Monday, August 25, 2008

Mary Worth 294

Yeah, give me something I do need! Like a 45-pound bucket of tile grout, or a bank that can decide whether or not to include the article 'The' as part of its name, or an answering machine that doesn't shape shift like Odo the Changeling on Deep Space Nine so I can find the 'erase' button before this message concludes and get busy tiling my kitchen floor!

Today's full strip.

6 comments:

pandagrandma said...

Yep, Toby's finger is headed for that "Erase" button! Our ludicrous-speed fast forward travel has come to a screeching halt again as she won't listen to the whole message. Several more agonizing days will added to the suspense and several more thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges and newly-opened accounts will be made.

Maconmemad probably had it right the other day, though -- Chinbeard will be the one to get the first clue regarding the credit card debacle as he tries to check into the swank Amalfi Hotel.

maconmemad said...

I get it, Toby is the "artsy" type. No time to waste on a message from a bank she does business with... all that business mumbo jumbo... She needs to get creative... this is why I think Ian will have to walk home. He'll keep leaving messages on the machine and Toby will keep deleting them before they play through. "Oh another message from the love of my life! I better erase this and get back to my suprise for him...a newly tiled bathroom! What a joy to be an artist!"

Mollie said...

I love that Toby is so jaded when it comes to cold calls and credit-card offers from financial institutions, but so completely naive when confronted with an obviously bogus phishing email in her AOL inbox. (You know she uses AOL.) Oh, Toby, does your poor judgment know no bounds?

Charlie said...

I have a feeling that the awesomeness that was the Aldo Kelrast Incident will be revisiting Mary Worth in the form of Toby's Credit Crisis in a matter of DAYS!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the strip where they detail the charges made by the credit thieves! Yep, that one should be rollin' around some time in May '09.

Nathan said...

Subject: The mystery of Toby's magical, changing answering machine.

Hypothesis No. 1: The answering machine is actually a shapeshifter from the Gamma Quadrant, spying on Toby for some nefarious purpose.

Hypothesis No. 2: Toby, upon getting home from her drive and deciding that her answering machine was simply too ugly for her to take anymore, went straight back out again; bought another, more aesthetically pleasing model; came back home; transferred the messages from her old machine; and then finally got around to listening to her new message, which she then promptly deleted.

Hypothesis No. 3: The artist simply got sloppy and drew the answering machine differently today than yesterday.

Personally, I'm leaning towards option 1...but I'll let you draw your own conclusions. The truth is out there...