Trgovca se skozi dolgčas prebijata iz dneva v dan: Dante dela v majhnem marketu, njegov prijatelj pa vodi videoteko. Oba bi raje počela karkoli drugega in svojim strankam dasta to jasno vedeti.
Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He clerks in a small convenience store and is told to come into work on his day off. Dante thinks life is a series of down endings and this day proves to be no different. He reads in the newspaper that his ex-girlfriend Caitlin is getting married. His present girlfriend reveals to have somewhat more experience with sex that he thought. His principal concerns are the hockey game he has that afternoon and the wake for a friend who died. His buddy Randal Graves works as a clerk in the video store next door and he hates his job as much as Dante hates his.