Toronto Mike

Riddle Me This


It doesn't happen often, but it happened today.  For only the second time in recent memory, I'm unsure about a For Better Or For Worse strip.

If you read today's strip, you'll see the final frame is Elly's employee staring at a telephone book that appears to have been bitten.  There's a chunk of the phone book missing with teeth marks indicating someone chomped into it.  In the previous frame, Elly is sensably acknowledging that "the key to successful salesmanship is not to take rudeness personally".

Are we to believe Elly was so frustrated by the rudeness of the two women loitering in her store that she took a bite out of the white pages?  Is it even possible to do this without losing your teeth?  As I did last time, I'm reaching out to you for some answers.  What's the joke here?

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