For those of you who don’t read Cathy, her noticably fat in-laws have moved in (with no notice). Cathy went to the mall to try swimsuits alone…and ran into her mother-in-law, who’s trying on a larger size of the same swimsuit.
MIL: You came shopping to escape me, but of course, you can’t do that! You ARE me!
MIL: Men are searching for “mom” when they choose their wives, and my son chose you…so you must be just like me!
Cathy: I am NOT you! You’re… You’re…
MIL: [glancing down at her large bust, belly and hips] HOT! I know!
Cathy: [hiding in the dressing room] AACK!!
MIL: Don’t worry. I was scrawny once, too! You’ll fill out after childbirth!
It’s obvious that Cathy is not happy at being compared to her mother-in-law. It’s also obvious that MIL considers herself beautiful just the way she is. As she declares Tuesday: “I’m conscious of my fabulous curves! Conscious of my incredible figure! CONSCIOUS of every inch of my glorious SELF!”
I wasn’t happy when MIL became more prominent in the strip after Cathy and Irving’s marriage, because of course the fat woman was consistently small-minded, overbearing and insensitive. I’m not sure what I think about these strips. You?