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, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. (Now, John, don’t make Elly jealous like we were eying you yesterday.)

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 2 years ago

    Actually, John is now belittling her in front of the person who is above her in seniority. No wonder Elly is dejected. Elly works really hard at home and he isn’t even being loyal to her as his wife. Is this the real reason the writer and her hubbie broke up?

  3. Bret Maverick

    Bret Maverick said, about 2 years ago

    The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

  4. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 2 years ago

    If they didn’t need Ellie, they wouldn’t have hired her. Since she’s not living off her paycheck, the main thing is whether she enjoys her work and work environment.

  5. Bailey

    Bailey said, about 2 years ago

    @ewalnut

    …“the main thing is whether she enjoys her work and work environment.”
    -
    Sadly, she’s seemed to have done so… until today.

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    Maybe John didn’t mean to belittle her… maybe a light bulb just went off in her head to make her realize something about her work… maybe her perspective in what she’s doing will now change… like she’s just starting to realize the same thing when someone else says it out loud, and may give her some 2nd thought….

  7. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Is John drooling?

  8. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, about 2 years ago

    All honest work is honourable.

  9. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 2 years ago

    Now THAT is the truth!

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 2 years ago

    @Spotted Owl

    …… and deserves to be fully rewarded.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 2 years ago

    Wipe that asinine grin off your face John, you look like a fool.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    The punch line here came from my experience with McMaster University. When I was first hired as a medical artist, everyone was working in temporary facilities as we waited for the new medical centre to be finished. We all had direct contact with the doctors, for whom we were working, and information was easily transferred from the physician to us to the drawing board. Later, when we moved into the new building and the department expanded, supervisors were hired to supervise supervisors, and direct access to the doctors became impossible. Suddenly the artists were trying to get information through a chain of command, which naturally resulted in misunderstandings and mistakes. Going directly to a surgeon to find out exactly how to interpret a procedure was discouraged. What was once a straightforward process became… well,… like trying to take seeds out of a watermelon with rubber gloves on! In frustration, I became the class clown again; a jokester – it was the only way I could survive the assistants who were assistants to assistants!

  13. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 2 years ago

    most of the time, the really high maintenance women don’t do much work, they feel their job is to look pretty – which in many places, that is true.
    You have to watch out, though, one day a real good looker is going to fool you and actually do the work.

  14. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 2 years ago

    John. just remember, no matter how good she looks, somewhere there is a man who dumped her because he couldn’t put up with the BS.

  15. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 2 years ago

    I used to have that effect on men….back in the day. ; )

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