(Strip Number 175, Original Publication Date, 23 September 1981)
Panel 1: As she gets little Christichard dressed to go home, Elly tells Annie that if Steve likes football so much, maybe she should get interested in it as well.
Panel 2: Annie says that she supposes that Elly might be on to something.
Panel 3: The problem is that she's so busy serving Steve and his friends....
Panel 4: ....that she never has the time to sit down and learn anything.
Summary: We sort of know that Lynn's Notes will supply us with the context "Doug was a jerk who wanted to chain me to the kitchen"; at least, that's what I expect to see as a way of explaining things. The problem I have with this whole arc is that we will never see Steve's side of things. That's a shame because it would be nice to see what he sees when he sits down to watch the game with everyone who isn't John. I can imagine him saying something along the lines of "How can she complain about football? She never seems to want to sit down and watch or anything; the instant someone's glass or plate is empty, she's there filling it."