Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mary Worth 1,076

Are you referring to your check up, or to Jeff's marriage proposal?

Today's Full Strip

27 comments:

Mary said...

Why does the waitress look so horrified? Perhaps no one ever orders healthy food in Diner, and she can't imagine what poor soul would pass on the chicken-fried steak and the onion rings.

RogerBW said...

Is this strip trying to become Funky Cancermary?

heydave said...

How does one "dodge" a slow accumulation of artery clogging stuff? No, Mary. Like the rest of your life, it came ploddingly toward you, for years on end, and then you jawboned it into submission.

WV: and I'm serious here, is "muststab" Mary!

jmernl said...

That is NOT excitement on the waitress' face. That is the sheer terror reserved for the times when an elderly person starts to talk about his/her health problems. The poor soul is trapped like a rat with no chance for escape.

jmernl said...

Let me tell you a story about...

A) My gall bladder surgery
B) My friend's complications from her colonoscopy gone wrong or
C) How that nice doctor is going to solve my bunion problem once and for all.

Your choice! Of course the waitress looks horrified. Wouldn't you?

Elaine said...

Huh! Maybe the waitress just realized who she was talking to - THE Mary Worth, of meddling fame. I'm sure she doesn't want to get mixed up in any of that meddling nonsense.

Dave in Parma said...

Today's strip would have been much more entertaining if mary simply responded to yesterday's questions with: "No--my husband will be joining me."

Instead we get:
--the "Salad?! We don't have no tinkin' salad!" rays from gina the waitresses head.
--Mary digressing into her health and/or non-marital issues.

Perhaps Mary decided to eat healthy upon realizing she looks so old and haggard that an old retired doctor who is so senile he's asked her to marry him 3 or 4 times thinks he's her peer.

birdie said...

I think she knows she dodged a bullet, but it had nothing to do with her doctor's appointnment. She's referring to being almost convinced to marry Jeff. Whew!

Since she is still a free woman, she now has the will to live, and wants to have regular doctor's appointments and eat healthy. With care, she might be able to live another hundred years.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the waitress is like Amelia Bedelia and takes everything literally. Her shock is that an elderly woman can move fast enough to actually dodge a bullet.

Gina said...

It looks as if the bullet that Mary dodged hit the waitress instead.

Steve_J_23 said...

The look of horror: SALAD! OMG!!!

Word verification: "offlard". As Mary certainly is, having dodged that particular bullet...

James in North Dakota said...

Heydave, are you describing disease or a Mary Worth storyline?

Anonymous: lol @ the Amelia Bedelia reference. Maybe Mary will ask for a date salad, and the waitress will return with lettuce topped with a shredded calendar.

Let's just hope this zany waitress becomes a regular character. Shock lines could be the new face touching.

Dave in Parma said...

Hilarious comments all around today!

Anonymous said...

I see the beginning of an exciting new story.

Chester the Dog said...

Considering how slow things move in MW, dodging a bullet really isn't so difficult.

Punky said...

Re MW's glacial pacing mentioned by Chester and heydave, among others: I'm often reminded of that great scene in Austin Powers, where a security guard sees an oncoming steamroller and yells STOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPP! as if he's in immediate and mortal danger, and then the camera pulls back and you realize that the steamroller is way across a room and it's moving about 5 MPH. Here's the short YouTube clip: http://tinyurl.com/2mfstm

Vicki said...

Oh noooooooooo! Not the SALAD!!!!
Word is the drug cartel had a little "incident" there at Diner last night.
The staff did a pretty good job of mopping up the blood, but no one has checked the lettuce yet. It's only 10:30 a.m and the cook is in SUCH a grumpy mood. Poor little Ponytail Waitress! She needs some meddlin'.

jmernl said...

I am suddenly afraid that we are going to subjected to a 2 week public service announcement about how Mary dodged a bullet by getting her mammogram/colonoscopy/pap/whatever which will make us yearn for a new story line, heck ANY story line. This will be the 2011 version of the identity theft saga!

Robert said...

Oh no! Mary is on a salad kick. The next Charterstone pool party will be bereft of those infamous salmon squares, as Mary only eats "healthy" food from here on. This will surely cause problems with her friends, as Mary insists Wilbur stop eating large amounts of ham and mayo sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

Is that poor waitress shocked, I mean SHOCKED!, that Mary dodged a bullet or that she wants to keep up her good reports by eating healthy? Perhaps they don't serve salads and she fears for her tip. Better for us if that bullet had found its target.

Maude Findlay said...

Maybe the waitress had missed a doctor's appointment herself, & Mary's statement reminded her about it?

Chester the Dog said...

Perhaps this is the same DINER where Mary took Lizzza and Jill for pie and meddling. The poor waitress, upon seeing Mary alone, is fearing for her own life and sanity!!!

trixietrudy said...

I think I've got it! Mary turned down Jeff's proposal because she thought she had terminal meddleitis and didn't want to burden him. Now that she knows she's clean, she can toss him aside for the right reasons and start looking for someone who shares her disdain for electronic reading devices and and her love of hideous clothing.

heydave said...

That's it of course! Things move so slow in Santa Royale that bullet dodging works just like in the Matrix!

Anonymous said...

"On my healthy salad, I'll have crispy fried chicken, hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits, black olives, dill pickles, marinated artichoke hearts, salami, cheese, croutons and 1000 Island dressing."

Taryn said...

OK, today's strip has me thinking Gina is pregnant. She's young and her boyfriend left her, and she's either running to the bathroom to throw up or is feeling like she *didn't* dodge a bullet.

Or she recognizes that Mary Worth is her long-lost mother. Yes, I can see a nice, months-long storyline with little Gina here.

djangsmom said...

I think Gina's boyfriend died in the shootout at the SantaRoyMart because he didn't dodge the bullet. Mary's words reminded her and now she is upset all over again.