For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    Michael, I think you are basically lazy like a lot of kids your age… ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    You’ll never get extra cash, Michael, with that attitude.

  3. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 2 years ago

    On the farm no one learns what lazy is. When you are first born they put it on record that you are already 12 years old so you can go to work sooner….and it works.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    If Michael was asked to work side by side with his dad, he would learn how to work.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    I know you were joking, but given the book cooking that goes on in my state with “employees” from mexico, that sounds about right. Haven’t heard the latest scam, but last year the big one was to have 10 or so people sign up for W2s under one name and all ten would be paid out of a single person’s salary to avoid part of the taxes.
    Anything to get out of doing the right thing is the modern farm motto here in the west. Both grandparents farmed (plus two teachers despite farming), and they wouldn’t tolerate the dishonesty that characterizes farmers today. My parents grew up on farms and it does not impress them. Most college students from the middle and southern Willamette Valley worked on farms for summer work until the farmers wanted to pay under the table and it all went to illegals in the late 1990s.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    As kids, our backyard parking space was a covered rectangle — which smelled of cat spray and mud. North Vancouver’s heavy rainfall was the one thing we needed protection from. Sweeping out the garage would have been a serious chore — if we had one. It wasn’t until I moved my family to Ontario that a garage became familiar and oh so necessary. At this point, it was MY kids who hated sweeping the garage!

  7. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago

    and @"Rebel" (Lucky) Strike
    No one is forcing you to read this comic. Don’t like it? Read a different one. There are plenty.

  8. SheMc

    SheMc said, over 2 years ago

    Most kids these days don’t know what work is!!! usually spoilt rotten, at least the ones I know!!!

  9. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 2 years ago

    OK Dad, show him One More Time!!

  10. Llywus

    Llywus said, over 2 years ago

    Growing up on a farm chores were a part of life from a very early age. But I remember my first “extra money” job I got from my grandpa: unloading a trailer of coal for heating the garage. I know the trailer held about a ton. Took me two weekends to shovel all of that into the hopper. I was proud of myself and happy with whatever he paid me. Can’t remember how much it was but it was the most money I’d ever seen – probably $10 but, knowing my grandpa it might have been a 20. A fortune for a kid in the 60s.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    The dad could show him and also tell him all about the nature of work, but then that would be too much work. My dad was very critical of my thinking skills but never bothered to teach me anything.

  12. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 2 years ago

    Lazy kid !!!!! 8^(

  13. westny77

    westny77 said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    You’ll never get extra cash, Michael, with that attitude

    Point well taken. But he will learn the hard way

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 2 years ago

    Dad should not show his son how to do the work Michael wants to be paid for.
    Dad should tell Michael, in excruciating detail, how the job is to be done, until listening to the job description is worse than doing the job.
    I can hear it now: “Ok, Dad, OK! I’ll do the job! Just please, don’t say anything else!” while Michael is running to the garage, holding his ears shut.

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 2 years ago

    Please bring back Gweedo and NightGaunt49.

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