Don’t you hate it when your characters try and avoid taking action and just want you to deus ex machina them out of their problems (that was last chapters title, not this one)? Not that it worked but still it’s the principle. They need to be active and grow as characters.

And yes telemarketers speak in neon, at least until someone invents a louder color (you’ll know when that happens because they’ll call during dinner to tell you about it. At length).