dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The "Don't Blame Me" principle and how it applies to the grooming arc.

Now that we're pretty much at the second week of what looks like a typical filler arc, I think it behooves us to look at how it all plays out. What happens is that Elly sets herself up to fail by leaving Farley unattended and at the mercy of her idiot children. This is ridiculous because it ensures that her attempt to keep Farley groomed will be defeated by their obliviousness and lack of foresight and lead to a ridiculous moral about how she should just give up and accept that Farley is fated to be a stinky, shaggy mess so preventing it is a futile waste of time that only makes her unhappy.

The reason that I mention this is that we're looking at why the characters set themselves up to fail at life: their nitwitted assumption that they're helpless to prevent things so all they can do is react in horror and weather the latest in an endless series of onslaughts. People and dogs are going to do what they're going to do and they can do nothing to stop it and all they can do is grimace at the wreckage. This, to use the tamest language possible, is a load of old cobblers because most of the stuff that they can do nothing to stop is stuff they can stop easily. For instance, Elly should have not accidentally trained her children to open the door when Farley gets near it to prevent Liz from doing what she's done a million times before and just let the pooch out but since that would take effort, it would get in the way of wailing about how she's a victim of everyone else's attempt to steal her victory from her. Better to assume that everyone knows what she wants and get mad when they don't.
Tags: one big oblivious family

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