(Strip Number 6157, Original Publication Date, 12 October 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves looking at John with head in hands sighing about something.
Panel 2: He then rages "Not AGAIN!!" at an indifferent God.
Panel 3: As he stomps down the back pathway, his thoughts are so angry, the thought-bubble itself has turned black.
Panel 4: He grimaces disgustedly as he opens up the trash cans.
Panel 5: He continues to be all rage-faced as he takes the bags out.
Panel 6: He then grimly dumps out the contents.
Panel 7: Raging Asshole John is enraged because he has to search for something important to someone else instead of sitting on his arse pretending that his lifestyle is in any way strenuous.
Panel 8: Suddenly, Elly bursts onto the scene telling him that he can call off the search.
Panel 9: This is because she tells a distinctly pissed-off John that she's found the rings she mislaid when she took them off to do the dishes.
Summary: I'd ask John if she should just let the things vanish into a landfill so he can sit on his fat ass or camp out on the couch like a graceless yahoo but I think we all know the answer. That being said, if something held value for him, he'd move Heaven and Earth to find it because he's a pig who needs to have Russian Tooth Fairy come for ALL his teeth.