(Strip Number 4401, Original Publication Date, 13 January 1984)
Panel 1: We continue our conversation with Ted telling John that his problem is that he lets other people influence him too much.
Panel 2: He then tells John to be his own boss and make his own decisions.
Panel 3: Just then, a server in a pink uniform comes to their table and asks if they're ready to order.
Panel 4: Since Ted is an evil, conflict-causing MAN, he calls the woman "Honey" when he says that he hasn't a clue so could she suggest something.
Summary: This, I think, is meant to indicate that Ted treats women like things and is also a hypocrite. What it does indicate that he's an overgrown kid who doesn't realize that he's speaking rubbish fluently.