I think she was doing some more adult teasing than I’ve seen in a long time. She got Bernice to blush and subtly reminded her it was ok to like Jack. I’m just not seeing all the “mean” everyone else is.
Call me crazy, but Luann is overdue for a love interest. She’s been a nun for years now. (with apologies to actual nuns!)
Miami Vice has returned!Hmmmm…..euuuuu….
Bernice’s anxiety has wandered into “look into getting some help with this” territory. Next she’ll be compulsively checking things and handwashing excessively, even for a pandemic.
It’s really so sad they’ve made her so……I don’t know….I don’t have a word for it. Strange? Too strong. Odd? Troubling? In need of a therapist? The older she gets on the time line, the more she’s going off the rails in slow motion.
But I bet the response to your big reunion was curiosity—not hiding behind a garbage can cringing and in a panic.
CO—maybe the emotion she is looking for as a grown up is curiosity, not animosity or anxiety. Kids are maybe shy around relatives they don’t know well, but she’s hardly a child.
Stay out of it. Not their circus, not their monkeys. Clearly Bern wants Luann to bug out. Her attitude says “If I want your help I’ll ask for it.” If it makes her feel bad after she shoves Luann out the door, then she will have to deal with that, too. This is something she and her brother have to fix with each other if it were real life. But in a comic strip, I guess it means “hilarity ensues.”
we get a big “tell” in Bern’s bad attitude and everyone talks about her clothes in relation to the weather??
My Viet Nam era guy friends had not so great experiences. One was sexually assaulted on the aircraft carrier he served on. One of the greatest guys I’ve ever known. Another went completely insane…like..institutionalize him for his own safety insane. Nobody ever was told what happened to him to cause it to happen. For all I know it had nothing to do with the military, but nobody who might have known would say. Very sad. But yes…scores of guys do find careers, family and great doors opening as a result of their military service. My dad was one in WWII.