When Wallace is confronted by the man in the green jacket, his frustration makes him consider getting physical: “This didn’t seem like the kind of dude you got into a scrap with. This seemed like the kind of dude you assaulted.” (page 85).

In fear of confrontation with the police, Wallace goes to see his daughter; his ex-wife, Kim, calls him out on his real reason for being there: “‘That’s why you drove up here rather than just calling, isn’t it?’ Kim said. ‘Because you think you might be in trouble and you’d rather not be there for it.’ There wasn’t anything good he could say.” (page 90). This passage shows Wallace’s character. He has a tendency of leaving the people that are most important to him, and only getting back to them when he is in trouble.