dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Why this inertia, though?

The problem, as I see it and have said before, is that Elly lives in fear of embarrassed. If I recall correctly, that's one of the reasons she gave for her inaction during the Kortney incident. She believed that if she accused someone of theft and was 'proven' wrong, she'd look bad. It didn't occur to her, of course, that someone could have said 'I didn't do it' and lie. This may also explain her readiness to have Mike and Dee stay in her place long enough to get territorial; she didn't want to look bad by forcing 'homeless' people to live in a hotel. In both those cases, of course, the results of her attempts to avoid looking bad made her look worse: she got to be the imbecile who let the thief who threatened her daughter off with a hug and a smile as well as the jackass who let her son whine his way into latching on to her house. If you stretch this trend back far enough, you can conceive of a woman who didn't want to look un-neighborly by padlocking the gate her third child regularly escaped, especially since she knew how the kid did it.
Tags: one big oblivious family, sheet shaver

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