Reginald 'Reggie' hates his cozy, well-paid but boring routine life as in Groomtech's department head of disposable razors. This time, crazy, power-hungry CEO Chris orders Reggie and his over-eager, half-wit sycophant assistants Anthony and Steve to come up with a novel use for pumice. Meanwhile Reggie's wife's feminist discussion group crowds him out of his own living room.
Reggie has another ghastly, boring day at the office. Loony boss Chris orders him to be more conventional, from small talk to carrying his empty briefcase. The latest shaving ideas are typically uninspired. Reggie's violent visions of eliminating people he knows now extend to his mother, a nagging champion presently obsessed with planning his dad's funeral.
Still dissatisfied with his lot Reggie considers that perhaps he would make a good teacher and goes to Nicola's school to give a talk about his work. This is surprisingly well-received and so he invites a school party to visit Groomtech. This,however,does not go according to plan. Perhaps he will not be a teacher after all.
Reggie's morbid hatred now extends even to his wedding witness, Monty. At work, he seizes CEO Chris's latest obsession, globalization, to organize a business trip to Helsinki with his sexy colleague Jasmine. Having just has a bad row with his wife, he plans meaningless adultery, but once that appears a real option gets cold feet. Then Chris turns up most inopportunely.
Reggie hoped riding a cool bike would relieve his anger about British Rail and his non-happening sex life (even now the spousal agendas don't clash, Nicola's period does), and bragged about it in advance, but that proves another painful experience. CEO Chris needs to learn about the company and deliver daunting promises to the board after a year of (mis)management. Reggie coaches him tirelessly, even during the weekend, but is deeply disappointed.
Reggie hopes to have solved his commuting train nightmare: a bicycle. His haughty claim to leave his fellow passengers forever is dismally retracted after aching all over where he didn't even realizing to have muscles. At work Chris's latest daft idea requires a speaker, and Reggie, the only one on staff showing no interest at all, is designated.