As bad luck would have it, twin girls Alice and Alicia chose to wear these sweaters to Ashgrove School on that fateful Monday. That’s what it became known as, “That Monday,” the Monday the rules changed, the Monday when Mary and Jennifer got paddled.
Ms. Clark saw the twins go by her office during the class change at eleven A.M. By that time the whole school knew everything about what had happened. The Principal called the two twins over to talk.
Alice looked exactly as pictured above, Alicia’s outfit included a short skirt and was minus the slave collar.
“Is that truth in advertising?” Ms. Clark inquired about the names on their sweaters.
“No, ma’am, just a joke,” Alice answered.
“I’m not laughing. I don’t think Mary Stevens or Jennifer Swick are laughing, either. Do you know what happened to them?”
“Yes, ma’am,” they answered in unison solemnly.
“Maybe you should retire those sweaters from your school wardrobe choices, just so misinterpretation doesn’t occur…”
“Yes, ma’am,” Alicia voiced as Alice nodded.
“Then go and sin no more, girls.”
“God, I thought she was going to paddle both our butts, just on principle!” Alice whispered to her sister.
Mrs. Rice looked with admiration at her new administrator, she’d heard the entire exchange, having just expressed her appreciation.
“You gotta be quick on the draw with these outlaws,” Ms. Clark commented, then mosey-ed back into her office.