A tale of power struggles in the contemporary American family. A midwestern husband (with a proper midwestern love for meat) finds himself in the clutches of a forced diet mandated by his wife. Desperately longing for a taste of greasy, fatty steak but unable to stand up to his wife's threats, blackmail and bland salads, the husband takes to trolling for half-eaten burgers in the company trash. Unfortunately, his wife has him followed and every time he gets near a piece of juicy sumptuous flesh, there's someone lurking in the shadows. Plagued by repeated carnivorous interuptus and tortured by the planning of a barbecue he knows he can't attend, the husband breaks, fleeing his house in search of joyous, artery-clogging meat. With his wife on the treadmill, he has six minutes to get out, get some meat, and get back in.