Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mary Worth 724

I know what Ernie means. My credit card has the worst interest rate. But all the Johnsons need to do is call Chaste Bank and ask for a lower rate. Problem solved. On to the next story.

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

lovesmary said...

I think you are all right -- Bonnie has a shopping addiction! I hope we get to see the inside of the apartment like in those shows on TV! And I'm trying to imagine how Mary will help with this other than encouraging cutting up the credit cards. It would be fun to see her suggesting and helping organize a rummage sale down by the pool or selling things on ebay. This plot could stretch on for many months while Bonnie tries to decide what she can part with and how much she should charge a potential buyer for it.

Imogene said...

Ernie, if you MUST "say that" and Bonnie? won't listen, say it to Mary Worth! She as a sympathetic ear and a whole month without a single appointment or engagement! Drop in for some of her coffee; it's even greater than her cooking. Pretend you need her gardening wisdom regarding those trees that are turning into plastic.

Marcy Shoppinbag said...

Clearance items are "As Is". All Sales are final. This means you, Bonnie? Bonnie Johnson.

Barbara Hanson said...

If I've finally nailed a plot point, I may set myself up as a marriage counselor. What more do I need to know? Well, except for how to decapitate flowers while wearing communion shoes. (Yes, I wore them, but at an appropriate age).

Mary Snippers said...

@Barbara: you need a good sharp pair of garden shears.

katyb said...

OK, you can all relax. Here is how it will play out, based on these observations, and this first one is crucial, people:

Mary: "While there is always want, there is rarely need!"

Segue to Marcy's Department Store and B?BJ carrying bulging bags, Mary with her simple, unneeded blouse (which she bought anyway).

Later (which word, by the way lives in a handsome narration box!) B?Bj and E?EJ talk at each other about Not going on like this and Don't say that.

B?Bj has a bricks and mortars shopping problem. Mary will suggest a counselor, like the Star Trek lady who helped Toby with her identity giveaway problem (because, let's face it, it wasn't identity theft).

Salmon squares and platitudes all around!

Wanders: How about a contest: What's the next story line? Mary's platitudes light the way!

Barbara Hanson said...

@Mary Snippers: Got 'em. My husband grows 2000 glads every summer. Maybe Mary can come visit us; I regret having no fingernails to speak of from May to October.

Pamster said...

4/9 - Bonnie?'s shopping addiction must be really bad. Giella had to recycle Thursday's second panel in Friday's strip to save the cost of ink.

Anonymous said...

Wanders,if you throw yourself out that outside window, so help me, you'll end up entirely inside. Careful!

tuffenuf said...

The re-use of the panel from yesterday makes me feel cheap and used. SHAME, Mr. Giella! SHAME!

And the shadow figures bug me, as both of Ernie?Ernie Johnson?s hands seem to be up in the air, in a joyful pose, not an angry one.

Okay, it IS the over shopping.

Robert said...

At first I thought Ernie's hands were thrown up in despair, but now I think he's wearing a sombrero.

Anonymous said...

He has thrown his arms up in despair.

Vicki said...

@ Robert-- So I'm not the only one to wonder if E?J? was wearing a sombrero! Or maybe he's flapping his arms while standing on a chair. It's certainly an odd silhouette! B?BJ? seems to be looking up at him in her silhouette.

@ Barbara-- B?BJ? should come work in your flowers (rather than Mary, who uses human ashes for fertilizer!) and that way she' be too busy to get in trouble with Marcy's 50% off, "Biggest Sale of the Year!" sale table. If she did an awesome job for you, though, she MIGHT be allowed to purchase Marcy's brown paper wrapped nail kit. As a reward.

Toots McGee said...

Don't worry, Ernie.
You should worry, Bonnie?, I'm standing on a chair flapping my arms like a bird! Doesn't that worry you?

Dave said...

Maybe we've missed the obvious. Maybe B?B and Ernie had to downsize to a Charterstone Condo because that's all they could afford (what with B?B's excessive shopping) on Ernie's paltry salary as waiter at Rio Bravo mexican Cantina (and Restaurant).

Sombrero explained.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Bonnie? Bonnie Johnson has a drinking problem....or maybe high cholesterol. Can't wait to find out!

Chester the Dog said...

I think that B?B?J? has her eye on Toby's credit card....

Maude Findlay said...

Ooh, maybe it's a combination of Bonnie being a shopaholic, and Ernie being a hoarder?

Chet R. Stone (next door neighbor) said...

We all signed this agreement when we moved in":

..."Please be considerate of your neighbors. Repeated use of loud and/or profane language shall be grounds for eviction from the condo units if said language disturbs other residents."