dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Janet, the go-between

The interesting thing about this week's arc is that it's obvious that Mike doesn't actually understand what Martha's friend Janet is actually doing or how made her do it. What he appears to believe is happening is that Martha is so upset that he wants to express himself his way, she's sent one of her friends to dictate terms to him. What is actually happening is that Janet seems to have taken it upon herself to fix the problem without Martha's awareness. For reasons that escape me, she seems to believe that she has to solve whatever problems Martha and Mike are having and she's doing so this week. She later on does so when Martha wants to make Mike fight for her hand for some sick and stupid reason by telling Mart to cut the monkey business and make things right with a boy that sees HER as being the hindrance to his happiness.

The reason Mike never quite manages to understand this is that he has the stupid, mistaken impression that the following words that do NOT apply to him do so: "victim" and "good guy". The words "bully" and "scoundrel" more accurately describe the boy but he doesn't want them to. It's like how he doesn't want to admit that he's a lousy son and a crappy big brother who really does need his attitude adjusted. Behaving as if having to consider how his words make someone feel is some sort of horrid defeat that he cannot be expected to stand for is why most people look at his flailing around with female contemporaries and wait for him to crash, burn and blame everyone but himself for his being terrible at dealing with human beings.
Tags: mike is a terrible boyfriend

  • Meet The Sainted Vermin.

    Of course, the irritating thing about Elly's love of a person who refuses to let April vent when she feels as if she's been screwed over is that Eva…

  • Elly only thinks that she's a centipede.

    It stands to reason that the worst-case scenario for Elly when it comes to dealing with the threat That Girl represents is it becoming impossible for…

  • "When I Was Mirror Universe Linus Van Pelt"

    The irritating thing about Lynn's failed career as a children's book author is that she's still probably very disappointed that she never managed to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.