The wife of a Junior High principal was talking about the struggle she had one year with the modern dress-code or, more accurately, the lack of a dress-code for the students. Something cringed inside of her to see the youngsters going to school in sloppy clothes. Her daughter Nancy was tired of “setting an example for the rest of the students,” as her parents had been insisting. She wanted to “dress like the other kids,” she said, and she kept nagging her mother about it. Finally, the mother gave in and Nancy was allowed to go to school in rumpled khaki pants and an old Army jacket. When Nancy came home from school, she was bubbling over with joy. She said, “Oh Mom, a girl I didn’t even know came up to me and said, ‘You must have a wonderful mother to let you come to school looking like that.'” Just a minor crisis for that mother, perhaps, but a strain nevertheless on her physical…
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