I have no idea why my clip art collection has so many chickens in it. But the expressions on these two birds just screamed for a story.
This story is inspired by an argument my wife and I witnessed between a man and a woman at a Ponderosa restaurant many years ago. The accusations of infidelity and the mileage-checking idea are pulled directly from this argument, though the line that made the exchange truly memorable to me was “You ever see anybody flip a table in a Ponderosa before?”
Said table-flipping was never actually attempted, though I spent the rest of my meal wondering if the guy would try, and what the result would be, since the tables were bolted down.
Incidentally, I toyed briefly with a “Canary? No way. I’m all about the cock!” line in this strip, but walked away from it. You’re welcome.