dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John Patterson: martyrdom addict.

Knowing that the Pattersons are meant to slave away at jobs they hate makes one conclusion insecapble: John spent most of his working life quietly wallowing in self-pity. He, too, magnified minor inconveniences and non-events into huge crises and excuses to feel sorry for himself at the expense of others. He, too, took his pointless upset on his family. It's a certainty that he felt entitled to all those stupid impulse purchases he made as a means of making up for the hateful chore of providing for his family. This also explains the insane need to put the needs of his model trains above the needs of his family. Since they made him deal with the Harold's moms of the world because of their need for food and shelter, they have to pay him back by allowing him cars, trains and Housenings. A similar purported deprivation explains why Mike feels justified in not listening to his kids.
Tags: john - grinning weirdo, one big oblivious family

  • The empty mess.....I mean "nest."

    The interesting thing about Lynn's wish-fulfillment fictionalization of her parents' move to Hope is that it we have to read between the lines to see…

  • Whose memories are they anyway?

    Of course, the truly irritating thing about the mess with the pump organ is not that Jim maybe kind of foresaw a giant, stupid fight and did…

  • On the fuzziness of Marian's mind.

    As we know, the last years of the strip were spent watching Elly and the others underestimate how much of Jim's personality, intellect and mental…

  • 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.