While Bean has her mind on other gnarly things — for instance, the dreadful state of “health-care” in the U.S., or, on a lighter note, Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code a/k/a The Third and Fourth Circles of Hell —
Conflict is brewing at the homeplace.
Maybe the rising tension can be overlooked.
No. The insult must be addressed head-on.
What have you got to say for yourself?
Give me a moment. I don’t believe that’s good enough.
No. After due consideration, I believe that would be — unacceptable.
Mom!! That was SO not my fault!!
HELP!!! I’m trapped in here with a pair of lunatics!!
Problem? Was there a problem?