In Chapter Sixteen, Westover provides an account of an altercation that took place between her father and Shawn. Her father shouted at Shawn telling him that he was lazy for waking up late and not doing enough to ensure that the mainframe welding project was progressing as was expected. Shawn chose to stop working, took off his gloves, got into the pickup truck and drove off, “leaving Dad to shout at the dust” (Westover 142). While Shawn had deep respect for his father, he was not impressed with his guidance. The work environment was already harsh, so his father’s constant scolding was all the more demotivating.