Emma and Tom listened to an all music radio station. Some time back Tom began to listen to the CBC. It was mostly news but also talk shows. Usually Emma changed the station when Tom left for work. That week she hadnít bothered to change it. While cleaning, cooking and baking she listened to the news. And all the news was bad.
Plants were closing. So many jobs were lost. Small businesses were going bankrupt. More jobs were lost. So many friends were out of work. She worried about Tomís plant. Every night she expected him to tell her his plant was closing.
Emma really worried. How would they live, eat, and pay the rent? Would Tom have to go on U.I.C.? How long would unemployment insurance last? Then what would they do?