Cab-driver Eddie meets Bob, who married Pat, Eddie's old flame, with whom he now runs the Melville pub. They invite Eddie to attend a charity auction. Eddie's wife Margie is not keen on his going but having discovered a lump whilst in the shower, she agrees he should go on his own. He gets drunk and, in order to impress Pat, bids a large sum of money for signed snooker balls. He wins the bid but really can't afford the money he stumps up via his credit card. Next day, he has a minor prang in the cab. The police are called and he ends up getting fined. He returns to the Melville to see if he can return the balls and Pat offers him sex out of pity, but he refuses because he loves his wife. There is a happy ending however, for he has become a local hero following a story in the free paper about his bid and Margie's lump is not malignant. They go out to celebrate.
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