When Helen finds out that Gerald isn't getting credit for his ideas at work, she arranges for the chancellor of the college to come to dinner at their house. However, while shopping for the dinner at her favorite store, One Earth, she is accused of shoplifting and banned from One Earth permanently. She tries shopping at the Sav Big discount warehouse instead, but being banned from One Earth leaves her barely able to function, and so Gerald has to find a way to get Helen back into good standing at One Earth. Meanwhile, Bliss looks for a job so she can buy some better jeans. She finds that the jobs open to her as a 15-year-old are limited to peddling candy door-to-door and farm labor, while Ubuntu, who's 16, can work in air-conditioned comfort at One Earth.