For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, about 1 year ago

    She definitely needs a sympathetic face.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    He isn’t getting sympathy from her. Making his own lunch isn’t a ‘hardship’ in her eyes.

  3. Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" -  Murray

    Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Hey, Jean !  Could you stop by my kitchen before work ?

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    A dated strip, that’s for sure. It would fit back in the 1960s. When I was in college in the 1990s, most guys had started their working careers in restaurants, and most of the girls couldn’t cook.

  5. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    That is a novel way of putting it. Is there a temp office in your area, John? You might need one while you look for a new receptionist.

  6. suevanv

    suevanv said, about 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    LOL…my sentiments exactly!

  7. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 year ago

    Hey John! Bread, slice of meat, slice of cheese, mustard, then bread again. Put the whole thing in a little [plastic bag. Lunch by the numbers.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    A grown man should know how to make a sandwich and grab an apple. Besides, I’m sure there are restaurants around. You’re just whining.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Before I left Lynn Lake, I had discovered the joy of finding a reliable artist to help me with some of my work. I taught a friend how to colour the Sunday pages and I also had someone help me answer the mail. The move south allowed me to create a studio workspace in the downstairs of our house – large enough to give two of us a comfortable workspace.


    I had desks and tables installed, and hired a woman to help with the business, do the colouring, and help with mail – a full-time job. As time went by and the business expanded to include books, calendars, greeting cards, and a few animated specials, I found it necessary to hire a full-time graphic artist to work on backgrounds and do the lettering. Having someone to take over some of the inking, cut my drawing time in half – but it meant another body in the studio. We began to use electronic means to do colouring and design – meaning that more creative work came our way.


    When my husband hired a studio manager, three of us were crowded into the basement, so I decided to build a separate studio; a small bungalow on an adjoining piece of property. It was near enough to walk to, but separate from the house. This meant, for the first time in years that not only did I have to dress in a slightly more business like manner, I had to be on time for work!

  10. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 1 year ago

    I think he knows how to make a lunch — he just doesn’t like doing it. Get used to getting up a few minutes earlier, John. It’s not that big a deal.

  11. joel

    joel GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    doesn’t seem to be whining at all. Just commenting on the changes. I am sure a grown man with a successful dental practice/business is quite capable of making his effin lunch. Clearly a lot of WOMEN read this strip more than men, so of course men are considered buffoons. Especially the way John is depicted all the time.

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 1 year ago

    Jean keeps John real. I wish she’d work a little harder at it….that, or that it would sink in more on John’s end.

  13. gaebie

    gaebie said, about 1 year ago

    Since Ellie does not have to leave till 8:30, she has no excuse not to pack John’s lunch.
    .
    If not, shouldn’t this be part of Jean’s job description, to have to pack and bring in her boss’s lunch?

  14. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, about 1 year ago

    go out for lunch Doc you can afford it!!!!!

  15. rnmontgomery

    rnmontgomery said, about 1 year ago

    8:30 are you kidding me, I’ve been at work for an hour and a half, my wife for two and a half hours. She hasn’t made my lunch in the last 35 years.

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