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Sounds like yet another “never Gunther.”
I missed that comment yesterday. Thanks for the tip.
I wasn’t a fan of Friends, but my wife was, so I know more about it than I’d like to.
But you’re right: Luann-and-Gunther is the end game of just about all so-called rom-coms: Put a guy and a gal together enough times and, no matter how unsuited they are for each other, no matter how much they hate each other, the movie (or series) always ends with them at least in bed with each other – if not outright married!
The infamous “anger and mommy issues” campaign.
This is going downhill, and very, very fast.
Luann: Blame the victim. Gunther: Anger and mommy issues.
All in the same three panels.
About the only thing worse that can happen now is,
Luann and Gunther “kiss and make up” on Saturday.
Sorry I didn’t provide any barf bags.
Now you got me going. When was Quill in the strip?
(I just assumed that it was long before I started following)
Oh, and to the people who say, “Just say you’re sorry,” this is what my wife says to that: “You weren’t sorry when you did it, so you can’t be sorry now. ‘Sorry’ means you wouldn’t have done it in the first place.”
To be fair to my wife, her temper has mellowed a lot since we got married. But some things don’t change. As in, “Sorry” doesn’t cut it. Don’t do it in the first place.
End of sermon.
Anger is a decision that we make.
That is a lesson I learned when I first studied German. Anger in German is a reflexive verb.
In English, we say, “You made me angry.”
In German, you say, “I anger myself over (something you said, did, &c).”
I see similar things in Spanish.
But my point is, we need to take ownership of our emotions. No one “makes” us angry; rather, we “decided” to get angry over something.
And if it’s a decision, then we need to decide, when presented with a situation, whether it’s worth getting angry over.
As for me, if it had happened to me, I would have left her to “stew” after yesterday’s words. This is one of those situations where nothing can come from her mouth that would assuage him at this point.
I know, I’ve had numerous situations like this with my wife. It usually goes something like this: “Why don’t you say something?” To which I’ll say, “And what could I say that wouldn’t make you angrier?”
Which is truer than any of us would want to admit: Getting angry is a decision that, once made, isn’t easily unmade.
Both need to step back now and simmer down. Him, because pressing her isn’t going to result in any good, and her, because really, what can she say now that won’t sound like an excuse?
For the most part, true. It is a limitation of the medium.
Nevertheless, the longer this drags on, the more that whatever she comes up with will sound like more excuses.
All the while, like Mordy says, people are going to decide that the “real” issue is that Gunther still has “anger and mommy issues.”
No good is served by dragging this out a whole week!