For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (38) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Those who can, do. And those who can’t, ………..

  2. Randor

    Randor said, over 1 year ago

    Anyways???

  3. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    @Randor

    My primary-care physician, who appears to be quite bright in other respects, always says, “Lay down,” when she wants people to recline on the exam table. Argh.

  4. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    I know this is a comic strip, but it strikes me that John’s assitant, Jean, is being very non-professional when she says those l things about Dr. McCaulay in front of a patient. For all she knows, the patient could be a friend or relative of Dr. M, or repeat the asistant’s remarks to someone who is.

  5. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    Even if such were not true, the patient might feel ill at ease about a place where the staff gossiped about others within her hearing. What might they say about her in front of other patients?

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    If I were the patient I’d be joining in the conversation, especially this one. I really pity any family that used Ted as their cousellor.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gokie5

    Yeah, that’s true, but still . . .
    What I’m really commenting on is, please disregard the errant “I” in the second line of my second comment.

  8. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gokie5

    “My primary-care physician, who appears to be quite bright in other respects, always says, “Lay down,” when she wants people to recline on the exam table. Argh.”
    *********************************************

    Wow!
    you just hit on my #1 Pet Peeve. I have spent my entire life trying to educate people on the proper use of ‘lie,’ ‘lay,’ ‘laid’
    and ‘lain." My success rate, so far, has been zero.
    You can’t watch a crime show on TV without hearing, “We found her laying in a pool of blood.” It seems like every TV new anchor uses ‘lay’ when the proper word is ‘lie.’ It is ubiquitous — and impossible to change. I have thrown in the towel and admitted defeat.
    But please, carry the battle forward.
    And good luck with that.

  9. Joan

    Joan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe they are Laymen!

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @goweeder

    I’ll join your “lie vs. lay” crusade!! When my kids were in daycare, every single day they’d be told, “Lay down” at nap time. Ugh!!! I’m sure my kids thought I was nuts, but I’d tell them at home that it’s “lie down” and we’d go over the difference between the two.
    I also correct them when they ask a question that ends with a preposition: “Where’s the ball at?”
    And a personal annoyance is, “Go put that up”, which means “Go put that where it belongs”.
    Sometimes living in the South drives me nuts…

  11. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    The south just has different idiomatic expressions that are one of the nice things about living there. Go to North East Mass. into a blue collar invironment and you will hear some strange things too. From a displaced New Englander.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I have known a lot of medical folks through my job at McMaster University – just “the luck of the draw!” I once asked a psychiatrist friend from Hamilton, Ontario how many psychiatrists there were in the city and he replied, “Oh, 40 odd…. and two normal.” It was a funny line, but the more I got to know various docs, the more I wondered how hard it would be to counsel a patient when your own private life was completely out of hand!

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 1 year ago

    Good grief! Talk some more about unprofessional stuff in front of the patients, why don’t ya!

  14. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 1 year ago

    And John’s friend wonders why he can’t have a good relationship, maybe if he got that caveman stuff out his head and get into the late 20th century, he’d would have better luck.

  15. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 1 year ago

    The patient looks like she is under nitrous oxide,. so
    they can talk easier.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (23).