Second time Charlie Brown has said "That's the way it goes" in a week.
Shermy gets a taste of the lovelorn longing that CB would adopt later. One interesting thing here is the subplot, concerning Snoopy and a Scribble of Ire, which is rather rare in a four-panel strip. It serves as a commentary on the main plot, yes, but it isn't what I'd call important. For the record, dogs don't really make good arm-rests.
Snoopy goes through the Four Stages of Annoyance here: Observation, Recognition, Exasperation and Rejection.
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