Anne puts glitter in Tom’s moisturizer to get him back for putting glitter in the laundry detergent.
Donna and Tom take Ben on a “Treat Yo Self” day and ask him what he would buy if he could buy anything. Ben decides he wants a Batman costume.
Ben and Leslie propose a solution to solving the budget crises, but accidentally suggest that all D1 employees (low-level) should be terminated. Because there is a limited amount of funds available in the city budget, any money moving to one department must come at the expense of another department.
Leslie asks a councilor to not cut the Parks budget 8% and to find the money somewhere else. The counselor decides to propose shutting down the local animal shelter in exchange. Because funding is scarce in the local government, the city councilors have to cut funding in one area to save another department.
While on suspension, Leslie buys her officemates Christmas gifts based on their personalities. Ron mentions how he only gives people $20, but realizes how great Leslie’s gifts are and how the office needs to remedy the gift giving imbalance.
Ann runs into Donna at a single’s event but is quickly sent away because she represents competition in “the jungle”
Ron finds a typewriter out by the dumpster, but the noise of the machine bothers everyone in the office.