January 17, 2018
Yes, Nancy- " with a tone that demands respect and attention "!
Nancy crossed the line by invading Ann’s personal bubble, but Ann by crossed the line by accusing how Nancy handles her staff.
Great. Love it that the Evanses are giving Nancy a chance to shine.
Oh, I LOVE IT!
Well, I guess it’s official. Ann didn’t remember Ox. Strange that He doesn’t remember her.
Nice come back for Nancy, however.
Round 2, belongs to Her.
Oh. And there’s MORE Good News. It’s STILL “Ms. Eiffel” and Not Mrs. Farrell. At least not yet.
Now. Ann has been doused. Let’s see if the ‘Witch’ MELTS.
Shame that is not hydrochloric acid in that glass…
Good move, Nancy. I hope there is more to come.
me too, i had a boss years ago when i was working for BK no one in the place liked her but only one person, she’d walk up to you and say what are you doing? even if you were busy doing something. i hated her to the point that when i found out later she had cancer i could not feel sorry for her and i normally never say that about anyone who has it.
you might as well say i had Anne Eiffel for a boss cause that was her to a T. only difference was she wasn’t running a scan like Anne here when she was a boss a few years back.
I can’t stand Ann Eiffel…but I think I’m really gonna like this arc!
Go Nancy, get in Ann personal space!!! I love it!!!
Apparently Nancy already knows who Ann is.
Who’d’a thunk? All the discussion over the years of taking down Ann Eiffel, the candidates have been primarily Tiffany, with help from Dez or Les, maybe a rematch with TJ or Ox. Who’d have thought Nancy would get to do the honors. Don’t let us down, Nancy. Don’t let us down.
Score one for Nancy !!!
Followed by, “Now get out of my restaurant and don’t ever come back”.
Here we go!
I would put my money on Nancy every time. She can handle Ann
Hey Ann, respect is earned not given. If you want respect, you gotta give it first, which to this point- you haven’t displayed any. Employees are human beings, not robots or your slaves, they deserve the same respect you would want for yourself. If you want to be treated like a human being, trying acting like one first.
I’ve always liked Nancy more than a lot of other characters in this strip, and today shows why. I really hope it ends with her giving Ann the boot from the Fuse and the strip altogether. Ann needs to go.
Made my day there. Thank you. Looking forward to tomorrow x 10.
Ann must be a good teacher. See how quickly Nancy learned!!
Don’t forget that Greg runs a shell game here. What you expect is not what you get.
If all we’re after is revenge on Ann, looks like we’re going to get it.
Actual insight into characters and progression, not so much…
Note to wantcomicsnow: By now, it should be obvious that Nancy knows Ann – and what she did to Brad.
Nothing against Brad if he’s the one who told her. But with TJ in on the action, how could Nancy not know?
Ooooooo Female Dog slap……..
The opening salvo. This is gonna BE GOOD!!! ;)
Oooh! Get her, Mama DeGroot!!
Oooo, Nancy, go get her!!
I hope she received ice cold water
As I predicted, although as my poster flyboy said, Greg runs a shell game in his strip. This shell game is not going to be on who wins, but how the “win” is going to happen. Unless Ann does something like use physical response, which would be deadly wrong for her, this should be a really cool mind trip. Tiffany and the others are going to see how this is done.
Ooooh, now you’ve done it – you pissed off Mama Bear !!
Someone refresh me about Ann & Ox’s past interactions.
I’m wondering. Last we saw, Les was at work, which is there. Does he not hear the commotion and will he at least peek to see what’s going on? Unless he doesn’t want “Mamma” to know he’s there.
So Ann had to take a punch. How will she handle it? Hopefully Ann’s already picked up that further nastiness will cost her more cred. And getting up and storming out will make her look like a loser. Ann might try her croc tears and say something like she has a son and a future daughter there who won’t speak to her. Nancy could return the serve with a line like, “I’m so sorry – would you still like dinner here, or should we wrap it to go?”
Right on, Nancy!
I knew it! As soon as Nancy sat down, she was going to BRING it!
SO Ann knew Nancy is the owner. Or a manager at least.
I still wonder what if anything Ann has to gain from being this outwardly b*tchy. It just seems so out of character for someone usually so calculated. Does she have something to gain from being kicked out of The Fuse or is it just lazy writing to have a reason why she can no longer harass Tiffany at work?
Well, don’t jump to conclusions about Nancy being the girl in this battle against the evil. Remember Tiffany came strong initially in her battle with Ann and then lost horribly. Ann is not intimidated easily. She won’t walk back from Nancy. She will look for her weakness and go after it. Tiffany’s weakness was her ego. She went to Ann thinking she had a trump card but Ann pulled a fast one on her. She will again with Nancy. She is a pro. Only Les can help Nancy win. He knows his mother and her weaknesses. He will go against her. I doubt Al Gray, if he happens by, would lift a finger. I suspect he is afraid of his sister.
How come TJ has not noticed her presence yet?
The caricature of Ann is rather interesting/humorous. Has she indeed gotten away with this behavior for so long? Ann will be kicked out in the day or so and Frank will no doubt berate Nancy for her actions citing “inexperience”, because um Frank.
It’s fun watching how Nancy doesn’t take any guff from Ann, but I don’t see Ann’s real undoing coming until Tom gets wise to her. One result of the current interaction could be that when Tiffany vents about Ann to Nancy, Nancy will be inclined to believe her. Anyway, I’ll now go out on a limb with a four-part prediction about Ann, Tiff, and Tom.
(1) Events will eventually unfold in a way that puts Tom wise to Ann’s true nature.
(2) It will happen in time to keep Ann from getting Tom to the altar.
(3) It won’t happen until after Tiff achieves more growth. And, no, I don’t mean physically.
(4) After Ann’s departure, Tom and Tiff’s father-daughter relationship will be stronger than before her arrival. (Even an ill wind can indirectly blow some good.)
Re (3): I’m not specifically predicting that Tiffany’s maturation will enable her give Ann a comeuppance. It’s just that the desire to be out from under Ann’s thumb is a source of motivation for Tiff and I don’t think the writers are ready to remove that motivation quite yet. And, yes, of course I realize that we’ve seen Tiffany be capable of backsliding even with the specter of Ann in the background.
Is Frank still sitting at the bar drinking his hot toddy? TJ is still working on the inventory list? Is Tiffany still hiding out? Is Leslie Knox still washing dishes? Who knows that Thursday, Friday and Saturday will bring?
Only G&K knows! Maybe another story plot disappointment and the witch will fly off to do battle again.
LOL! That was too funny!
Called it! Just yesterday I posted Nancy would win this one.
Put her in place, preferably the gutter or sewer.
You GO Nancy! Now for the follow up! Show her who’s the boss… Literally!!!
It’s time for Ann to start crying and telling her life story.
She asked Ann what her issue is, and she responded by saying what’s wrong with the owner. She doesn’t listen well.
Go get her, Nance! :))
Yes, A real and experienced snake handler and not a snake charmer. You can’t always charm a snake and not expect to get fatally bit. Handling a snake is the only way to help everyone’s safety.
“Release the Kraken!”
Ann might switch to crying and accuse Nancy of being a Bully.Ann will tell Nancy that life has been unfair to her.
Will Nancy see through the facade
I somehow like this watered-down depiction of Ann! :D
Next time, Nancy, eat some garlic first.
This is not over! Remember, we still have 3 more comics this week!
Ann Just Go and don’t forget your broom
Nicely done, Nancy! I never expected a Nancy/Ann showdown; I look forward to seeing how this plays out.
I knew it! Mom’s gonna let her know!
(eating my popcorn and wondering what will happen in tommorow’s strip)
Ox should have brought her a complimentary glass of red wine
I wonder if Nancy would get as much sympathy if this was a random customer with a complaint rather than a character who has been long presented as a vile human being (though Nancy does not seem aware who Anne is).
Nice job Nancy! Turn the tables on the “Queen of Karens”.
These boots are made for walking, and these boots are gonna stomp all over you! (Nancy Sinatra).
Once again we are faced with decadal amnesia. We are faced with the proposition that neither Ox nor TJ remember Awful Annie from their Weenie World encounters and vise versa.
I absolutely love that thread. Let’s hope Ann keeps getting slapped down and slinks away.
I think Nancy should stay professional… not sink to bad behavior even when talking with Ann… This is her business and customers like Ann always have lawyers on speed dial. You can ask someone to leave without invading their space. Why jeopardize your financial investment over foolishness
Don’t poke mama bear…
You go, Nancy. chase her out!
ann only understands one type of leadership, the brutal sort that has no respect generated. I’m told my style is avuncular. so when i am angry it carrys a lot more umph because it’s a break from normal so must be important.
Well this is a good start…..
I wish it was breakfast time and Ann had egg on her face.
Speaking of Voila, quite a few years ago, the company I worked for merged with another and we moved into their building and the two systems were also merged. On the day that we all had to do the onsystem training, the computer would quiz us as we went through the steps, and when we got the correct answer, it would reply, “voila!” After a few of these had transpired, one of the trainees named Debbie shouted out, “ This computer keeps calling me Viola!” We all cracked up…
I THINK mama tiger’s claws just came out!;)
Is there any chance good old Ann Eiffel was at an ice cream shop in Mashpee, MA last weekend?
How and when will Awful Annie exit the strip?
Ann Eiffel has been a consistently seductive character in Greg’s world. It started with jealousy over the relationship between Bernice and Zane at Borderline Books. She was transferred to Tokyo in a “white knight” fashion by manager Jim Hernandez via a “lawyer that Zane happened to know on the board of Borderline Books.” Ann then had designs on Brad at Weenie World. He was fired when a jealous Toni physically threatened her. This prompted TJ to arrive, again in white knight fashion, and con her into resigning. She tried to seduce TJ with a kiss back then; Jan 2013. One got the impression she was more enamored with his ability to out con her than his physical attributes. This also rekindled the “TJ is gay” crowd when he rejected her blatant advance. Finally, Ann seduced her way back into the strip via Tiffany’s father, Tom. She was once again out conned out of Les’ life with the customer list ploy. This again was a con designed for Les by her brother Al Gray.
So if Greg follows form and history, the only way we’ll get Ann out of the strip is for a “white knight” to appear and out con Ann. Is Nancy that white knight character? If she is, when and how will GnK bring it about.
Tyge’s opinion is that this current confrontation is just the opening salvo in the big war.
Poor Anne, she’s not used to dealing with the adults in the room
Come on Nancy! remind eiffel that maybe she should take her business elsewhere!
What are the odds that TJ, Tiffany and Ox are all watching this happen from the sidelines??
Anybody notice that Ann Eiffel had her little pinky in the air in the third panel? I guess she thinks that makes her look “sophisticated.”
Nancy, you should be like Squidward and throw a pizza in Ann’s face.
Next Nancy gets a face full of ice water, but she handles it well. Final scene:. Get out, stay out and didn’t come back!
The pout on Ann’s face in the 1st panel says it all. Nancy has put a serious crimp in her style, and her mission in coming to the Fuse (whatever it was) has been derailed. It’s the face of a child who has lost round 1 of an argument and who is trying to figure out their next move.
Eiffel is a bully, a coward, and a thief. Nancy hasn’t heard about her before because the kids have always tried to handle her on their own. Ann is about to find out who the sheriff is.
Obviously, Ann’s experience is speaking here. Remembering how much “respected” and “obeyed” she was… I like the personality Nancy is showing. GO NANCY! SMASH HER !!!
Sorry, Anne. We don’t serve crude, antagonistic people… unless you’d care to be barbecued. We have a new sauce you might like.
Cat fight coming up.
I sense the script for a Priceless commercial coming up.
I LOVE IT!
Go, Mrs. D!
My name is “Mamma Bear” Nancy, you messed with my babies… Prepare to die!
EVERYONE! Calm down! Nancy has this. Nancy has taken control…Nancy is in charge.
Now, pistol whip her, drag her outside and throw her under a bus – tooo stern? She has been getting away with too much for too long.
My mom’s name was Nancy, so I know Luann’s mom is a good one.
Go, Nancy! Tell ’er!
Well played, Nancy.
Nancy has been a professional Mom, raising two kids, keeping her house in order, and dealing with a clueless husband for decades. I think Ann is way overmatched in this matchup.
I still say Anne Eiffel is Shannon’s absent mother.
I wouldn’t keep eating at a place with poor service. Aren’t there any other restaurants in Pitts?
Go get her Nancy!
Please, please, PLEASE… Let someone be streaming this!
I sure hope Ox spit in that water
Ann’s about to get schooled — and it’s about time she got a taste of her own medicine!
A business truism is that good workers don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers. Ann is a walking example of this.
staff also deserve respect
So Nancy apparently doesn’t know that Ann ran an illegal scam fake lingerie operation out of her restaurant? I guess nobody ever told her and Frank about it. And where’s TJ?
Ann is about to get her comeuppance! LOL
Oh, snap! :-)
Ann is doing the pretentious pinkie thing.
Ann Eiffel finally got an eyeful…
Mom on deck!
Heck yeah! Don’t mess with me, I’m a mom!
Yes You go girl
This is not going to end well. I’m afraid the next characters we see will be the Health Inspector and the Fire Marshall come to investigate “complaints” they have received.
There is no indication that Nancy has ever heard the name Ann Eiffel before. Nancy’s reaction today is only about Ann’s behavior today.
Oh, man! I hope Nancy can keep it up. I would love to see Ann Evil put in her place!
About time! Good job standing up to that witch!
Yay. Nice to see somebody stand up to that awful Eiffel.
Still no shot of Ann’s left hand. Ring, or no ring, that is the question…
You GO, mama DeGroot!
Yay! Yay! Yay!
If owner Nancy is assertive, I can’t wait to see what Mama Bear Nancy is going to be like.
I hope Nancy bars her from the the premises in the future!
Madam?-no, miss?-no, hmmm; ah ha!- “Lady, there are a lot of other places to eat in this town. Go take yourself and your crummy attitude to one of them. You are ‘fired’ from this place.”
Get ’er Mrs. D!
There are a lot of folks that think Awful Annie is going to roll over for Nancy. I don’t think she is defeated yet!
This made me LOL. I hope Greg keeps Nancy’s attitude and we finally see Ann E get her comeuppance.
Luckily it WAS only water, but still… This is going to get ugly (AND interesting!!!)
I don’t see how it can get any uglier. Nancy may have leaned close but she did not touch or abuse Ann in any way; mostly Ann was startled. She can’t complain to the owner because Nancy is the owner. She doesn’t have much recourse; I could see Ann throwing the water at Nancy (in her face) and then stalking out.
And now, the battle is about to begin!
Ann’s gonna wear that water down her cleavage…
You don’t mess with a momma bear!!!
No need to see her left hand. She introduced herself as Eiffel!
Well this is kind of going nowhere. But at least Nancy got Ann’s attention.
This is getting almost as silly as Gunther bodychecking Les with that huge backpack in high school.
Bullies be bad. Ann is a bully. Ann is bad. Boo Ann!!
(keep it simple, silly)
…and in all of Ann Eifel’s jobs got neither.
Nancy is breakin’ BAD!
This is interesting. Even Gunther and Bets have stopped making out in a back booth to watch the main event.
YES!! YES!! YES!!!
I like it but be careful Nancy. Ann seems to get the last laugh, and if history serves, the cartoonist won’t protect you here.
Oh how fun! This has so much potential. Get her Mrs. Degroot!
Ann could retaliate in some serious way e.g. by spreading false rumors about the cafe, like getting food poisoning on top of bad service. She could post it somewhere. She is capable of doing something like that.
Ooooh. Mom is Good at this.
Be careful what you wish for . . . Especially if you think you deserve it for who you think you are.
Bingo! And what the startled b*tch doesn’t spill on herself, Nancy, you could pour over her hairdo (get Oxford to bring a pitcher, with plenty of ice!)….
Hey ann, if you find the service at the fuse to be SO lousy, why are you complaining that you haven’t gotten your order. Just get up and leave and don’t come back. I think you remain there because you want to torment Tiffany. You want Tiffany under your thumb and you’ll stop at nothing to make this happen.
Round One to Nancy, but Anne is up, off the canvas, and ready for Round Two..
Careful, Ann. Tom might be an attorney, but Mr. Gray is probably Mafia.
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