Peanuts by Charles Schulz


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  1. Tog

    Tog said, over 4 years ago

    I think my old Dad must have passed some genes onto Lucy. When I was doing my final exams at school the results gave me the top mark in English. You couldn’t get a higher one. but all I got from Dad was, “Huh, why couldn’t you have done that in maths”.

  2. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 4 years ago


    I feel you. Because, Dad, brains work differently on different subjects.
    I was/am really good at words, languages etc., got top marks in those subjects…so of course my highschool put me in Algebra class? Not so good. I had to repeat it twice, and they just couldn’t understand why. I did—basic arithmetic was hard enough for me already.

  3. Freebyrd1

    Freebyrd1 said, over 4 years ago


    I always got asked “have you done the best you can?” If I hadn’t I felt guilty but it drove me harder.

  4. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    Pretty much my story. Yet I’m a financial analyst.

  5. Chconfer

    Chconfer said, over 4 years ago

    Oh the woes of being a “first child.”

  6. Shannon Smith

    Shannon Smith GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    I always pointed to my older brother’s performance in school and said, “I still did better than Shawn did in that class.” That usually left Dad without an argument.

  7. Tog

    Tog said, over 4 years ago

    Looks like we’ve all been there.

  8. Hagar The Nice Guy

    Hagar The Nice Guy said, over 4 years ago

    I never liked much civics and history on highschool, but maths was a pain in the neck, so I became a lawyer.

  9. notinksanymore

    notinksanymore GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I don’t see what’s wrong with being “average.” Most people are.

  10. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 4 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    Math was my favorite class. I excelled in Algebra. That’s how I gotr through my engineering subjects in college.

  11. kea

    kea said, over 4 years ago


    that explains a lot

  12. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, over 4 years ago

    Sounded totally like my parents AND teachers while I was growing up. I was a classic underachiever as a kid and suppose I still am to some people, although my definition of “achievement” isn’t theirs…I think being able and happy to live life the way you want to while paying the bills and not being a drain to society isn’t a bad achievement in itself. Never been rich, but I learned the hard way a long time ago that life is more than dollars and cents.

  13. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 4 years ago

    Does Lucy normally get higher grades?

    A+ for being a bossyboots!

    LOL xxx

  14. lamberts93

    lamberts93 said, over 4 years ago

    I know students who parents equate a C with failing, a B with average and expect only A’s. And these parents are pressuring the kids and the teachers both. Look at high schools now and how many graduates have 4.0 average for all 4 years — it is sometimes 20-30 kids in a graduating class of 200-300. That tells me the kids are not earning their A’s the same way we did 30+ years ago. We only had one 4.0 student out of 270 graduating. There were only 9 of us with just 1 B. One of my daughter’s high school teachers returns the work to the kids repeatedly for corrections until they get them all correct. That’s fine to get them to correct their mistakes and learn from them, but she gives them all 100%. That’s not fair to the kids who did well the first time. Back when this strip was done, an A really meant superior work, 90% or better. A C was truly average at 70-80%.

  15. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago

    Reminders of my good old Dad. The only grades I could get that weren’t criticized were A+ and 100. Did wonders for my self-esteem when I got a 98 on a difficult exam and the first words I would hear were, “Why didn’t you get 100?”

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