Doesn't anybody ever say hello anymore?
Today's Full Strip
Yes! First post! I'll say it: HELLO!
Live long and prosper, Iris.
Is it a longstanding Charterstone custom that residents practice their papal/royal waves when greeting each other?Or is it simply that what has brought Mary out of her lair is that's she hoping Iris will help her with her suddenly dislocated wrist?And while I'm asking questions, is it just me or do the hallways of this benighted condo look more downmarket every time we see them? The last time I remember this kind of view - could it be all the way back when the Kinleys were moving in and we were stll reeling from our introduction to Elinor? - the place still seemed at least mildly respectable, sort of on the order of the second- or third-best retirement home in a small town. Today it's just this side of Section Eight...
Prelude to a meddling.
"Mary, have you been in your pink pajamas all day?"
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen
WednesdayYup, a blueberry muffin and a mega-meddle. That'll get Tommy "off his duff" for sure.
Will Iris need to say 3 Hail Marys as her Penance Limber Joe?
"Iris ... Would you like to come in?" said the spider to the fly.Those blueberry muffins are going to clash with Mary's pink drapes and orange & black toss pillows.
Be careful what you wish for.Day 1 / Panel 1: Mary says HelloDay 1 / Panel 2: Iris looks up & notices Mary.Day 2/ Panel 1: Iris has a though bubble "Oh, It's Mary"...Day 6 / Panel 1: Mary says "Iris, are you OK?"
@Dave in Parma: Not with Mary's blessing (first panel in Tuesday's strip)!
I want to see Mary counseling Tommy personally. None of this Mary to Iris to Tommy stuff. When passive agressive elderly meddler meets passive agressive young ex-con, then we'll have a situation.
@Meg has a good point. On the other hand, Iris seriously needs to develop a spine so Mary can do "family meddling"; two for the price of one.
Mary: "Iris, are you ok?"Iris: "No...I'm not! I have a meddlesome neighbor, who must have been watching out her peep hole for me to come home to accost me in the hall, and I couldn't get my keys out of my purse fast enough to maneuver past her passive-aggressiveness."Mary: "Oh no...that sounds just awful. I'll come by with some muffins and we can discuss what to do about this gossipy neighbor."Iris: Thought bubble: "Grumble."
"That sounds nice."??? Iris, honey, that sounds AWESOME! Mary Worth, blueberry muffins, platitudes, and butting in! I love it! I hope this goes on for a week and a half at least! And then, please dear God!, let's have a week-long recap between Mary and Toby Cameron.
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