Keep Those Goals Manageable There, Cayla

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Finishing in third place in the fifty-and-over category in a charity cancer fun run dedicated to the memory of her husband’s dead first wife represents a “perfect day” for Cayla? Good God these people are so f*cking dull. Unambitious too. Les can only write about one topic, Cayla is overjoyed after being beaten by two other runners, Lisa wants to jog behind her former husband and his new wife forever…what a bunch of sad-sack-sorry losers. Live slow, die old and leave a weathered beaten corpse, as the old saying goes.


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19 responses to “Keep Those Goals Manageable There, Cayla

  1. bobanero

    Lisa would have finished first.

  2. Charles

    So now we have confirmation that Cayla’s supposed to be over 50.

    And apparently Les and Cayla just jogging along and jabbering the whole way is enough for them to beat every single woman older than fifty save two. Then again, seeing as how there seem to be about 15 people running in this event, I guess it’s not as much of an accomplishment as a medal award would suggest.

  3. Nothing says perfect like being chased by a ghost and a big man screaming your age in front of a bunch of people. And what’s with the black speech balloon? Is it a message from Ghost Lisa???

    On another note, this seems to be the most support and happiness that Les has shown toward Cayla….ever! I admit, that’s cool to see! But too bad it’s still basically Lisa related…

  4. Rusty

    Some things are so sad and pathetic I just can’t snark. Although I am wondering if Lisa’s Ghost was included in the over 50 category.

  5. billytheskink

    Today in time jump-onometry: Cayla is apparently 50 or older, while 6 years ago in Crankshaft (which is 10-ish years behind FW) she was playing softball for Akron University.

    There is, of course, considerable debate about whether or not these Caylas are the same person…

    • Gerard Plourde

      This goes to prove that associating with Les leads to premature aging.

    • Smirks 'R Us

      Billy, you are a national treasure to us snarkers. I can just picture BatHack reading your comment and realizing that again he has not gotten away with a timeline inconsistency

      “SON OF A #*^!€”

      Brings a smile to my face every time.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Those stupid fit bits are worthless. If you are lazy, a new watch won’t get you running.

  7. Spacemanspiff85

    Holy crap, even this Rotary group uses crappily taped, hand-written signs? What does Batiuk have against printing, or decent tape jobs?

    • Charles

      In fairness, since this appears to be an event where no more than 25 people took part, the signs taped to a folding table aesthetic totally fits.

  8. Everyone’s assuming Cayla has a FitBit on when it seems at least as plausible she’s tracking whether she’s put up with enough from Les to justify slugging him today.

  9. And let’s not forget how tone-deaf Les is calling her “girl.” What is this? The Jim Crow South?!

    • ian'sdrunkenbeard

      Scene: Less and Cayla are having a dinner with her extended family. They are seated at a large table, directly across from Cayla’s Uncle Huey.

      Less (sweaty and ill-at-ease): Boy! It sure was hot yesterday!

      Uncle Huey (wearing sunglasses, a black beret, and leather jacket): Who are you callin’ “boy”?

  10. Don

    Er, pretty much the definition of a “fun run” (as opposed to a “race”) is, they don’t give out awards based on how fast you run. Then again, for all I know, she finished third in terms of how much money she brought in.

  11. Cayla is in third place in Les’ life…behind Lisa and Les himself.

  12. batgirl

    Wasn’t Cayla originally quite athletic (and Black)? She was clearly running alongside Les throughout the 5K, so probably she would have placed higher if she’d run at her natural pace (come on, it’s 5K, you don’t need to pace yourself for that). The Man is holding her back.
    Minor point – at all of the runs I’ve attended, they call the first 5 or 3 of each age group up together, not one by one. Even if the run isn’t big enough to have a podium, they tape numbers to the floor so the placers can stand together for photographs.

  13. Ray

    Is it just me or am I “hearing” Les say ‘Almost’ in a tone that is incredulous? As it should be the penultimate perfect day.