dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Lawrence and the friends-in-law

What Mike also doesn't quite realize is that pretty much the only reason other children hung out with him in the first place is that either their mothers were friends with Elly or, in Gordon's case, anticipated Anthony by wishing that the Pattersons were his parents. Gordon is pals with John and Elly now, Brian went off to be a crazy Westerner marrying a Japanese national and Lawrence is part of Lizzie's social circle and Mike has no idea why this might be.

The reason, of course, is that he doesn't seem to notice that these other people have more to offer the people they're pals with now. The Delicate Genius impresses me as not bringing all that much to the table that isn't irritating the crap out of people who think you can do a damned sight better than him as a buddy....which is why his marriage will last until Death do Deanna and Mira apart. Once the fatter, more successful at manipulating people Elly dies and Dee can no longer scandalize her by enabling his idiocy, so will Mike's marriage.
Tags: mike versus self-awareness
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