Divorce and domestic abuse rates are reportedly through the roof…
If you were hired AT the interview, this was a looooong time before cell phones!
That’s actually how the original story ended before Disney got on it and went “Ooookay, let’s not do THAT.”
“I wanted zombies, this apocalypse sucks!”
It’s acceptable if the hero did something that knocked the guards out of the fight to prepare for their getaway, and the evil overlord is the only one left, or the evil overlord is blinded by rage. See: “Aliens”.
YOU STUPID DARK.
That, or do legitimate detective work, then put on a big show of being a “psychic” for the Santa Barbara police department.
The talking box may not have the money, but the talking box’s masters do…
“But I tried that, and they gave me crap for not telling them how stupid they were being when it all blew up in their face!”
When China started to re-open, divorce rates went through the roof…