Ruthie Stembottom over their recent muddled shopping money.
Ruthie, feeling bad about the whole thing and in order to set confusion aside and make things right between the ladies, mails Sade a five dollar bill. She spends the episode explaining the money confusion to Vic (who acts like he cares but we know he could really care less) and explaining to him that she also sent Ruthie five dollars in the mail.
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Vic has the solution for the ladies but they never take his advice: use your own money to pay for your own items. As simple as this sounds, the ladies simply cannot resist doing otherwise.
The ladies (plus Mis' Trogle) bought gum drops, a spool of thread and weighed themselves on the penny weighing machine.
+ Rush is at the YMCA watching the fat men play handball.
+ Raymond Belcher Beirman is mentioned again here but Vic uses his name as a figure of speech rather than referring to a real person. Beirman must be a very mystical figure if we take him literally.