For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Reminds me of the usual “you’re nosy” or some similar B.S.

    Invariably it’s someone wanting to hide something wrong by attacking the questioner.

    When the wrong is finally revealed, it makes for more problems than if the person had just fessed up.

  2. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 3 years ago

    Nagging and/or spying rarely accomplish the desired result; usually the opposite, in fact.

  3. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, about 3 years ago

    I’m Canadian, in fact I think I grew up not far from where Lynn was working at the time. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard the phrase ‘taking a few strides’ before.

  4. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t know about “taking a few strides” but when I was a kid in the 60’s we called everybody “man.” It was just a word you threw in the way kids today say “like.”

  5. Ray Thomas

    Ray Thomas said, about 3 years ago

    This is a funny series, but quitting smoking is only hard for people who MAKE it hard. I woke up one morning 30 years ago and didn’t want to smoke any more. I was a bit uncomfortable for a couple of days, but that was it. I haven’t smoked, nor wanted to, for 30 years.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    @Ray Thomas

    That’s the trick
    You have to WANT to

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t know about the “wanting to” part. My mom really wanted to quit for years, but it was so hard for her to quit. Other than the nicotine part that is hard to kick, I think she has one of those addictive personalities that’s hard for her to give up habits.
    My husband was able to easily give up smoking with hardly any effort at all, and he only gave it up because it was such a pain to smoke in the US when he moved here. Obviously he could have continued smoking if he “wanted to” because there are places to smoke with a little effort.

  8. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 3 years ago

    That would be NO

  9. exturk

    exturk said, about 3 years ago

    Several years ago there was a generic brand of cigs merely labelled SMOKES.
    They still around?

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 3 years ago

    What quitting smokers who “cheat” don’t understand is that the odor clings to their clothes and breath. They don’t fool anyone except themselves.

    Ray Thomas: How unfair and judgmental can you get? Just because you and a few others had a relatively easy time quitting doesn’t mean those who don’t are deliberately making it harder for themselves. I have known people who quit cold turkey with almost no problem at all and people who have struggled for years trying to overcome what is, after all, a physical addiction.

  11. pshapley

    pshapley said, about 3 years ago

    @Ray Thomas

    20 years after my mom quit she told me she still dreamed about smoking, and that at times, if there had been a cigarette in the house when she woke up, she’d have been puffing away before she was fully awake.

    Yet she stayed clean (and unsmelly) the rest of her life.

    Glad it was easy for you.

  12. catman5169

    catman5169 said, about 3 years ago

    @Ray Thomas

    My Dad smoked 4 packs of Picayune cigarets a day when he was smoking…supposedly the strongest cigaret on the market…and had the same thing happened with him…never smoked for the rest of his life…

  13. sassy1 jenkins

    sassy1 jenkins said, about 3 years ago

    @Ray Thomas

    Ditto Ray. I was a heavy smoker and I said No More one day and that was it. It’s been almost 25 yrs. now. You don’t need patches or anything else. Just quit.

  14. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    That’s ’70’s lingo.Speaking as a Canadian

  15. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 3 years ago

    @Ray Thomas


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