Friday, May 15, 2009

Or maybe she would just send Mrs. Baird some air

9 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Ah, yes; You've turned Elly into Anna M from Winnipeg. Well done. This is what not remembering facts gets her; given how dumb she is, it's likely that she not only won't know how her victims were able to escape her fantasy bubble, she won't be able to follow them back to the real world.

April Patterson said...

Heh, I think Anna M. is just being LJ's ideal audience!

This is what not remembering facts gets her; given how dumb she is, it's likely that she not only won't know how her victims were able to escape her fantasy bubble, she won't be able to follow them back to the real world.And Elly would be trapped in a little place we call the Twilight Zone, perhaps. ;)

howard said...

Great snark. It works, except for the part where Elly would ever admit to any wrongdoing to anyone she had wronged. Pattersons never say "I'm sorry". It's a good thing she ended up talking to Mrs. Baird instead of Connie, and stopped herself from actually apologizing to Connie. That was a close one!

April Patterson said...

It's a good thing she ended up talking to Mrs. Baird instead of Connie, and stopped herself from actually apologizing to Connie. That was a close one!LOL--true. So close. ::phew:: ;)

forworse said...

It works, except for the part where Elly would ever admit to any wrongdoing to anyone she had wronged. Pattersons never say "I'm sorry".
I could imagine Pattersons boasting about how they could eat humble pie (snarfing optional) and admit wrongdoing, but only because bragging about it it would make them seem even more saintly. They wouldn't actually apologize, partly due to ego and partly because being a Patterson means never doing anything wrong. If Elly ran down a small child, the child's parents would apologize to Elly for the trauma she had suffered, and Elly would have something new to moan about. The child? Probably not as hurt as he could have been: Patterson wheels never actually touch the ground.

April Patterson said...

I could imagine Pattersons boasting about how they could eat humble pie (snarfing optional) and admit wrongdoing, but only because bragging about it it would make them seem even more saintly.True. I could even imagine Elly doing a big, showy apology, but this would be designed to make herself feel better and done with the assumption that she'd not only be immediately absolved of guilt, but also (as you suggest) receive an apology from the wronged person, for somehow creating the situation where Elly would be placed in a situation she considered quite unpleasant. "I forgive you--forgive me for your needing forgiveness!"

Anonymous said...

One wonders how poor Mrs. Baird is taking her recent resurrection. Instead of Heaven, she finds herself trapped in Elly's "Paradise".

forworse said...

One wonders how poor Mrs. Baird is taking her recent resurrection. Instead of Heaven, she finds herself trapped in Elly's "Paradise".

Poor Mrs Baird! I remember Ed saying that the afterlife might be a bit complicated, as both he and Thelma had been predeceased by their spouses, but I'm sure trying to work that out would be more fun than suddenly finding yourself back in Milborough. Although, as Mrs Baird was a relatively minor character, what she did off-panel need not necessarily involve the Pattersons: maybe she went to meet Ed a few years earlier so they had more time together. Her return means that at least Mike, Liz and Farley have a responsible adult around.

April Patterson said...

Yeah, one moment poor Mrs. Baird is playing shuffleboard in the hereafter, with her husband, Ed, and Ed's wife, and the next, yanked out of there and back to Elly's time warp.