Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mary Worth 3204

So, hope is futile?

11 comments:

RobC said...

Don't they live in the same condo? Mary would never call... she'd just show up at Estelle's door! Be like Mary, Wilbur!

fauxprof said...

It’s hard to read Estelle’s expression. Sadder but wiser? Indifferent but somewhat amused? Or “Yeah, sure, loser. Yada, yada, yada.” I’m going with “Who are you, again?”

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Discarded Ideas For The Mozambique Tourism Campaign".

Welcome back.
Mozambique?
Sobering uplifting...
Pain...hope.

Chester the Dog said...

Estelle learned how to hold a cell phone!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

@Chester the Dog: Too bad Wilbur hasn't.

The constant pain they felt was Wilbur coming and intruding in their lives. The hope was that he would eventually leave.

LouiseF said...

Nance! Thank you! I have a feeling the pain is just beginning.

KitKat said...

Wilbur’s telling Estelle that she will be pained when she realizes that he spent months traveling and didn’t buy her a souvenir, but she can hope he’ll bring her something next time. How soon before he runs out on Estelle to interview Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas?

Anonymous said...


Whoa, that's a pretty deep insight for Wilbur. He probably stole it from a village elder. I peg Willie as more of a "Well, whatever" guy.

I read Estelle's expression as a pre-eye-roll, "Oh brother."

-- Scottie McW.

Anonymous said...

@ Chester the Dog. Not quite. I thought so too after reading Mary this morning. Then I picked up my cell phone and tried to hold it the way she was. If fell against my face. These folks need to learn to curl their fingertips around the phone a bit. And I clearly need to get a life. (this is not the first time I've tried to approximate the Worthiverse cell phone grip - or lack thereof ;(

mr_darcy said...

Wilbur told Dawn the truth, that he was proud of his writing. Now he tells his potential love interest how uplifting the people were. Learning to hide his self-centeredness is progress, I guess. Little steps.

Michael Beaumier said...

Jebus Estelle — just give Wilbur $10,000 and he’ll go away! Like every man in your life. But this time, you are getting a bargain.