Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mary Worth 1,002

Well, it isn't surprising to discover that Liza hates her job, since we already know she blew off her 4:30 shift to take Drew to dinner. What is surprising is that they got so dressed up to eat at a place with napkin dispensers on the tables.

Today's Full Strip

22 comments:

Mary said...

So in Panel 1, Drew feigns interest in someone else's life. By the end of Panel 2, he's talking about himself again. Phew! For a minute there I thought we might focus on someone else.

This is the second story line with an absent Mary Worth. Maybe she fell off that kitchen stool after all, and no one has found her yet.

Tony said...

Not only are there napkin dispensers on the tables, there also seem to be no tablecloths. And there is the vehicle-sized entrance/exit in the background. I think Liza is taking Drew to dinner in the hospital cafeteria during her break.

Steven W4922 said...

Liza: "Oh working at the hospital would be wonderful if it wasn't for all the darn sick people. Everywhere I go it's "Give me a pill" or "fluff my pillow" or "I'm Hemorrhaging, please stop the bleeding" I guess it is what it is....15 minutes of avoiding patients followed by a well deserved 7 hour break."

Drew: "Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam.... I'll have the prawns"

heydave said...

I'll further wager that the plant requires no water, the chairs all stack neatly during cleaning, and that brick facade is really a nice polymer.

Elaine said...

"My job is what it is"...really?!! What a humanitarian - I can see why Drew is so drawn to LiZa.

Syndi said...

Dr. Drew just put back on the suit he was wearing briefly at the hospital....

Mollie said...

I look forward to tomorrow, when Drew will explain how his job isn't what it is.

Graham said...

Say it with flowers Dr Drew.
Give her a triffid.

Maude Findlay said...

I wonder if after dinner, they'll take a walk along the shore, and bask in the many varied landscapes of Santa Royale?

TeacherPatti said...

Of *course* Liza doesn't like her job...come on guys! Don't you know that all of us gals just get a job until we find a man to marry? We never get attached to or actually like our jobs for our true "job" is to find a Wallet to marry!! Get with it!!!! :)

Elaine said...

Perhaps, Maude Findlay, if they do take that walk along the shore, they'll get that 'strange buzzy feeling'!

Ha - my word is factuate - could it be like infatuate? or do we need to document and factuate Liza's work record prior to firing her?

Anonymous said...

It appears LiZa is holding up two fingers to indicate she's been at the hospital for two years. Where is HER beverage? Where's her other hand?

Anonymous said...

So is he using that white thing as a pretend microphone? So quirky!

Dave in Parma said...

Ok, Liza "Popeye" Colby: It is what it is, and I am what I am.

To the "how long have you been working here" question, my mind went to the Seinfeld episode where a guy tried to fire Kramer, to which he responded "But I don't even work here!"

Let me type "mitabies" (my word verification) so I can post my comment.

Anonymous said...

I believe we are in for more scintillating dinner conversation for days to come. I am sure that Drew will have an attractive appreciation for Liza's love of her profession and dedication to her patients.

Limber Joe said...

Wanders - I thought the same thing when I saw the paper napkin dispenser on the table. Looks as though it's supposed to be a pretty swanky place. Why not include a bottle of delicious ketchup/catsup?

MM said...

I am pretty sure that is a gang sign Liza is making.

Punky said...

On what planet does LiZa think that dissing your job as a medical professional is the way to win the dreamy doctor's heart? She has pursued him so relentlessly since first clapping eyes on him that you'd think she'd give a little thought to how to present herself conversationally. Wouldn't it be so much more interesting if Drew was actually turned off by her attitude, and told her so? But it's another red herring, showing us yet another more interesting path not to be taken.

djangosmom said...

I really like that triffid idea.

I am also reminded of a Seinfeld episode. The one about a girl with 'man hands' I can't look away when Liza is making her strange hand gestures.

Vicki said...

"It is what it is, but at least I HAVE a job, Drew. What's YOUR problem that all you can find is 'volunteer' work in Vietnam and a few drop-in hours at Mountview, huh?"

Chester the Dog said...

This restaurant...will Waiter McSnooty appear, offering to supersize their order?

Pull said...

For a brief second I thought a potted plant had joined them for dinner.

I was hoping for some Hospital HiFi inanimate-object goodness, but in panel 2 the plant seems to be making a break for it towards that thirty-foot-wide door.

Sigh.