Three men are riding on a train. It’s unclear what they are doing on the train, but they are tired. It’s dark outside the train, but a reflection of light can be seen on the windows. Perhaps it is night, or maybe they are going through a tunnel. The wheels on the train make a “clacking” sound, with the occasional blowing of the train’s horn. The train has an unpleasant smell, like feet or funky underarms. The darkness and motion of the train make the men feel exhausted.
There are other people on the train, women as well as men, and they are from many different nationalities. The three men are named Curley, Moe and Shep. The forth man, Larry, is in the bathroom. They have different backgrounds, Asian, Middle Eastern and American. They are coming from the UN Building where they work as government workers. They have changed their clothes because they are not going home. They want some time away from their wives to spend time with their girlfriends.
The brakes on the train and it comes to a stop. The men realize that the floor was wet, so they leave their shoes behind on the train. They plan to pick up their girlfriends, and go to the TV station, but first they’ll stop for a beer.
Larry, Moe, Shep and Larry have something else in common. They fought together in Viet Nam. Curley says “In Heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here!”