I wonder if Tomoko’s problem is one of expectations. She has this idealistic vision of the way things will turn out, and immediately gives up when her vision isn’t matched.
Take her job baking cakes. She has this ridiculous dream that her co-worker will be this gorgeous young man who will lick icing off her cheek. Then when her hopes are dashed, she immediately gives up.
Or consider how she deals with her cousin. She has this plan to trick her into thinking she has a boyfriend and is a cool high schooler. The plan completely falls apart, but she refuses to change her expectations, leading to an easily foreseen disaster.
Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we want. But we have to learn to accept the world as it is…
While these two episodes weren’t all that funny and didn’t change the formula too much, I did enjoy them much more than the recent episodes. This is mainly due to the sheer audacity of the situation, particularly in episode 8. I mean, now Tomoko is even being pitied by little girls.
Why does Tomoko want to become a bitch? I assume this has a different connotation in Japanese than in English. Anyone have any insight on this?
This girl is insane…