Elijah Whipple received noticed of his mandatory retirement from the armed forces on his forty-fifth birthday. Since that downturn, it’s been one setback after another for him. He spends his days brooding and looking for employment. His wife, worried he might become a couch potato, offers his help to the parish priest to make adjustments to a confessional. During the repairs, a parishioner confuses Elijah with the parish priest and confesses to him. Elijah is blissfully unaware of the happening, that is, until the parishioner calls and threatens his life.