She practices education the same way she practices medicine and psychology. Without certification.
Given Mary's age, she could have taught in a one-room schoolhouse out on the prairie like Laura Ingalls. Not much certification needed other than being slightly older than the other kids.
Being literally in Mary's grasp has made Railing Guy's clothes go from form-fitting to baggy overnight. Tomorrow he'll be wearing a burnoose. KM's revisionist history trying to palm off Mary as a teacher (WHAT?!) is bad enough, but Mary's egotism and total focus on herself is maddening. No "How are you, Jeff? What did you do while I was gone? How is your family?" No, it's only and always All About Mary. Maybe she should run for POTUS - she would be HUGE.
Oh Brother. If I were not Painfully Aware of the severe limits of KM's abilities as a "writer", I would think she was laying the groundwork for a New Plot. As it is, I know she is just stalling some more whilst wracking her brain for one. (A New Plot, not a brain. I hope I was clear.)Although, in a sad and funny way (much like this strip) either one would work.
Well said, Nance! I don't believe for a minute Mary could handle it: A teacher's average day involves more plot lines, meddling, advice-giving and drama from his/her class than MW handles in an entire year. Although I agree with Nance that seeing Mary in front of a class of contemporary students would be an intriguing direction: "Mary Worth, Substitute Teacher"?
Kit Kat: I think Railing Guy looks droopy today because he knows Mary's not looking at him. Yesterday, when he saw her approaching, he clenched his butt cheeks and stuck them out there to impress her, but now he's given it up as a lost cause.
Mary's own informal way of teaching is pretty obviously rote learning through incessant platitude recitation.
Mary Worth in the Blackboard Jungle....intriguing.
Railing guy is contemplating jumping off the pier to avoid any more of Mary's smug, self-satisfied twittering.
I think railing guy is going to be part of the next plot. Suffering from depression (and substance abuse, although that will never be addressed), he is close to hurling himself into the angry sea. But Mary and Jeff will convince him not to jump. A unit at Charterstone will suddenly become available. He will get a job washing dishes at the Bum Boat. And by June he'll be hanging out at the pool, ogling Toby when Ian isn't looking.
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