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 1 year ago

    Even at a young age, males have a lot to learn when a female says “no.”

  2. gkid

    gkid said, over 1 year ago

    ? Now where did he get that? Seemed
    pretty clear to me.

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 1 year ago

    Or, she could simply relax, postpone all major chores that day, order take out for supper, have Michael help decorate the place, buy some pop and snacks, and have a terrific Hallowe’en party. The kids would always remember it.

  4. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, over 1 year ago

    We don’t know how much time has lapsed between the last two frames. It could be he wore her down a little or she may have said “maybe” just to shut him up!

  5. bawana

    bawana said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Or is it that females never mean what they say and they just want to “talk about it” more?

  6. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @kfccanada

    Yeah, and they would all pitch in and help her clean up, of course.

  7. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago

    @bawana

    I will agree with you that females never mean what they say but as for the ‘talk about it’ more, I’m not so sure.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    @IndyMan

    for you and Bwana, when I, as a woman and a mom, say NO I pretty much mean NO!!!! not maybe, not lets talk more, not let me think about it, I MEAN NO!!

  9. jaeldid66

    jaeldid66 said, over 1 year ago

    Saying that the child has a right not to accept no if a good reason isn’t given is a bit disturbing. When he’s a teenager, will the girl he’s dating have to give a good reason for saying no? That said, why does every thread have to turn into a “We hate Elly” rally?

  10. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    She doesn’t have to give a specific reason. She’s his mother. Needing a “specific reason” (i.e., an answer you like) from authority figures who have complete control over your life and changing the message to something you like better have something to do with how we’ve ended up where we are today.

  11. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As a postscript, man, I’d forgotten how much I couldn’t stand Michael as a kid. And I wasn’t that much older than he was, either, but he always seemed like a spoiled brat to me.

  12. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 1 year ago

    She said “Maybe you oughta ask one of YOUR moms!”

  13. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 1 year ago

    Why would you have kids if you didn’t want to do things like a halloween party? I loved decorating for my kids partys. Dry ice in the punch was the best.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    As a female, I never mean what I say? Do males always make sweeping overgeneralizations?

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    @kfccanada

    In other words, drop everything and spoil Michael rotten. Sometimes parents just have to say “no” and stick to it — did you always let your kids do whatever they wanted to, whenever they wanted to do it just because “they said so”?

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