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, 6 months ago

    No one saw you, Michael, but Lawrence… and the readers.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 6 months ago

    But, Michael, why are you so worried about being seen in a flower shop?! Its not like you are going to buy flowers for a GIRL your own age, you know !!! ;)

  3. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I know, when I was younger than Michael I would steal Mrs. Freeman’s roses and carnations for girls I liked..

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 6 months ago

    Afraid of being seen in a flower shop? That’s kind of like equating a flower shop with the abandoned old house down the road that is supposed to be haunted where Lawrence would double dog dare Michael to go in it. I don’t remember any boys being afraid of a flower shop when I was growing up. Would Michael also be afraid of going in a Hallmark store, or a beauty salon? My son loved going into flower shops when he was Michael’s age. You see a lot of different kinds of plants and everything smells good. Maybe kids in Canada are different.

  5. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 6 months ago

    @MayKitten

    Did you ever get caught by Mrs. Freeman?

  6. SheMc

    SheMc said, 6 months ago

    I remember taking some flowers on the way to school from a garden (they were hanging outside by the road!) it was some kind of bring a flower so school thing, the lady called the school, I got detention!

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 6 months ago

    I can’t understand this latent flower shop fear. Is Mike afraid of the implications or something? I would be a proud customer of a flower shop, capable of buying frivolous flowers for my mother. It’s a sign of prosperity. I was always slinking into cheap restaurants and fast food places and gorging myself while the staff looked on in curiosity, estimating how much my mother must dislike me that I was forced to eat there. That would be a lot more embarrassing than going into a flower shop in my opinion.

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 6 months ago

    @howtheduck

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    Yeah, maybe in Canada, flowers are something only girls like, or something. I can’t remember any of us being scared to be seen in a flower shop when we were kids. Now, going into a woman’s ‘specialty store’ (lingerie), or holding Mom’s purse while she shopped, THAT was a no-no…

  9. USN1977

    USN1977 said, 6 months ago

    Did Mrs. Baird die yet? Considering Michael often stole Mrs. Baird’s flowers to give to Elly, he could go to the funeral parlor and swipe the flowers meant for her grave!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    When I was in high school, I went out with a guy whose dad was a florist. I would often wait for Ken at the family flower shop, taking the opportunity to look into the big refrigerated room where the flowers were stored. I’d sneak into the back room where vases were kept and arrangements were designed. It was exciting. I loved the ambience, the colours, and the smell, and when Ken gave me a corsage, I kept it for as long as I could. Flowers are still my favourite gift — to give and to get!

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 6 months ago

    @argy.bargy2

    Now, going into a woman’s ‘specialty store’ (lingerie), or holding Mom’s purse while she shopped, THAT was a no-no…
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    Absolutely. I think that would frighten boys U.S. or Canadian. But would your best friend call you chicken about it? Would Lawrence say to Michael: “You’re too chicken to hold your mom’s purse. I dare you to do it! Grab the strap you little chicken!”
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    The whole thing seems a little off. Lawrence taunts Michael for being afraid to do something that he freely plans to do. If it was a grocery store, would Lawrence say, “I am going to buy my mom some milk, but you’re too chicken to get your mother milk.”

  12. westny77

    westny77 said, 6 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    I can’t understand this latent flower shop fear

    It is the child mentality. Many men go into flower shop theses days.

  13. Three Fighting Fish

    Three Fighting Fish said, 6 months ago

    A joke from this neck of the woods: Three women were discussing courageous men. The first said her husband was a big city fireman the second said her husband was a Marine. The third said her husband is currently undergoing the ultimate test of courage at the supermarket. "Why the supermarket? asked the other two. “Because I told him we need maxipads!” :)

  14. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Kris Bennett

    Never.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 6 months ago

    @Three Fighting Fish

    I wouldn’t have any problem buying those, but this guy I knew pretty well used to buy huge 36 count packages of prophylactics. He would be embarrassed as heck when the unprofessional young female clerks burst out laughing at this purchase.

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