Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mary Worth 209

Just how much support does Ron Amalfi need? He's leaned on Mary Worth since his mother died? In what way? Jeff and Mary had planned to go sailing all day and have dinner at the Bum Boat. But what have Ron and Mary actually planned? Eleven hours of sympathetic conversation? ("Your mother was a wonderful woman, Ron." "Thanks Mary. Say it again.") Or is Mary mowing his lawn and then painting his den? Jeff, just be glad they aren't horseback riding.

5 comments:

Lindsey said...

As I said before, if Ron and Rich made up and are such great friends now thanks to Mary, why aren't they leaning on each other for support? It's that what family does in times like this? Why does Ron need Mary, anyway? There were a whole lot of people at that funeral that he could be going to, including his brother. For all the making-up they apparently did we haven't seen them together once since their mother died. I'm on Jeff's side, here. Give it up, Mary.

birdie said...

Jeff, it's only until the will is read. She needs to play the part of a close friend to the family, just for now. She'll share the wealth with you. Or at least buy you a cup of coffee.

You've got to remember, Jeff, she had this traumatic childhood. Do you want to hear about it?...

bats :[ said...

And if her unfortunate childhood wasn't enough, Mary also very recently had dear little Chester ripped from her arms and life, after she dropped a bundle on nursing the flea-bag back to health and vigor.

Good heavens, Jeff! Don't act like you've got a terminal disease (do you?), or that you were planning on proposing marriage to Mary at the Bum Boat (were you?)! Tomorrow's Senior Special is the finnan haddie. The day after is grilled salmon -- wait for the salmon.

Anonymous said...

If Jeff actually talks Mary out of meddling, how many laws of nature would that violate?

Would magnets stop working? Would things begin to fall upwards? Just how dependent is our mathematical understanding of universal equilibrium on Worth's Meddling Constant?

In other news, Jeff's gonna get seriously brained by Mary 'toot sweet'. Looking forward to three weeks of panels featuring Dr. Jeff reeling around punch-drunk like a toddler learning to walk while Mary lectures him on compassion and rifles through his wallet.

Given the pacing of this strip, count on him to finally collapse onto the coffee table some time in early July.

shandyowl said...

See Mary? If only you had ditched Jeff in favour of Chester when you had the chance you wouldn't be having all this trouble.