In today's new-ruin, we find out that John is a better husband than Steve Nichols.
Panel 1: As our story begins, we find Annie busy raking her back yard; Elly leans over the fence and says "Hey there! Happy Mother's Day."
Panel 2: Annie reminds us that it's about to rain anvils by asking "Is it?"
Panel 3: Elly asks Annie "Aren't you doing anything to celebrate the day?"; Anne replies "Nah....."
Panel 4: She goes on to explain that they don't make a big deal about Mother's Day and stuff like that.
Panel 5: Steve, you see, is one of those idiots who say it's just another excuse to make a buck. This tells me that he doesn't want to make a big deal out of it because he's the sort of dick who spends a fortune on crap for himself but goes into hysterics when she spends his money on necessities.
Panel 6: He says holidays and "special days" are too commercial and he doesn't want to get sucked in; this confirms my earlier assumption.
Panel 7: Elly reminds Annie that this is Mother's Day; Annie replies "So?"
Panel 8: Elly goes on to explain that as mothers, she and Annie are shaping the next generation of human beings and thus affect the future of the world.
Panel 9: She then tells the woman she groused at last week because she offered constructive criticism that she's good enough at her job to deserve a little commercialism.
Panel 10: Annie phones Steve and tells him to cancel bowling with the lads 'cause he's taking her to dinner.
Summary: Let's let the punchline sink in for a second; Steve is going bowling on Mother's Day while expecting Annie to ignore it. What kind of a selfish dick did she marry? Since she passively let him talk her into ignoring it for his convenience, is she so big a doormat that she has the word 'WELCOME' emblazoned on her backside? And since she's hopping-ass nuts if she thinks that what Steve was planning would fly, does Lynn even see the same colors we do?