(Strip Number 6046, Original Publication Date, 13 February 1988)
Panel 1: We find ourselves at Daly's Garage watching Elly freak out and tell everyone to look at her car.
Panel 2: Ray Daly tells Elly that the snow plow got a couple last night before telling her that they'll get'er all fixed up for her.
Panel 3: Elly tells John that she can't believe it; her car was in one piece yesterday and now, it's all smashed up.
Panel 4: Given that John is never going to know that she drove into a ditch, his comment about how amazing it is that it's not even her fault looks like him being a jerk hiding behind a stereotype to his wife's dismay but is actually something that Lynn didn't intend.
Summary: As I said, John is supposed to be a typical evil, conflict-causing MAN who thinks that women are stupid. What he looks like to me is someone trying to spare her feelings because I know that it kind of IS Elly's fault that her car got smooshed.