(Strip Number 4913, Original Publication Date, 5 January 1988)
Panel 1: John tells Ted that he is genuinely sorry that Irene left him.
Panel 2: He then confuses and startles Ted by saying that he kinda asked for it.
Panel 3: It is, after all, pretty hard to forgive his cheating on her from the day he proposed to pretty much now. (Hint: he came home late yesterday because he had a 'meeting' with a 'patient' and she'd had enough of it.)
Panel 4: John is underwhelmed when Ted defends himself by making the palms-out pleading gesture and saying that none of those one-night stands meant anything.
Summary: The problem with Ted's reasoning is that it leads directly to Irene also meaning nothing to him. There are those who deny the reality that there are any number of men who can only see women as a commodity but there Ted is, big as life and twice as ugly.