Can book editor Martin Tupper's day get any worse? It starts with a dose from an exterminator at 6:30AM, then losing his coat in a cab door, and progresses to being assaulted by a zoftig female author whose book he rejected. His pal Eddie fixes him up with a amorous 20 year old, but movie-mad Martin ends up in an ER.
Worried that the divorce is the cause of Jeremy's poor concentration at school, Judith tells Martin that it's actually because of a crush on his teacher. After some wrangling with Judith, it's left to Martin to have 'the talk'.
Initially overjoyed by a whirlwind visit from his globe-trotting baby sister 'Beano', Martin finds it difficult to accept that she's more grown up than he imagined; and unfortunately, his best friend Eddie is part of the problem.
Bored after breaking up with Nina, Martin is phoning anybody and everybody, when he accidentally takes a call meant for the suicide helpline. The caller is Irma, who he somehow persuades not to 'do the deed', while his apartment is filling up with his associates. Then they leave! This may not be the most entertaining plot summary in the world but it IS what happens.