Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mary Worth 3097

Of course money from Estelle! Who else would have covered his loss? His employer? His insurance company? Don't you know anything about overseas bureaucracy?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...


Ha ha, Estelle looks so satisfied with herself for having saved the day. If there's another sequel to Dumb and Dumber, she could play both parts.

And why did Mary set her groceries down and chat outside? Doesn't she have things to put away in the fridge (with both hands)? Why didn't she invite Estelle in for coffee and muffins like she's invited every other person who ever set foot in Charterstone? Is her apartment a complete mess, by which I mean is there an oven mitt out of place?

But never mind that, it looks like Mary's about to go all facepalm and drop the reality bomb on oblivious Estelle any day now. Then we'll see what expression she wears.

-- Scottie McW.


RobC said...

Isn't Mary the Charterstone manager? I bet she's more worried about collecting Estelle's condo fees. It would be a shame if Estelle got evicted and had to go live with one of those guys she blind dated.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...
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Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Even Mary is shocked what a lunkhead Estelle is. Like you mentioned Wanders, Estelle never bothered to ask why she would have to pony up the money for something a job's insurance should pay.

I know why Jim died. He died to get away from her stupidity. This woman shouldn't be allowed to have a cat. Thanks Mary for foisting this poor animal on someone this stupid.

Anonymous said...


BTW, I do hope we get to see a panel or two showing Danny/Arther/Pigpen/Bluto when he finds out that he's just received 10 grand. I want to see him singing and dancing through the trash in his hovel in joyous disbelief.

-- S. McW.

KitKat said...

Ants are crawling into Mary's groceries as we write.

@Scottie McW., Estelle playing both parts in a "Dumb and Dumber" sequel had me rolling on the floor.

""Money from...YOU?"

"Well, Mary, it technically came from Libby because I took it from her inheritance."

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Estelle, World Traveller And Multicultural Food Taster, Is About To Get Hit With The Hometown Reality Bus".

Delayed job accident.
All right?
Yes! Back money!
...You?

Bill the Butcher said...

From her college fund.

Bill the Butcher said...

Pity it hadn't been an on time job accident, or he would've been convered by insurance!

Chester the Dog said...

What would Libby do? That's the question!

LouiseF said...

Mary wanted to talk with Estelle outside in case either of their places has been bugged by Arthu/er. It's fun to bust on Estelle for being so smitten by someone she really doesn't know, but it would be even more fun to see Mary and Estelle plot to stop Arthu/er a la a Lucy/Ethel escapade. But only if it involves a pie in Arthu/er's face.

Downpuppy said...

KitKat - I do miss Joe's ants. They added character to the old place. Now we have June, even keeping the same bottle of Purple(™) in Mary's bag as yesterday.

fauxprof said...

@Nance, best Boldface Haiku title yet!

So, will Mary be diplomatic or blunt? Diplomatic will take longer (the usual scenario), but blunt is what we all may be wanting to hear:

“Estelle, you dumb bunny, that’s $10,000 you’ll never see again! What were you thinking? Do you think?”

Tim said...

Here I go taking this nonsense too seriously. I doubt Estelle would have had $10,000 in her bank account. It almost certainly would have been in an investment, which would have meant a redemption and a transfer (meaning time to think). It might also have meant at least a conversation with her financial advisor.
What happened to Mary's tummy brain?

TimP said...

Is it possible that Jimmy (yes, I looked his name up) wasn't so much her spouse as he was her legal custodian?

"Estelle, here take this messed up cat."

"Oh, why yes. Thank you for the honor. You can come over and pet her when you like while I take care of her for the rest of my days."

"Estelle, gimme ten grand to fix my equipment."

"Of course, here you go. You know what they say, a friend in need is a friend indeed."

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

This story has more plot holes than a slice of swiss cheese. No one on the planet cannot be as dumb as Estelle. She talks endlessly to a man and never asks to see him on camera to make sure he's the real deal. She sends 10K to a guy who's she's never met or has never attempted to FaceTime him. She also proceeds to explain to her cat that her "beautiful man" needs the money to finish his project. I hope Mary gets Estelle committed.

As dirty and (most likely) smelly Arthur/Arther/Danny/Pigpen/Bluto (thanks Scottie McW!) may be, I admire the fact that he can plagiarize poetry and use a bunch of silly lies to get money out of dummy Estelle. (I wonder if he wants a cat?)

Tim said...

More evidence that no one in the Worthverse is allowed to have a friend, advisor or confidante other than Mary.

MissScarlet said...

Well, I guess Mary will be able to stop dingdong Estelle from sending her "beautiful man" any more of her very comfortable money. I'm kinda over this now. I wonder if Dawn is still in beautiful Italy.

Nance said...

@fauxprof--Oh, thank you! Some days, it's not so easy. I appreciate your kind words.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness Mary is finally involved. It was only a matter of time before my boss was going to question why everyday I was in my office yelling about how stupid Estelle was. Luckily, we don't have anyone named Estelle in the office.

Bill the Butcher said...

You give Estelle too much credit when you imagine she has a bank account or knows what a bank even is. Her money is all kept in a suitcase under her bed. She's taken a hundred $100s from it, stuffed it into an envelope, and mailed it to Arther Zed, never pausing to wonder why his address is in Key Largo, not Kuala Lumpur. Hey, KL is KL, right?

Anonymous said...

Nance - you crack me up!!
Wanders, I hope you know that there are many of us who hang out in the background, enjoying your blog, and every one of the hilarious comments from the usual suspects!
-Noreen