I don't know which is more surprising, that Olive actually has friends, or that she actually attends school. By my recollection, she hasn't been in class since last November.
Today's full strip
Olive, how can your schoolmates understand you when you haven't been in school for 4 months?
I know nobody else seems to be concerned about this, but how is Mary going to pay her parking tab when she gets back to the airport in Santa Royale?
Olive's reply has nothing to do with what Mary said.
Let's not let logic overtake our thinking while discussing Mary Worth. Actually, I find a lifetime of reading SF and fantasy helps a lot. Mary exists in an alternate universe (the Worthiverse), where time ebbs and flows inconsistently, people grow extraneous hands and fingers, and small girls go or don't go to school. The chaos periodically clears itself at a Charterstone Pool Party, and one is way overdue.
"Olive, you're not alone. You have your parents, and you have me. Of course, your parents are so wrapped up in each other that they ignore you completely and can't even prepare a simple meal for you. And, of course, I will be on the other side of the country, thousands of miles away, but feel free to make an occasional (VERY occasional!) phone call or drop me a line, and I might respond."Notice Mary didn't mention Skype or FaceTime.You have to wonder if Olive's notion of her alleged friends "liking her" involves shoving her into her locker, pushing her down on the ground at recess, and snickering at the "lunch" her clueless parents packed.
No Olive... those aren't your friends. They are just using you for your Tummy Brain. It's time to grow up.
Why is mary wondering "what's not to like?" about Olive. Olive said her friends LIKE her...This is another half-baked attempt by Karen Moy to tease us into thinking there will be a pronblem to solve when there hasn't even been a problem brought up. Either that or Mary Worth just THINKS in problem scenarios..
Mary, the glib commitment-o-phobe, stares blankly into the middle distance and says blandly, "What's not to like?"Olive says, "Mary, you GET me! ... And you get to KEEP me! How'd you like to be my new mommy?"
The Mary Worth Remix pineapples were excellent this morning. Pineapples do help.
Today's strip: Olive's parents plan to turn her into a full time cook. Brown eggs a specialty.
If she thinks those things on the plates are eggs, Evy's not kidding when she admits that she's not the world's greatest cook. They appear to be either knishes or fig bars.
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