(Strip Number 5093, Original Publication Date, 3 March 1989)
Panel 1: We start things off with John in his workshop building that garbage box Mike talked about.
Panel 2: As he and Elly put it on the curb, she looks over her shoulder to check to see how much room she has to maneuver with that awkward bread box John built. Since Lynn can only draw 'panic', it looks as if she's afraid that word will get out that they built a box for their garbage.
Panel 3: We sort of see why when it draws an appreciative crowd. One man praises the bin, a second tells him he should go into business, a third man asks him if he's taking orders and a fourth man simply gazes in awe.
Panel 4: This does not please John because it angers him that despite four years in dental college and eleven years of practice, it's only now that he's being publicly recognized.
Summary: Not only does John want people to bow down and worship Mr King Tooth Doctor Man, he also doesn't want to make a career of this because it would be a means of placing himself under Elly's vigilance. He'd rather avoid that, thanks loads.