(Strip Number 11144, Original Publication Date, 29 December 1985)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly almost dropping a casserole dish because she's been surprised by a loud off-camera yell of frustration.
Panel 2: Said shout comes from haggard-looking John who's just stumbled in the house; since he's had another hard day at work, he leads off his rant by gasping "What a day!"
Panel 3: He tells her that it's finally getting to him, this business of fighting the same old traffic to get to the same old job.
Panel 4: He then says that he feels as if he's running through a maze.
Panel 5: When he slumps down into his chair, he compares himself to either a mouse or a rat in a trap.
Panel 6: He then says that all day long, he looks forward to coming up to supper and getting away from that rude word rat race.
Panel 7: She replies by telling him to brace himself.
Panel 8: This is because she's made macaroni and cheese for dinner.
Summary: The odd thing about this one is not the lousy pun but that, as I said, she had to piece it together from old strips she'd had to collect together.