Mr. Crabtree (John Qualen) is out of work and needs money to pay for his ailing wife's operation. When he responds to a help wanted ad in the paper, he gets a peculiar job cutting out financial reports and sends them to a mysterious post office. He never meets his boss and works alone in an empty room. While this all seems odd, the pay is good and Crabtree is excited that he will soon be able to pay for his wife's operation. And then one day his boss (Lorne Green) is there at the office, and he wants Crabtree to do him a favor.