Della gets home from work and after counting several times, realizes she only has a dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy her husband, Jim, a present for Christmas.
After sitting down in front of her mirror, Della gets the idea of selling her long, wavy hair to Mrs. Sofronie in order to obtain more money to spend on Jim's Christmas present.
After Della gets the money for selling her hair, she searches vigorously through all the stores to find the perfect fob chain for Jim's watch. She finds the perfect chain and races home to prepare for Jim's arrival.
While Della is preparing the coffee and the chops, she faces a moment of regret about cutting her hair off. She doesn't believe that Jim will love her if she looks the way she does