Suzanne invited us to her place on the Christmas Day. Her mom too had come. We enjoyed their hospitality a lot. Ken joined us over the phone. Suzanne brands her mom as RED. Daughter of a left wing father, mom is still in the same spirit she must have been in some decades ago. She is extremely worried about the current system which lays off employees at every turn and affirmed "I never swipe my card at self service checkouts (registers) at supermarket because someone else looses job".