Young and naive Alicia Plecas is behind in her rent. She is unemployed and unskilled, although she is going to hairdressing school, hairdressing a skill that she also lacks despite school. Yuri hopes to trade sexual favours for rent payment, but Alicia refuses. For protection, she finds Hal, who is also sexually interested in Alicia, and uses whatever inside knowledge hopefully to get her into bed eventually. Hal manages to get her a cleaning job for Carlisle, despite the fact that she doesn't have the necessary skills to do that either. She ends up being an awful, clumsy cleaner, but she and Carlisle end up bonding over similar personal issues, and admittedly a bit of lust on Carlisle's side. Sexually, she and Hal continually almost make Hal's wish come true, but Alicia's missing pet hamster, Bushy-Bush, always gets in the way. Ultimately, Hal can't control his urges any longer; his actions cause a permanent rift between himself and Alicia. Despite knowing that Carlisle has his own ... Written by
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[about her missing pet hamster
Have you seen my Bushy-Bush?
No. And I'd prefer to keep it that way.
References Educating Rita