For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 10 months ago

    Laundry’s the easiest thing when you think about it; all you have to do is seperate your clothes, do a load at a time, and then fold to make them nice and neat

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 10 months ago

    @Kris Bennett

    Not to mention to make sure the articles are only for the machine whereas other you have to take to the dry cleaners.

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It’s the oldest trick in the book: deliberately screw up, and you’ll never be asked — or even allowed — to do it ever again!

  4. Bret Maverick

    Bret Maverick said, 10 months ago

    Works every time.

  5. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, 10 months ago

    i fold clothes like i was taught in navy basic. got me banned from folding by the mrs.

  6. punmeister

    punmeister said, 10 months ago

    Separate? Sort? Fold? I just wash ’em, dry ’em, and wear ’em.

  7. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago

    And Gordon Mayes continues to be a bad influence on young Michael. Eventually Lynn Johnston changes him into the comedy relief character, but at this point in the comic strip, Gordon is the kid who leads Michael into trouble.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months ago

    I cheat and hang shirts. Don’t have to worry about folding and it gets rid of any wrinkles.

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @howtheduck

    I think you might be confusing Gordon with Mike’s future college roommate Jozef, aka Weed. Warning: SPOILER ALERT Gordon later turns out to have a rather tragic backstory, as I recall — he was living with a physically and emotionally abusive father. That’s hardly the stuff that comic relief is made of. Weed was the one who provided comic relief before he, too, matured. SPOILER ALERT

  10. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, 10 months ago

    When I was in Junior High (in the late 1950s), my mom put me in charge of the laundry. We had a washing machine but no dryer (they didn’t buy one until I went off to college) Every Saturday I gathered up all the bed linens and dirty laundry and did about 4-5 loads and hung them all to dry. I didn’t waste any time or do a sloppy job either, because Mom wouldn’t drive me to my 1 PM horse-back riding lesson and afternoon hanging out at the stables until she was satisfied with my work. Any mom who wants her kid to do his/her share of the household chores should find something the kid wants to do, then make that privilege contingent upon the successful completion of those chores. It worked so well for me that, in High School, I volunteered to do the grocery shopping and cook dinner (no hardship for me—I love to cook) in exchange for money for advanced riding lessons.

  11. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, 10 months ago

    First time I used a washing machine on my own, I put in way too much detergent. It frothed over the sides and piled up on the floor. I didn’t get out of doing laundry again, though.

  12. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, 10 months ago

    Once when my wife was sick, I did the dishes for her and put liquid soap in the dispenser. (It SAID “Dishwashing Detergent” right on the bottle.) The Suds Monster inundated the kitchen and dining room. Ever since, she’s never been too sick to wash the dishes.

  13. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, 10 months ago

    @luckylouie

    I too, had an unplanned suds disaster for the same reason. Now there’s a warning not to use it in automatic dishwashers.

  14. psychlady

    psychlady said, 10 months ago

    And now Michael gets another ides!!!

  15. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, 10 months ago

    I have to do my laundry right now!

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