One day Josef, a doting sixty-five-year-old grandfather and high-school literature teacher, realizes that he is out of touch and impatient with his students and decides to quit his job. This epiphany comes as a shock to his long-suffering wife Eliska, who now has her irritating husband at home all day and in her way. For Josef, romantic fantasies for younger women consume him, and he struggles to find a new occupation. His most hilarious effort, serving as a technology-challenged bike messenger, lands him with a broken leg. Josef finally finds a job that suits him, however, working a part-time job at the bottle-return counter of the local supermarket, processing customer refunds. The simple, old-fashioned sense of community appeals to Josef and he finds new friends and contentment.