After McNulty's obnoxious ways get him fired from his job, he meets a drunken foreigner--aptly named Potts--in the local bar. McNulty treats the grateful Potts to a beer; in return, he gives McNulty a stopwatch that can stop time and everything in it save the owner. When McNulty tries to show off this new possession to his former boss and co-workers, and to the people in the bar, they are frozen as well...and thus unaware of anything having occurred. McNulty decides to freeze time and strolls into a bank to make a sizeable (not to mention illegal) withdrawal In the process of trucking his cash outside, he drops the watch--which breaks. And so McNulty is stuck in a world without time...and, worse, without anybody to speak with.