(Strip Number 1383, Original Publication Date, 10 December 1987)
Panel 1: At the car lot, the salesman congratulates John on buying the evil car of overcompensating much and tells him he won't regret it.
Panel 2: Since John remembers that Elly doesn't approve of virility, he tells the man that his wife will kill him. The salesman tells him he has the wrong attitude.
Panel 3: Lynn reminds us that she hates men almost as much as she hates women and children when the salesman says something a lot like "After all, the little woman is probably in the habit of buying herself a little present when she needs a little pick-me-up, right? You know how woman are, right?"
Panel 4: John leers in a truly unsettling manner when our boy tells him to tell her that's what HE did: he bought himself a little present.
Summary: Not only is Rod's decision to do what he loved seen as macho insecurity, we also get gender profiling to tell us that he's even more of an extra-bad person than he looks.