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 3 years ago

    She definitely needs a sympathetic face.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years 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. suevanv

    suevanv said, over 3 years ago

    LOL…my sentiments exactly!

  6. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years 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.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years 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.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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!

  9. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 3 years 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.

  10. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years 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.

  11. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 3 years 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?

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

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

  13. rnmontgomery

    rnmontgomery said, over 3 years 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.

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    A man who pulls teeth and does root canals for a living complaining because his little wifey was too busy to make his lunch? What a big baby. Grow a pair John and make your own lunch! Or eat out, dentists can afford it.

  15. fogey

    fogey said, over 3 years ago

    An thoughtful spouse will warn the other spouse in advance of pending changes to established routines; it’s worked for 42 years.

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