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02-12-13 In that case

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Hurbster » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:51 pm

And that's when I'd tell them both to get out of my damn face.
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Spidrift » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:01 pm

The important question is, are all Montreal waitstaff really as dishy as this family of comics seems determined to imply?

(Oops, forgot the banana flambé incident. So at least one of these establishments employs at least one plump middle-aged man.)

Meanwhile, while Andy is evidently feeling firmly oppressed by the other two men, one wonders how Ruby will feel about being forced onto bloody fruit juice. She may be naive, but she's in her 20s and not American; she may well correctly feel that she'd be more than fine with a glass of wine.
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Don Alexander » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Pffft, apple juice all the way. :P

I am actually a bit puzzled. Is that a waitress or a waiter? I'd say a she, but seems a bit unclear (face is quite female, but she would be pretty flat unless that clothing is highly unrevealing).

Anyway, SpiDrift, I'm unclear as to the meaning of "dishy" (some special British word?), but if it means young and attractive, well, that's what they usually hire...

Also, hard to scream "patriarchal phallocrat" at this girl(?), so that guy had to be male and a bit older to make the joke work.

Also, nice to see the comic around midnight my time. :P Do we also get Eerie Cuties soon?
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by zaprzapb » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:20 pm

This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by 'J' » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:23 am

dillon & jerzy as over-protective big brothers amuses me greatly

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by TheEighth » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:49 am

You know it's weird.....I wouldn't expect a man wearing a bowtie to have ill intent.
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Storm-forge mystique » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:35 am

Good advice, unless you're a Dalek.

In other news, Dakota has apparently fallen on hard times. Guess witchhunting is a bit touch-and-go in the Mà3-verse...

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by themacnut » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:03 am

Hurbster wrote:And that's when I'd tell them both to get out of my damn face.
You and me both. But apparently Andy has Gary-esque levels of spinelessness.
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Milnoc » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:28 am

Don Alexander wrote:I am actually a bit puzzled. Is that a waitress or a waiter? I'd say a she, but seems a bit unclear (face is quite female, but she would be pretty flat unless that clothing is highly unrevealing).
Maybe they're eating at "Androgyn's." :p

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Error of Logic » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:44 am

I'm loving the protective big brother-vibe those two have going on. ^^

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Spidrift » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:35 am

Don Alexander wrote:I am actually a bit puzzled. Is that a waitress or a waiter? I'd say a she, but seems a bit unclear (face is quite female, but she would be pretty flat unless that clothing is highly unrevealing).
Not every woman in the Ma3 universe is DiDi-shaped, you know. And I see a hint of a ponytail there, which makes this either a waitress or a hipster. The facial structure says waitress to me.
Anyway, SpiDrift, I'm unclear as to the meaning of "dishy" (some special British word?), but if it means young and attractive, well, that's what they usually hire...
Dishy; a dish. Delectable. And I've nothing against any individual good-looking waitstaff, but when that's all you see, I suspect that's the sole hiring criterion. So I'm going to be paying to subsidise some failed model's moisturiser habit, rather than getting efficiency, politeness, or knowledge of the menu.

Plus, when every restaurant in town has model-grade waitstaff, it says that there's not enough employment prospects in town for good-looking people.
themacnut wrote:But apparently Andy has Gary-esque levels of spinelessness.
Be fair; they've got him physically boxed in, they're both looming quite well (both being bigger than him), and Jerzy for one has a construction-worker physique.
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by brasca » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:56 am

themacnut wrote:
Hurbster wrote:And that's when I'd tell them both to get out of my damn face.
You and me both. But apparently Andy has Gary-esque levels of spinelessness.
Jerzy works in construction and he has a sister so I imagine the intimidating brother is familiar territory and even Dillon could probably slap fairly hard so Andy is in a bit of a spot. Besides it's easy enough to say what we'd do in a situation like this, but most of us for the sake of being polite or not starting a fight in a fancy restaurant would just endure the awkwardness.

I'm a little surprised how this is going. I thought Ruby would be uncomfortable, but the night is still young.

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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by Spidrift » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:21 am

Ruby really does seem to be less messed up than she appeared at first. She has an issue with her sister, obviously, and she isn't very subtle about showing it, and Dillon discomforts and occasionally annoys her - but she actually tries to be polite to everyone except Amber, and to judge by what we've seen of her in the last few strips, she's perfectly capable of going out for dinner with a guy, accepting a gift with good grace, and, you know, chatting and smiling and being decent company. (It may help that Andy seems to be polite and not too pushy.) She's avoided romance and sex up until now, but it appears that, if she changes her mind about that, she shouldn't have too much difficulty forming relationships, once she gets the hang of the basic rules of the game.

Apart from (a) comedy and (b) Dillon's infinite capacity for being an arse, of course.

So what she makes of this situation could be interesting. From her point of view, she was just getting along fine with Andy, no pressure anywhere, and now Dillon and Jerzy are being all weird and making things difficult for no obvious reason. If she registers quite what they're doing to Andy, I can see her getting explosively annoyed, on principle.

Edit: And then, my Media Player throws up a Cardigans track - "I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer":

Well here's a good man and a pretty young girl
Trying to play together somehow...
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Sometimes we talk over dinner like old friends
Till I go and kill the bottle,
I go off over any old thing,
Break your heart
and raise a glass or ten...
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Re: 02-12-13 In that case

Post by brasca » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:04 pm

Amber is Ruby's sister so I can expect a certain amount of incivility. That's how siblings are.

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