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Sigh Yeah. That’s awful, as I feel she deserves at least 40% of the responsibility/blame for the whole mess. Wasn’t Gunth like… her only friend in the world? The only one who helped her when the chips were down? And, upon overhearing/eavesdropping a fragment of a sentence about him, she didn’t bother to go in for a clarification, “Say what? What’s that about Gun n’ Bets?” but, instead, chose to spread around a rumor? Waiting for her turn to pay the piper. :-(
It was a bizarre little story. The kittens were fosters. They were ill, and needed a lot of care and meds every x hours. Irma signed the agreement to foster them. Les took a liking to one kitten in particular, naming it Punk. Eventually, the time came when the kittens were old enough and well enough to return to the agency. But instead of being like normal people and… y’know… talking, Uncle Al simply announced that it was time to round ‘em all up and he’ll take ‘em back and didn’t bother to ask, “BTW, are you boys interested in keeping any of them?”
So, Les hid Punk from his uncle, and claimed that Punk “ran off”, sending them on a wild goose chase to hunt for the “runaway” kitten. In the meantime, Les settled down on the beanbag chair, with Punk happily sitting on his lap.
And, of course G&K just dropped that arc, and any consequences or confrontations about Les “stealing” the kitten and lying about it. It all seems to have been smoothed over, as Punk is now patrolling The Gulag like he owns it!
“Luann was trying to take a selfie” is right up there with “Luann could grab Gunth and kiss him” in the bad timing theories. It completely goes against normal human behavior. A wronged party is not going to respond well to either action, and, would, in fact, feel further violated. Not a way to preserve their friendship.
Thank goodness this arc has shown that Gunther had already left Luann’s house. No further talk with her, because he already learned what he needed to know about her, and the extent of her “apology”. Nothing more to be said, because anything he would say would just sail through that empty space between her ears.
The next stop on the train is a talk with Bets. The situation is not drawn in black and white, and it’s not a “my way of the highway” thing. A little respect, and mutual concern for each other’s feelings will fix this. But will it be that easy?
I don’t know how you’re seeing that? On the edge of being abusive? Isolating him from friends and family? Like, she’s going to take him home and lock him inside, confiscate his phone and be in control of his entire life? ROTFL.
Not really. There were 2 locations in the Peru arc. Rosa’s uncle had a modern office, and Gunther was doing computer work for him. The other Peru location was a remote village, a 6 hour drive away, and Rosa got enamored with the idea of helping out with a clinic there. However, the work she and Gunther were doing at the village was purely manual labor… picking up sticks… hoeing a garden.
There is nothing left in Peru for Gunther.*
Ohhh, such a mature way to deal with a relationship… “my way or the highway”… how ’bout a little talking and compromise?
But you were calling your “selfie pic attempt in the last panel” theory as a FACT, which it is not. There is nothing to support that. and I’m willing to accept the “Luann selfie” as your interpretation, but it is not a fact.
That’s a FAR better theory than the one tossed about yesterday that Luann was trying to take a selfie with Gun as a “message” to Bets… with no phone/camera illustrated in the panel. In today’s strip, there is no doubt that Bets IS talking a selfie (we can see the phone… we don’t have to make up our own theories). And, if her motivation was, “Ha! Take THAT, Luann!” then I say “You, Go Girl!”… and then… yes, Gunth and Bets really do need to have a talk,
It’s not just the apology in Panel 1. It’s the wordless body language in Panels 2, 3, and 4. Still nosy, still prying and hasn’t learned a thing. That completely negates her spoken “apology” in panel 1.
Where’s that “blame the victim” broken record?