He's not becoming Matt.edisnooM wrote: ↑Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:47 pmSo personally this strip kind of annoys me for a few reasons.
First as others have noted, if this is the hospital Peggy works at this is incredibly unprofessional even if she's off duty, and if found out I would imagine be grounds for termination, or at least disciplinary action.
Next although they only went on one date, and Maura said Gary isn't her type, Peggy and Gary don't know that so this seems like kind of jerk move on their part. For Peggy because she knows that Gary is looking for something more serious and had just gone on a date with someone else, but still swooped in the next day (I might feel a bit more charitable if it wasn't established how much she enjoyed this).
And for Gary despite saying he wants something more serious and having just gone on a date with someone, still went for it. Honestly my first reaction was that Gary is becoming Matt, saying he wants an actual relationship but still sleeping with anything that moves. I know it was only one date and all (and a bit of a disaster), but this is the very next day.
On the subject of Gary's enjoyment, I doubt it's the case but it honestly wouldn't overly surprise me if it turned out to be the cosplay and positive geeky association that he had really liked all those times.
Gary wants a real relationship. One date with Maura, does not equal a real relationship. You don't go on one date with someone and are then in a real relationship with until one of you breaks it off.
You're in a real relationship with someone, when you both say you're in one.
As for the unprofessionalism on Peggy's part. Yeah, like that doesn't happen at hospitals or other jobs. Sad reality is, people are dumb and can't act like adults and control themselves a lot of the time. The "No Sex At Work" rule gets broken by adults a lot.