This first strip is from 1992 and is one of the earliest drawings of R.O. I had done. I thought the idea of him sleeping on the job was very funny at the time.
This second strip is from a year later, 1993. If memory serves (darned CRS) this was the start of the R.O./Mel war of the jokes. I thought the gag worked well, but the expression on Mel's face as he peeks around the open door in that 2nd panel really sells it. I only did a handful of strips with more than one panel. While they can work, I felt that the Life In The Faster Lane strips worked so much better as single panel gags and have stuck with that formula to this day.