John Cullum is laughing, Em's musing.
John is actually quite concerned about what's happening with money, these days, but feels that it isn't inflation. Prices are just going on.
Em thinks it's inflation...
Since JC is the Cullum family shopper, the one who provides the food, household, home, and office supplies -- he knows what things cost now and remembers what they used to cost.
"I'm a penny pincher," Cullum says.
Em, delighted that John has taken the shopping chore off her agenda, snuggles in, glad that he's watching over them.