HUM!!! If I show a panel of Elly sweeping the floor, I'm bound to get a lot of letters asking me why she's playing freeze tag with a broom! I"d better make it really clear about what she's doing to keep that from happening!!!
because it's predicated on the idea that people are all imbeciles that need to be spoon-fed by a yahoo who doesn't understand what common sense is. People are not, after all, in the habit of playing Statue with brooms so a panel of Elly sweeping the floor without all the crap in the panel is clear enough without the revenge effect of the readers wondering if Elly mutters "Sweep, sweep, sweep" under her breath in frustration about being stuck doing all the housework ever.