Mr. Burns is ordered to reverse his sexist hiring policy and bring in a woman at the plant. He hires a woman called Mindy, but Homer finds he is attracted to her. He tries talking to her, but realizes they have so much in common - they are both slobs who love eating, sleeping and watching television. Homer's home life seems to be taking a bad turn as well.
Although he tries to avoid Mindy at work, they are both chosen to represent the power plant at the National Energy Convention. They win a romantic dinner at a Chinese restaurant, where the fortune cookie tells Homer that he will find happiness with a new love.
After dinner, they return to their rooms, but instead of giving in to temptation, Homer invites Marge to stay with him at the hotel.