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

    All in favour? (Elly’ll be the only “nay” for sure.)

  2. gkid

    gkid said, over 3 years ago

    O.K… let’s see how this goes. Wonder how John
    will figure into this..

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Ellie: “Oh, thank you”

  4. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    I thought Canadians spelled like Britishers (favor/favour). It took @Temple SUD (whatever his /hernationality is) to get me to notice this.

  5. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 3 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    It tends to vary from time to time. Comes from associating too closely and too often with us other North Americans. If that confuses you, try taking a vacation in Montreal.

  6. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    I think it came up for a referendum and was voted down, years ago.

  7. BarBaraPrz

    BarBaraPrz said, over 3 years ago

    I was there, too. Was it the drugs or did I really see a display in the British pavilion of a town layout peopled by taxidermied kittens?

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    How about your place, brown-haired lady? If you volunteer someone else, then that usually means that you should do it.

    I think howtheduck is right and Elly is just low woman on the totem pole.

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    She did have a say, she raised her hand as ‘in favor’. Now, will she stand up and say, “There ain’t no way on God’s Green Earth the Library’s yard sale will be at my house!”? Prob’ly not.
    so the library can’t have a yard sale in the Library’s front yard. What about the back yard? or the side parking lot? Hmmm?

  10. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, over 3 years ago

    When it’s at your place, you get a veto vote. ;)

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    Nobody should ever volunteer someone else like that! But Elly is weak so she won’t object. She’ll go home and bellyache about it to her family but she’ll go along with it and hate every minute of it. And yes it should’ve been favour instead of favor. I think they may have spelled it favor because so many Americans read this.

  12. serenasakitty

    serenasakitty said, over 3 years ago

    One advantage to holding a sale at your place is that you get first chance at the junk.

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    I was president of our small town library board for a few years, and we had a yard sale in front of the library as a fund raiser. It wasn’t the least bit demeaning. At the library was best because of the nature of the fund raiser (FOR the library) and because the library users were going in and out all day and would pass by our efforts to entice them to take a little something home with them for a good cause.

  14. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 3 years ago

    where would tha be in the dewey decimal system for yard sales?

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago


    I would say that is a separate issue of Elly being the bottom woman on the totem pole. The issue in this comic is that the brown-haired broad is a lowlife. She cannot stand to see the library’s image ruined by some yard sale (in her mind), yet she says Elly should do it showing that she feels Elly (or her house) is of low value.

    As to the issue of Elly being the bottom girl on the totem pole, it came up during her termination. As I recall, there was one girl hired after Elly, so she became bottom woman. When budget cutbacks forced the library to get rid of two jobs, they had to confront these women. Fortunately, the other girl went back to college, so they could get rid of that job, but for Elly she had to be terminated. Their excuse was “last one hired, first one fired”.

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