(Strip Number 261, Original Publication Date, 18 May 1982)
Panel 1: As she does a bit more studying for her course, Elly looks over her shoulder and asks Phil, who's reading the paper and smoking, if he HAS to do that in the house.
Panel 2: He says that he thought that she didn't mind if he smoked.
Panel 3: Since she was both raised to believe that Proper Young Ladies don't smoke and has a stronger-than-usual reaction to the smell of tobacco, Elly is genuinely in discomfort when she tells him that she doesn't mind so long as he doesn't exhale; the idea of having any limits set on his behavior mildly angers Phil.
Summary: The notes, of course, will be about how aggravating Alan's smoking habit was and how she'll probably take credit for his decision to do whatever; too bad they're not about what's really important. That really important thing is Phil's tendency to either make an asinine comment or to throw a fit like a spoiled five-year old when someone suggests that he jettison a vice or five.