A scientist attempts to build a robot companion but becomes jealous of its abilities. The machine can even read his mind and when the scientist thinks of dismantling the device, the robot falls apart in despair. The man realizes that he must look for friends among people.
A landlord replaces a tenant's door with a door that continues to open of its own volition, so the man nails it shut for the night. When a fire breaks out, the door still opens itself, despite the nails. After the fire has been dealt with the tenant is surprised to see the words 'Fire Exit' printed underneath the paint the fire had scoured away.