For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago

    Dr. John Patterson’s beautiful employees were a running joke in the comic strip based on Lynn Johnston’s own anxiety about her ex-husband Rod’s employees. I will quote from her 2008 Maclean’s Magazine interview when she discussed it.
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    A: Well, [my former husband] worked with beautiful women ever since I met him. He’s a dentist. He has hygienists and front-desk girls, and there are usually eight girls around him all the time, and he used to travel to the Native villages taking his staff with him, and people in the town would look at me as if to say, “Well, girl, join the club,” because in a small northern mining town there’s a lot of horsing around, and the joke was you can steal a man’s wife, but you don’t touch his woodpile, you know? It was rampant up here.
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    You can judge for yourself if you agree with Lynn that Dr. Rod Johnston works with beautiful women. Here is his website with the pictures of his current staff:
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    http://www.rodjohnstondentist.com/team.html

  2. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Too bad he is a DDS and not a DMD. At my age I can take or give the girls.

  3. SheMc

    SheMc said, 10 months ago

    Oh oh, do we hear a new foot in a cast?

  4. SheMc

    SheMc said, 10 months ago

    @rollsroyce

    Hey there ARE no ugly dogs!!!

  5. BurkeKnight

    BurkeKnight said, 10 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Here’s a story for you: The province of Manitoba had just decreed that people trained as dental nurses would be licensed to do check-ups, cleanings, small fillings, and extractions on children. Rod’s dental practice had expanded to include three First Nations villages, and he needed someone to offset the load. I was on my way to Winnipeg with Aaron (who had a doctor’s appointment) when an interesting application came in. Debbie had very good references and was willing to move up to Lynn Lake. Rod asked me to interview her in Winnipeg, so Debbie and I arranged to meet in the hospital cafeteria while Aaron had his appointment. I sat at a table with a coffee and waited for Debbie to arrive.

    Right on time, a stunningly beautiful girl with a long blonde hair, deep blue eyes, and a voluptuous figure came into the room, wearing a black low-cut cocktail dress. She put out her hand and introduced herself. I got her a coffee, and the interview began. Debbie was wonderful. I immediately liked her and knew she would work well with our team. I asked her if she could move up north as soon as possible. “You mean I’ve got the job?” she asked in amazement. “Absolutely,” I said, “you are exactly the kind of person we’re looking for.” I watched Debbie as she adjusted herself in her seat. She was blushing. “There’s just one thing I want to know,” I continued, “why on earth did you wear a cocktail dress to this interview?” “Well,” she smiled, “when I told my friends I was being interviewed by the dentist’s wife, they told me I’d never be hired. So I decided to blow off the interview by dressing up!” I laughed. We both did. Debbie was not only beautiful, she had a wicked sense of humour. She worked for us for four years and was one of the best staff members we ever had.

  6. 38lowell

    38lowell said, 10 months ago

    Hard to believe this is true.
    But, some beautiful women are very smart!
    Just be careful.

  7. fitz

    fitz GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @BurkeKnight

    Thanks for sharing this.

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 10 months ago

    [[[Sigh-h-h-h]]]

    Another night on the couch for John…

  9. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @howtheduck

    “Beautiful” is a bit of a stretch.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    “Wonderful” lessons you’re teaching your son, John. Sounds like he’s smarter than you…

  11. catlady1

    catlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    John opens mouth, inserts foot up to knee!

  12. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 10 months ago

    Why does Michael look like he is going bald in the last frame?

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, 10 months ago

    My fabulous dentist is surrounded all day by at least 5 very pretty young women that assist him with the office and the patients. I would not want to be his wife.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @BurkeKnight

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Here’s a story for you: The province of Manitoba had just decreed that people trained as dental nurses would be licensed to do check-ups, cleanings, small fillings, and extractions on children. Rod’s dental practice had expanded to include three First Nations villages, and he needed someone to offset the load. I was on my way to Winnipeg with Aaron (who had a doctor’s appointment) when an interesting application came in. Debbie had very good references and was willing to move up to Lynn Lake. Rod asked me to interview her in Winnipeg, so Debbie and I arranged to meet in the hospital cafeteria while Aaron had his appointment. I sat at a table with a coffee and waited for Debbie to arrive.

    Right on time, a stunningly beautiful girl with a long blonde hair, deep blue eyes, and a voluptuous figure came into the room, wearing a black low-cut cocktail dress. She put out her hand and introduced herself. I got her a coffee, and the interview began. Debbie was wonderful. I immediately liked her and knew she would work well with our team. I asked her if she could move up north as soon as possible. “You mean I’ve got the job?” she asked in amazement. “Absolutely,” I said, “you are exactly the kind of person we’re looking for.” I watched Debbie as she adjusted herself in her seat. She was blushing. “There’s just one thing I want to know,” I continued, “why on earth did you wear a cocktail dress to this interview?” “Well,” she smiled, “when I told my friends I was being interviewed by the dentist’s wife, they told me I’d never be hired. So I decided to blow off the interview by dressing up!” I laughed. We both did. Debbie was not only beautiful, she had a wicked sense of humour. She worked for us for four years and was one of the best staff members we ever had.

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 10 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I heard you the first time.

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