dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The need for the last word.

The arc in which Mike gets fleeced by Gordon is, as I said, one of the first examples of his poor sales resistance, gullibity and lack of a head for money. Too bad for all of us that it's not the only thing that it's one of the first examples of. That's because when Elly does find out what happened, she insists on twisting the knife in in order to teach him something. It doesn't matter what happens, Elly simply has to get in the last word and that last word is "LOSER!!!"

This, I should think, has everything to do with the fact that she and John live in fear of their children. As I've said before, they seem to behave as if they show the least bit of what they perceive to be weakness, their children will be the bosses of them and they will not be allowed to own horses in order to make up for the cruel and unreasonable sacrifices of time, effort and money spent on raising the menacing, freeloading strangers who insist on making baffling demands on them. By shooting them down, by tearing them apart, by always saying the worst possible thing, they're heroes defending themselves against what they see as defiant monsters bent on unleashing chaos and what hating haters who hate (or, translated from Lynnglish to English, sane people who don't have their heads wedged up their sigmoid colons) see as two fearful bullies hobbling innocent children whose need for love and affection terrify them.
Tags: elly versus her family, john: little tin god or petty tyrant?

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