Vic comes home to bad news. Sade tells him how their neighbors Ruthie and Fred Stembottom invited them over to play 500, but it was a ruse to get Vic over to help Fred pour a cement floor.
Despite Ruthie’s close friendship with Sade, Vic and Fred have never been friends and Vic is bent on doing all he can to avoid going over. Sade can understand, but is torn between Vic’s feelings and hurting her friend Ruthie. After some back and forth about how the trick came about, and some of the sneaky things Fred has tried to pull in the past, Vic gives the neighbors a phone call. He has his own excuse planned to bow out of the ordeal. Good thing he had those rattlesnakes to deal with for the company.