(Strip Number 4520, Original Publication Date, 8 October 1985)
Panel 1: When Elly asks Mike if she can talk to Connie again, Dumbass witlessly blows her off wih a distracted-sounding "just a sec."
Panel 2: Since he's always been too stupid to realize when he's pissing her off, he pulls the same stupid "just a sec" stunt when she tries reminding him that it's a long-distance call.
Panel 3: As John looks on, she yanks the handset out of his hands and bellows "I was on there FIRST.....AND DON'T YOU "JUST A SEC" ME!!!!!"
Panel 4: John puns it up and calls it "the continuing battle of the secses."
Summary: It's actually a different sort of battle. In one corner, we have an angry woman looking for an excuse to pulverize this kid who seems hell-bent on shackling her to a house she sees as a prison so he can treat her like his maidservant while in the other corner, we have a slow-witted little boy who is honestly too freaking dumb to notice when he's making her angry or what it is he does that pisses her off.