For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for February 24, 2024

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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    Oh, John. When will you ever learn? There is only celibacy in your future.

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    They need to bring gifts home for the kids.

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    AllishaDawn  3 months ago

    How are they getting to Miami? That’s at least a three day drive from Canada.

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    Uncle Kenny  3 months ago

    All sorts of overpriced memorabilia, plus the duty free shop in the Bahamas.I still have a coffee mug with the image of our ship printed on it. Unfortunately, my tee shirt wore out after a few years.

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Well, John—now you know where your wife’s priorities lie!!

    How about just you and Phil go on that cruise?

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    Old habits die hard.

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    Botulism Bob  3 months ago

    Well, that dream was over real quick.

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    WaywardWind  3 months ago

    Gee, a vacation cruise from Miami to Nassau and back to Miami. Would they even spend the night on the ship?

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    j_m_kuehl  3 months ago

    Well that’s thinking of Birth-Control

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    Argythree  3 months ago

    The last frame looked like John was trying to kiss Elly, and was surprised that she didn’t even seem to notice…

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    Coopersdad  3 months ago

    Can’t believe she is crazy enough to “blow off” the opportunity for some “couple time”!!! Shopping……REALLY?

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh, and uhh… who’s taking care of the kids again?

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    jmworacle  3 months ago

    But of course.

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    jbarnes  3 months ago

    Aren’t cruise ships basically giant floating shopping malls?

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    jonathan  3 months ago

    They are going all that way just to take a cruise from Miami to Nassau?

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    Black76Manta  3 months ago

    And the wallet begins to shake with terror!

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    Carl  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Better triple your projected cost for the trip John.

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    steveconkey2003  3 months ago

    Miami to Nassau is a 2 day starter cruise. Plus, Nassau’s a dump.

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    Ken Gagne Premium Member 3 months ago

    It did not age at all that you would book a cruise… over the phone.

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    BJDucer  3 months ago

    I suppose romance has a different definition to John and Elly….

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    KageKat  3 months ago

    It can be both, John!

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    jconnors3954  3 months ago

    The cruise ships have shops.

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    STASH Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nassau is very dangerous right now, raping and pillaging!

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    Brian Kehlmeier Premium Member 3 months ago

    Women can deny it all they want, but there is some basic insatiable evolutionary need to gather. Shopping is the modern day equivalent.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dat da dat da dat da det da det da, dat da dat da dat da det da det da daaaaaaaa………..CHARGE……IT!

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    kaycstamper  3 months ago

    Always. Then you get my age and wonder what the hell you were thinking, buying all that crap and now you can’t get rid of it without driving 100+ mile round trip.

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    flagmichael  3 months ago

    We come on the sloop John B / My grandfather and me / Around Nassau town we did roam / Drinking all night / Got into a fight / Well, I feel so broke up / I wanna go home

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    Terminal Frost Premium Member 3 months ago

    When the wife complains about the marriage going sour ( the author too) she should look at this moment of self awareness in the story. Supposedly Lynn’s husband cheated. There is no excuse for that. but there can be many reasons. Having this kind interaction all the time is one of many. Again no excuses. But if there is a pattern of subtle rejection, especially with this grand a gesture, it does go a long way to explain.

    When people split up, often there is a dual reason, unless one is abusive or something, which is not the case here.

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    Always, on a ship.

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    Cincoflex  3 months ago

    So now here come all the bathing suit anguish strips.

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    JustPlainBob  3 months ago

    “Hopefully” a place to shop? In a resort town? Gee, do you think?

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    paulscon Premium Member 3 months ago

    eat, shop, sleep, repeat until you’re home. Except for long waits in line, first to get on the ship, in the dining hall, and getting off the boat, I enjoyed the half dozen cruises I went on.

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    Spiny Norman Premium Member 3 months ago

    I don’t understand the appeal of a cruise at all.

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    kamoolah  3 months ago

    Maybe Elizabeth is convincing April to stop pestering the parents to take her with them. She is probably in the other room:

    Elizabeth: Think about it, April, we will have the house all to ourselves. We can watch whatever we want on TV! I can skip homework and you can blow off daycare! We can have cookies for dinner! Let’s see what else we can do…

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Get some of that Ricardo Rum. So sweet, sugar crystals form inside the cap

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    Saurischia Premium Member 3 months ago

    In my experience, from being on a cruise that was a bonus for a successful project completion, virtually all the “excursions” ended up at a shopping venue even if they were billed as a nature or history tour, so El needn’t worry at all. The “free” cruise ended up costing thousands of dollars in tips, excursion fees, and other costs that were not anticipated at the onset. Never cared to go on another one.

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    CoreyTaylor1  3 months ago

    That’s Cru-Elly, self-centered to the end!

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    John Jorgensen  3 months ago

    Oh, I’m sure there will!

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    rebelstrike0  3 months ago

    For all this stereotype going around that grandparents spoil children, there has not been any of that in this strip. In fact, John and Elly spoil their kids far more than any grandparent.

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    DawnQuinn1  3 months ago

    It can be done in two days. OR they can fly from Toronto to Miami non-stop. Canada DOES have airports and airplanes. lol

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    HodgeElmwood  3 months ago

    This from the man who had to be reminded about Valentine’s Day while passing gigantic signs advertising it on his way to work every day.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    TOO MANY places to shop

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