For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (24) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago

    Give her an extra fiver and tell her to get one for herself while she’s out. Show a little sensitivity, dude.

  2. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    How often does a dentist gift candy?

  3. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, over 2 years ago

    @pelican47

    When they need more patients.

  4. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 2 years ago

    I remember the day I was told I couldn’t joke around with a co-worker of the opposite sex because it could be misconstrued as harassment. (and there were no under-tones of ANY sort) I replied: HUH???

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    Just once John stop being such a jerk! Buy it yourself! Idiot didn’t even say he’d give her the money for it, he expects her to waste her lunch hour buying something for his wife which he may or may not reimburse her for. Poor Elly stuck with such an insensitive jerk.

  6. nickel_penny

    nickel_penny said, over 2 years ago

    He’s giving his wife a ton of candy…when he knows she is constantly trying to lose weight…

  7. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 2 years ago

    Must… remember… to stop… reading… comments…from people… who… forget… this… is a… comic strip…

  8. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, over 2 years ago

    That’s why we have a secretary. They keep the peace between Hubby and wife!
    >OK flame suit on for you haters!<

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    Do you really think it gets you off the hook for stupid and insensitive comments if you call us “haters” ahead of time? I can see you sitting there at your computer screen waiting for everyone to start flaming your direction and laughing at the fact that you have labelled everyone who disagrees as the bad guy. Guess what. It doesn’t work. Everyone here knows who the insensitive jerk is, and no amount of preemptive name calling will change that.

  10. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago

    @sundogusa

    -
    That’s why we have a secretary. They keep the peace between Hubby and wife!
    >OK flame suit on for you haters!<
    -
    First, for this particular comic: the character ‘Jean’ is a dental assistant, not a secretary. But either way, any person hired by any business these days has a job description.
    -
    Presumably, the job description of a dental assistant deals with services provided to patients,and not running errands for the boss. Secretaries, unfortunately, may still find that their job description includes ‘incidental tasks as assigned by managers’, which ends up covering everything from picking up the boss’s dry cleaning and lunch to lying to his boss when he’s out on a date with his girlfriend. However, fewer and fewer businesses these days can afford to waste the time of paid staff with ‘errands’ of those kinds, since many businesses are still operating at lower staffing levels.

    -

    Now, regarding your accusation that anyone who does not fall at your feet in admiration of your brilliant comment is, by your convoluted dislogic, a ‘hater’: Would you have yawped this comment about ‘Jean the secretary’ if the dental assistant had been equipped with a ‘Y’ chromosome?
    -
    I think we all know the answer to that, mooncatrussia….

  11. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago

    My dentist would never discuss anything personal with anyone else in the room, while he was working on me. That’s unprofessional in my book.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @summerdog

    Reality is always sacrificed for comedy.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    On advantage of looking like me, you don’t get much sexual harassment. In fact, the only time I did was from a boss’s secretary who not only thought she was in charge, but probably was.

  14. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    You’re right, of course. We come here for the comedy.

  15. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As to sexual harassment….WHAT? There’s a difference between dismissing someone of the other gender as in- consequential, as John is doing, and making sexual advances. Get a clue, people.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (9).