For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 4 months ago

    That’s right – if she’s already gotten the ticket, there’s no rush.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 4 months ago

    At first I thought the meter guy was having a pen cap in his mouth, not a cigarette. (I sure would like to know how do they keep track of the meters without having to walk on by.)

  3. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, 4 months ago

    Funny thing. Most of the meter maids working around these parts do actually smoke on duty. I guess one of the attractions of the job is that they work outdoors and can smoke anytime.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 4 months ago

    Elly thinks she has gotten her revenge on the man. Wait until she comes back and finds out he called the tow truck.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @howtheduck

    They usually “boot” the front wheel.

  6. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 4 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    They usually “boot” the front wheel.
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    Even better. Elly could store her purchases in the trunk and go back and keep on shopping.

  7. trekman58

    trekman58 said, 4 months ago

    John is going to have some things to say about all this later!

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:


    We have a very dedicated parking authority here in North Bay. Leave your vehicle parked and unpaid for, and you will definitely receive a ticket. This reminds me of a story…It was my birthday and friends had taken me to lunch at a favourite restaurant. I had so much fun that I forgot about the meter running outside. When I left the building, there was an attendant — diligently writing a ticket as he leaned on my car. Naturally, I cried, “Wait! I’m here! I forgot!” He kept on writing.


    I stood and watched him, and when he looked up, he smiled. I was carrying a gift bag and huge bunch of helium filled balloons. “Is it your birthday?” he asked. I said that it was. I reached out to take the ticket, but he tore it up in front of me and put it in his pocket. “Have a good one.” He said…and he got on his bike and rode away. I thought it was time somebody said some- thing GOOD about the guys who check the parking meters!

  9. mkdonly1

    mkdonly1 said, 4 months ago

    Well played!

  10. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Ahem. Ellie, he’ll be back in 20 minutes and give you another ticket if the car isn’t moved. You’re not allowed to park all day on just one parking ticket.

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @mkdonly1

    Hardly. He might leave for now, but when his rounds brings him back, she’ll get another one if the car hasn’t been moved, and he’ll be happy to give them to her all day.

  12. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, 4 months ago

    I know of one city that had parking meters which allowed you to pay up to 2 hours; some construction workers were taking a lot of spaces so the Parking Authority claimed that the 2-hour limit was the maximum time you could be that space.

  13. Jean

    Jean said, 4 months ago

    in our town they did away with most of the coin meters and replaced them with credit/debit card meters, you run your card, pick a time and it spits out a receipt that you place on your dash on the passenger side, that can still run out of time but it also stops you from leaving time on a meter for someone else to park on your nickel. When you leave the spot even if you have a lot of time left, the next person has to run their card, and your receipt is only good for that one spot.

  14. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Nice story.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 4 months ago

    @gmartin997

    Hardly. He might leave for now, but when his rounds brings him back, she’ll get another one if the car hasn’t been moved, and he’ll be happy to give them to her all day.
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    Exactly. The comic strip is trying to show Elly getting one over on the parking enforcement officer, even adding to the portrayal by making the officer unattractive, slovenly and with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. It’s pretty clear what Lynn Johnston thinks about them no matter what she put in her Lynn’s Notes today.
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    Actually, Elly was caught breaking the law and because she couldn’t whine her way out of it, she’s going to continue breaking the law. Not only that but she feels safe turning around and walking away from the officer who is watching her break the law. Don’t do this in real life kids!

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