Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mary Worth 3536

You hope to meet him SOON? Let's not rush things, Estelle! You haven't even sent him thousands of dollars yet.

25 comments:

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Estelle, Having Forgotten That She Met Locals Before, Embraces Her "New" Strategy For Finding Mr. Right".

Local. Meet!
Great, in person.
Meet, assess.
Something online. This?

Anonymous said...


Yet another example of the kind of dialog that is never spoken by real people: "Once I meet him, I'll be able to assess him better."

Assess him? Are you looking for love or buying property?

-- Scottie McW.

RobC said...

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

KitKat said...

Estelle decides to look for a locally sourced, free-range Beautiful Man.

“What is it with THIS one?”

“For one thing, he said he’s developing a line of felafel cat food!”

MDMaryTed said...

Please, please let the local man be either Wilbur or Saul!

Chester the Dog said...

Even the birds are leaving this mess.....

Nance said...

@Chester the Dog--I'm sure the pair of doves is meant to be foreshadowing. Estelle will find Mr. Perfect on Silverdaters, now armed with Sensible Knowledge, and get married for her Happily Ever After.

LouiseF said...

So you got burned on SilverDaters not once but four times with locals. Then you contacted a grifter who took you for $10,000. Now THAT's the site where you'll find true love! The only possible explanation that doesn't make Estelle look like an idiot is that her retirement $$ is invested in SilverDaters, which just went public, so she HAS to support it. Otherwise, she is just a doofus.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

I have nothing to add because everyone has said everything I've been thinking. Only a flipping idiot (Estelle, I'm looking at you) would continuously go back to a dating site where she's met nothing but losers and a small time grifter.

Like MDMaryTed, I am praying that the next loser she meets will be Wilbur or better still, Ted (what a character) Miller. Mar, not knowing it's "what a Character" invites them over for SPlak and muffins. Hilarity ensues.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t Mary once plan to “assess” the relationship of a couple by having them over for dinner? Good grief.
-Noreen

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Estelle is a retired teacher, and is planning to administer a standardized test to the new guy. And @Nance, I wonder what the doves were foreshadowing all of the other times that panel has appeared.

Nance said...

@Anonymous1:51–Something similarly deep and profound, of course. This is a terribly Cerebral and Intellectual comic strip.

Anonymous said...

@Nance - LOL!

tim shanahan said...

Wilbur! Wilbur!! Wilbur!!!

MissScarlet said...

Oh come on! It would be so fun to see Mary's face if it turns out to be Dr. Jeff.

Chester the Dog said...

What kind of sheet music is that? Sanskrit? They sing over the phone? Huh?

LouiseF said...

Zzzzzzz...So far I'm not getting how this scenario is any different from the set up with Arthu/er the Slovenly. I smell karaoke. New category for the Worthy Awards? Character Most Unable or Unwilling to Learn from Mistakes.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

LOL LouiseF, was thinking the exact same thing. Isn't this the way her and Arthur/er started (minus the singing on the phone. I'm taking a long shot in saying Arthur/er wasn't musically inclined).

Why hasn't she taken Terry's advice and meet "Luciano Pavarotti" in person? Is there a gas leak in Estelle's apartment that's making her incredibly stupid? Is Mary experiencing the same gas leak? Why isn't she saying the same things we are saying. Oh wait, it's because KM writes it and doesn't live in the same sensible world we do. She definitely lives in an alternate universe where everybody is clueless.

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KitKat said...

@Regina Wolfe-Parks at 11:00 a.m., no one in this alternate universe worries about losing ten grand, affording health insurance, and countless other things, either. Apparently ignorance is indeed bliss at Charterstone!

Estelle's coy about saying the name of her new amour. Maybe the song she's playing is "The Man I Love," restyled as "The Man I'm Talking With."

Anonymous said...

@Nance

But . . . but . . . THEY SING ON THE PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!

-- S. McW.

lmjb1964 said...

What I'm wondering is how the transition worked from yesterday's strip to today's. They were siting on the sofa with Libby on Mary's lap, and Mary asked, "What is it with THIS one?" Did they then pause to set Libby down, stand up, walk over to the piano, set Libby on the piano, sit down (in front of the world's most poorly-printed sheet music), and then continue their conversation?

Also, any cat owner knows, Mary wouldn't have been able to stand up. When you have a cat on your lap, you are incapable of moving until the cat moves. Well, at least I always am. :)

"The man I'm talking with..." More "realistic" Moy dialogue. *eye roll* And i also thought the "assess" comment was weird, but then I had a thought--maybe we've got Estelle all wrong. She's back on SilverDaters, not to find love, but to get revenge. She's decided to see if she can scam someone else to get her ten large back. She's sent her target a survey so she can "assess" whether he's "very comfortable."

I see there are a lot of quotes in my comment, so I'll add one more to say that work has prevented me from following MW for a few days. I'm "overjoyed" to see that we're still on this story. *another eye roll*

lmjb1964 said...

Oh, and I forgot to add that you guys crack me up.

Delilah said...

@Regina Wolfe-Parks, heh. I have a rescued donkey I’ve named Pavarotti because of his singing talent. When he brays, it sounds like a train has derailed. Heh.

Tim S said...

Be careful using that phone in the shower Wilbur.
The excitement is almost too much to bear!

WILBUR! WILBUR!! WIIIILLLLLBUUUUUUURRRRRRRRR!!!!!!