Sophie and Jessie are class mates. Both of them are poles apart in their thinking and temperament. Sophie is a day-dreamer. She dreams of a luxurious life. Sophie fantasizes about a life of luxury. Enamoured of the world of glamour, she dreams of running a boutique and turning a fashion designer and an actor. Her friend Jessie is down-to-earth and practical. Being very realistic in her approach, she knows that Sophie’s plans require a lot of money. As they belong to a lower middle class family, she knows that they are earmarked only for the biscuit factory after passing out from school.
Sophie is also obsessed with the desire to meet Danny Casey, the young Irish football player of celebrity status. One day she tells her brother that she has met Danny Casey. Her brother does not believe her. Her father too views the situation disdainfully. One Saturday, Sophie’s family go to watch a football match. It is for the first time that Sophie sees her role model, Danny Casey, in person. One evening, she walks by the canal. Lost in her day dreams, she imagines Casey coming through the arcade and she asking for his autograph.
Sadly, all her dreams and disappointments are the creation of her own mind. The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds and much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit.