dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John, Elly and the Coffee Talkers.....

clio_1 noticed something odd about John yesterday. That odd thing is that John sees the things that Elly does as having a positive value, as being important in and of themselves, as being able to provide meaning to someone's life. Unlike Elly, who doesn't think that her life as a stay-at-home-mother has any purpose, he actually does think and goes out of his way to state that raising children, cooking, cleaning and the rest of the housework that she does is a worthwhile way to spend one's time; he's thus baffled by the notion that she denigrates all the good and useful things she does as a waste of time. The idea that housework is time lost is not something that seems to occur to most of the people who tell Lynn that she has a camera in their house either; they may sympathize with Elly when she gets frustrated because they get frustated sometimes themselves. What they don't do is realize that they're happier and nicer people than the woman they idolize because they don't think that they're pissing away their lives doing nothing that makes an impact. They also don't notice that Elly's smirking goofball husband is on their side with respect to how good their lives are.

Tags: coffee talkers, elly: lynn's fantasy self, john - grinning weirdo

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