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November 22, 2007

A Very Chix Thanksgiving

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, restaurants, Six Chix, Thanksgiving — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

Okay, I admit it, I’m a guy: To what is she reacting so strongly?


  1. She’s reacting to the idea that he’d be willing to trade the mess she’d have to make, her slaving over a hot stove, and her cleaning up for more food than he can eat in a sitting.

    Comment by WeirdBeard — November 22, 2007 @ 12:17 am

  2. His comment, “And no leftovers” is a complaint not an addition to her list.

    [Oh, and I’m a guy, too, so I did not get it the 1st time either. ]

    Comment by Pinny — November 22, 2007 @ 12:37 am

  3. I had a friend who refused to eat leftovers, ever. He insisted his wife cook something fresh every night. Coincidentally, all his marriages ended in divorce.

    Comment by Ooten Aboot — November 22, 2007 @ 12:55 am

  4. Perhaps it is a comment on her cooking…

    Comment by furrykef — November 22, 2007 @ 2:52 am

  5. Hmm–different take. I thought he was commenting on the fact that she ate too much.

    Comment by harv — November 22, 2007 @ 7:10 am

  6. Yeah, he’s complaining that there will be no leftovers, and she’s angry because he’s not seeing it from her point of view…hence she gives him the dessert to take home as leftovers…

    Comment by Jim M. — November 22, 2007 @ 8:12 am

  7. Thats an example of inapropriate anger.She clearly has issues.

    Comment by Sal Biondo — November 22, 2007 @ 9:51 am

  8. I agree with harv
    He’s not saying that she IS eating too much, but she is interpreting his comment as “if you would eat less we could have some leftovers”

    Comment by Rammy M — November 22, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  9. I go with Pinny’s explanation. It’s confusing, because personally, I find “no [Thanksgiving] leftovers” to be a good thing. Some leftovers are good, but eating the same leftovers day after day—bleah.

    Comment by Autumnal Harvest — November 22, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

  10. Sorry, I think this one is obvious. She does the cooking; he doesn’t. She wanted to eat out on T’day so she wouldn’t have to cook; he didn’t – cuz there’s no leftovers. Holy cow (turkey?), leftovers are the BEST part of T’day. BTW, I’m a guy and I do the cooking on T’day. We have LOTS of leftovers.

    Comment by Norm — November 22, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

  11. I think the “you eat too much” explanation is probably the closest.

    Though, since “and no leftovers” sounds like agreement to me, I’ll also accept the “anger issues” explanation.

    Comment by PepperjackCandy — November 22, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  12. I agree most with #4. Think about it this way, she is listing off the things that are better when eating at a restaurant than when she has to cook. The man adds one to the list, possibly innocently, but she thinks he means he won’t have to go through the displeasure of eating her cooking for a whole week or so.

    I am a guy and didn’t get what she was mad at at all. I went back and reread it a few times before I looked at the comments and that’s what I came up with.

    Comment by bAT L. — November 23, 2007 @ 7:33 am

  13. He looks disappointed as he says, “And no leftovers.” This was the key for understanding his intention, for me.

    Comment by Pinny — November 23, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  14. I don’t get the “eating too much” at all. She doesn’t mention the amount of food she cooks or that she’s eating, while, as Pinny above pointed out, he is looking down at his plate with disappointment. I think Jim M. and Norm nailed it.

    Comment by Keera — November 23, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

  15. I’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinners for 40 years. She’s reacting to his selfish remark. He’s only thinking about his empty belly tommorrow. She’s thinking about all the work she DIDN’T have to do. And for once she got to enjoy dinner without all the hassle.

    Comment by Lessa — November 23, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

  16. She opted for the [Married with Children] traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Dennys [/MwC]. He had the audacity to mention that there were no leftovers, as opposed to her home cooked meal.

    Comment by Will Repair — November 24, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

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