Jeremy Stanton is having a couple of men from work over to go over some important papers. As they roll up their sleeves and get right to work, determined to keep an important account from going south on them, none can possibly suspect the twists and turns this tense night will take.
Beginning with a simple knock at the door, Jeremy finds a most unusual man there, a man wearing a raincoat even though it's a perfectly clear evening, and one who simply identifies himself as Mr. Samuels.
Mr. Samuels is having car trouble, though his mannerisms and behavior seem to suggest he's from much further away than mere driving distance. Either way, Jeremy isn't one to turn away a person in need, no matter how strange they are.
It's just after Mr. Samuels has finished his phone call for help that Kylie Stanton, Jeremy's eighteen year old daughter descends the stairs, informing her dad that she's going out and won't be back until late.
As if the work stress wasn't enough, Jeremy takes one look at how Kylie is dressed and all new frustrations arise. Lecturing Kylie on how she looks like a whore dressed as she is, a not unfamiliar argument arises, to which Mr. Samuels seems to offer a solution.
As the mysterious guest says, sometimes the resolution to a problem is all about perspective on the situation and soon both Jeremy and Kylie see the points their stranded traveler is making.
As Jeremy sees it, his daughter is only dressing this way for attention and clearly his two co-workers in the dining room are giving her more attention than she could ask for going out to some club. The problem is, those two workers are useless to him now that their minds are in the gutter staring at Kylie.
It's all a matter of perspective though, whether the perspective is on solving an argument, getting some work accomplished, or getting the attention a girl needs. One thing is certain, discipline in the Stanton household was never so enjoyable and quite possible messy as it is about to be on this night.
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