Monday, January 28, 2019

Mary Worth 3052

"After all that time I put into buttering him up, I could have been working on my assignment instead! And believe me, flattering Ian was a lot more difficult than the assignment!"

16 comments:

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"If She'd Submit Said Piece In Writing, He'd Probably Give Her Partial Credit".

An "F"!?"
I'm going to give
Cameron a piece
Of my mind!

KitKat said...

Jannie, you have a valid excuse: "I just had a manicure, and I couldn't type the Big Assignment!"

Anonymous said...


Well it's nice to know that at least one of the two people in this dysfunctional faculty-student relationship is somewhat sane. Good on you, Ian me laddie.

-- Scottie McW.

fauxprof said...

All of Jannie’s fulsome flattery and—er—“charm”, I think she called it, might have upped her grade on a substandard assignment from a C- to a C+. But to think that it would be enough to justify not doing any work at all and still getting an A, well, that’s just dumb. For all her pretense of blasé sophistication (leaning against a wall and smoking, like some 40s film-noir hooker), our Jannie is really quite naive.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Darn and I thought Ian would give her a D because she’s “charming and bright”. (And wears sexy purple turtlenecks in his floating head.). I commend you Ian for not falling for that wink. By the time she gets to Isn’s office, I bet she turns on her questionable charms again.

I love how yesterday Mary compared marriage to sharks. Mary should have said this as well: “Sharks can also smell blood in the water and go for the kill. Just a suggestion, Toby”

Gina said...

All this time we've spent getting to know the inner workings of Jannie's mind, and now she's just "one of Ian Cameron's students" to us? I'm hurt, Moy. Deeply hurt.

Tim said...

How many real world students would think flattery and a wink are all you need to do to get a passing grade? Who's stupider here, Jannie or Karen Moy?

Nance said...

@Gina--Stellar comment. I truly LOL.

@fauxprof--So true. Flattery and charm can be Difference Makers, and a show of Effort can provide the Benefit Of The Doubt. Femme Fatale Jannie is obviously simple and dim.

MDMaryTed said...

The second panel is Jannine saying she is going to give Ian a piece of her mind. I can't wait to read this. After all that flattering and you give me an F? This should be good.

LouiseF said...

Given Jannie’s understanding of what it takes to get a good grade on a college assignment, she’d better not be planning to give Ian a BIG piece of her mind. Don’t think she has a lot to spare.

RobC said...

Ian needs a to hold a Come To Jesus Moment like one of my Professors did back in '88. "What are you doing here? Why are you wasting everyone's time and money?"

lmjb1964 said...

I'm so glad Ian showed some backbone. I would have hit the roof if he gave her anything other than an F. And Jannie's reaction is just weird. Well, the whole Jannie thing in general is just weird. How can she be angry when she turned in no work? Why would she assume they had some sort of understanding that she didn't have to turn in any work? And why I am surprised that someone in the Worthiverse is not acting like a normal human?

Steve G said...

No Educator I've ever met would toss an "F-grenade" without speaking with the student first.
This should not have been unannounced or unexpected.

Yahoonski said...

Great comments, especially Regina's take on Mary's shark metaphor. Of course I'm looking forward to Jannie's confrontation with Ian, but what I really can't wait for is her next conversation with the handsome blond kid who's study-together request she blew off.


Steve G.: I agree the prof would probably talk to her before flunking her for the course, but I thought this was just "an assignment."

MissScarlet said...

@Steve: I hate to defend Moy, but Cameron did mention the lack of work to Jannie and was then awarded with the infamous wink.

Michael Beaumier said...

How can anyone be surprised that poor, dumb Janine couldn’t come up with a coherent plan? She’s moving her lips when she reads, people — and the only thing she’s reading is the letter ‘F’ —