Saturday, June 18, 2011

Leaving So Soon?

OH WELL, it's been great having you in the strip for all of six days, but we don't want you overstaying your welcome, Mrs. Thompson! Also, we want no details of your visit with your daughter. It was enough for us to see you standing dumbly outside the apartment for a few days, finally seeing your daughter, and then leaving immediately. No need to spend the night, make a weekend of it, maybe prolong Tommie's happiness! Let's get you out of there.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

Now, now. Maggie. The strip's usual sin is that a 12-second exchange takes up four days, which is no doubt why it seems to be stuck back in the 1950's. I heartily approve of the use of compression devices such as "later that day," and the essentially meaningless "meanwhile."