At last, Olive has a vision. Apparently, Bum Bumsington will find a menial job in the food service industry, and judging by his expression, finally lose his faith.
Today's full strip
It's the paper hat.
He can't be too bad off... he has enough to afford a matching outfit. On that same subject, isn't forcing Olive to constantly dress in all purple some sort of child abuse?
If you look closely, you can read Krispy Kreme on the side of the hat, well......would be funny if you could.
I would love it if Olive asks him... "have you tried getting another job instead of begging"?
Welcome to Dull Gray Buffet, where we pride ourselves on our sullen servers and deep crocks of...stuff. Yes, whether you're in the depths of despair, or just mildly depressed, Dull Gray Buffet is guaranteed to make things worse. And, kids, come to play our famous "what the heck is that?" Game. Try to identify the contents of our deep gray crocks for fun prizes. Let's start with the spiky crock in the foreground. Is it a dead hedgehog? A dead porcupine? Or the severed head of a man with a bad haircut? Yes, the merriment never ends at Dull Gray Buffet!
Olive is getting to be annoying. Is her school really on "break", or did her teacher just not want her in the classroom for the next few months?
The secret message is hilarious, Wanders.Olive: "I have faith you will, too. You'll spend your days serving unappetizing food in a garage, working long hours for minimum wage with no benefits. Take care, Mister! Let's beat it now, Mary!"
Faith plus Olive's dollar will get him about a third of a cup of coffee.I experienced another Mary Miracle over the past week, when all the eBay icons on the bookmarks for the auctions I monitor were magically replaced with Mary's head from the bookmark for this site. This has happened before, and though I have no idea what causes it or why it eventually corrects itself, I monitor a LOT of auctions, so it is truly an impressive sight to open the list and see a long column of Mary heads.
Olive: "Yes, Mister. I have faith that you will soon be living a productive life in a gray world, wearing an apron and paper hat, serving very shallow dishes of formless stuff in front of a doorway that empties into the black abyss of hell."Mister: "Hmm. I think I'll stay here."
Since her family lives in a "moneyed" neighborhood, I see that Olive is continuing the class consciousness that ensures she will only be able to envision a life of low-wage endeavors for those less fortunate than she is... No Astroturf-green jacket for Mr. Bum Bumsington! Olive can only see a life all too hilariously depicted by Fauxprof above.. So much for Ms. Flower Fairy....
Why does Olive think B. B. can only do a low paying food service job? Maybe his previous position was professor or scientist or doctor?
Chester, believe me, if he were a professor and his wife and child were killed and he lost the will to live, he would definitely not have been fired. He would probably have been made Chair of his department.
FridayMaybe Bum Bunsington should sit on a sidewalk in a busier neighborhood. At the rate he's going, he'll be lucky to make 3 bucks.I hope the next person Olive and Mary encounter is a purveyor of the world's oldest profession. THAT should prompt a provocative conversation and vision, although with KM expecations are always low.
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