From what I’ve seen, they write the wives as sex-crazed nymphos and their husbands as befuddled ordinary joes- kind of a funny contrast and fits their anime/manga inspirations. Might just be how the creators’ marriage works, lol.
Yeah, Lynn really got into this thing. Had all sorts of arcs develop from it- it gave Elly something to do besides nag the kids, which really helped her develop as a character.
“being a wuss”. It’s just really low-res
Comics books were how a lot of nerds developed huge vocabularies- most comic book writers after a point fancied themselves as novelists and loved to plug in big words.
Most of them have people with them to shop, or get an employee to do it in rare cases. My store had a simply AWFUL rude, grumpy old man who had some vision impairment but enjoyed changing his mind over and over again to dominate 20+ minutes of an employees’ time. When he died (I hadn’t seen him for a month and looked him up online), even his coworkers could only leave obituary comments like “Brian and an opinion about everything!”.
Honestly, I found that the perkiest employees that the customers loved the best were always the ones masking their real personalities and often completely miserable at home. They were either putting on a fake face for customers or were just ready to snap at any minute on a coworker who did something they didn’t like.
That’s awful. Did they even care that you missed him?
I’d imagine she went to part-time when April was born and she went back. But she’s hardly at the job in the strip- I can barely remember the last time she was shown working there. Lynn probably went “oh yeah, she was working” and figured she could tell a “getting let go” strip about it, sharing a “life changing” moment with Michael, who’s about to move away.
That’s a possibility- the way Calvin referred to cameras being everywhere made me think something other than “home movies”, but yeah.
The eternal torment.