In the backyard of a suburban home, Jean busily digs up a hole in the dead-centre. Across the fence stands her inquisitive neighbour Gary, whose harboured a secret crush on her ever since she moved in. Try as he might to impress her, Jean never understands when he’s trying to flirt with her. Gary’s gallant attempts to help Jean dig her hole are all but thwarted when her husband Frank, returns home from work. Gary tries to be invited over for dinner. Like Jean, Frank also doesn’t understand social graces or communication. Frank and Jean enter their home, while Gary is left alone in defeat. That night Gary interrupts their dinner to find their young son Timmy who doesn’t eat, because he’s a burnt corpse. Not being able to deal with the tragic loss of their son in a devastating house fire, both Frank and Jean have kept Timmy’s body in the belief that to them, he’s still alive. Gary doesn’t understand this, so he’s swiftly stabbed in the throat by several perfectly-sharpened pencils by Jean. After dinner, both Jean and Frank bury Gary’s body in the backyard. Their secret is safe for another day.