money at the wrong time.” Which Mr. Birling’s mood has gone from joyful - because of the celebration - to “unhappily” before the Inspector leaves. Whenever the Inspector twists the words of Mr. Birling to make everyone feel guilty, Mr. Birling threateningly reminds the Inspector of his high social connections. That he is a respectable, well-known pillar of the town. Also he was an Alderman, a Magistrate and Lord Mayor. Mr. Birling makes a statement about the lower class.