Saturday... March 24, 1984.

Shermer High School,

Shermer, Illinois. 60062.

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, what we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are, what do you care? You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket case, a Princess, a Bookworm and a Criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at seven O'clock this morning.

We were brainwashed...