In the store, Sam sees a relatively attractive man and pretends that she can't reach a book on the top shelf. He ignores her until she asks him for help. And then he tells her that he doesn't work there and walks away. Sam: "Well that's too bad, because it was a book on manners." Dena sticks her head around the corner and beckons to Sam, indicating through her gestures that she's found the single guy promised land. Of course, that promised land is filled with a bunch of overweight, out of style losers, because the other name for that promised land is the science fiction aisle. Sam gives them all the Vulcan peace sign and wanders off. She runs into a fairly attractive guy and asks him what he's reading. He wordlessly shows her the cover of his book, which is Controlling Your Anger. Sam wanders off before her too-cute antics cause him to lose control. She ends up casing the last display copy of Marley and Me, waiting for a guy to pick it up. Instead, a woman takes it. Sam asks her to please leave the book there, and they end up scuffling over it. Which ends with Sam being kicked out of the store.
Sam wanders out of the store to the sidewalk. She hears a guy cursing, and sees that he's trying to break into a car. (He's played by Jerry O'Connell, by the way. I just have to hope he left his kangaroo at home today.) His dry cleaning is sitting on the roof, and he's pulled apart a wire hanger to get the lock open. Sam tells him he's doing it all wrong with his thingie, and he blows her off, assuming she doesn't know what she's talking about. So (of course), she uses a different hanger to open the door on the other side, letting him into the car before he even realizes she was trying. He looks nonplussed at having been beaten, so she asks him if he likes photography.
And we're cutting right to gallery show. Regina and Howard are there. She's thrilled to be hanging out with all these city people: "I bet someone here's a bisexual." Howard is unimpressed with the art. He wants to be challenged, and Todd's inoffensive black and white pictures of the city really aren't making him think as much as he feels he should after paying $12 for parking.
Sam walks in and finds Jerry O'Connell hanging out in a green pullover sweater. He asks her if he dressed the way she wanted him to, since her request for "casual average" left him a little confused. She approves, and takes him by the arm in a rather familiar manner and leads him on to the pictures.