For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Utility gifts aren’t what women want. They may need a crock pot but you’ve got to get them a personal gift too.

  2. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Yes.

  3. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago

    “oh Oh”

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 2 years ago

    Let me see. She’s a saleslady who calls the gift a little boy gives his mother “romantic.” I would call her “creepy.”

  5. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’d call him the one who earns the money to buy the glass angel.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    A guy can get her something she needs any time. Birthdays and Christmas are for gifts to make her feel loved/special.

  7. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 years ago

    when my son was younger, about Mikes age, I got a glass angel, house, merry-go-round etc every year for Christmas. I cherished them for years but eventually they all got broken.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I really hope that Elly asked for that crock pot. Even then, he should add something else to make it special.

  9. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 2 years ago

    @howtheduck

    If that’s because you equate ‘romantic’ with ‘Oedipal’, that’s sad.

    She’s using operant conditioning to teach him what kind of gifts women like herself like to get, using the terms women like herself like to hear associated with those gifts.

  10. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, about 2 years ago

    I have to disagree with most. If I put a item on my list that’s usable aka a crock pot, or vacuum, pots/pans, then I want them. It’s not really about the gifts that I receive, but those that I give and the time I get to spend with my family. I guess my family has it easy with me, I don’t expect the impossible by requesting they read my mind.

  11. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My honey has given me a microwave, an ice tea maker and an exercise bike. I’m about ready for us to stop exchanging gifts.

  12. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @QuietStorm27

    Oh I forgot about the deep fryer!

  13. Lassie1

    Lassie1 said, about 2 years ago

    I guess I’m difficult, because I never really WANT anything much. I usually get something ‘for the house’ – new curtains, ice cream maker, coffee maker. That’s OK with me!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    For years, Dad worked in the jewellery and giftware business. A lot of the stuff I thought was gaudy or too expensive but one year, a glass fairy caught my eye. Her face, hands, and legs were frosted glass, her wings and clothing were clear. She sat on a “tuffet” of pebbly, textured glass – and I thought she was beautiful. I must have been about twelve when I asked for her as a gift. She was given to me for Christmas and was the first breakable piece I ever owned. This little fairy sat on my dressing table until I left home. I wish I had taken her with me because she disappeared when my folks sold the house and moved away. She was the model for this Christmas story and I still hope she’s around – perhaps on another child’s dressing table – still unbroken and still loved.

  15. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My wife and I stopped exchanging gifts years ago, and we’re much happier for it. we concentrate on the sentiment of the holiday and gifts for the kid.

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