(Strip Number 7258, Original Publication Date, 12 June 1988)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching John cleaning off what's now the Bright Red Impractical Car Of Denying Lynn/Elly something that SHE can also show off to people.
Panel 2: He seems to be putting a lot of love and care into cleaning his ride. The problem is that we are dealing with John who's kind of a moron so something untoward will happen that adds to Elly's endless burdens.
Panel 3: The strip proper begins with Elly looking at a trail of his boat-sized feet as she sees the after-effects of his rooting through the linen closet like a damned raccoon looking for rags.
Panel 4: The kitchen has also been left in a damned shambles because it's not HIS job to put stuff away.
Panel 5: She follows his muddy-ass footprints out the back door.
Panel 6: Upon going outside, she finds that John has failed to turn off the hose properly.
Panel 7: She turns the corner to what she knows will be the end of John's Trail Of Crud.
Panel 8: Since history teaches her that his back will magically go all stiff when the idea of actually cleaning up after himself is broached, Elly rolls her eyes in frustration when she catches John bellowing at the kids because he doesn't want them messing up his ride.
Summary: John appears to suffer from something I call nub-itis. This is because the same arms and hands that drop crap all over the floor retract to a damned nub when told to pick up after himself because that's The Wife's job. This is generally accompanied by girlish wailing about how he actually works all day.