Through a window we see Toby, Josh, and Donna walking up to the front of a general store. Mellow country music plays on the soundtrack. Josh comes in while the other two hang on the porch. He says to the older man behind the counter, "Good morning! We're stranded and waiting for a ride. Do you mind if we wait here?" The guy asks how they got stranded. Josh explains that they were campaigning nearby with POTUS and got left behind. When the owner hears that they were with Bartlet, he pretty much loses interest and says, "Oh, yeah," and returns to looking at his paper. He says, "Didn't vote for him the first time. Don't plan on voting for him the second time." Josh -- not in the mood to try to win converts, I guess -- says they'll just wait outside. The owner says he doesn't like loitering. Josh claims they'll just be a few minutes.
Josh walks out onto the porch and asks Donna to call and make sure the plane's going to be there when they get there. She says it will. He wants her to call. She's been calling but she can't get anyone because they're in a bad area for cell phones. He tells her to keep trying. Toby's sitting on the edge of the porch. Josh reaches down and picks up a rock, and throws it into an empty metal oil barrel. It makes a loud clang. Seems like a good way to annoy the owner. Josh asks whether Toby saw that. Toby says nothing, but picks up a rock and does the same thing. Josh: "First guy to miss?" Toby finally speaks: "What's the bet?" Josh replies, "First guy to miss has to shave his beard." Hee! And, I really hope Toby wins, because I've seen him without facial hair, and...he should never shave that beard. Never, never, never. Toby proposes an alternative as he rolls up his sleeve: "For the rest of the day...the first guy to miss...any time he says his name, he's got to follow it with 'I work at the White House.'" Josh says, "All right, but I don't think you've met our current host." He throws a rock and lands it in the barrel, as does Toby. Josh is about to throw another when Toby mentions that Josh never said whether he thought it was a good event this morning. Josh says that he didn't see POTUS speak. Toby says he knows. Josh says he was talking to Cathy, which he was asked to do. Toby seems unaffected by this, and Josh says, "I was." Toby says that Josh read the remarks. Josh throws his next rock and hits the target. Toby keeps probing: "What was your problem?" Josh is getting a little annoyed and says, "You know what, Toby? I don't want this to be a high blood pressure day for me, either." The guitar music starts up again. Toby throws and misses.