A series of mishaps contribute to a difficult day for Simon and, especially, Oliver.
Simon advertises for an assistant for his shop but runs into trouble after interviewing one applicant.
Simon is feeling melancholic and decides to make a big change to his life.
Simon arouses Oliver's suspicions and, in turn, Oliver is the subject of a rumour. These lead to gossip in the village.
Simon holds a meeting of the Residents' Association. There is a new resident who is about to move in and this leads to a sleepless night for both Simon and Oliver.
Off to Paris but soon they are in trouble at the restaurant and with the police, also causing a lot of trouble to an embassy official.