Is Mary going to become a niche meddler, specializing in facilitating the dreams of Diner waitresses? More important, the blond in the second pane, with her back to us -- is that Jill Black?
It won't ever happen to you because you, Alison, WHINE all the time! (And your ginger bob is a bit mannish, don't you think?)I wonder if we'll see Gina return? She'll become the next Victoria Beckham, a bone-thin fashion icon/trophy wife. Because of her, ponytails will be all the rage during Fashion Week.
I didn't think it would be possible for a waitress to be uglier than Gina, but Mary continues to surprise...
Is this Diner a work release/halfway house for people with crippling emotional disabilities, reflected in their outward appearance? Or just the soup kitchen of teh stupid?I are lost.
As Peggy Olson pointed out, that ginger bob IS a bit mannish. Aldo -> Alison = more evidence to support my theory that there's a Kelrast connection. Maybe "Alison" is Aldo's offspring (male or female? Take your pick), come to wreak revenge on Mary!Eeesh, the color scheme at Diner would give anyone indigestion. Those pink drapes look like rejects from a funeral home.
Really?! We're going to go through this story line again?!Let me help Eeyore, er, Allison, you of the Captain Kangaroo-esqe hairstyle: unlike Gina, you do not have an old flame you can stalk, and apparently do have some interest in working as you're at least standing and holding menus, not drinking coffee in the booth with customers. Love is not for you. Prepare for a life working in the diner, day after long day, until one day you can becomes the old woman who meddles on other people's lives. Next plot please.(Wow--I think I should have gotten a little more sleep last night...)
Nooooooo!Please Mary!LEAVE THE DINER... NOW!I can't take another three to six months with a diner-whiner.
Is there a new town ordinance in Santa Royale that ladies cannot expose any skin below their necks? If so, what good citizens these two are! And I feel we are at a crossroads here: usually when a character we don't know opens up to Mary, we're off on a months-long escapade of revelations (on their side) and head-pounding (on ours). But even Moy wouldn't give us another sad sack story from another kvetchy waitress, would she? (Hmm, Sad Sack....perhaps it's time to switch comics allegiances...)
Okay, this storyline should be easy: Mary meets incredibly ugly girl, unlucky in love. Mary takes ugly girl to the hairdresser to get a more suitable hairstyle. Ugly now beautiful girl becomes lucky in love. The end. Now can we please move on to something more interesting? How about another showdown at the SantaRoyMart Warehouse?
Please no...not again...
Mary should introduce Alison to a rich atlete of her own. Look, Dennis Rodman is sitting at the counter right now! Take his order, Alison!
@mrvy - 'niche meddler' - priceless! I think we should all email Moy and tell her we've had enough of this Diner foolishness.
@Anon on 1,155. I don't think I have laughed so hard in a week at your response to Paul Pennington yesterday. Some of you will pretend on this site to want to move on with a new story line, but information gathered in a recent survey indicates otherwise -- that an overwhelming majority privately supports continuing to focus on Billy and Gina's life together in New Netherland (New York to those who don't know the Dutch name). I have it on good authority that Gina's ancestors arrived from Holland with Henry Hudson and were part of the Patroon System established for Dutch settlers. I want to know more.
She's showing no sympathy to this one. In fact, Mary's body language suggests, "I'll take one of those menus, Dear" in the first panel and in the second, "I'll just seat myself at this booth over here."WV today: dynardsh as in DIner DashIt's a fast-paced video game. You win by catering to customers within a time limit.
I'll just echo firstname.lastname@example.org. For the love of god, we must move on. How much more can Moy's more fragile readers - me, for instance - take?
Un oh. It looks like love is not for carrot top.
''Let me tell you a story, Mary. I wasn't always a waitress. Once, I was a young, carefree girl, living with my family in New Jersey. I also was crazy about a guy named Tony. Happy was the only way we knew how to be. One day, Mom came home in a terrible state. It seems that she'd witnessed a mob killing. My entire family went into the witness protection program, and I had to tell Tony goodbye. Later on, my mom died in a car accident, and my dad survived for a short time, but I had to take care of him, and when he died, all he left me was a pile of medical bills...So you see, I don't have the kind of good luck and fortune that Gina has! I guess that true love is not for me! By the way, the special today is stuffed pork chops.''
Maude Findlay-Why did you do that? You have just spoiled the upcoming plot for the rest of us!
Take a shortcut this time, Mary. Just set Alison up with the Santa Royalty Messenger guy. I have a feeling he's available.
What this new story needs is for our ladies to have a good chat in a booth at Diner with steaming cups of coffee and enormous helpings of platitudes. Since whatever alternative and way more interesting scheme we come up with here on this blog is never picked up by the writing and drawing monkeys, I have now averted my proposed scenario. No need to thank me.WV: notophi, which rhymes with no coffee, which is what we'll get!
@ Maude... you made me laugh. I can see it now..."Tony and I were so happy together. Tony Hawk, I often wonder where he is today.""He's married. I'll have the pork chops with a side of fetnactn (wv) alfredo."
New story? What new story?
WV: gisereRhymes with misery - which we are all in right now with the continuation of 'Diner stories - Chapter 2'.
Alison is happily married. Gina told her that if you give Mary Worth a sob story, she will leave a "generous" tip.
Oh no, it's Groundhog Day at Diner! We're going to do this over and over and over until Mary gets every last waitress married off!
Maybe it's really Gina and she's finally taken the Waitress Protection Program seriously and began to don a wig and the name 'Alissa.'Let's pray that in tomorrow's strip, Dr. Drew walks in on his lunch break (with a certain magazine tucked under his arm). And now, we allow Mary Meddle to commence to her meddling!
Oh my gosh! From Liza to Gina to Alison--Mary's going for the trifecta! A blond, a brunette, and a red head... where have I heard that combination before? If only they would all room together at Charterstone.
Assuming that is Mary's right hand emerging awkwardly from the corner of panel one, what is the black stuff on her yellow coat? Or has she borrowed Dick Tracy's suit as well as his coat?
I think Dr. Adrian and Alison go to the same hairdresser - it's called "Aldo's"
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