying. Even 29 years ago, kids were raised by a completely different set of rules from my time. It’s incredible the difference 30 years makes — 52 – 82.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Michael needs to learn the value of money and how hard it can be to save a little at a time for what you want!

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    i was raised to work hard, so I try to raise my kids the same. It’s funny how my sister has a much different outlook than I do, and her kids have everything done by a housekeeper for them.

    Several years ago, I was in my daughter’s Kindergarten class and they were doing centers where the kids were divided up into small groups. It was time to rotate centers, so I told the kids in my group to clean up before they move on to the next center. One girl said “I don’t have to clean up. The maid does that.” It was sad and funny at the same time…

  10. algurka

    algurka said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    I just checked the exchange rate: $1 US = $1.03 Canadian, or $1 Canadian = .97 US. They’re pretty close in value unless you’re dealing in millions.

  11. jcm1655

    jcm1655 said, over 2 years ago

    If it’s up to BERRY it will get worse

  12. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 2 years ago

    Wait for Christmas, Michael. Maybe you’ll get the roller skates then.

  13. rhaacke

    rhaacke said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, Michael, grown ups are supposed to do that. If only more of them would.

  14. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    yes, but the gardner does not live there and eat their food, etc… he does. Whenever I aksed about pay for chores, my parents would say “your pay is having a roof over your head, and food in your belly”

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t want our 5-yr.-old to learn Mike’s comment. When asked to pick up something she dropped, she’ll often bellow, “WHY DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING?” The adorable grandson, when asked to pick up something, has been known to say, “I don’t do housework!”

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