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, 12 months ago

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

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 12 months 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. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    My favorite part is that the sleeping passenger wakes up in the last panel just in time to see the priest reach over and shake Elly’s hand with an arm that appears to have come detached from his body. He may be a man of the cloth, but his arm seems to belong to Mr. Fantastic or Plastic Man. No wonder the formerly sleeping passenger looks so startled.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Nice to know you you showed being sentimental, Reverend, AND for making a pun.
    There is no better way to win over Elly Patterson than with a bad pun.

  5. dsom8

    dsom8 said, 12 months 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.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months 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!

  7. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    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.

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago


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

  10. Senex

    Senex said, 12 months ago

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

  11. route66paul

    route66paul said, 12 months ago

    Canuckians get cold?

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, 12 months ago


    just point it at yourself – they provide directional air

  13. exturk

    exturk said, 12 months 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.

  14. exturk

    exturk said, 12 months ago

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

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    There was a minister at our church whose first career was in the garment industry, so he could probably make the same identification that this priest does, although he probably wouldn’t. Aside from setting up the final panel pun, I am not sure why the priest is pointing out the material for Elly’s coat. Is he saying that because she is wearing a wool coat, he’s changed his mind about turning down the air?

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