(Strip Number 4549, Original Publication Date, 27 December 1985)
Panel 1: A few minutes after the 'haven't changed' thing, Connie takes Elly aside and tells her that before she meets her parents, she wants to show her something.
Panel 2: Said 'thing' is an engagement ring Elly believes to have come from Ted.
Panel 3: Since Connie doesn't want to put up with his shit and has found a richer and thus better man to take shit from, she corrects Elly and talks about how she's met a wonderful man and is in love.
Panel 4: Just then John comes in and, seeing Connie, calls into the other room for Ted. This horribly ill-timed act astonishes and horrifies Elly and Connie.
Summary: What is it with John and his horrible timing? First, he tries to get Connie and Georgia to murder one another and now he tries to give Ted an opening to keep on bullshitting Connie because he's stooopid and useless and relies too much on his mother's opinion. It's like he's too out of touch to know what's going on around him.