Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry for September 13, 2007
"Hammy has professed a preference for dating shrubbery." "This surprises you?" "No. It's just that now I won't have anyone to double date with." "You're dating?" "I'm in more of the early pre-planning stages." "You haven't asked anyone out yet, have you?" "And risk rejection?? No sir-ee-bob! They're asking me out!" "That explains the waiting line."