Johnnie and his pregnant wife live on a world were the government controls everything. They are in the future, and have cars controlled by Central ,there government.
Johnnie and his wife are driving home just after they got a test done that said there baby has a ten with a flag. The ten makes them happy because it is the highest rating possible in there government. The only thing that upsets them, mostly Johnnie is the flag.The flag indicates that there may be something wrong with the baby.On there way home from the test, they are redirected to Human services as they exspected to talk about the baby.
Johhnie and his wife are talked to by a small short man named Mr.White about the baby.They are informed that cause they are having a baby with a 10, they are being promoted from a 6 to a 8. Johnnie's wife is exited because she knows how much better their lives will be now.They get to work much less get a bigger house and get to spend much more time together. Johnnie though who is bothered about the flag begins to ask Mr. White questions about the flag.Mr.White says they shouldn't worry about it, and then tells him of the rating demotion his boss advised.Johhnie is suprised and upset because he knows it's not true.His wife knows that he is angry so she just makes them leave.