This Week in Milford

April 27, 2019

I Think We’ve Made a Breakup – I Mean, Breakthrough

Filed under: big arms, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Secret Thoughts, shadow figures, softball — teenchy @ 8:05 am


“You also don’t want the baggage of a high school boyfriend when you go off to college. Know what?  I don’t want the baggage of a high school girlfriend when I go off to college, either.”

“Well, that’s settled.”

Okay, I suppose we could’ve expected this turn.  It was too much to expect that Linda was all pissy just because she wanted her teammates to be as dedicated to playing softball as she was.  I’ve seen that IRL before, from kids who’ve done nothing but sports as an extracurricular all their lives. They (or, more likely, their parents) see the sports as their only ticket to a college scholarship to the exclusion of all else, sometimes including academics. That there may be other paths warps their fragile little minds.

In Linda’s case, volleyball is that ticket out of Milford.  Now, David has planted the seeds of FUD in her head.  Let’s hope she doesn’t tear up that ticket; last thing we want to see is Rubin bringing her back in three years paying to have “FIRE MIMI THORP!” billboards up on the edge of town.

Pity that kids these days don’t know the satisfaction of slamming a handset into the receiver to end a call. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.



  1. Nope. Handset slamming don’t work like it used to. Now they do stuff like blocking texts, calls, and social media pathways as well as “ ghosting” which is a way of ignoring all attempts of contact. Time for the BF to ghost this girl who is constantly on her period.

    Comment by franku2016 — April 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am

  2. A high school athlete who isn’t sure where she’s going – a perfect metaphor for a strip that doesn’t know where it’s going.

    Comment by Philip — April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am

  3. The story may be limping (perhaps unstated and wandering would be more like it (but The Chief’s artwork today is superb.)

    Comment by vaganova — April 27, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

  4. Sorry– messed up the parentheses.

    Comment by vaganova — April 27, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

  5. That’s a helluva black eye she gave herself. Must be a boxer too. So well 12 rounded.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 27, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

  6. Great, so we get a break from high school athletes who are entranced by girly stuff to catch up on the most serious athlete of them all… who’s been reduced to restless simpering by an argument with her boyfriend.

    Comment by jvwalt — April 28, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

  7. […] Called it, I think. Mimi’s weak-assed reverse psychology is about to claim an innocent victim. I half expect that David will reveal an ulterior motive for casting FUD in Linda’s head because reasons. […]

    Pingback by Soon It Won’t Matter Anymore | This Week in Milford — June 12, 2019 @ 5:47 am

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