I didn't enjoy the silence. It was awkward and I didn't want to feel awkward in my last moments. Luckily, he decided to start speaking. "I suppose it has something to do with the economy..." he said eventually. "Hmm?" I replied breaking away from my thousand-yard stare. "What makes you say that?" "Well, if our lives were better, perhaps we wouldn't be doing this," he suggested. It was curt and I could understand his trepidation. Still, he had it wrong. "I think you can put that theory to rest."