For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for November 29, 2023

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    Asharah  6 months ago

    Lady, this is your lucky day!

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    Jacob Mattingly   6 months ago

    And the best job of Ellies life begins. I’ve always loved this arc

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    9thCapricorn  6 months ago

    Yep. I believe this is Moira.

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    snsurone76  6 months ago

    Reminds me of a scene from the classic movie MILDRED PIERCE, where the title character, tired out after a fruitless job search, stops in a restaurant—and immediately lands a job as a waitress!!

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    Black76Manta  6 months ago

    She does know!

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    'IndyMan'  6 months ago

    Oooops, I think you have just found someone to fill the position ! ! !

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    eced52  6 months ago

    Here, take these, they are looking for work.

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    Macushlalondra  6 months ago

    What a perfect job for Elly! She has experience from the library and should be hired immediately. And it’s such perfect timing.

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    French Persons Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Igor the Masher go mash mash mash!”

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    kaycstamper  6 months ago

    Sounds like she just landed herself a job!

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    dcdete.  6 months ago

    Does she really think a book called Yesterday’s Toys would be a good book for a three and a half year old child? At that age I would have rather preferred today’s REAL TOYS rather than a book about toys from the past!

    Just my opinion but I think April would have even preferred yesterday’s book, Animal Babies.

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    gmu328  6 months ago

    Of course Ellie is smiling – what could be better?

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    Man of the Woods  6 months ago

    When we had our son, my wife didn’t work, after a few years, since she had plenty of time on her hands, she cheated on me, but it all worked out in the end, we got divorced and I got sole, full custody of my son. She was not a very good mother either, dirty diapers still on when I got home from work, that kind of thing. BTW my son turned out to be an asset to the community, good wife,( she’s a teacher and he’s an executive at a large company) good job, two boys who are doing very well and he’s happy.

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    ladykat  6 months ago

    That job is right up your alley, Ellie!

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    Chris  6 months ago

    I might have an idea as to who that could be. :J

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    Daltongang Premium Member 6 months ago

    And so, yesterday’s minor spoiler is no longer a spoiler. What will happen next kiddies? The anticipation is almost unbearable.

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    calliarcale  6 months ago

    Sometimes the best jobs start like this. :-)

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    The Great_Black President  6 months ago

    Since this is a comic strip, it would be funny to see a few strips of Elly bouncing from job to job, like this:

    Song{over background as Elly is doing things}: Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living…

    Colonial village. Elly is wearing an 18th Century dress and is a candlemaker

    Elly: And so, good people, when yon tallow hardens we remove it from yon mold.<>Elly pulls out a lump of beeswax on a string, then gives herself a mortified look

    Kid{laughing}: What a crappy candle.

    Parents{high-strung}: You have ruined our vacation.

    Elly finds herself in the pillory

    Royal Governor: Goodwoman Patterson, you are hereupon terminated.

    Elly gets kicked in the butt by a kid. Next scene, Elly is walking down the street holding a suitcase

    Song: Barely getting by. It is all taking and no giving.

    Elly rings doorbell. An old lady opens door

    Old Lady: What can I do for you, missy?

    Elly: Madam, you have been selected by the good people of Slash-Co to reap the benefits of their new Nev-R-Dull knife. Prepare to shake hands with Slash-Co.

    Old Lady: AAACCCKKK

    Elly{talking to herself}: Handle first, handle first…

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    The Great_Black President  6 months ago

    Elly is wearing a leather padded suit standing in a dog pound

    Song: They just use your mind and they never give you credit.

    Sign: Pitiless Pup Attack Dog Training School

    A bunch of Dobermans tackle Elly while barking nonstopElly: ACCCKKK. They are not like Farley. I quit, I quit.

    Man: I thought you said you liked dogs.

    Song: It is enough to drive you crazy if you let it. 9 to 5.

    Seminar. Elly is seated with several others in a conference room. A man in a suit comes up to stageSign: Million$ for Nothing Seminar

    Speaker: Hey hey, who wants to get rich today?

    Audience{in unison}: Me.

    Speaker: Me, me, me. I said it first.

    Man shows PowerPoint slide of a triangle with a big red X through it

    Speaker: Before we begin. Let me assure you this is not one of those shady pyramid schemes like social security.

    Man changes slide to show a trapezoid with a $ in the center

    Speaker No sir, our model is the trapezoid, which guarantees you a 1350% return within hours of your initial investment of $…

    Sirens are heard as well as banging on door

    Men{banging on door}: RCMP. Open up!

    Speaker: Oh no, the constabulatory!

    Man jumps out of window

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    “I’ve got a pair of hands.”

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    cracker65  6 months ago

    And there it is

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    delennwen  6 months ago

    And here comes a future for Elly that lasts nearly the whole run of the strip.

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    RevvieQuar  6 months ago

    Heehee, the look on Ellie’s face: “pick me, pick me!”

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  6 months ago

    What do you get the woman who has everything?

    More closet space to put it in.

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    KageKat  6 months ago

    “I have hands! I have a mind that needs stimulation! Pick me!”

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    Hint, hint

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    John Jorgensen  6 months ago

    Nice when things work out.

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    CoreyTaylor1  6 months ago

    Hello, Moira!

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    JanLC  6 months ago

    Lilliput’s bookstore and the characters that were introduced along with it were one of my favorite parts of this strip. I could just see myself in Elly’s position.

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    The Great_Black President  6 months ago

    Looks like Elly will be able to now afford the puppy for April, to bail out Michael and the raise in Elizabeth’s allowance.

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    French Persons Premium Member 6 months ago

    Many of us know who this is…. but she looks like a middle-aged Ay-po..

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    Jeffin Premium Member 6 months ago

    Notice anything?

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 6 months ago

    My dream job!

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    Stick em up……

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    g04922  6 months ago

    Always really like bootstores too… They seem like good places to work.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  6 months ago

    BOOT stores??

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