(Strip Number 544, Original Publication Date, 4 February 1984)
Panel 1: We end the day with John and Elly in bed; she reminds him that she's excited about her job at the library because it feels as if there's a whole world opening up for her.
Panel 2: She then asks John if he's angry. He says that he's actually more jealous than upset.
Panel 3: You see, he also used to enjoy working.....once.
Summary: Boy, howdy, is John ever from the fifties. It's like he can't allow himself to see housework as work. That being said, we can probably expect a passive-aggressive comment about how Rod didn't like Merv's words put in his mouth. Or, for that matter, another lecture about how dentistry was an evil rat-race that was killing him so could he please quit and let Lynn take care of him, there's a good boy.