Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Maybe the the one flight of stairs is really four stories long

Well, if today's strip has to be about someone who's sick, at least it doesn't take place in a hospital. Although I will point out that it's basically the same strip as these two, which appeared in July. At least he put a few months in between, as opposed to the eight days between those two strips.

The big question here is what the heck happened to Mrs. Lugbutt when she went downstairs and made some tea? Because there's no way she should look that disheveled after merely climbing a flight of stairs. Good Lord. She goes up and down those stairs every day! They shouldn't be such an incredible hardship. Geez.

I guess I should be more ticked off at Lugbutt, but I can't, because he's sick. First of all, she should know how he likes his tea. If he's asking for it, he probably drinks it on occasion. Presumably they've been married for a while and she's seen him sick before, so even if tea is something he drinks only when sick, she should probably know he likes it with sugar and lemon. (And yes, I'd say the same thing if I were talking about a husband caring for a sick wife.) But yes, it is annoying that he didn't ask for the eggs and toast earlier. (And what they heck does he have if he's asking for eggs? When I'm sick, the thought of anything other than toast or crackers or soup usually involves retching.) And would someone ask for "pan-fried" eggs? Wouldn't you just say "fried"?

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8 Comments:

At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comments today give rise to a theory that perhaps there are only a bare handful of TDIET plots (4-10 tops), which the ingenious Mr. Scaduto recycles into ever more amusing and charming fare simply by changing the names of the characters. This makes your title, "Crap Every Time," even more acurate and meaningful!

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

The fact that one of the labels you use is "stupid husband" made me laugh out loud.

 
At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Quacks Like A Duck said...

Pan-fried eggs? I actually like my eggs deep fried. Shell and all. Dee-lish.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

I enjoy my pan-fried eggs on toasted bread. With just a little bit of tomato ketchup.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger American Ronin said...

Damn it! Why doesn't she want to pan-fry him to the moon?

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger v1364 said...

Once again, Scaduto's crazed architecture is on display (just look back at some of the implied arrangements of the house interiors in his panels!). Does anyone actually place their kitchen on the second floor of their house? Does anyone put their master bedroom in the basement? No, it can't be a basement, Al shows us a large window off to the...um, well, some kind of room surrounding the stairs. I'd guess it could be a split-level, but he specifies "one long flight" of stairs, so that's not it, either. So I guess it is indeed an upstairs kitchen. ~shrug~.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Wallsy said...

The kitchen is downstairs. Firstly look at the text, then look at the illustration. Both indicate that the bedroom is upstairs and the kitchen down.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Barb said...

I will say that the wording about the "long flight downstairs" tripped me up a bit as well. Strangely enough, Al's writing is a bit stilted.

 

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