The reason that I mention this is that there have been any number of strips that preach the gospel of how headsets were invented by evil, conflict-causing, parent hating single people for the sole purpose of allowing children to defy parental authority by blocking out the loving words of their caring, inoffensive and almost defenseless parents with evil headache music. The problem is that in a sense, Elly is dead on about the headsets blocking out an insistent noise that always gets in the way of the children concentrating on a task. This distraction of all distractions exceeding all others has the following physical attributes:
- Said irritant barges into rooms at random to chatter witlessly about things she knows little about.
- She's convinced that she's ten pounds overweight owing to an optical illusion caused by the poor posture that she doesn't believe herself to have.
- Her favourite debating technique involves jabbing her finger into the air and screaming about how everyone wants to silence her.
That being said, it's sort of obvious that now that Elly has the silence and tidy life she wanted, she has no idea what to do with her free time because of her not having to have anything to be angry about or martyred by. Perhaps it's finally occurring to her that when she heard April and Lizzie repeating back all the belligerent nonsense she spouted that it wasn't a sign that she was doing things right. That's the ironic thing about silence: she has no choice but to listen to that 'evil' voice that tells her that she's being a goof.