Ayumi is 34 years old and has been working as an information call center operator for the past 10 years. In this day and age when anyone can find whatever they want on the internet, inquiries have dropped markedly. The phone doesn’t ring much anymore. Ayumi is plagued by feelings of emptiness and loneliness. She responds to only one or two calls a day, routine inquiries from older people who use the telephone as their source for information. One day, Ayumi is summoned along with several of her co-workers by her boss to be suddenly told she would be laid off. She returns to her parents’ house as if drawn there for some reason.