Zeus' secretary informs him about complaints about shortages on Earth: people in Leipzig are protesting a lack of matches. Zeus sends Prometheus to deal with the situation in the GDR and discover the cause of the shortage.
A shipment of aluminum pots have arrived at a home goods store, but they can't be sold because the staff can't find the bill.
A reporter visits the director of Stiesel's Institute of Good Manners and watches taxi drivers and restaurant servers during their practical classes on how to offer rude and insensitive customer service. Places are still available for any helpful and friendly employees who wish to enroll!
A Free German Youth group is putting the finishing touches on their new club room and wants to celebrate by hosting a dance.
Alois Dachleitner, an employee of the Munich Trade Office, is terrified of being arrested and shipped off to Siberia when he is assigned to attend the Leipzig trade fair. The anxiety he experiences throughout the journey is transformed into wonder when he sees the exhibits on display at the fair.
After seeing ads for the new "household wonder" from the Telewerke Nationally Owned Enterprise, everyone wants to talk to manager Vogel about it.
A grumpy customer in a shoe store asks to be shown one pair of shoes after another.
A community theater group is preparing their performance of "The King in Thule." When a cultural functionary appears, the young people hope to get some staging tips.
Otto Auch is looking for a temporary place to stay in Berlin until his family can move into their new apartment. After meeting with Ms.
Helmut receives a package from his Uncle Fritz in the West, which contains a number of cheap crime novels like The Night of Terror. Helmut begins reading everywhere, especially before bed.