But that would spoil our “shock” when finding out she had heard it.
I can imagine, considering how frazzled her life must be, leaving the charger at home somehow, then her phone dying shortly before she arrived — just before Randall’s super-rude message. Wanting to make sure there were no messages from home before she sat down to eat, she took a quick look for texts and voicemails as soon as it had a charge, saw something from Randall, and listened to it.
My husband is addicted to Waze and other GPS, and said that such apps really drain battery. I assume Beth hasn’t been driving alone to wherever Randall’s job is, much less at night in rush hour traffic, nor has she ever been to the “boss’s” house, so she probably had a GPS app running during the drive. So, easy to drain her battery, IMHO.