Janet's date, a newspaper writer, offers to do a column on the trio's methods of coping with inflation. The published article, however, insinuates that their living arrangement is more intimate than practical.
- A guy Janet has a date with writes a column on coping with inflation for the paper. Intrigued by the trio's living arrangement, he proposes writing about them and their methods of coping with expenses. When the column comes out, it insinuates that their living arrangement is more intimate than practical. Janet and Terri, upset by this, are comforted and convinced by Jack's theory that virtually no one reads the back page of the paper. However, when the girls are at work that day, both of them are leered at and pinched. When they go to the Regal Beagle to have a drink with Jack that evening, even the bartender and male customers are staring and whispering. When Jack arrives, they applaud him for his supposed "conquests" and Jack eats it up. This infuriates the girls, and they storm out after dumping their beers on him. Still mad, they get even the next day when they allow a date of Jack's to think the same thing, and she, too, storms out.