(Strip Number 4369, Original Publication Date, 22 September 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly straining herself trying to get into a pair of slacks and John asking her why she doesn't simply toss them.
Panel 2: She tells him that she's trying to lose weight so she can fit into them.
Panel 3: He seems to be assuming what I would when he asks her why she doesn't buy a new pair. To a guy, the fact that the slacks don't fit is that they're old.
Panel 4: Her yelling that they are a new pair of slacks is a reminder of something that he forgets: Elly sees the world differently than he does.
Summary: While it is true that John doesn't understand the stress that a dieter like Elly goes through, her blowing her stack like an imbecile is sort of too much.