For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 5 months ago

    Don’t talk when you eat, John (specially on that last note).

  2. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, 5 months ago

    Well, if that’s the case, Elle apparently did a good job in picking Jean last time.

  3. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, 5 months ago

    I swear that’s what they do at my husband’s eye clinic, quite a selection: all the wives must be in charge of HR.

  4. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    wise man

  5. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, 5 months ago

    well, well, john actually thinks sometimes. lol. what an idiot john is in most of the strip. wonder what that says about elly?

  6. DixieNormous

    DixieNormous said, 5 months ago

    Spoken like a real husband, John !!!

  7. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, 5 months ago

    I wonder why I can’t get hired, I’m not young and do have skills. Wife would not be jealous. Why do employers only hire the younger workers when they do not stay on the job long just as his dental assistant. Us mature workers would.

  8. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Kab Buch

    “Us mature workers would.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Us (mature workers) would.
    You just said “us would.”
    You should have said ‘we mature workers would.’ As in ‘we would.’
    .
    Can’t help it ; I was an
    English teacher.

  9. ZaphodBblbrx

    ZaphodBblbrx said, 5 months ago

    @goweeder

    LOL…a fellow grammar cop, I see…

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 5 months ago

    @goweeder

    I appreciate the grammar cops. You articulate the frustration I feel when reading some of the really atrocious grammar in these comments.

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 5 months ago

    It looks like the joke is that while John starts off saying they interview seriously (qualifications, experience, attitude, ability and references), ultimately the decision is made by in a nonserious manner by going with the one Elly likes. In other words, the new assistant is not going to be pretty and she’s not going to be the most qualified, but she will have the crucial qualification that Elly likes her. It is more important to John that his wife will not complain about his new assistant than whether or not she can do the job. I wonder if John’s patients would share that opinion.

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 5 months ago

    @frugalnotcheap

    I swear that’s what they do at my husband’s eye clinic, quite a selection: all the wives must be in charge of HR.
    =
    I wouldn’t be surprised. My spouse worked for a few different doctors over the years and reported to me that the doctor’s wife treated all his employees as if they were her own employees (i.e. she would call up the office and tell them to do things for her).

  13. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 5 months ago

    @howtheduck

    If you look at the expression on John’s face in the last panel, you will see that he is joking (or thinks he is, anyway.) A giveaway: he had been answering Michael’s question, so for most of the strip, had been facing and talking to Michael. But as he finished up, he turned to face Elly. Maybe he’s trying to make up for his thoughtless comment a fews days ago, when he told Elly that it would be easier to replace a wife than an assistant… Either way, I am convinced that this is just another example of his humor and not his actual practice in hiring.

  14. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, 5 months ago

    careful john

  15. Caldonia

    Caldonia GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Hire a fine looking himbo. For the pleasure of the mommies who take the kiddies for their check-ups.

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