(Strip Number 4789, Original Publication Date, 1 April 1987)
Panel 1: John asks Jean what the tickets she just handed him are for. She tells him that they're two passes for the dance class.
Panel 2: With her and her husband's membership, she gets to invite two other people for free.
Panel 3: She then points out that he and Elly have an anniversary coming up soon and it would be really romantic if he could surprise her like this.
Panel 4: He stuns her by wailing that he'd rather die first.
Summary: Yeah. That's a really reasonable reaction to being asked to do something nice for someone. What the Hell did Rod do THIS time that he's represented as a whiny pinhead who lets the memory of Patsy O'Connor make him into the Abominable No-Man?