High Schooler’s Shorts Too Short or Arms Too Long?

Lindsay Stocker
Lindsey Stocker

On May 21st the temperature in Montreal was in the upper 20s Celsius. Fairly warm, especially after a very long winter. Montreal-area high school student Lindsey Stocker, in an attempt to be comfortable, wore shorts to Beaconsfield High School where she is in grade 11.

With the rising temperature, a posse of Vice Principals scoured the school looking for dress code infractions. They went to Stocker’s class and asked the students to stand so they could check the length of their shorts. Yep, I kid you not. Determining that Lindsey’s shorts were too short, she was told to change. By what criterion did they pass judgement? If when standing a student’s fingertips are lower than the hem of their shorts, they are too short. Clearly Lindsey’s problem wasn’t that her shorts were too short, but that her arms are too long.

I certainly hope that the Vice Principals who discovered Stocker’s heinous disrespect for the school’s outdated dress code are women, lest one think a group of males, under guise of upholding school values, makes regular forays into classrooms in search of short-shorts!

In response to today’s Daily Prompt: Climate Control, the weather, perhaps indirectly, certainly affected Lindsey’s mood!


Me DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

9 thoughts on “High Schooler’s Shorts Too Short or Arms Too Long?

  1. This is the school Maddie goes to.

  2. It’s the same with me. I am not overweight for my height – I’m too short for my weight!

  3. Such short-sightedness.

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