(Strip Number 4170, Original Publication Date, 13 May 1982)
Panel 1: We find ourselves at the diner where John and Ted eat lunch; as John grabs a much smaller and less greasy burger than he'd get at home, Ted greets him with a hearty "Hi-yah, John, ol'sport." John, who's putting his meal on the table, replies with a non-committal Hi.
Panel 2: Ted reminds us that his thing with Connie is supposedly in the past and asks John if he's still sore at him; John says that he's not.
Panel 3: He then demonstrates that Lynn hasn't a clue how men talk or what they talk about when he tells Ted that Connie's dating someone else.
Panel 4: We get a tight close-up of Ted's horrified face as he yells "WHAT???!!!!"
Summary: We know that Ted isn't really over Connie because, well, she planted a Connie seed in his head that bore fruit even until the 2010s; the fact that John is punishing him for wanting to stall for time until he decides what he wants is sort of telling because it reminds us that John is a doer, not a thinker. This need John has to be a repulsive load of crap to people who dare remind him that he makes big decisions way too quickly is why he doesn't have many friends.