One thing you can’t help but notice is that Lynn doesn’t really seem to know much about dentistry despite having been married to a dentist for years and years. She rarely gets the procedure or terminology right and seems to delight in depicting John as a bungler who hates having to listen to his patients. The reason that John has such a bad attitude and is so bad at what he does is simple: Lynn doesn’t seem to actually care for Rod’s job much. Not only does he have to do something pointless and listen to other people, thereby risking being contradicted or revealed to be ignorant, it’s quite simply unnecessary for him to have done so. If Rod were playing fair, he’d live off her and like it instead of having to do things.
Lynn versus dentistry.
Observation: John likes Anthony because he can take him. Hypothesis: John is relieved that he will no longer get his ass kicked by Elly's dad.
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