(Original Publication Date, 16 May 1991)
Panel 1: As Bleary-Eyed Wreck John makes the scene at his office, Jean reminds him that he looks terrible.
Panel 2: He sort of explains why when he says "Baby cried all night, crazy cousin moved in, I've got Elly and the kids nagging at me.....I'm telling you, Jean, I can't keep this up much longer!"
Panel 3: Having made a decision, he then heads out of the office and asks her to tell people that if they call, he'll be out for an hour. When she asks if he's going out to get lunch, he says "No."
Panel 4: He then says something very stupid: "I'm going to get an apartment." This horrifies Jean because she can't help but think that he's escaping the family to get peace of mind.
Summary: As I've said before, it's difficult to fault Jean for coming to the conclusion she does because her idiot boss never bothers explaining himself.