Young Kája makes a phone call to his teacher from a booth and, passing himself off as his father, tries to excuse himself from school. The lie doesn't work. At home his parents scold him - he must never lie. Then his father asks his mother to pretend that he did some voluntary work. When Kája says this isn't true, both shout at him to be quiet. When the family sit down to their hot dinner the doorbell rings. The mother senses it is aunt Božena and she hides away the plates and food. She then tells the aunt that they have had dinner and offers her tea and hard biscuits. Kája complains that he is hungry and his mother immediately accuses him of always being hungry. In front of Kája the parents tell auntie about their problems with money. She, however, points out that they have a television and new furniture, to which they respond with excuses. The father once again has his wife lie for him down the telephone. Then the conversation turns to the problem of their son - how can he tell such lies when he is always strictly taught to tell the truth at home...
Why Does He Lie?