(Strip Number 513, Original Publication Date, 7 December 1983)
Panel 1: Now that we're at the mall, Annie tells Elly that she knows exactly what she's going to get Steve for Christmas this year: a chainsaw!
Panel 2: Elly reminds Annie that they don't have a wood stove and you couldn't exactly call a couch potato like Steve an outdoorsman before asking her why she has to buy him a chainsaw.
Panel 3: Annie says "He hasn't got one."
Summary: This is the sort of logic that results in Elly getting tires and appliances for Christmas. As babsbybend says, we have a spouse using a present to nag the other about his or her "duties" (Steve, get off your ass and do things! Elly, become a better cook!) posing as an oblivious twit.