For those who hadn’t seen Demetra that day, the question of what was she wearing didn’t leave them at ease. What could she have put on that made so much noise?
Demetra wasn’t known as a troublemaker, and the thought of her wearing something so outrageous and so different than what the other girls wore was difficult to comprehend.
An Innocent Blue Dress
Although Demetra was a teenager, she wasn't a rebel. She was a regular girl who never thought there was anything wrong with her blue romper. All she wanted was to go through the extremely hot day in comfort.
She wasn't trying to put on inappropriate clothes, she wasn't trying to draw attention, and the last thing she wasn't trying to do is get into trouble over something so ridiculous as what was about to happen.
From standing in front of her class and being ashamed, this episode escalated into the talk of the day. The news of what had happened roared out of the school's grounds and within no time turned into headlines.
Demetra's outfit was the only thing people were talking about. She became the center of attention, and not for good reasons.
A Matter of Perspective
The humiliation Demetra went through would scar her for life, and for what? For one garment that in her eyes had nothing wrong?
That morning, Demetra wasn't, nor was her father, prepared for the way this story was about to evolve. The unexpected ways of life were about to knock on their door.
The Beginning of the End
The stand of humiliation in front of the entire class was only the beginning. Before realizing the situation she was in, Demetra was sent to the principal's office.
The principal scanned Demetra's outfit. If the teacher didn't shame her enough, then the principal filled in the gaps and completed the job. As far as Demetra was concerned, this was as bad as it could get.