dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John and Elly plus Cash......

As we saw in the strip that was reprinted on 28 April 2009, John really never quite understood that Elly felt she needed to earn money that was hers; he was still loyal to the notion that a measure of a man was that his wife didn't have to resort to entering the labor force. The fact that other men didn't seem to care one way or the other baffled him as change always does. In his old-fashioned brain, the more up-to-date folks around seemed to lack chivalry. Unfortunately, Elly felt that since he didn't respect her need to not feel like a child dependent on a Daddy, he didn't respect her; his smiling, jovial and highly patronizing refusal to see that this mattered is one of the reasons her good will or sense of humor eroded away to nothing. As I've said before when this subject came up, he eventually did realize that Elly did need to have money that was hers and hers alone; it's sort of too bad that she had to become a screeching pain in the neck to earn the respect he failed to give her but it's what he deserves for not paying attention.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, john - grinning weirdo, money matters in foobistan, one big oblivious family

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