"Whatever! Just leave me alone!"
Tammy stomps her feet up the stairs to the bedroom. A few moments later she slams the door, leaving for work. Jack is exasperated, angry and hurt. He wanted to rush outside and demand that Tammy treat him with respect. He imagined giving her the silent treatment until she apologized. But he knew this would prolong the fight and compound the resentment.
He goes upstairs, tidies their room and does her laundry. He arranges some flowers on their nightstand and goes to work.