The strange adventures of two jobless men in a disconsolate industrial district of Cologne. One day, they take up the proposal of regular drinking partner Rasko to take over a derelict motorway kiosk. It soon becomes apparent that Rasko has not got his business in order. Shady business relations use criminal techniques to pressure him to pay his debts. In spite of the long odds, Mike and Alfred manage to turn their kiosk into a goldmine, but that can't save Rasko. When Alfred falls in love with a supermarket check-out girl and neglects his work, while Mike turns into a workaholic, disaster cannot be avoided. The turbulent working life puts the friendship of the former jobless Mike and Alfred to the test. It isn't that easy to get what everyone already seems to have: work, money, recognition and the right woman at your side.