(Strip Number 7205, Original Publication Date, 12 January 1986)
Panel 1: We find the Pattersons at the shoe department of Philpotts. As he stews in his own flop-sweat, Elly asks John whether he likes the black, red or grey pair she's chosen the best.
Panel 2: Since she remembers that he has issues with something this important, she cautions him not to do the eeny-meeny-miney-mo thing again.
Panel 3: John does the splayed-out hands thing when he reminds Elly that they've been there for ages and asks which pair of shoes she plans on buying.
Panel 4: He rolls his eyes when she tells him that an important decision like this can't be rushed.
Panel 5: His response is to ask how long it's supposed to take to make a simple decision like that when she can easily make one decision and leave.
Panel 6: After she buys the right pair of shoes, she reminds them that they've got enough time for a coffee at Not Tim Hortons before they head home.
Panel 7: We next see them at Not Timmies; Elly tells John that she's holding them a table before asking what the hold-up is.
Panel 8: As he gazes at the many, many varieties of dough nut he can buy, he tells a baffled Elly to not rush him because he can't decide.
Summary: The Lynnsight for this one is not about how men and women have different priorities in life. Well, not directly anyway. This one is sort of a sympathy card for men whose wives do the one thing Lynn never did to Rod: drag him to dress shops and shoe stores so he could look all lost and confused.