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, about 1 year ago

    Nice to know you you showed being sentimental, Reverend, AND for making a pun.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 1 year ago

    Elly, why didn’t you just ask the reverend to turn off your vent…you told yourself to do it…I guess it’s difficult for you to confront someone. I should talk! ;)

  3. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 1 year ago

    Ah, the dilemma of how to be courteous in the face of rudeness, real or perceived. Simply reaching up and adjusting one’s own vent would seem to be a better approach, but let’s see how Lynn tells the story.

  4. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 1 year ago

    Maybe it’s better this way. Elly could say she thought the man may need the extra air and she didn’t mind putting her coat on and was being considerate. But it’s no usually men who need all that extra air but women when we go through the change!

  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, about 1 year ago

    It’s nice to see a daily strip end with Elly smiling (she’s usually showing varying levels of exasperation).

  6. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Macushlalondra

    I agree. There’s never a good answer to a situation like this. You’re right, maybe the man needed some air more than she didn’t want it, so what’s the harm in putting on her coat?
    Most of the time it just depends on who you’re dealing with. Some can handle direct confrontation, others need some gentle, indirect words. How can you tell? Better to err on the side of politeness.

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    Those little vents are directional. The one over Elly would not have given the reverend any extra air.

  8. Senex

    Senex said, about 1 year ago

    Clothing of mixed fabrics? Hope he is not a fundamentalist.

  9. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 1 year ago

    Canuckians get cold?

  10. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, about 1 year ago

    @JanCinLV

    just point it at yourself – they provide directional air

  11. exturk

    exturk said, about 1 year ago

    You never know who will be your seat partner(s).
    In 1965 when I boarded the Canadian at Winnipeg (destination Medicine Hat & Lethbridge) I really lucked out!
    Sitting next to a lady about my age!
    She was at least an 8.5
    Very pleasant
    Probably single?
    A pleasure to around.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, about 1 year ago

    -And getting off at Portage La Prairie – the next stop!

  13. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 1 year ago

    Those nozzles do typically have enough range of motion that the person in the center seat could obtain a draft from all three. And the reverend looks like a larger-bodied gent, with a coat, so that he might appreciate a little more air. His seat mates might also appreciate the cooler air around him. That being said, common courtesy would dictate that he at least ask before using either nozzle but his own.

    And perhaps in reality (as opposed to a comic strip), he would have made those adjustments prior to the other occupants of the row boarding the plane. But then we readers would not get to see Elly’s predicament.

    Maybe Lynn Johnston should have written a book instead of drawing comics. She could have explained all those little details.

  14. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 1 year ago

    {face palm}

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My brother-in-law, Ralph, was a textile designer. One of the things he would do was to feel the fabric you were wearing and announce what it was made of. He also played the organ and wrote music for the United Church. We called him “a man of the cloth.”

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