Les finally stopped grilling hot dogs. I’m guessing so his depressed resigned expression could be seen by all the people who refused to take over the responsibility Les was attempting to relinquish. And they’re just smirking at him. They probably refused because they hate him, not because they don’t want to go to DC with a bunch of high schoolers.
Guys, I’m starting to worry about Cayla. She hasn’t smiled once in two weeks of being in the strips. Either she’s in the midst of a major depression, or she’s become the audience avatar: bored, depressed, and tired.
I’m depressed because the sky in the strip has been colored oppressively yellow all week, and I don’t know why.
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All of Les’ coworkers hate him, of course, but I think this is a budget decision. The school has no financial/insurance skin in senior trips run by Les because no student is willing to go on them.
So Les, being an all important senior composition instructor wants to get out of going on senior class trip. Nice work ethic. Does he have another lame book signing? Maybe a talk at the local library?
Ah, the Senior Class Trip. The traditional reminder that the failed teacher writing this slop thinks that Westview would be a great school if they didn’t have stupid kids fucking it up.
That is, if we even get to actually see the Senior Class Trip. This strip has become less and less about the stupid kids and more about comic books and old movie serials.
Maybe the senior trip will be a fun-filled romp focused on discovering old Butter Brickle films.
Here’s a good example of how easily Cayla’s character slips into the role of The Other Woman. One, she’s speaking of Les as though he isn’t sitting right next to her, and two, he looks about ready to fall asleep. You could interpret that as his dislike of the whole student trip thing, but doesn’t it look like he has zero interest in what she’s saying?
And come on, this is the most depressing summer celebration ever. Let’s see a Super Soaker war or something!
So, according to what’s happened in this week’s strip, the textbooks have been collected and the teachers’ water ballon fight has eliminated the need to scrub the lockers. Sounds like school is out. Does the Senior trip happen after school lets out for the year? Why would any Senior (or any sane person) voluntary subject him/herself to Les’s snarky, condescending attitude?
The last time Cayla smiled was when Les foul tipped a ball right into his face.
So, no one on the WHS faculty wants to do more than the absolute bare minimum…what a surprise. No wonder the entire town is populated with confused cynical dullards who require eight years of high school.