For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t worry. She will be complaining about the hours, the boss, the customers, the kids, or something else before too long. This is ellie, after all.

  2. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 3 years ago

    This is a different John from the sarcastic, buffoonish one we’re used to seeing. It’s hard for a man to open up his soul, and it’s kinda scarey when he does.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    But it does explain a lot. You’re often not at your best when you don’t love what you’re doing.

  4. rsurran

    rsurran GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    John is mostly Every-Man.

  5. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    I remember when I used to love going to work and couldn’t wait to get back after a forced vacation. I worked at that job for 10 years before I moved to another town and had to find another job that I hated for 10 years. I am now retired now.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    It must get pretty boring looking at people’s teeth after a while but he makes good money for it at least.

  7. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I noticed yesterday that the date was 2-01, with no year mentioned. Today it says 2013. Is that significant?

  8. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Even the most satisfying jobs become routine sometimes. I was very fortunate because in my one job i was able to do things relating to many areas of employer’s business.

  9. Sierra

    Sierra said, over 3 years ago

    Me too!!

  10. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 3 years ago

    Never never ever turn what you like doing for a hobby into a job for money. You will end up hating the thing you use to loving doing. I have seen it happen more than a few times.

  11. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Huh? You may want to recheck that. It has a ©2013, just like today, and I don’t see 2013 anywhere else in the strip.

    The 2-02 (here) just tells the newspaper when to run it. The original had 2-4 in the first panel.

    That change necessitated a new copyright, although it doesn’t really extend the original’s ©1994 (both will run out 50 years after Lynn dies).

    If the original’s run-date had been placed outside the panels, a new copyright wouldn’t have been necessary.

    For example, the November 23, 2012 Get Fuzzy strip has 11/23 before the last panel, but still has the original ©2010 (after the first panel). The November 23, 2010 strip has both those after the first panel, but is a completely different strip.

  12. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 3 years ago

    Fact: 80+% of people working do NOT like their job.
    Women who are STAH moms look at an outside paying job as exciting. After a few years they regret it. Men think their wives at home have it made, till they get laid off, or retire. Satisfaction is elusive.

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    My dentist LOVES his job. (and my money)

  14. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, over 3 years ago

    John should consider himself lucky. Many people (maybe even most) have never, ever liked working.

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago


    Pretty much why most people go to work; they appreciate doing things for the customers to get money in exchange.

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