(Strip Number 917, Original Publication Date, 14 August 1985)
Panel 1: When Mike and Lawrence walk into the Poirier house, Connie yells at them about not tracking in any dirt and picking their shoes up.
Panel 2: As they sit down in the living room to read some funnies, Connie tells them to do neither thing but instead sit outside.
Panel 3: The reason is that the real estate agent is about to show up and she needs the house to look perfect.
Panel 4: On the front step, Lawrence complains to Michael that they haven't even moved out yet and already it's not his house anymore.
Summary: For those of you scratching your heads and wondering why Connie didn't tell Lawrence in advance when the realtor was coming and forestall this mess, she's an extension of a woman who finds it as hard to conceive of talking to children as if they are actual human beings as she does conceiving of a man who willingly helps out around the house.