For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Lauren M

    Lauren M said, almost 3 years ago

    Makes sense. LOL

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago

    John sure knows where everything is in his dental office, but not in his own home kitchen.

  3. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    No, he doesn’t! See November 5th strip.

  4. jimshari222

    jimshari222 said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    A lot of dentists don’t know where stuff is in there office, they have assistants for that!

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 3 years ago

    Most of the men I meet have been on their own for a while, so at least know their way around their own kitchen. But few of them have all the spices that a normal home kitchen has. As to baking, there are many young WOMEN who never attempt such a thing (not even with a box cake which is too easy).

  6. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 years ago

    The youngest grandchild has been the spotter for just about everything since she was about Elizabeth’s age. She’s not that interested in academics, but susses out where everything is located.

  7. gaebie

    gaebie said, almost 3 years ago

    John has never been shown to be incompetent in his dentist practice, while I would never want Elly to work on my teeth. Each has a skill where they work best.

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Actually, he doesn’t know where anything is, which is why he panicked when his assistant announced that she was pregnant. He was imaging himself trying to find supplies when she was on leave.

  9. 300bostons

    300bostons said, almost 3 years ago

    My husband can find enough of whatever he wants in the kitchen but I think it’s more trial and error on his part because he has no idea where to put the stuff when he’s through with it. And putting something in the dishwasher remains a complete mystery for him.

  10. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    Einstein couldn’t tie his shoes

  11. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    This type of humor (the ‘helpless’ of one gender when in the supposed wheelhouse of the other) serves as the basis of most entertainment in the US, never mind just commercials. There are still films that make fun of the ‘Mr. Moms’ who are full time parents, even though this is happening much more now. And the TV show where a woman was President didn’t last long.


    It’s not about the hapless male fumbling through something domestic with a superintelligent woman showing him the way just in commercials. This is part of an overall culture that is still very uneasy about men and women in roles that aren’t ‘traditional’. So, instead of exploring how it might work well for a particular person, the entertainment industry (followed by the advertising industry) uses that uneasiness to create B-rated comedy…

  12. davbart92663

    davbart92663 said, almost 3 years ago

    In response, Lizzie says that Daddy did not know where anything was in the kitchen. As a father, I assume that dad asked her to get the eggs, milk, etc so THEY made the cake. Ie, daddy time.

  13. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hubby and his brother were both good cooks. Their mother was not too well when they were young. They also learned how to clean house and how to shop. But hubby couldn’t iron, though he could wash the clothes. I was so very lucky.

  14. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 3 years ago

    If any of you have small children and they say they helped a parent do something, say “good job” not “what did you do”?

  15. samfran60

    samfran60 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was very pleased that Lizzie said " Daddy and I" (the subject). I hear far too many that would say “me and Daddy”. I am not a grammar nut but, that irritates me.

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