Plan B

Link to today’s strip.

Huh.  Usually when someone graduates from school, that person is the one asked “What are your plans?”  Not here, though–for some reason, Holly’s curious about what Rachel is going to be doing, now that…nothing has really changed for her?

Although from Rachel’s answer, it sure sounds like she’s planning on quitting Montoni’s, now that Wally is a dishwasher with (presumably) a degree in architecture*.  And she’s going for a certification to teach art…oh God, she’s going to start working at Atomik Komix, isn’t she?

*Since both Wally and Adeela were attending the same class just prior to graduation, I’m going to assume that this was some senior-level architecture course.  It’s possible that the class was a required class that neither of them bothered with before senior year, but most students tend to knock those out early so that senior year is spent concentrating on one’s major.  It also might have been a course that both took for “fun” but “fun” seems to be a foreign concept in Westview.  I suppose it could be any random class, but really, a degree in architecture for a dishwasher is the kind of fate that just screams “Wally.”



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21 responses to “Plan B

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Westview already has an art teacher, Art Teacher. I mean we all knew this co-manager promotion represents an Everest-sized step up for our perpetually downtrodden pal, but wow, who knew it was THIS lucrative? Just like that he’ll be able to support the household, pay his student loans AND pay his wife’s tuition too, all for finally being trusted with the keys and the cash register. Makes you wonder why Funky didn’t just, you know, promote him a few years ago, which would have made the whole college thing unnecessary.

    • comicbookharriet

      Its exactly as believable that a woman with a child, working as a waitress in a dive pizza joint would have been able to appreciatively help put Wally through college.

      • Epicus Doomus

        Now that Wally has finally realized his dream of never leaving that building again, Rachel is free to pursue HER dream, which she put on hold for a decade while Wally sought to secure a small promotion from his uncle. Yes, another fine addition to BanTom’s stable of strong independent women who don’t play basketball or die young.

        • Charles

          Man, you’d think then that Rachel should have been even more pissed off when Wally was half-assing his education years ago. I mean, hell, that’s the sort of shit you divorce someone over.

    • gleeb

      Hey, Funky wasn’t going to trust some featherbrain who doesn’t even have a degree to assistant-manage the lousy pizza joint, no matter how he’s was related to him.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Oh no, no no no no. College is the best thing ever—especially if you go to Kent State. You are a nobody unless you have a degree.

      Both of them would have been better served by going to a vocational school. Hell, Wally should have just worked at Montoni’s all along and saved his money.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    A. Is Batiuk not aware of the G.I Bill? Also, other military benefits? I’m pretty sure a vet who was a P.O.W. twice, once for over a decade, would have at least some benefits coming to him.
    B. I would be seriously shocked if Batiuk had never shown Westview’s art teacher, who is named Art T. Cher.

    • The Nelson Puppet

      Wally would have been entitled to all back pay during his time as a POW, which would have made him comfortably well-off.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Art did appear in a “school levy” strip a few years back, as far as I know his most recent appearance. He might have been involved in a class trip arc too but I could be mistaken about that one.

  3. billytheskink

    I know who Rachel’s first students should be once she gets that art teaching certification…

  4. The Nelson Puppet

    Is Black Friday REALLY a big pizza day?

    • comicbookharriet

      Everyday is black friday at Montoni’s. Nearly fifty years in business and he still hasn’t figured out the oven settings.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      My cousin owns a pizza shop. He always says Halloween and Super Bowl Sunday are the big sales days.

      • timbuys

        I would think miserable rainy days would be relatively big days as well. Which makes sense when considered from the perspective of Funky Winkerbean, both the comic and the pizza store owner, as a profiteer of banal misery.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Ha. I never looked at it like that. But don’t you dare eat a greasy pizza around your comic books! Batty would be aghast!

    • spacemanspiff85

      It’s not the Black Friday you’re thinking of. It’s the Fridays when the pizzas come out of the oven black because nobody cleans them, ever, so it’s pretty much every Friday.

    • Count of Tower Grove

      Having been in the restaurant business for twenty years, Black Friday exists only as a busier than usual Friday.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    “Black Friday” is the day after Thanksgiving. Isn’t everyone still stuffed from overeating the day before and munching on leftovers?

  6. Paul Jones

    Fortune plays a mournful tune for Westview women who ‘dare’ to outshine their husbands. Just ask Becky to count to ten and you’ll know why I fear for Rachel’s future,

  7. Count of Tower Grove

    FYI, at Comics Kingdom you can no longer say “Wankerstain.”