" Ben, I asked you to do those two things before I went to get groceries" she said with an angry tone. " I barely made it home on the icy road because you insisted I go to the grocery store now".
" I'll go out now" Ben replied as he put his shoes on and his heavy coat.
" Did you call the credit card company because of the financial situation we are in now?".
" No, not yet" he quietly replied as he walked down the stairs toward the garage.
" Ben, I asked you to call them" she said as she stamped her foot in frustration. " What's gotten into you today?".
" I'm under a lot of pressure at work because of Mr. Firestone" Ben said as he opened the garage and put his stocking cap and gloves on.
" Because of our debt, you better not lose this job" she said loudly as he walked into the cold garage and shook his head.
" Ben Halsteen, do you hear me?".