For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There’s always a bright side to the wife getting a job.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Unless I missed something, John’s a dentist, and dentists aren’t exactly poverty-stricken. I doubt very seriously if he would have said that.

  3. bmdnut

    bmdnut said, over 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    You haven’t seen the size of their mortgage ;-)

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago

    At least, Elle, doesn’t look so ‘bedraggled’ today. She also seems to be in good spirits possibly still on her ‘high’ of getting a job. Wish the same would happen to my daughter.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    If she’s making enough to cover the mortgage she must be putting in some long hours. I hope he’s covering his share of the housework but I highly doubt that.

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 1 year ago

    I have a 30-year-old son needs a job. Walmart keeps saying no. Too much age D for someone my age. I cannot draw SS far too young.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That must be a small mortgage. Granted this was before McMansions, but still.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    There’s nothing more boring in the comics than talking heads…so, in order to make this bit of dialogue more interesting, I had Elly and Connie working out at the gym. This “trick” also gave me an opportunity to get the characters out of the house and to draw them in action!

  9. gemdrite

    gemdrite GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe John’s salary is fine to cover the mortgage, but if Elly’s salary is enough to cover it, then the family now has some extra money on hand, which is always a happy.

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago

    As a single mom, I found it difficult to find a job that would cover the cost of day care, let alone the mortgage or rent payment.

  11. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When my wife was alive my salary took care of the necesities like Mortgage, Heat, water, electrcity, etc. Her salary covered the luxuries like food, …

  12. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    In the early 80’s Canadian mortgage rates were heading towards 20%. This strip dates from 1984.

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  13. Nicole

    Nicole GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, that’s usually the point of working. LOL

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 1 year ago

    She’d better be making A LOT of money with this job because the mortgage won’t be the only thing she’ll need to pay for . . . Lizzie will be in daycare full time from now on (not to mention needing to find and pay someone to watch Michael when he gets home from school). This may end up being more trouble in the end than it’s actually worth!

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 1 year ago

    @GretchensMom

    That is what is known as opportunity cost. Elly needs to give up time at home to devote herself to this new job. Although Michael may be mature enough to come home from school and take care of himself at this point.

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